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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Rachel and Chandler met for "the first time" three times. They met at Monica's house for Thanksgiving ("The One With All The Thanksgivings" episode #5.8), when Central Perk was a bar ("The One With The Flashback" episode #3.6), and in the coffee house ("The Pilot"). Rachel and Chandler also kissed at a college party not long after they met.("The One Where The Stripper Cries" episode #10.11). 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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Rachel: Joey got a turkey stuck on his head?
Joey: Hey! It's not how it sounds!
Chandler: It is exactly how it sounds.
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The One Where Chandler Loses A Toe...
1 June 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love this episode. It's one of my all-time favorite episodes, from season 5 and the entire series. I love the Thanksgiving episodes and this one is just awesome.

In this episode, it's Thanksgiving and everyone is telling their worst Thanksgiving stories. Chandler's is of course, when his parents told him they were getting a divorce because his Dad liked the house boy a little too much. Phoebe's worst Thanksgiving is in a past life, where she got her arm blown off in battle. Rachel tells the story of when Joey ended up wearing the turkey on his head. But then we find out that Monica's worst Thanksgiving is actually when she got back at Chandler for calling her fat the year before, by accidentally cutting off his toe.

Overall, I give this episode a 10 out of 10, which in my ratings book is: Freaking Ridonkulous.


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