"42 to 21, like a turkey Ross is done!"
"Cheater, cheater, compulsive eater!"
Ahh, what's a little Thanksgiving amongst friends? Whether it's with family or friends there is always a Thanksgiving tradition to fall on, and for some of us in the 90's we had the television show Friends to bring us closer together. While most tv sitcoms accent Christmas, Friends was one of the few who made Thanksgiving special. After stuffing ourselves with turkey and football, Friends would come on with a humorous Thanksgiving episode to put a climax to our day before we polished off dessert with a Christmas movie.
Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. I love spending it with family and friends, and always have so much to be thankful for. I think that is one of the reasons why I also enjoyed the Thanksgiving episodes of Friends, such as:
Monica always having to add an exclamation point to every special dinner she cooked, being as precise and serious as any chef could be:
"You know Rachel, you are supposed to put those marshmallows in a concentric circle?"
"No Monica, you want to. I want to do this...." (Rachel shoves a miniature marshmallow up Monica's nose)
"Every year!" Monica exclaims.
Then we had the one where they played two-hand-touch football in between Monica's basting of the turkey.
"Chandler, you sweep to the left and get open. Rachel you go long."
"Long enough until you see us as tiny, little ants."
Then we had the one where Chandler had to spend Thanksgiving day in a box, just to prove to Joey how sorry he was for stealing his girlfriend.
And one of everyone's favorite, Joey gets Monica's turkey stuck on his head.
"I put it on to scare Chandler. Hurry up and get this off of me, it smells in here!"
" Well, what'd ya' think? You got your head shoved up a dead animal!"
What drew us close to all of the characters of Friends was they spent more time together than they did with their own families. They were their own little family. Today millennials are following suit, getting together with friends they haven't seen in awhile. They will meet either the day before Thanksgiving or the Friday after and call it Friendsgiving.
No matter where you live and who you spend this Thanksgiving with, may you have a blessed time with family and friends. And may you find yourself thankful for at least one thing in your life.
Here's one last favorite from Friends:
"Monica said I could make dessert this year," Rachel.
"Uh, you're gonna cook something?"Joey
"Huh, yeah, I cook." Rachel
"Offering people gum is not cooking." Chandler