The One Where My Sister and I Watched All FRIENDS Thanksgiving Episodes

Disclaimer: this list did NOT come from us, but it came from Buzzfeed's

"Every “Friends” Thanksgiving Episode, Ranked From Worst To Best" article. Giving credit where credit is due, haha.

10. "The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs"

Coffee and breakfast ready, we both agreed that the episode is pretty lackluster compared to the others. Some observations include:

  • my new haircut is similar to Rachel's Season 7 hair
  • I admit...I can't figure out all 50 states in 10 minutes
  • "this is all a moo point" -Joey Tribbiani

Conclusion: even the episode that is considered the worst Friends Thanksgiving episode is still pretty great.

9. The One with the List

...the beginning of the Ross-Rachel saga. A few things to point out:

  • The opening scene that shows the difference between girl and guy reactions to romantic gestures is SO ON POINT.
  • Jealous Rachel has to be the best Rachel
  • We finally see something related to Thanksgiving, in the form of the Mockolate (it sounds gross, it's probably gross). Conclusion: Okay, in my opinion, this should be number 10 because let's be real: we were all more enthralled with Ross and Rachel finally getting together than the fact that it's a Thanksgiving episode.

8. The One with Rachel's Other's Sister

We can finally see more Thanksgiving-related themes at this point. And hey, Christina Applegate! She's my favorite sister, to be honest.

Some things to point out:

  • Emma's first Thanksgiving! ...even though we did not see Emma at all in this episode.
  • The hair fights are amazing
  • The whole idea of who gets your kid when you dies is both depressing and funny at the same time.
  • Papa Chandler is pretty great...for all of its 30-second glory.

Conclusion: Never use fancy china to any holiday, especially if you're like Monica.

7. The One Where Ross Got High

We have reached the point of this list that it suddenly get better and funnier. We have also refused to get up from the couch, with the exception of switching up the episodes. Some things to point out:

  • Rachel's English Trifle is something that I want to try, but don't want to eat at the same time.
  • Apparently, the holidays is a good time to air out everyone's dirty laundry...well then.
  • This is the episode that we realize that Ross really cares about Rachel -my sister
  • This is the episode that reminds me how normal Chandler really is compared to everyone else.

Conclusion: read recipes very...very carefully

6. The One with Chandler In a Box (my personal favorite)

We both realized that this is the first Thanksgiving episode post-Ross and Rachel breakup. But at the same time, it's the first episode that reminds me of Thanksgiving in general.

  • My favorite line: “Fine. Judge all you want to, but [to Ross] married a lesbian, [to Rachel] left a man at the altar, [to Phoebe] fell in love with a gay ice dancer, [to Joey] threw a girl’s wooden leg in a fire, and [to Chandler] live in a box!” —Monica (which  memorized at one point in time)
  • Another great line: "It's like inviting a Greek tragedy for dinner!" -Rachel
  • There are so many darn good lines in this episode, which shows the writing talent that they have in this show, and how much the actors add their wit to make such lines amazing quotes to say.
  • Proving your friendship by being inside a box for a few hours makes total sense. No really, it does.

Conclusion: This is the turning of this list, because after this Thanksgiving episode it just gets so much...better.

5. The One with the Rumor--The One with the Brad Pitt episode

This is a pretty bittersweet episode for both my sister and I, because of the Brad Pitt-Jennifer Aniston days that no one will ever forget.

  • The amount of screams that happened when Brad Pitt first comes into the goodness
  • Man vs. Turkey never got funnier with Joey involved
  • High school wounds never...ever heal

Conclusion: as much as this episode was funny, I always wondered how Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston feel about all the reruns of this episodes.

4. The One with the Late Thanksgiving

It's the last Thanksgiving episode of the show, which tops the bittersweet meter.

  • Baby pageants are never cool. Never.
  • The fact that Monica and Chandler know that they've been hosting Thanksgiving for the past 10 years makes me laugh a little bit
  • We've all been that friend stuck on the door, trying to get to the Thanksgiving food

Conclusion: This Thanksgiving episode was a great way to start the whole "beginning of the end" for the whole show.

3. The One with the Football

This episode is one of those episodes that show how great this ensemble really is. ...and how much football is engrained in American culture. As someone that still doesn't understand how football works, I do understand how competitive it can be.

Conclusion: I'd rather eat than play football

2. The One Where Underdog Gets Away

This is the episode that started it all.

  • Who can forget "shoop, shoop, shoop"?
  • This was the episode that started the whole realization that Ross never had a successful love life until the last episode.
  • Joey's "infectious" predicament was paired perfectly with Sting's "Don't Stay So Close To Me" (might not be the real song title though).
  • This was also the beginning Ugly Naked Guy and Ugly Naked Gal

Conclusion: it's the beginning of an era, and something that it part of my family's tradition every year.

1. The One With All The Thanksgivings

(I just had to put the photo again.)

There's really nothing else to say. Just look at the gif, it says it all.

Now that we finished that, I suppose it's time to cook for our own Thanksgiving Dinner. I hope you all have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving.