Friends (1994–2004)
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The One with All the Thanksgivings 

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


Kevin Bright


David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 1 more credit »




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
Morgan Fairchild ... Nora Tyler Bing
Michael Winters ... The Doctor
Christina Pickles ... Judy Geller
Elliott Gould ... Jack Geller
Alec Mapa ... The Housekeeper
Douglas Looper ... The Paramedic
Joshua Duvall Preston ... 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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Release Date:

19 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chandler's haircut during the first visit to Ross's parents' resembles the style made popular by 1980s band, Flock of Seagulls. On their second visit in 1988, both Ross and Chandler are wearing outfits inspired by the characters from Miami Vice. See more »


When Monica has the turkey on her head, the fez not only goes from being on top of the turkey to behind the turkey without anyone moving it but it also seems to defy gravity as it is almost vertical to the turkey but it doesn't fall off. See more »


[in Monica's flashback]
Judy Geller: Here, Monica, you can finish off these pies. There was no room in the fridge.
Monica: No. No thank you.
Jack Geller: Well, Judy, you did it. She's finally full.
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27 July 2019 | by samihazemSee all my reviews

Wow Wow what an episode ! One of my favorites,, like every thanksgiving episode .. just fabulous

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