We have spent many wonderful Thanksgivings in the company of Chandler, Monica, Joey, Rachel, Ross and Phoebe. They have left us with a lot of wonderful memories that we still cherish, which is why we would like to pay tribute to them all.
We’ll rank all 10 Thanksgiving episodes, and take a wonderful walk through memory lane.
10. “The One Where Chandler Doesn’t Like Dogs” (Season 7, Episode 8)
Chandler confesses that he doesn’t like dogs, and that he was lying about being allergic to them. Rachel invites Tag, her new assistant, to join them for dinner, and Joey blurts out that she has a crush on Tag.
9. “The One With Chandler in a Box” (Season 4, Episode 8)
Chandler spends the night in a wooden box, trying to prove to Joey that his friendship is more important than a girl they both liked. Meanwhile, Monica invites Richard’s son to dinner, and Ross realizes that Rachel never keeps gifts, and exchanges everything she gets.
8. “The One With Rachel’s Other Sister” (Season 9, Episode 8)
Rachel’s sister pays her a visit, and they invite her for Thanksgiving dinner, over at Monica’s. Chandler and Monica use their fancy new dishes and Rachel and her sister break a plate while fighting.
7. “The One With the List” (Season 2, Episode 8)
Ross breaks up with Julie to be with Rachel, who he truly loves, only to get his heart shattered when Rachel finds his pros and cons list, and doesn’t want to be with him.
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6. “The One Where Underdog Gets Away” (Season 1, Episode 9)
Monica cooks a Thanksgiving meal made up of three different kinds of mashed potatoes. They each have other Thanksgiving plans at first, but end up spending it together, and having a lovely night.
5. “The One With the Late Thanksgiving” (Season 10, Episode 8)
Monica gets angry when everyone’s late for dinner. Rachel and Phoebe take Emma to a beauty pageant, while Ross and Joey go to a Rangers hockey game. Monica decides not to let them in, and Joey gets his head stuck trying to take a peek through the door.
4. “The One With All the Thanksgivings” (Season 5, Episode 8)
The group sits around the living room table, sharing their favorite Thanksgiving stories. Monica admits that she once heard Chandler call her fat, which led her to lose a lot of weight and get into great shape. She also admit that she cut off Chandler’s toe while trying to seduce him. Chandler, who hates Thanksgiving, gets even more upset, so she tries to cheer him up by putting on the turkey on her head, and dancing with it.
3. “The One Where Ross Got High” (Season 6, Episode 9)
Monica’s parents come over. She hasn’t yet told them that she’s living with Chandler. Rachel is preparing the dessert this time, and she accidentally puts beef in it, so everyone, except Joey, comes up with an excuse not to eat it.
2. “The One With the Football” (Season 3, Episode 9)
They all decide to play some football in the nearby park, while the turkey’s in the oven. The deal is that whoever wins the match, wins the Geller Cup, that’s essentially a troll doll glued on a two-by-four, as Chandler describes it.
1. “The One With the Rumor” (Season 8, Episode 9)
This time Monica invites an old friend from high school. Will, played by Brad Pitt, was Ross’s best friend back then, and not only that, but they were also members and co-founded the “I Hate Rachel Green” club.