Scott Foley Barely Survives Shopping for Thanksgiving Dinner With His Wife

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Scott Foley went shopping with his wife for their Thanksgiving dinner — and he lived to tell of it. Barely. (Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Scott Foley went shopping with his wife for their Thanksgiving dinner — and he lived to tell of it. Barely. (Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Thanksgiving is a fun, familycentric, and tasty holiday, but anybody who ever had to cook or host on turkey day knows how much preparation goes into it. On Tuesday, Scott Foley went to six stores with his wife, Marika Domińczyk, to pick up ingredients for their menu. The Scandal star documented the whole exhausting ordeal — crazy faces and all.

Two minutes into their first stop — at Trader Joe’s — the TV star, 44, knew the adventure was going to be Instagramworthy. “We’re not 2 minutes in to our first grocery stop (3 stops have been called for but I’m betting on 5) and I’m already doubting this cart can handle us,” he wrote, along with a pic of cranberries, sweet potatoes, pineapples, onions, and other produce.

That was followed by his first crazy face.

#holyholidays @themeanchick #onamission

A photo posted by Scott Foley (@scottkfoley) on Nov 22, 2016 at 1:56pm PST

Apparently the supermarket let them down with its shallot offerings.

@themeanchick is manic right now. #thanksgivingshopping #alloutwar #noshallots!!

A photo posted by Scott Foley (@scottkfoley) on Nov 22, 2016 at 2:02pm PST

But it had meat sticks! And having meat sticks was apparently a good thing.

Meat sticks. WTF!? No one needs these ever.

A photo posted by Scott Foley (@scottkfoley) on Nov 22, 2016 at 2:11pm PST

Store No. 2 called for another crazy face, but the Grey’s Anatomy actress missed it because she was on a mission. Look at her go.

New store. Same mission. #missionmanic

A photo posted by Scott Foley (@scottkfoley) on Nov 22, 2016 at 2:31pm PST

It was a relative success as far as sour cream, butter, and canned cranberry sauce go. Not everybody likes fresh cranberry sauce, you know.

Stage 2 completed! I love Apple Pay.

A photo posted by Scott Foley (@scottkfoley) on Nov 22, 2016 at 2:45pm PST

On the way to the third store, Foley, a father of three, made his third crazy face. “Buckle up peeps, stage 3 is almost upon us,” he wrote.

Buckle up peeps, stage 3 is almost upon us.

A photo posted by Scott Foley (@scottkfoley) on Nov 22, 2016 at 2:51pm PST

His wife is a very good sport, because he got her Candid Camera-style — and she didn’t even hit him with her list.

In it! She's in it peeps!! #stage3

A video posted by Scott Foley (@scottkfoley) on Nov 22, 2016 at 2:58pm PST

She seemed less excited about her “pusher” husband here. (He noted that he is “but a pusher. This cart and I are witness to madness.”)

I am but a pusher. This cart and I are witness to madness. #stage3

A photo posted by Scott Foley (@scottkfoley) on Nov 22, 2016 at 3:00pm PST

What great form he has with that “ground beef football.”

Ground beef football. Found it.

A photo posted by Scott Foley (@scottkfoley) on Nov 22, 2016 at 3:01pm PST

As predicted, there was yet another stop. In the video, Marika noted, “He’s the one who rushes everything, by the way.” We believe her.

Knew it. Stage 4 of…3.

A video posted by Scott Foley (@scottkfoley) on Nov 22, 2016 at 3:27pm PST

Crazy face No. 4 at location No. 4. They were on the hunt for peanut oil.

There's always that one item… she's on the phone looking for it! Stage 4 #peanutoil

A photo posted by Scott Foley (@scottkfoley) on Nov 22, 2016 at 3:28pm PST

And, also as predicted, there was a fifth stop. “Stage 5!! Of 3!! People!!!” he wrote with another crazy face.

Stage 5!! Of 3!! People!!!

A photo posted by Scott Foley (@scottkfoley) on Nov 22, 2016 at 3:37pm PST

Tiny spoons had him like…

For the love of everything that's holy!!!!

A video posted by Scott Foley (@scottkfoley) on Nov 22, 2016 at 3:39pm PST

He also used a creeper video selfie to catch her looking for those tiny spoons. “I no longer exist,” he noted.

I no longer exist. #stage5

A video posted by Scott Foley (@scottkfoley) on Nov 22, 2016 at 3:43pm PST

Another last-minute addition was a trip to “Walmart, people.” By then he had mostly given up.

#6of3

A video posted by Scott Foley (@scottkfoley) on Nov 22, 2016 at 4:03pm PST

But his crazy face game was still strong.

No words.

A photo posted by Scott Foley (@scottkfoley) on Nov 22, 2016 at 4:09pm PST

At least she bought a magazine that had Scott featured inside. He joked, “Always buying sh** she don’t need,” adding, “Please let it be over.” Yes, another crazy face.

Always buying shit she don't need. #stage6. Please let it be over.

A photo posted by Scott Foley (@scottkfoley) on Nov 22, 2016 at 4:14pm PST

Luckily, he survived the day, but it apparently wasn’t the end of the saga. On Wednesday, it seemed to start all over again.

It just doesn't stop! #stage1 #day2 @themeanchick

A photo posted by Scott Foley (@scottkfoley) on Nov 23, 2016 at 12:20pm PST

Yes, they were back at it. “It just doesn’t stop!” he wrote, adding, “#stage1 #day2.”

Well, we hope that the pair, who tied the knot in 2007, find every last thing she was looking for and have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. And if they forgot anything really important, disappointing their guests, may we suggest that Scott make it up to them by doing a lot of crazy faces. They’re highly entertaining.