Every Thanksgiving, someone posts a picture or video of their Thanksgiving meal not turning out, well, edible. It’s worse when they don’t notice how bad it is, but it’s still very funny when they do realize, in real time, how badly they’ve messed up a meal.
Who will tweet the horrible plate this year, the suspense is killing me
— BUM CHILLUPS AKA SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) November 26, 2020
Basically, you don’t want to be that person. Having your turkey lead to you being the Twitter turkey of the day, if you will permit some very, very bad wordplay. There will doubtlessly be more than one nominee this year, but they’re all playing catchup to Gordon Hayward. The newly-minted Charlotte Hornet saw his turkey effort posted to Instagram by his wife, and, well:
Chef Gordon Hayward cooks a turkey 🦃 (via robynmhayward/IG) pic.twitter.com/9Fup3lSn9I
— Overtime (@overtime) November 26, 2020
That looks, well, horrible! Hayward’s expression is that of a man who knows something has gone horribly wrong, but his wife’s disgusted “Oh, God” when he starts the carving process is what really makes the clip.
Twitter, having been waiting all day for this exact moment (and unlike the turkey itself) was properly prepared.
i have been patiently waiting for the bad turkey tweet of the day and i feel like we’re being spoiled that it’s gordon hayward https://t.co/bxr787ERVC
— Harry Lyles Jr. (@harrylylesjr) November 26, 2020
How the fuck? You brine it. You let it sit for two hours. You season it. You let it cook. I’m trying to figure… did he beat it to tenderize it? Why, in the name of Google: How To Cook A Turkey, would he do that?
— Maurice L. Zackery (@ChoppLiver) November 26, 2020
Once he’s reformed education, dude needs to reform whatever this is
— Luke Knox (@lukeknox) November 26, 2020
You can see the lack of confidence in his eyes lmaoooooo
— Charlie (@notcharchar) November 26, 2020
That’s the head? pic.twitter.com/RR3OQzo2mk
— Dame Chamberlain (@SirDChamberlain) November 26, 2020
— Joel (@JoelMetsNY) November 26, 2020
Let’s all hope that wherever you are today, you’re enjoying some kind of meal that’s better than that effort from Gordon. That’s the kind of low bar pretty much every home cook (or McDonald’s patron) can clear.
Finally, credit to the Hayward family; in this year of isolation, they managed to bring people together for a good cause: mocking that bird.