John Hodgman talks diva turkeys

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In a Last Word web exclusive, The Daily Show’s John Hodgman and recent guest of this show shared his wisdom about the Thanksgiving holiday as we’ve come to know it…

As an expert of all TV experts, Hodgman explained what really went down at the first Thanksgiving back in ye olde 1621. According to the actor/author/comedian, Pilgrims didn’t gorge their faces on turkey and stuffing. Oh no. It was actually fresh water eels, according to Hodgman. (“Turkeys refused to participate” because “they are that uppity, snobby and weird.”)

He credited Obama’s presidential turkey pardon today as a sign of a solid agent and fantastic riders to their contracts. Hodgman said they’re “demanding” breed. Just wait, soon enough they’ll be tearing up their W hotel suite and making some poor intern pick out the green M&Ms from the communal turkey candy trough. Divas!

Hodgman also warned these birds will not your feathered friends if the world comes to a crashing halt in a Global Superpocalypse. He advised switching to goats, even though they have “Kermit The Frog eyes,” and hopelessly adorable rabbits.

Happy Thanksgiving from The Last Word!

John Hodgman talks diva turkeys

Updated