nostalgia The Greatest TV Dinners from Recent History  

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List Rules Vote up the TV dinners that you remember fondly from your childhood/college days and would even dare to say you enjoyed.

TV dinners have been popular since 1953, when the Swanson company coined the term "TV Dinner." Gerry Thomas, a Swanson employee and the father of the TV dinner, invented this new way to enjoy mealtime with your family after being inspired by the three-compartment aluminum trays used to serve food on Pan Am Airways. He even contributed his very own cornbread stuffing recipe to the Swanson company's TV dinner recipe archives.

Nowadays, TV dinners aren't quite as popular, unless you're a starving college student microwaving three Lean Cuisines at a time in your dorm's kitchen, or a ten-year-old child surviving your parents's divorce by filling up on Kid Cuisines. With food delivery apps that deliver fresh for to your front door, there's hardly any reason to heat up frozen, processed food in this day and age. However, you can't deny the convenience of it. Perhaps someday we'll cycle back around from ordering Chinese take out and watching Netflix to popping a TV dinner into the "science oven" and watching old Gilligan's Island reruns on the telly. 

Vote up the best TV dinners of recent history, and be sure to let us know which one is your favorite in the comment section. 
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Get Ready to Poop Your Pants Later!


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What You Bring to a Funeral to Console a Friend That You Don't Really Like Very Much


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Ice-Cold Chicken Chunks in the Middle, Burnt on the Top


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Isn't It Easier to Just Make Normal Mac N Cheese Out of a Box?


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