Earlier this month a bunch of us came up with a list of the movie characters we'd love to have thanksgiving with. Now, here's the opposite. The title is pretty self-explanatory, so I don't need to set it up much. But as usual, we invite you to tell us of your own picks for worst Thanksgiving dinner guest. Please try to make it a movie character, though, because none of us know your annoying aunt, and plus this is a movie site.
Hannibal Lecter from Manhunter, The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Red Dragon and Hannibal Rising
If you were to have Dr. Lecter (Brian Cox; Anthony Hopkins; Gaspard Ulliel) to your Thanksgiving feast, you'd want to prepare and cook all the food yourself. Otherwise, you might end up eating human flesh instead of turkey (or turducken, or whatever non-people-based meal you prefer). Then again, you might actually end up the meal, which is certainly much worse than unknowingly tasting Ray Liotta's brains. So, the best thing is to not even invite the guy.
Graham Young from Young Poisoner's Handbook
Another character who might be an interesting guest, but like with Lecter, you'll need to keep an eye on the food, or at least on the tea. Graham (Hugh O'Conor), aka "the teacup murderer" likes to play with poison, and there's a good chance he's going to spike the dinner or drinks with thallium. strong>Jim Morrison from The Doors
Sure, he was a real person (as was Graham Young), but in Oliver Stone's film, he's more a character. And if you'll recall, there's an actual Thanksgiving scene, in which a stoned Jim (Val Kilmer) stomps on the duck. I personally prefer to eat my bird, so despite the fact that The Doors are my favorite band of all time, I'll make sure to keep the singer away from my holiday feast.
Michael Corleone from The Godfather
Yet another character to fear, Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) is an awful dinner guest. Well, he was that once, when he hid a gun in the bathroom. Sure, it was a meeting of mobsters and not a Thanksgiving celebration, but you never know what you could have done to piss off the Family. And don't think you're safe by clearing the toilet of firearms. Once again, it's best just not to invite the guy.
'Bluto' from Animal House
You know what those mashed potatoes are good for? Pretending you're a bursting zit, that's what. Yes, we all found it funny when John 'Bluto' Blutarsky (John Belushi) did his zit impersonation and spit up his potatoes. But think about the mess you'd have to clean up if he did the same thing at your dinner table. Even worse: if he started another food fight afterwards.
Goldmember from Austin Powers in Goldmember
Not only is he a creepy guy, but Goldmember (Mike Myers) is disgusting, too. Just imagine him sitting at your dinner table picking off skin flakes and putting them in his mouth. I don't know about you, but it would definitely put me off of my meal.
Mr. Creosote from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
This guy is the most disgusting of all. Not only will Mr. Creosote (Terry Jones) "have the lot," as in eat everything on your Thanksgiving table, and leave you with no leftovers (no!!!), but he'll also probably throw up much of it, and then maybe even explode all over your dining room. And since you'll probably be as stuffed as always on the holiday, you'll then need to throw up, too. As will your annoying aunt. And the rest of the guests. No thanks.