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40 awesomely bad Thanksgiving food FAILS you can't help but laugh at

Karen Miner is the Food & Home Editor for SheKnows. She is a freelance writer, recipe developer and is also the cook, author and photographer behind the food blog, Tasty Trials, a collection of original recipes and stories. She and her h...

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FAILS that are funny

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FAILS that are funny

We all want to create a Martha Stewart-esque Thanksgiving spread, but sometimes it just doesn't happen.

Originally published November 2015. Updated November 2016.

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Overturned pie FAIL

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Overturned pie FAIL

The No. 1 Thanksgiving nemesis: the pie.

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Brussels sprouts FAIL

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Brussels sprouts FAIL

Let's be honest — the family silently cheered when this happened.

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Mashed potatoes FAIL

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Mashed potatoes FAIL

You had one job, glass lid. One job.

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Green bean casserole FAIL

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Green bean casserole FAIL

The crunchy onions on the top are still totally fine.

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Turkey on the floor FAIL

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Turkey on the floor FAIL

A case for not drinking too much before you get the turkey safely to the table.

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Dinner roll FAIL

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Dinner roll FAIL

As someone who always burns the rolls, I can relate.

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Burnt from the inside out FAIL

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Burnt from the inside out FAIL

Who knew that molten lava came out of overcooked sweet potatoes?

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Lemon meringue pie FAIL

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Lemon meringue pie FAIL

When you need a ladle for your pie, you know it's bad.

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Turducken FAIL

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Turducken FAIL

The seafood version of a turducken — aka the stuff nightmares are made of.

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Pie crust FAIL

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Pie crust FAIL

Pie crusts like this are why professional bakeries exist.

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Burnt turkey FAIL

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Burnt turkey FAIL

Turkey jerky is actually pretty expensive, so... silver lining?

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Pumpkin pie FAIL

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Pumpkin pie FAIL

Pumpkin pie: Why do you have to be so difficult?

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Apple crisp FAIL

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Apple crisp FAIL

This brings new meaning to the term "crisp."

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Turkey treat FAIL

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Turkey treat FAIL

Wait, wait, wait — wasn't Halloween last month?

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Dessert FAIL

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Dessert FAIL

Probably shouldn't have tried to meld 19 desserts together.

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Mac and cheese on the floor FAIL

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Mac and cheese on the floor FAIL

Forget the five-second rule. The five-hour rule comes into play for mac and cheese.

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Fruit crisp FAIL

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Fruit crisp FAIL

When you can barely recognize it as dessert, you probably failed.

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Sweet potato casserole FAIL #2

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Sweet potato casserole FAIL #2

I like toasty marshmallows as much as the next guy, but...

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Pie FAIL... again

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Pie FAIL... again

When you can't get past step 1, abort immediately, and drive to the bakery.

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Cranberry sauce FAIL

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Cranberry sauce FAIL

Does anybody really care about the cranberry sauce?

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Pecan pie FAIL

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Pecan pie FAIL

Not a total FAIL, but one more strike against pies.

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Cornbread FAIL

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Cornbread FAIL

When you can pick up a whole pan of cornbread like this, you know something went wrong.

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Goopy pie FAIL

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Goopy pie FAIL

If it was this consistency going into the oven, you never had a chance.

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Sweet potato casserole FAIL

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Sweet potato casserole FAIL

The burnt marshmallow solution: Scrape 'em off, and start over.

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Half-cooked turkey FAIL

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Half-cooked turkey FAIL

We can just eat the bottom half...

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Turkey cupcake FAIL

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Turkey cupcake FAIL

Nope. Turkeys do not need to look like this. Ever.

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Bursting mac and cheese FAIL

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Bursting mac and cheese FAIL

I would risk the glass shards for deliciously cheesy pasta.

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More pumpkin pie FAILS

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More pumpkin pie FAILS

For the last time... just buy the damn pie.

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Burnt rolls FAIL

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Burnt rolls FAIL

Nothing a little scraping won't fix.

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Deep fried FAIL

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Deep fried FAIL

Is it Thanksgiving or the apocalypse?

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Hand-mixer FAIL

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Hand-mixer FAIL

Sally the Lab is gonna need a little help with that.

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Lost turkey FAIL

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Lost turkey FAIL

We've heard of the chicken crossing the road... guess this turkey wanted to make a go of it.

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Crispy FAIL

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Crispy FAIL

It's safe to say the goose is cooked.

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Flaming FAIL

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Flaming FAIL

Brûlée sweet potato casserole is on the menu tonight!

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Rising rolls FAIL

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Rising rolls FAIL

On the bright side, that loaf would make for one amazing leftover turkey sandwich.

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Cake-pop FAIL

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Cake-pop FAIL

20 bucks says they still taste amazing.

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Hungry puppy FAIL

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Hungry puppy FAIL

When #DogShaming and #ThanksgivingFAIL collide.

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Truffle balls FAIL

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Truffle balls FAIL

Just close your eyes when you eat them and everything will be fine.

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