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"Friends" The One with the Late Thanksgiving (2003)

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Friends: Season 10: Episode 8 -- Monica prepares a fabulous Thanksgiving feast for the gang, but she becomes furious when everyone arrives late to the gathering. (Original Broadcast: Season 10, Episode 8)


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Original Air Date:
20 November 2003 (Season 10, Episode 8)
Joey, Ross, Rachel and Phoebe convince Monica and Chandler to host Thanksgiving, however the four of them end up arriving to dinner an hour late. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Gary Halvorson 
Writing credits
David Crane (created by) &
Marta Kauffman (created by)

Shana Goldberg-Meehan (written by)

Produced by
Sherry Bilsing .... co-executive producer (as Sherry Bilsing-Graham)
Kevin Bright .... executive producer (as Kevin S. Bright)
Brian Buckner .... co-executive producer
Robert Carlock .... producer
Richard Choi .... associate producer
Ted Cohen .... executive producer
David Crane .... executive producer
Shana Goldberg-Meehan .... executive producer
Sebastian Jones .... co-executive producer
Marta Kauffman .... executive producer
Dana Klein .... supervising producer
Wendy Knoller .... producer
Mark J. Kunerth .... supervising producer (as Mark Kunerth)
Ellen Plummer .... co-executive producer
Andrew Reich .... executive producer
Mary Rodriquez .... coordinating producer
Scott Silveri .... executive producer
Todd Stevens .... co-executive producer
Cinematography by
Nick McLean (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Stephen Prime 
Casting by
Leslie Litt 
Art Direction by
Joe Stewart 
Set Decoration by
Greg J. Grande  (as Greg Grande)
Costume Design by
Debra McGuire 
Makeup Department
Jonathan Hanousek .... hair stylist
Robin Siegel .... makeup artist
Production Management
Noel Bright .... unit production manager
Daniel R. Chavez .... executive in charge of post production (2000-2004)
Jason D. Keller .... post-production supervisor (as Jason Keller)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carlos Piñero .... second assistant director
Ben Weiss .... first assistant director
Art Department
Kim Bolanowski .... assistant property master
Leslie Beattie DeGeorge .... property master (as Leslie Beattie)
Daren Janes .... set designer (uncredited)
Chet Maxwell .... props (uncredited)
Brian J. McNamara .... electronic graphics (uncredited)
Sound Department
John Bickelhaupt .... re-recording mixer
Al Gomez .... foley mixer & editor
Dana Mark McClure .... sound mixer
Charlie McDaniel .... re-recording mixer (as Charlie McDaniel III)
Deron Street .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
James Fredburg .... special effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Josh Chaney .... key grip
Andy Kessler .... second assistant camera
Patricia Gregory .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Vernon Kifer .... camera operator (uncredited)
Kevin McGill .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Alex Newman .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Gould .... costume supervisor
Julie Heath .... costume supervisor
Marie Schley .... costumer
Editorial Department
Greg Pastore .... telecine assist
Rick Dalby .... final colorist (uncredited)
Gordon Ferris .... negative conforming supervisor (uncredited)
Music Department
The Rembrandts .... performer: theme song
Michael Skloff .... composer: additional music
Michael Skloff .... composer: title theme
Allee Willis .... lyrics
Other crew
Roger Christiansen .... technical coordinator
Seth Cohen .... production assistant
John Malakoff .... production travel consultant
Diane H. Newman .... script supervisor (uncredited)
John Penna .... production accountant (uncredited)
Elisa Robichaud .... production intern (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Crane  creator
Marta Kauffman  creator

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Additional Details

22 min (approx.) | USA:22 min | Argentina:30 min (including commercials) | USA:23 min (extended DVD edition)
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Factual errors: There is a street overview right after the hall scene where WTC twins are visible which is - taking into account it is 2003 - clearly impossible.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Dr. Phil" (2002)See more »


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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Chandler mentions Dr Phill in this one, 7 May 2009
Author: Lady Targaryen from Brazil

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Monica and Chandler don't want to make the Thanks Giving dinner, since they are stressed with all the adoption process. All Friends are against this idea and they convince Monica to make the dinner. (Phoebe's way to convince is the best, telling Monica to compete with herself!LoL) Monica asks Phoebe and Rachel to buy the pies for the dessert but they get distracted with Phoebe's idea of taking Emma to a baby pageant.

Chandler helps Monica in the kitchen making the cranberry sauce, while she makes the dinner. Joey invites Chandler to go with him and Ross to the Rangers game, since he has 3 tickets with great seats. Chandler is excited to go, but he notices that the game will end too late and it is not fair to Monica, who didn't want to host in the first place. Chandler asks Ross and Joey to not go, but they end up going to the game.

Everybody arrives late in Monica's house, making Monica and Chandler mad with the situation. She doesn't want the Friends to go into her house, so she locks the door. The Friends try to argue with Monica, but she is too angry with the situation.

Ps: In this episode, Monica and Chandler have the wonderful new that a pregnant woman from Ohio picked them to be the parents of her kid.

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