It began with a with a long car trip and a walk to Billy's front door...
COUSIN LESTER: "PSSST! Cousin Eddie! Over here!"
MY COUSINS: "Aw, Grandma kicked us out again. You know how she gets. But she likes you, Eddie. How 'bout puttin' in a good word for us?"
UNCLE EDDIE: "Gee, it would suck to spend Thanksgiving in a bush. I'll talk to her."
MY NIECES AND NEPHEWS: (squeals of delight, then...) "Uncle Eddie's here! Dad! Dad! Uncle Eddie's here!!!!"
UNCLE EDDIE: "Gee Billy, everything is just the way I remember it!"
UNCLE EDDIE: "You always did have a knack for decorating!"
POOCHIE (TOO OLD TO REMEMBER ANYTHING): "Woof???"
UNCLE EDDIE: "Dinner's ready, Cousin Linus!"
COUSIN LINUS: "Be right there, Eddie!"
UNCLE EDDIE: "Dinner's ready, Grandma!"
GRANDMA: "In a minute! I'm callin' the police to come and nab that no account Lester and his friends!"
UNCLE EDDIE: "Jimmy, dinner's re....oh, sorry. Didn't mean to interrupt."
BROTHER BILLY: "Come on in, Eddie! Have a seat. You're the guest of honor!"
BUFURD: "What are you starin' at? Geek!"
COUSIN EARL: "Now, now Bufurd. That's not polite."
UNCLE EDDIE (V.O.) (DISCREETLY): "Er, Cousin Alice...Cousin Earl, um... he isn't wearing any...."
COUSIN ALICE: "I know, I know. That's his way."
BROTHER BILLY: "Ahh, the bounty of the Earth! We're truly blessed!"
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