Are you a Friends fan? If yes, then this is the perfect site for you. If not, then get ready. You are about to become one. Don’t believe me? Well, here is a list of all the best Friends Thanksgiving episodes with a festive theme. And if the festivity ain’t good enough, then trust me, Chandler’s Pun will be the deal-breaker.
Take a scroll and check out the list.
10. “The One With the Late Thanksgiving.”
(Season 10, 2003)
- Episode 8
The one with the late Thanksgiving was the last Thanksgiving episode of the Friends series. It was aired in November 2003 and left everyone with tears in their eyes. It is a favorite episode of many fans.
Have you ever been invited over by a friend who is as freaky as Monica Geller? No one’s ever got anything on their list as Monica. Monica’s plates are always full. And do you know what happens when You forget to arrive at their parties or invites late? Hell gets havocked. Any excuse is a moot point from there.
A similar thing happens in this episode of Friends show. The four friends, Joey, Ross, Rachel, and Phoebe, fail to arrive on time at the Thanksgiving party Monica invites them to. You gotta watch how that unfolds, if you haven’t till now.
9. “The One With Rachel’s Other Sister”
(Season 9, 2002)
- Episode 8
The one with Rachel’s other sister was hosted as a quirky Thanksgiving episode of the Friends series. It was aired in November 2002 and left everyone with a tummy ache from giggling at how Chandler spends his sarcasm.
Thanksgiving dinner is a special occasion known to reunite families. This friend’s episode revolves around this plot too but with a sibling rivalry added to it. We are introduced to the sister of Jennifer Aniston. Christina Applegate plays the Middle sister of the Green family.
The guest’s appearance brings out loud cheers from the audience, who knows they are in for a hilarious ride. The result of the new appearance starts with Chandler making jokes his usual way at the Thanksgiving meal. We see how badly the Green siblings, played by Christina Applegate, hate Rachel, and all the friends try to deal with the bomb situation.
8. “The One With the Rumor”
(Season 8, 2001)
- Episode 9
The one with the rumor was hosted as a Thanksgiving episode of the Friends series that brings back childhood melodrama. It was aired in November 2001 and left everyone with a tickle in their spine when the reunion of the college mates happened.
We have a guest appearance in this episode by Brad Pitt. Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt had a beef when they were in college. Monica and Ross, who host Thanksgiving, were unaware of it. This friend’s Thanksgiving episode goes haywire when both Rachel and Pitt come face to face.
The tension between them can be felt as similar to the ones between the character of Matt Leblanc and a grilled cheese sandwich. This previous one was more on the negative and hateful side, while the other was on the romantic side. This episode does not stop Matthew Perry from being his punny self.
7. “The One Where Chandler Doesn’t Like Dogs.”
(Season 7, 2000)
- Episode 8
The one where Chandler doesn’t like dogs episode was on the Friends series that showed Chandler hates dogs like Joey having an entire turkey. It was aired in November 2000 during Thanksgiving and gives off a festive vibe.
Do you know what happens when it is the festive season? There is food and the perfect ambiance to chill. Especially when you are hanging out with your friends? The host beings out the wedding china set, and others start spilling each other’s secrets. This friend’s Thanksgiving showed the same.
It starts when Monica puts food on the table, and Joey eats. Slowly all secrets start being told. We discover Phoebe hiding a cute little dog in their house. Everybody loves it. Joey realizes that Chandler doesn’t like dogs and is about to tell it to others. One thing leads to another, and we see Ross doesn’t like ice cream and whatnot!
6. “The One Where Ross Gets High.“
(Season 6, 1999)
- Episode 9
The one where Ross gets high was an ever-stuck-in-memory quiet Thanksgiving episode of the Friends series. It aired in November 1999, leaving everyone wondering if Destiny could play like that. Nothing will if this episode doesn’t make you go all pumpkin pie in your mind.
