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Nerdist Presents: The Gobble Games – A HUNGER GAMES Thanksgiving Parody

(Note: The Gobble Games are a grisly, violent affair and may contain some salty language. As such, it could be considered NSFW.)

Every November since 1989, the President of the United States is presented with a live turkey shortly before Thanksgiving. Rather than dooming it to a delicious, oven-roasted fate, the President grants our fine feathered friend a “presidential pardon”, preventing it from waddling off this mortal coil. But how is that turkey chosen? The answer is quite simple — they hold an all-turkey version of The Hunger Games. So, before you fill your bellies with all manner of stuffings, pies, and slow-simmered gravies, fill your eyeballs with the latest episode of Nerdist Presents: The Gobble Games, a The Hunger Games Thanksgiving parody (featuring a ‘cameo’ by President Obama!). The best way to survive in The Gobble Games?


Directed by Clinton Jones and starring Shelby Fero, Jessica Chobot, John Milhiser, Kyle Clark, Matt McCarthy, Kyle Hill, Malik Forte, Ben Mekler, Jason Nguyen, Charles Ingram, John Ungaro, and Dan Casey (hey, that’s me!), “The Gobble Games” takes everything you love about flightless birds and visceral hand-to-hand combat into one delightful, tryptophan-filled package. So, go ahead and pour some cranberry sauce out on the curb for your fallen homies because we’re about to unleash a cornucopia of carnage on the holiday season.

What are you thankful for this year? What would your turkey weapon of choice be? Let us know in the comments below.

Want even more Nerdist Presents? Check out our most recent episode, The Walking Dead Parody by The Hillywood Show.

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  1. Brett says:

    In the Tryptopian Future there can be only one.

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  3. Adam says:

    The references were cool but that 1000 yard stare at the end was the best! so stoic.

  4. Maria says:

    So cool. Love the 300 and Saving Private Ryan refrenses. 

  5. Vincent_S says:


  6. Alicia C says:

    Love the Saving Private Ryan tribute!  Then I think there was a Deer Hunter one if I’m correct?!  Was the last one Game of Thrones?!

  7. Samantha Sofka says:

    Seems legit.

  8. Scott says:

    Nice Saving Private Ryan tribute of having the turkey walk around in shock and pickup it’s arm that was shot off.

  9. Jackie Warner says:

    OMG I love it!

  10. Peter Gougousis says:

    This is BRILLIANT.  May the odds be ever in your flavor!!! Genius

  11. Katie Warner says:

    Hahahaha this is one of the funniest videos you’ve ever done Nerdist.  I love every second of it!