It's Thanksgiving, the time of year where families gather around a table featuring a turkey that's been roasting for hours and passive-aggressiveness that's been simmering inside family members since last Thanksgiving.
Speaking of passive-aggressiveness, Jack's overbearing father-in-law won't let him carve the turkey.
Plus, Lureen is mad her son is watching football instead of paying attention to dinner.
So Jack turns off the TV.
But daddy-in-law turns it back on. "Boys should watch football," he says, because there's nothing more heteronormative than burly men in skintight pants patting each other on the butt.
Jack turns off the TV.
The in-law from hell gets up to turn the TV back on.
"Sit down, you old son of a b****!" Jack yells at him, putting a stop to that.
Then Jack takes the knife and carves the turkey himself. It's the next best thing (and legal alternative) to sticking it in the old jerk's chest.