Friends: Season 3, Episode 9

The One with the Football (21 Nov. 1996)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Romance
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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 ... See full summary »

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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... Written by KGF Vissers

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In this episode, Phoebe wears a "That Girl" t-shirt. The star of "That Girl" is Marlo Thomas, who plays Rachel's mom. See more »

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Chandler's sleeve length repeatedly changes from halfway up his arm to long sleeve. See more »

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Joey: Come on, man, you never wanna do anything since you and Janice broke up.
Chandler: That's not true. I wanted to wear my bathrobe and eat peanut clusters all day. I wanted to start drinking in the morning. Don't say that I don't have goals!
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One Of The Best Episodes Ever
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One of the best episodes of "Friends".

Plot In A Paragraph: It's Thanksgiving, so everyone is at Monica's for the usual festive meal. (Even Chandler, who is not boycotting it this year for unexplained reasons) They decide to have a friendly game of American Football in the park, despite the fact the Geller parents forbade Ross and Monica to play each-other ever again after years of vicious competiveness for the 'Geller Cup'. Rachel is awful and Phoebe only marginally better. Joey and Chandler are distracted by Margha, a Dutch girls who stays watching and they start arguing over who gets to date her. The Geller-rivalry takes over- Monica even makes it boys V's girls, and every dirty trick in the book is tried to gain points.

Some serious laugh out loud moments, despite the corny ending


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