Season 3 Episode 9

The One with the Football

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 21, 1996 on NBC

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  • Another great Thanksgiving episode

    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.