You know what happens when you smoke pot, don’t you? Naughty you. And what is the time when you usually get high because you smoked pot? Apart from a good time, it’s when you are in college. The same goes for Ross. And who about it? You guessed it right. It was her sister, Monica.
The 1997 Thanksgiving dinner had the Geller parents over. The Geller siblings still feared struggling over their parents’ divorce. But Chandler had other plans. He had arranged for his favorite friends to help him impress Monica’s parents. And by the sound, we know this is a promising premise for a fun time in the festive season.
5. “The One With All The Thanksgiving”
(Season 5, 1998)
- Episode 8
The one with all the Thanksgiving was one of the saddest Thanksgiving episodes of the Friends series by Warner Bros. It was aired in November 1998 and left everyone with tears in their eyes as it made them see the downsides even their favorite characters can go through.
Warner Bros made sure of that.
When we are low, no amount of having dancer friends around us makes a difference to our emotions. Warner Bros depicts that through this episode. We see a sad Chandler talking about his parent’s divorce. What’s worse, Warner’s bros also made Ross crib how big a mess his life is.
4. “The One With Chandler In A Box.”
(Season 4, 1997)
- Episode 8
The one with Chandler in a Box was the episode of the Friends series that showed us what friends can do to earn our forgiveness. It gave us unrealistic expectations from our friends. Not just that, it gave us unrealistic expectations from life. It aired in November 1997, leaving everyone with high hopes for their friend’s circle.
Here we see how hard Monica works to get into making a space for herself in the baking world, even if it involves Richard’s son. She tries her best to do whatever she is determined to do. The same has been applied to her position in the new chocolate company she has started working for.
But barring that, the friendship between Chandler and Joey is also put to display and under the test.
3. “The One With The Football”
(Season 3, 1996)
- Episode 9
The one with the Football was the Thanksgiving episode of the Friends series that showed how lousy sibling rivalry can get. It aired in November 1996 and had everyone pondering the relationship they share with their siblings. If that’s not enough, we also wondered how far they’ll go to defeat us.
Have you ever fought with your sibling? Has your mother ever told you to take a knife and kill off each other since you fought like cats and dogs? The answer has to be a yes. And if it is so, this is the perfect episode you need to watch. It also has a festive tinge to it.
2. “The One With The List”
(Season 2, 1995)
- Episode 8
The one on the list was a special Thanksgiving episode of the Friends series, which outdid itself. It was aired in November 1995 and left everyone wondering if they would ever get backed up by friends like Rachel, Monica, and others.
Tell me honestly, have you ever wondered how Rachel and Ross ended up together? They deserved so much better partners than they chose to settle down with. It got more and more evident as the series progressed over time. We know Ross had been eyeing Rachel for a long time. But was Rachel the best for him?
Amongst all the Thanksgiving episodes ranked, this one sure made the buzz. This episode showed Ross making a comparison between Rachel and Julie. Who won the rounds, Rachel, for sure? But do you believe it’s the one where Ross got away with it? Think harder!
1. “The One Where The Underdog” Disappears
(Season 1, 1994)
- Episode 9
The one where the underdog disappears was the first Thanksgiving-themed episode of the Friends series. It aired in November 1994 and left wanting more in the upcoming Thanksgiving episodes. It is the earliest of the Thanksgiving episodes in the history of the Friends show.
Cuts from this one are used as flashback episodes in later seasons. Why is this one used as a flashback episode, you ask? That’s because we saw the characters’ true personalities as their origin story and how it develops over time.
We are aware of Joey’s love for food. But this episode shows us that he can eat more than half a shepherd’s pie with cranberry sauce. He can also have more than half an English trifle, with or without cranberry sauce. And what would happen if Rachel lost the keys to the house on such a food-binging day? You have to binge on this show to know that.
We know already you are a Friends fan. And if you are one, you will indeed have high hopes from your friends’ circle. Because tell me, who doesn’t want a pillar as strong as the ones in this show? Well, we can’t get you friends, but sure as hell, you can binge on, and we can provide you with more such lists.