Friends: Season 5, Episode 8

The One with the Thanksgiving Flashbacks (19 Nov. 1998)

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The gang remember their worst Thanksgivings.

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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. Chalndler called her fat! Yet even worse, was the failed revenge the following year, when Chandler accidentally lost a toe, which got lost again. Written by KGF Vissers

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Chandler's haircut during the first visit to Ross's parents' resembles the style made popular by 1980s band, Flock of Seagulls. On their second visit in 1988, both Ross and Chandler are wearing outfits inspired by the characters from Miami Vice. See more »

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Monica has previously stated that when she first met Chandler she thought he was gay, but during this flashback, it is revealed that she had a crush on him when she first met him at their family's dinner. See more »

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Chandler: You should be a chef.
Monica: Okay.
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Spoofs Psycho (1960) See more »

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It's Thanksgiving again!
24 June 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

It's Thanksgiving and all the Friends are together again.

Chandler is the only one who doesn't like Thanksgiving, since he has terrible memories from when he was young on this time of the year. (His parents were always fighting with each other, not to mention the horrible Houseboy with ugly accent.)

All the Friends talk about their worst Thanksgiving, and Monica tells them that her worst Thanksgiving was the one she met Chandler, because he was rude to her, calling her fat. (Monica was already interested in Chandler on that time.)

Chandler, in this episode,finally tells Monica that he loves her.


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