The One with All the Thanksgivings

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (10)

  • Monica: Hey, did you get the turkey ba- (Sees the turkey on Joey's head) Oh, my God, oh my God! Who is that?
    Joey: It's Joey!
    Monica: What are you doing? Is that supposed to be funny?
    Phoebe: No, it's not supposed to be funny, it's supposed to be scary.
    Monica: Well get it off!
    Joey: I can't, it's stuck!
    Monica: I don't care! That turkey has to feed twenty people at my parents' house and they're not going to eat it off your head!

  • Rachel: From now on, I'm gonna start dating men. Ross: Sorry, Judy, I couldn't find the plate you and Jack are looking for! Monica: Call them Mom and Dad, you loser. Ross: Monica!

  • Chandler: You are so great! I love you! Monica: What? Chandler: Nothing! I said, I said "You're so great!" and then I just, I just stopped talking! Monica: You said you loved me! I can't believe this! Chandler: No, I didn't! Monica: Yes, you did! Chandler: No, I didn't! Monica: You love me! Chandler: No, I don't! Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! Stop it!

  • Chandler: My toe, I need my toe! Monica: I'm so sorry! Chandler: Well sorry doesn't bring back the little piggy who cried all the way home!

  • Joey: I am thankful for this beautiful fall we've been having. 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 am also thankful for thongs.

  • Chandler: I am so sorry for calling you fat! I really am! But hey, I was an idiot back then! I rushed the stage at a Wham! concert for crying out loud! Phoebe: I can't believe you called her fat. Ross: I can't believe you let George Michael slap you!

  • Rachel: You're not going to tell the whole story about how your parents got divorced again, are you? Joey: Oh come on, I want to hear it! It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without Chandler bumming us out!

  • Monica: (About the turkey on Joey's head) Okay, Phoebe, you pull, I'm gonna spread the legs as wide as I can. (Joey laughs) Joey, now is not the time!

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Notes (12)

  • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Nejhorší Díkůvzdání (The Worst Thanksgiving)

  • Elliot Gould is credited as a "Special Appearance."

  • Christina Pickles receives the "And" credit.

  • Alternate Title: The One With All The Thanksgivings

  • This episode received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or a Special (Dana Mark McClure, Charlie McDaniel III, Kathy Oldham, John Bickelhaupt).

  • #3 in "UK's 6 Favorite Friends Episodes Countdown"

  • In this episode we see that Chandler's toe was severed. This was a play on the fact that Matthew Perry is missing part of his right middle finger.

  • In the flashback where Joey gets the turkey stuck on his head, Joey complains that it smells bad and Phoebe replies "Of course, you have your head up a dead animal's ass." In "The One Where Chandler Gets Caught" this flashback is reused. But this time Phoebe's reply is "Of course, you have your head up a dead turkey's ass." Apparently they used another take when selecting the scene.

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Trivia (13)

  • Alternate Title: The One with the Thanksgiving Flashbacks

  • Continuity: In this episode we see Chandler as a child finding out his parents are getting a divorce. On his plate is some turkey and vegetables and all the other thanksgiving food, but in "The One Where Underdog Gets Away" we learned that Chandler was eating dessert and had a bite of pumpkin pie in his mouth when his parents told him they were getting divorced.

  • Goof: When Monica drops the knife that severs Chandler's toe, the camera angle changes to look up and someone's shadow moves across the ceiling.

  • Continuity: In the flashback where Joey gets the turkey stuck on his head, you can see the white-and-black tiled bathroom floor. The floor should be all white since Joey didn't put in the new tiling until "The One with Frank Jr.."

  • Goof: In the opening scene when Phoebe is trying to turn on the TV, the TV remote is laying on the table at an angle. When the shot changes it is laying straight, and then it is at an angle again.

  • Magna Doodle: Bye (with a drawing of the number 327 inside a heart with wings)

  • Goof: In the 1862 Thanksgiving, when Phoebe loses her arm it's obviously a fake and the strings can be seen when it blows up.

  • Goof: When Monica accidentally throws the knife in the air, you can see as it is flying through the air it has no tip on it, but when we see it heading for Chandler's toe, it has a point.

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Allusions (4)

  • The music played when Monica drops the knife on Chandler's toe is taken from the famous shower-scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.

  • Chandler: That's why for an entire year people called me Sir Limps-A-Lot? This is a word play on Sir Mix-A-Lot, a Grammy Award-winning rapper.

  • Chandler: I rushed the stage at a Wham concert, for crying out loud! Wham! was a pop band formed in 1981 by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley.

  • In the 1987 flashback, Chandler is dressed as one of the guys in the 1980s band A Flock Of Seagulls. In the 1988 flashback, Ross and Chandler are dressed like Crockett and Tubbs from Miami Vice.