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A Few Side Dishes

November 20, 1994|N.F. MENDOZA

For those who say thanks, but no thanks to Thanksgiving's traditional parade and/or sports programming, there is something for you before and after pumpkin pie. Here's a selective look at other specials and program alternatives:

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day: Fans of Crow and Tom Servo will find them serving up some hefty portions of favored fare in a 24-hour marathon. "Batman's" Adam West hosts. Comedy Central. Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday to 1 a.m. Friday

Clint Eastwood Fest: TBS starts with "Coogan's Bluff," 3 a.m., followed by "Joe Kidd," 5 a.m.; "Two Mules for Sister Sara," 7 a.m.; "High Plains Drifter," 9 a.m.; "Hang 'Em High," 11 a.m.; "A Fistful of Dollars," 1 p.m.; "Dirty Harry," 3 p.m. Now you can either feast, chat, watch basketball or turn the channel until "The Enforcer," 7:30 p.m.; "Play Misty for Me," 9:30 p.m. and "The Eiger Sanction," 11:30 p.m. TBS, Thursday, 3 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Friday.

Action-Fantasy Fest: Wake up to "Captain Sinbad" at 3 a.m., followed by "Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time" at 4:30 a.m. Then take a look at special-effects master Ray Harryhausen's work in "Jason and the Argonauts," 6:45 a.m.; "Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger," 9 a.m., and "Clash of the Titans," 11:30 a.m. TNT, Thursday, 3 a.m.-2 p.m.

'Twilight Zone' Marathon: This is your last chance to catch KTLA's Thanksgiving Day parade of "Twilight Zone" episodes. After 15 years, the local channel's contract to air the classic Rod Serling series (which ran on CBS from 1959 to 1965) expires on Dec. 31. But it won't go gently into that last night, when it will air a "New Year's Eve Day 'Twilight Zone' Marathon" until the clock strikes the New Year. After that, the Sci-Fi Channel will be home to the "Zone." In the meantime, KTLA on Thursday airs such classic episodes as the hourlong "The Miniature" starring Robert Duvall (1:30 p.m.); Burgess Meredith's "Time Enough to Last" (9 a.m.), "Kick the Can" (10 a.m.) and the alien-highlighted "To Serve Man" (9:30 p.m.). KTLA, Thursday , 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday: The popular adventurer essayed by Richard Dean Anderson returns. ABC, Thursday, 8 p.m.

Non-Stop Nicktoon Weekend: Nickelodeon suspends regular programming to serve up huge helpings of "Doug," "Ren & Stimpy," "Rocko's Modern Life" and "Rugrats."Macaulay Culkin hosts from the set of his new movie "Richie Rich." Nickelodeon, Thursday, noon to Sunday, 8 p.m.

Scrooge: The 1951 version starring Alastair Sim as the curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge. KNBC, 4 p.m.

Christy: A Thanksgiving visit from her father results in a possible tragedy on a two-hour special episode. CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m.

Home Alone: Creative burglar-bashing erupts in the holiday-themed blockbuster that launched Macaulay Culkin into the big time. NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m.

Abbott & Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld: Jerry and Bud and Lou make for some memorable moments, including clips and never-before-seen home video of Lou Costello. NBC, Thursday, 10 p.m.

The American Experience Triple Threat: Hour documentaries on "George Washington: The Man Who Wouldn't Be King," "The Quiz Show Scandal" and "Knute Rockne and His Fighting Irish." KCET, Thursday, 8- 11 p.m.

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