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The One Where Underdog Gets Away 

The gang's plans for Thanksgiving go awry after they get locked out of Monica and Rachel's apartment.

Director:

James Burrows

Writers:

David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green
Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller
Lisa Kudrow ... Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc ... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Matthew Perry ... Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer ... Dr. Ross Geller
Jane Sibbett ... Carol
Max Wright ... Terry
Jessica Hecht ... Susan
Lara Harris ... Obsession Girl
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Storyline

With their parents away Monica and Ross decide to have Thanksgiving dinner alone together at Monica's. However, one by one the other friends join them. Rachel says that she can't afford to buy a ticket for Vail to be with her family. Joey confesses that his family thinks that he has V.D. because he appeared in an ad campaign. Chandler recalls his story of how he doesn't eat Thanksgiving food because of bad family memories. Phoebe brings her Grandmother, confesses that she observes Thanksgiving in December because her Grandma's boyfriend is Lunar. As the Macy's parade passes by, the Underdog balloon gets loose. The friends rush onto the terrace for a better view and get locked out, so the dinner burns. Chandler is happy because everyone eats grilled cheese sandwiches. Written by Craig

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$246,168, 24 November 2019

Gross USA:

$49,234

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$49,234
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Unofficially, known as "The one with the Thanksgiving Lockout". See more »

Goofs

While Ross is singing to Carol's belly, he feels the baby kick and she says that was the first time the baby kicked. The first few times the baby kicks, only the mother can feel it because the fetus is still small. Others can only feel the baby kick during the last trimester, months after the mother has been feeling it kick for a while. See more »

Quotes

Joey: Hey, Mon. I have a question... I don't see any tater tots.
Monica: That's not a question.
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Soundtracks

(Theme From) The Monkees
(uncredited)
Written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
Performed by David Schwimmer
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Not A Great Episode
19 November 2014 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

Plot In A Paragraph: When everyone's plans fall through Monica (Courtney Cox) hosts a Thanksgiving dinner, but things go awry when everyone gets locked out of the girls apartment.

We meet the owner of Central Perk, a guy named Terry (no surname). We also get a new actress playing Carol, Ross's ex-wife (Jane Sibbett)

Not a great episode, but it had it's moments, Joey's "disease" was funny, and a great excuse to have a Police song to be used, a bit of Sting and Co is never a bad thing.

I thin a lot of effort must have went in to making this look real, as Courtney Cox looked very cold in the scene in the hallway after they have been on the roof


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