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The One with All the Thanksgivings 

The gang remember and share with each other their worst Thanksgivings.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
The Doctor
The Housekeeper
Douglas Looper ...
The Paramedic
Young Chandler (as 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. Chandler 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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Comedy | Romance


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19 November 1998 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the flashback when Joey has the turkey on his head, Phoebe's painting of a woman climbing out of the frame is briefly visible to the left of the front door. This is when she was still living in the apartment. The same painting is occasionally visible throughout the various series and finally forms the focus of "The One With Ross' Grant" (s10e06) when Rachel and Monica fight over who should get it. See more »


As the six friends are telling stories about the past Thanksgivings, they reveal Joey got his head stuck into the turkey back in 1992, while in season 3 it's revealed that Joey moved in Chandler's apartment in 1993, meeting the rest of the friends (except Rachel). See more »


Rachel: You know what we should do? We should play that game where everybody says what they're thankful for.
Joey: Oh. I should be thankful for the wonderful fall we've been having.
Everybody: YEAH.
Joey: I remember one day I was at the bus stop and this cool fall breeze came blowing out of nowhere and totally lifted this chick's skirt. Oh. And I'm also thankful for thongs.
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Spoofs Psycho (1960) See more »

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