Friends (1994–2004)
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The One with All the Thanksgivings 

The gang remember their worst Thanksgivings.



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Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
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Douglas Looper ...
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Joshua Preston ...


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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19 November 1998 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the 1987 flashback, Ross and Chandler wore Members Only jackets. In the year following, they wore suits reminiscent of Don Johnson's and Phillip Michael Thomas's from Miami Vice (1984). See more »


It is impossible for Rachel to "give her flower to Chip" because Monica had told Rachel's father that she had sex on his bed during her freshman year. See more »


[They are reminiscing on their worst Thanksgivings, Phoebe remembers some from past lives]
Joey: Hey, how come I can't remember my past lives?
Phoebe: That's cause you're brand new honey.
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The One with the Thanksgiving Flashbacks
12 August 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

And here is again one of the best episodes, absolutely brilliant.

We start with Chandler's Thanksgiving when he finds out that his father left him for the houseboy and Phoebe's past life Thanksgiving.

The next ones they try to figure out the worst Thanksgiving that Monica had. The very first one is pretty funny. We see Joey with a turkey on his head and it just very silly, especially great is the part where he is laughing at Chandler while pointing into a different direction But the last two Thanksgivings are absolutely great! The flashbacks are just perfect! Ross and Chandler's outfits are great in both of the stories. It is too funny how Ross tries to impress Rachel by acting adult. And also how Monica is trying to seduce Chandler with macaroni and carrots.

I must say pretty much every idea, line and acting is high class in this episode

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