When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, the stakes couldn’t possibly be higher. After all, it’s arguably the most important meal to cross an American dinner table, and people spend weeks in preparation for the main event. That’s why the Thanksgiving Fail is the worst kind of fail imaginable. Below are 24 irreparable Thanksgiving fails, destroyed turkeys and side dishes that will have you crying tears of pumpkin pie despair. Let these fails be a lesson to you this Thanksgiving season — and don’t let them happen in your own kitchen.