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The One With All The Thanksgivings

Episode 5.08

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After Thanksgiving dinner at Monica's, the gang tells stories about their worst Thanksgivings ever. In a series of flashbacks, we see Chandler learning of his parent's divorce (1978); Phoebe losing an arm (twice) in past lives (1862 and 1915); Joey with his head in a turkey (1992); Chandler hurting Monica's feelings (1987); and Monica getting a little more revenge than she planned, when Chandler loses a toe (1988).

The one where they said....

Joey: I am thankful for this beautiful fall we've been having.
Chandler: That's sweet, Joey.
Monica: That's very nice.
Joey: Yeah, the other day I was at the bus stop and this lovely fall breeze came in out of nowhere and blew this chick's skirt right up. Oh! Which reminds me--I'm also thankful for thongs.

Joey: Man, it must be so cool remembering stuff like that! I don't have any past life memories.
Phoebe: Of course you don't, sweetie. You're brand new.

Monica: Happy Thanksgiving!
Rachel: Not for me. Chip and I broke up!
Monica: Oh, why? Why? Well, what happened?
Rachel: Well, you know how my parents are out of town and Chip was going to come over...
Monica: Yeah, yeah, and you were going to givehim, you know, your flower.
Rachel: Okay, Monica, can you just call it sex?! It really creeps me out when you call it that. Okay, and by the way, while we're at it, a guy's thing is not called, "his tenderness." Believe me!

Monica: Hey, Chandler! Did you like the macaroni and cheese?
Chandler: Oh yeah, it was great. You should be a chef.
Monica: Okay!

Ross (to Chandler, but Monica overhears): Oh no, it's cool. You can stay here. My parents won't mind.
Chandler: No, it's not that, I just don't want to be stuck here all night with your fat sister.
Ross: Hey!
Judy Geller: Monica, why don't you finish off these pies? I don't have any more room in the fridge.
Monica: No. No, thank you!
Jack Geller: Well, Judy, you did it! She's finally full!

The Doctor: Did you bring the toe?
Monica: Oh yes! I have it right here, on ice!
The Doctor: Don't worry son, we'll just re-attach it and then...
Monica: What? What is it?
The Doctor: You brought a carrot.


Written by Greg Malins
Directed by Kevin S. Bright
Morgan Fairchild as Nora Bing
Michael Winters as The Doctor
Christina Pickles as Judy Geller
Elliott Gould as Jack Geller
Alec Mapa as The Housekeeper
Douglas Looper as The Paramedic
Joshua Preston as Young Chandler
Aired 11/19/98, 6/10/99