Say F.R.I.E.N.D.S and the first thing that comes to mind is Joey and 'HOW YOU DOIN?'. The Thanksgiving dinners, however, were as memorable. The sitcom has always paid tribute to the pilgrims and the natives whenever the air turned chilly in Central Perk. Their annual thanksgiving themed episodes outnumbered the ones on Christmas and gave us innumerable fits of laughter. Today as we celebrate it, here is a rundown of the best thanksgiving moments from the evergreen sitcom.
Season 5, The One With All The Thanksgivings
This episode has forever held the essence of thanksgiving in FRIENDS as everyone recalls their thanksgiving memories in flashback. The all-time favourite moment being when Joey got his head stuck in a turkey and Monica added shades and a cap to it simply made our day. The episode starts with Monica trying to enchant Chandler with her seductive carrot moves but ends up chopping his toes instead. Also remember how Phoebe lost her arms while serving as a nurse in 1915? Epic.
Season 6, The One Where Ross Got High
This episode was dedicated to the friends outing each other’s secrets in the presence of Ross and Monica’s parents, with Chandler emerging as the victor as his future in-laws realize he isn't a pot head. On the side line, we get to see Rachel wield her skills in the kitchen by making a trifle of meat, ladies finger and whipped cream. It certainly put the rest of the group in a trifle while swallowing it.
Season 8, The One with the RumorF.R.I.E.N.D.S has forever had celebrities in cameo roles affecting the lives of the characters, which is why, when Brad Pitt flung his head to replicate Rachel’s hair flip, it flipped us inwardly. The ‘I Hate Rachel’ club member made us members of I love Will club the moment he said, “I am rich and thin. Life can’t get better.”
Season 9, The One With Rachel’s Other Sister
This racy episode saw a cat fight over Ralph Lauren privilege discounts between Rachel and her middle sister Amy played by Christina Applegate. The episode went on to win Christina an Emmy for her performance. We even saw paranoid Monica at her best as she cut a leg piece in air to save her wedding fine bone china plates. They eventually ended up in pieces thanks to Chandler’s movements.
Season 4, The One with Chandler in a Box
This episode was the epitome of bromance in the series as we saw Chandler communicate with nothing more than fingers in the episode as he sat in a box for six hours punished by Joey for cheating on his former girlfriend.
Season 3, The One with the FootballThis was one of those rare episodes where we see the characters in an outdoor setup battling it out for the Geller cup. It is a test of Ross and Monica’s family ties as Monica innocently says they have been forbidden to play football by their mother while Chandler and Joey try to win over a Dutch girl in the court side. In all this drama, Rachel keeps running long as has been told by everyone.