Poll: Best Friends Thanksgiving episode?
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Poll by: yrnej
Created Nov 27 2014
The One Where Underdog Gets Away (1994)
With their parents away Monica and Ross decide to have Thanksgiving dinner alone together at Monica's. However, one by one the other friends join them. Rachel says that she can't afford to buy a ticket for Vail to be with her family. Joey confesses that his family thinks that he has V.D. because he appeared in an ad campaign. Chandler recalls his story of how he doesn't eat thanks giving food because of bad family memories. Phoebe brings her Grandmother, confesses that she observes Thanksgiving in December because her Grandma's boyfriend is Lunar. As the Macy's parade passes by, the Underdog balloon gets loose. The friends rush onto the terrace for a better view and get locked out, so the dinner burns. Chandler is happy because everyone eats grilled cheese sandwiches.
The One with the Football (1996)
It's Thanksgiving, so everyone is dining Monica's festive meal. After watching pros on TV, they decide to have a friendly American Football game in the park, despite the fact the Geller parents forbade Ross and Monica to play each-other ever again after years of vicious rivalry for the 'Geller Cup'. Rachel and Phoebe prove worse then worthless. Joey and Chandler are totally absorbed by Margha, a Dutch girls who stays watching and get competitive about her. Now the teams start playing to win; then the Geller-rivalry takes over- Monica even makes it boys-girls, and every dirty trick is tried...
The One with Chandler in a Box (1997)
Joey is not about to forgive Chandler, nor Rachel Ross, even now Thanksgiving is coming up. Monica is getting virtually no help, and gets ice in her eye but dares not go to her ophthalmologist and ex Richard Burke, but is excited to get his on call, who turns out to be his cute-to-die-for son Timothy, who has just broken up with his girl friend. Joey tells Ross he has sentenced Chandler to five years silent treatment, but is talked into hearing him out at Central Perk- just when Joey walks up to them Kathy kisses Chandler, and he decides to go looking for another apartment. Chandler is willing to do anything, and Joey decides: six hours locked up, like him when he allowed the robbers to lock him up in the closet and steal all their hardware, in a large, dark wooden box as proof of friendship, repentance and physical pain. Monica, now wearing an eye-patch, invites Timothy for Thanksgiving, and despite of the others teasing they get on great, till a kiss makes her feel almost incestuous. When Kathy drops by...
The One with All the Thanksgivings (1998)
After Monica's Thanksgiving turkey dinner, the Friends elaborate on Chandler's traditional sob-story about his gay father causing a parental break-up, since then he always hated the holiday. His status as 'king of misery' is challenged, first by Ross' seasonal marriage with Emily divorced in record-time. Phoebe can only cheat with an 'earlier life', at the front-line in the Secession War. Rachel brings up the time that Joey and Monica ended up wearing the turkey on their heads, but that's easily topped by the early one from her fat youth, when Ross introduced her to Chandler at the Geller home. Chandler called her fat! Yet even worse, was the failed revenge the following year, when Chandler accidentally lost a toe, which got lost again.
The One Where Ross Got High (1999)
The Geller parents are coming over for Thanksgiving but they don't know that Chandler moved in with Monica nor that they are dating because they don't like Chandler. Chandler's plan is to be very charming and make them like him then tell them that he is dating Monica. Rachel made a trifle for dessert but put two recipes together so it has beef and peas in it. Chandler is sucking up to the Gellars but Ross tells him that they don't like him because Ross was caught smoking pot in college and he blamed it on Chandler. Ross has to clear it all up but he first organizes that everybody pretends to like Rachel's dessert. Ross finally tells his parents that it wasn't Chandler. Everybody takes this opportunity to yell out stuff about each other they have wanted to say. The Gellars take a liking to Chandler and thank him for standing by Ross during his "drug problems" and for "taking on Monica as well".
The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs (2000)
It's Thanksgiving and the friends and Tag are preparing for dinner. Phoebe secretly keeps a dog she is watching for friends who went out of town in her room at Monica and Chandler's apartment. Everybody thought Chandler was allergic to dogs but the truth is that he hates dogs because he scared of them because you can never tell what they're thinking. Tag broke up with his girlfriend and Rachel is thinking about making a move. When Rachel tells Tag that she likes him he doesn't reply because he sees his car being stolen. Later on Rachel says he should just forget about what she said but Tag likes her too and they kiss.
The One with the Rumor (2001)
Will, an old friend of Ross' is in town and Monica invited him for Thanksgiving dinner. Will used to be really fat in high school and he really hates Rachel because she was horrible to him. Will shows his hatred and tells Rachel they had the "I-hate-Rachel-Greene-Club" in high school. The members of the club: Will and Ross! Their club spread a rumor that Rachel had both male and female reproductive parts. Everybody knew about the rumor and Rachel figures that's why certain guys wouldn't go out with her. It turns out that Rachel told everyone about how Ross made out with the old librarian and Ross is so upset he wants to be in the club again. Phoebe also joins the club because she's never been in a club. Monica tells them they're being childish and they should focus on the important things going on in their lives like having a baby together.
The One with Rachel's Other Sister (2002)
Its Thanksgiving Day (again) and Amy, Rachel's middle sister, shows up to spend the night with her friends. Amy is a materialist and insensitive girl, who hasn't even congratulated Rachel for Emma's birth. She asks Rachel if she can spend the day with her. Rachel agrees but knows the dinner will be a nightmare because Amy won't connect with Emma or with Rachel's friends. She's also a big-mouth who remembers Ross as a crazy guy who had a crush for Rachel, and remembers Monica as a fat girl who always was following Rachel. Before dinner, Amy comes up with a festive dilemma: if Rachel and Ross die, who will care for Emma? They tell Amy that if something like that occurs, Monica and Chandler will care for Emma. Amy gets mad with Rachel and Ross, arguing that she has never been a good sister with her. The discussion continues at dinner, where another issue begins: Monica's new china. Nobody is allow to damage Monica's china, who asks them all to be gentle with it. However, the discussion about Emma's hypothetical adoptive parents continues and now Chandler becomes upset because if Monica dies Ross's parents will care for Emma, not him. Amy and Rachel end up fighting and Chandler tries demonstrates his father-like qualities by separating them. Monica's china is in danger of shattering so she keeps it inside its box, but later Chandler goofs and smashes it in pieces.
The One with the Late Thanksgiving (2003)
Monica wasn't even volunteering to cook her annual Thankgiving feast this year, but accepted to please Phoebe, helped only by Chandler, whose culinary talent doesn't reach further then washing cranberries; they have a fit when everybody is nearly an hour late. Phoebe entered Emma for a Tristate baby beauty contest; Rachel was dead against in principle, but changed her mind as radically when hearing first prize is $1,000, and when dad Ross finds out that's not different. Ross got three prime tickets for the New York Rangers, and promised Chandler not to go as they would be late for Monica's dinner, but sneaked off with Joey anyway. Monica and Chandler are so mad they lock everybody out, just peeking in with the chain bolted, and Joey's head gets stuck. Suddenly an unexpected phone-call changes Monica's mood completely...
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