Friends: Season 5, Episode 8

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

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Romance
9.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 9.1/10 from 1,194 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

The gang remember their worst Thanksgivings.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (created by), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 239 titles
created 24 Jun 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 12 Jan 2014
 
a list of 40 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 44 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The One with the Thanksgiving Flashbacks (19 Nov 1998)

The One with the Thanksgiving Flashbacks (19 Nov 1998) on IMDb 9.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Friends.

User Polls

« Previous Episode | 105 of 238 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
...
...
...
Michael Winters ...
The Doctor
...
...
...
The Housekeeper
Douglas Looper ...
The Paramedic
Joshua Preston ...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 November 1998 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

At the start of the episode, when Phoebe tries to turn the TV on, the remote switches positions between shots. At least twice. See more »

Quotes

Rachel: Joey got a turkey stuck on his head?
Joey: Hey! It's not how it sounds!
Chandler: It is exactly how it sounds.
See more »

Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Rachel's letter to Ross... refilwemotwasele29
Best actor on the show? matthewperry111
Rachel in College JamesBr_ando
Ross and the doll and the Male nanny JamesBr_ando
Joey & Rachel reginaphalanges
Just heard that Jennifer Aniston is iluvpalmtrees

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?