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Critic’s Corner: What’s on TV tonight

Punkin Chunkin 2012

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Punkin Chunkin 2012

Punkin Chunkin 2012 8 p.m., Science

And the Lord of the Gourd is. . . I know you’re all on the edge of your seats, waiting to find out who wins this year’s World Championship Punkin Chunkin for hurling a pumpkin with the help of a device. The current world record, now certified by the Guinness World Records, is 5,545.43 feet, which was achieved with a pneumatic cannon.

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Michael Jackson: BAD 25 9:30 p.m., Channel 5

Shamon! Spike Lee directed this look back at Michael Jackson’s 1987 album, “Bad.” Lee, who directed the Jackson videos for “They Don’t Care About Us” and “This Is It,” includes a long list of artists talking about Jackson, including Kanye West, Sheryl Crow (who performed on the “Bad” tour), Stevie Wonder, L.A. Reid, and Justin Bieber.
(Review, Page 3.)

Bond movie marathon noon-Saturday at 5:30 a.m., Syfy

Paging Dr. Yes.

NCIS marathon 6 a.m.-6 a.m. on Friday, USA

The Gibbs that keeps on giving.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 9 a.m., Channel 7

Can 900 clowns cheer up New York?

Matthew Gilbert can be reached at gilbert@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.
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