Friends Marathon To Air On TBS This Thanksgiving

There are certain TV comedies that are known for how they acknowledge a specific holiday. For example, The Office usually delivered a pretty fantastic Christmas episode, while Roseanne had some great Halloween episodes. And then there’s Friends, which had some pretty memorable Thanksgiving episodes. So what better way to spend Thanksgiving Day than watching TBS’s Friends marathon? You may have answered that question with “spending time with my family,” “eating turkey” and/or “watching football,” which is just fine, as you can technically do all of that while watching the Friends marathon. There’s enough turkey, family and football to go around for everyone in TBS’s 14-episode line-up.

Fair warning, before you even look at the list below, not all of these episodes are specifically Thanksgiving themed. If you’ve done the math, you may have already figured that out, as the beloved 90s series only consisted of ten seasons, it's unlikely that they would manage to surpass that number in Thanksgiving-themed episodes. But most of the episodes TBS has set to air on Thursday, November 28 are related to the turkey-focused holiday, beginning with “The One where Underdog Gets Away,” the series’ first Thanksgiving-themed episode, and as it turned out, the start of a tradition.

Among the other episodes to air is the one where Joey made Chandler sit in a box after he admitted he kissed Joey’s girlfriend Kathy. And then there’s the one where everyone flashes back to their worst Thanksgiving memories. (“More turkey Mister Chandllllerrr?”). And later on in the day, get your Jennifer Aniston-Brad Pitt flashback on with “The One with the Rumor.” As mentioned though, not all of the episodes are Thanksgiving-focused. During the final couple of hours, the series shifts to that epic fight between Ross and Rachel, which started with Ross’s jealously and led to them taking the infamous “break.” I don't think any of those episodes have anything to do with Thanksgiving, but they're some of the series' most memorable installments.

Grab some turkey, or some leg wax if you have it, put on your whackiest maternity pants and get comfortable, because it’s Friends for hours this Thanksgiving on TBS:

10 a.m. – "The One Where Underdog Gets Away” (TV-PG) – Monica intends to host a cozy Thanksgiving feast in her apartment with her friends, but her plans go awry, and the feast becomes a fiasco.10:30 a.m. – "The One with the List" (TV-PG) – Rachel makes a painful discovery concerning Ross. Monica's new boss (Michael McKean) gives her an impossible task.11 a.m. – "The One with the Football" (TV-PG) – On Thanksgiving, a good-natured football game between the friends reveals some serious rivalries.11:30 a.m. – "The One with Chandler in a Box" (TV-PG) – On Thanksgiving, Joey wants to punish Chandler for kissing Kathy. Monica gets a surprise when she visits an eye doctor.Noon – "The One with the Thanksgiving Flashbacks” (TV-14-D) – The friends find out about Monica's worst Thanksgiving ever. Morgan Fairchild guest-stars as Chandler's mother.12:30 a.m. – "The One Where Ross Got High” (TV-PG) – On Thanksgiving, Chandler tries to gain favor with Monica's parents, but an old secret involving Ross causes problems. Undomestic Rachel's dessert proves intriguing.1 p.m. – "The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs" (TV-PG) – Chandler's irrational fear causes problems when Phoebe brings home a cute dog. Rachel's assistant (Eddie Cahill) gives her a Thanksgiving surprise.1:30 p.m. – "The One with the Rumor" (TV-PG) – Monica encounters a high-school friend (Brad Pitt) and invites him to Thanksgiving Day dinner.2 p.m. – "The One with Rachel's Other Sister" (TV-PG) – Rachel has a bone to pick with her self-centered sister (Christina Applegate) on Thanksgiving.2:30 p.m. – "The One with the Late Thanksgiving" (TV-PG) – Monica prepares a Thanksgiving feast for the gang, then becomes enraged when everyone shows up late; Phoebe convinces Rachel to enter Emma in a baby beauty contest.3 p.m. – "The One with Phoebe's Ex-Partner" (TV-PG) – Phoebe's ex-singing partner wants to make Phoebe's signature song, "Smelly Cat," a commercial success. Chandler dates a woman (Sherilyn Fenn) with a handicap.3:30 p.m. – "The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break (Part 1)" (TV-PG) – Phoebe becomes involved with a foreign diplomat. Ross becomes involved with another woman after a fight with Rachel4 p.m. – "The One the Morning After (Part 2)" (TV-PG) – Ross wakes up with Chloe, but an oblivious Rachel wants to resume their relationship.4:30 p.m. – "The One Without the Ski Trip" (TV-PG) – Ross and Rachel remain apart while their friends feel forced to choose between them.

Monica puts the turkey on her head:

Joey in the maternity pants:

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