Friends Thanksgiving Episodes Ranked
What’s Thanksgiving without food, football, and Friends Thanksgiving episodes? We couldn’t let the holiday go by without having these Friends Thanksgiving specials ranked for your pleasure. Instead of worst to best, we’re ranking these episodes from the 10 Friends seasons from great to greatest because they’re all hilarious and full of a whole lot of entertaining dysfunction.
While Monica trying out Thanksgiving Mockolate recipes is amusing, we can’t help but feel upset when Rachel sees Ross’s list of her flaws, gets mad, and breaks up with him only one day after they’d finally gotten together.
Chandler lies and tells everyone that he’s allergic to dogs, but really, he’s afraid of them. Phoebe and the rest of the group spend the episode hiding, losing, and locating a dog that Phoebe is keeping in her room.
Joey won’t forgive Chandler for kissing his girlfriend Kathy, so he makes him stay in a box for six hours. Monica invites Richard’s son to Thanksgiving and kisses him, but she is grossed out when the kiss reminds her of his dad.
Everyone gets super annoyed with Monica’s neurotic behavior surrounding the use of her wedding china for Thanksgiving dinner. Rachel’s self-centered sister Amy shows up, and a fight about who’d get Emma if Ross and Rachel died ensues.
The Underdog balloon gets away, and the friends clamor to the roof to see it, locking themselves out of their apartment. Dinner ends up ruined, but they all enjoy a feast of tomato soup and grilled cheese.
Monica’s parents don’t like Chandler because Ross blamed him for the smell of pot in the house when they were in college. The parents find out it was Ross, and they thank Chandler for putting up with their kids all these years.
The friends divide into two teams to play football. Monica and Ross dive for the ball at the last play; they both catch it and hold on to the ball until dark.
Joey finishes off a 19-pound turkey, which gives him the “meat sweats.” Monica invites her high school friend over, and they reminisce about the “I Hate Rachel Green” club.
Phoebe convinces Rachel to enter Emma into a beauty contest, Joey and Ross go to a Rangers game, and everyone ends up being late for dinner. Monica and Chandler lock everyone out of the apartment only to have Joey’s head get stuck in the door.
This is hands-down one of the funniest Friends Thanksgiving episodes. The group flashes back to stories of their worst Thanksgivings. Chandler finds out the real story behind Monica cutting off his toe when he was in college. The episode ends with Chandler accidentally admitting to a turkey-headed Monica that he loves her.