The One with the Football

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  • 9.5

    Good episode that showed the group playing a simple game

    By Mischa, Dec 05, 2011

    Really highlighted the strengths of each character, as well as the show overall. Joey and Chandler fighting over a lady, Monica and Ross' sibling rivalry, Phoebe's football strategy, Rachel's almost winning the game in a surprising twist. It was a really powerful episode.

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    By Canogaparkcindy, Nov 03, 2010

    One of the best episodes of the entire series, although the plot wasn't huge: Just a couple friends playing football, it was some of the best writing I've seen in a while. I really do have to commend Ira Ungerleider here, she wrote this episode perfectly.



    I wouldn't call this episode underrated but it definitely deserves some more recognition. This episode kept me intrigued throughout the whole thing, not to mention it was funny. The classic Ross vs. Monica sibling rivalry was hilarious.



    It was also great aftermath after the Chandler & Janice fallout, considering any scenes between them this season were dreadful. Rachel was the one that stole the show here though. From her going "really long" to her making the touchdown in the end, she was really great here.



    The end was pretty funny and it was a perfect conclusion, it still leaves the fans debating on who really won the football game and who was in the wrong there. Great episode of Friends, instant classic.moreless

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  • 9.6

    i think the episode is very cool it is so funny and i will look it ever and ever

    By Inora1990, Oct 14, 2010

    i need the text in english from the start of the episode becaus we must act it in the school and i didn't have the text, what should i do? i must act it on wednesday my teacher want to film us and then she gives us a mark please help me we need the text. the episode was so cool it was so funny i love friends i have seen all episodes it's one of the best sit comes i knwo and i hope it comes soon against in germany. i hope you can understand me, im not really good in english. thanks for reading.moreless

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  • 10

    "I'm sorry, Dutch, I didn't catch that last part?"-Joey

    By efc1991, Jan 15, 2008

    Emotions become the feast of the day when the gang plays a game of touch football on Thanksgiving as Joey and Chandler argue over who gets to date a model and Ross and Monica argue over winning in a case of sibling rivalry. This episode is just legendary, I couldn't stop laughing throughout the entire episode, it was just full of classic quotes including one of my favourite ones which is:



    Monica: Losers walk.

    Ross: Yeah? Losers talk.

    Chandler: No, no, no. Actually, losers rhyme.





    Its great I always laugh at that, I also like the the part where there playing football and the sports music comes on the whole scene is laugh out load funny.moreless

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  • 9.4

    Well what can I say about this episode?

    By Sarah_Is_Lost, Oct 22, 2007

    This Episode is amazing! It is one of my favourites...I think it is in my top ern episodes of FRIENDS that how good it really is! Well, in this episode the gang are so, so funny; Chandler - Funny as always, he has some great lines in the episode.

    Phoebe - She has her first touchdown ever! The scene with her first touchdown is very funny.

    Joey - He thinks the Neverlands is a made up place...Lets just leave it at that lol.

    Rachel - She works on Mondays so she cant join the football league, lol.

    Monica - Is so, so funny in this episode, her and Ross stand out the most.

    Ross - Like I said before Ross and Monica stand out the most. They are really funny. I could watch this episode again and again, it is that good.moreless

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  • 10

    This is the funniest episode ever .

    By Diamonddoll_07, Feb 03, 2007

    It all started when Monica and Ross where little they had football contests during Thanks giving . And they would win this ugly trophy with a troll on it . And one thanks giving Monica and Ross went too far so there dad took it away amd said that he threw it away but Monica had kept it . So she re challenged Ross so they made too groups girls . In in this episode there is a part where Phoebe flashes chandler just get the ball and Rachel can't catch but she finally does in the end and panics and goes out of the park and makes a touch down . And theres also a part where Ross and Monica are fighting for the win and Monica goes " leave me alone i'm a tiny little women " ! !moreless

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  • 9.5

    Another great Thanksgiving episode

    By aspettig, Jan 31, 2007

    I have to say, the "Friends" Thanksgiving epsiodes are some of my favorites, and this one is at the top of the list. I love episodes that focus on the sibling rivalry between (or nerdiness of) Ross and Monica, and "The One With the Football" does not disappoint. Deciding to take a break from preparing their Thanksgiving feast, the gang goes out to play some football. Initially, Ross and Monica decline, saying that they've been banned from playing football by their parents. Apparently, every Thanksgiving they used to have a football game called the "Geller Bowl", and Monica broke Ross's nose one year. As a result, their father threw their "trophy" in the lake, and forbade them from playing ever again. The gang finally wears them down and Ross and Monica, of course, turn out to be extemely competitive. The arguments that take place between them and other members of the group are really hilarious. This episode is definitely one of the best, as far as I'm concerned.moreless

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  • 10

    Definately a favorite!

    By clemson4008, Nov 14, 2006

    Of all of the amazing episodes of Friends, this is definately one of my favorites. The Thanksgiving episodes were always among my favorite episodes of each season, and this is my favorite Thanksgiving episode. I think this episode was hilarious. I was laughing uncontrollably when Phoebe pulled up her shirt to distract Chandler. I think Jennifer did a great job with Rachel's fear/lack of knowledge about football. It was really funny. I was glad to see Chandler get the girl over Joey for once, because it bothers me how much they pick on him, and how little they pick on Joey. I thought it was really funny that Joey thought the girl had two names. I think Courteney was at the top of her game in the third season, and this episode really showed her and David (who was amazing each and every season, IMO) off really well. I really enjoyed seeing how competitive they are and learning about the Geller cup. I also laughed really hard when Rachel and Pheobe didn't understand that that Joey and Chandler were talking about the NFL, and considered playing. I about died when Rachel said "I have work Monday nights". With Thanksgiving coming up, I'm so excited about watching all of the Friends Thanksgiving episodes again. This is definately one of the funniest episodes of the entire series.moreless

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  • 9.0

    And another Thanksgiving episode!

    By count-chocula, Aug 29, 2006

    An hilarious Thanksgiving episode here, the best so far. The opening scene in which Monica & Ross explain that their mother doesn’t let them play football anymore is great - especially with Chandler adding on “But wait, how are we gonna get [to the field] as my parent’s won’t let me cross the road!”. Classic!



    As play continues and the Geller’s case of sibling rivalry boils and boils Chandler & Joey both fall for the same Dutch girl. Their rivalry is also great! In fact the only piece of non-rivalry on the pitch is from Rachel & Phoebe!



    Another great episode of a great series!moreless

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