Ranking the Friends Thanksgiving Episodes from Worst to Best

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Hop in a BarcaLounger, grab a Nestlé Toulouse cookie and settle in, because we're taking a closer look at the Friends Thanksgiving episodes.

Even though Friends has been off the air for 17 years, the NBC comedy's holiday episodes are still our favorite way to commemorate Turkey Day. Every season, Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Monica (Courteney Cox), Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), Joey (Matt LeBlanc), Chandler (Matthew Perry) and Ross (David Schwimmer) celebrated with hilarious high jinks, quotable moments and notable guest stars. Sometimes they were even educational!

For instance, thanks to the ninth episode in season six, "The One Where Ross Got High," we all learned how not to make an English trifle. Sorry, Rachel, but we're sure it really did taste like feet.

And in the season five Thanksgiving episode, we learned how Chandler lost a toe. And that's only a small taste of what Friends offered up as Thanksgiving content over its 10-season run. 

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So the real question is, how do the episodes compare to one another? For our official ranking of the Friends Thanksgiving episodes, scroll through the gallery below.

TBS/ Robert Isenberg//Danny Feld/Gary Null/NBCSeason 2, Episode 8: "The One With the List"

This Friends episode is at the very bottom of our own list because it's only technically a Thanksgiving episode. "The One With the List," which aired ahead of the November holiday, doesn't feature a Thanksgiving dinner, but it does have Monica making "Mocklate" treats for a new job opportunity.

The rest of the episode centers around Ross and Rachel fighting over the paleontologist making a pros and cons list to decided between Julie and Rachel.

NBCSeason 10, Episode 8: "The One With the Late Thanksgiving"

This was the last Thanksgiving episode of the series and not its strongest. The episode centers on the gang, once again, demanding that Monica make Thanksgiving dinner, only for Ross, Phoebe, Joey and Rachel to arrive late for the meal. (Shout-out to Emma's win at the Grand Supreme Little Darling competition).

What saves the episode? Ross, Joey, Rachel and Phoebe all poking their heads into Monica and Chandler's apartment to apologize. Oh, and the Bings find out they've been selected to adopt a baby.

TBS/ Robert Isenberg//Danny Feld/Gary Null/NBCSeason 7, Episode 8: "The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs"

Dogs make everything better, unless you're Chandler Bing.

This season seven episode has the group's resident funnyman admitting the truth about his stance on dogs when Phoebe brings a canine friend over: He doesn't like him. "Don't do it," Joey begs Chandler as he braces himself to reveal his truth.

Chandler goes on to demand that the dog Phoebe is pet-sitting leave the apartment, but, in typical Friends fashion, the gang sneaks the pup back in. This causes a whole bunch of confusion, as a guilty Chandler goes to check on the dog, who is now supposed to be at Ross' apartment. This has him thinking that the animal is missing, which inspires Phoebe to tell a hilarious faux rescue story.

An honorable mention from the episode? Chandler's states game.

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