November 28, 2013 08:30:14 GMT
On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!', elementary school kids reenact the very first Thanksgivukkah, a rare occasion in which Thanksgiving falls during the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights.
This year marks the special joint holiday Thanksgivukkah, in which the American holiday of Thanksgiving falls during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. To celebrate the "one-in-a-lifetime occasion" which won't happen again in approximately 79,000 years, Jimmy Kimmel invited the Shepard Hill Elementary School Players to reenact the first Hanukkah Thanksgiving on his ABC talk show.
The play began as a Jewish couple got lost and bumped into two Indians who were picking corn for the harvest feast. The Indians invited the Jews to join their Thanksgiving feast, but then they realized that that they didn't have a turkey. The Jews also forgot their Menorah. Just when they thought the holiday was ruined, a "menurkey" came out and saved the holiday. The kids ended it with a rendition of "Oy Vey Gobble Gobble".
Also in the same edition of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", Gary Oldman delivered his message for Thanksgiving. As told by the show's host, the James Gordon of "The Dark Knight Rises" was one Brit who's insulted that Americans annually celebrate their escape from England, their closest ally.
This year's Thanksgiving falls on November 28, while Hanukkah, which is observed for eight nights and days, starts November 27. The last Thanksgivukkah happened in 1888.
"The First Hanukkah Thanksgiving" Play:
A Thanksgiving Message from Gary Oldman: