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Because television host Stephen Colbert knows he's the thing you're most thankful for, last night he unveiled his Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? It's Me, Stephen Colbert DVD so you can have him at your Thanksgiving table. To get viewers excited about what fun it would be to have Colbert at the holiday table, he acts out his participation in "insert name family's" Thanksgiving, complete with a turkey and plenty of red wine. Colbert begins by saying grace, giving thanks to Jesus "for not making us Indians, talk about a rough ride."

Through the course of the emotionally-charged meal, Colbert harasses vegetarian Karen ("You sure are saving a lot of animals by not eating this dead one"), mocks Uncle Rick for his "made-up gluten allergy" ("if these were the old days, Rick, you weak links would have been whipped out of the gene pool"), asks Mark if he's gay because he rides a bike and brought quinoa, and alludes to a gambling addiction, fully aware that he shouldn't "talk like this in front of the random stranger Dad met at the Starbucks." This, all before he has a total meltdown, asking for $15,000 and then storming off with an "I'm sorry we can't all be perfect Nanna!" Go, watch:

Video: "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? It's Me, Stephen Colbert."

· "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? It's Me, Stephen Colbert." [Colbert Nation]
· All Stephen Colbert Coverage on Eater [-E-]
· All Thanksgiving Coverage on Eater [-E-]