#TBT: The First ‘Friends’ Thanksgiving

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On Nov. 17, 1994, Boyz II Men was making love to you; Westworld star Thandie Newton was getting her blood sucked by Brad Pitt in Interview With the Vampire; and people were gathered around the boob tube for their first Thanksgiving with America’s best Friends.

NBC’s powerhouse lineup of Mad About You, Friends, Seinfeld, and ER was celebrating Thanksgiving, and on Friends, it was “The One Where Underdog Gets Away.” In the classic episode, Rachel was trying to get to Vail, Colo., to spend the holiday with her family, Ross was talking to his unborn child, and Joey was denying venereal disease rumors thanks to an unfortunate subway ad.

The real drama was when the gang got locked out of the apartment with the turkey and all the fixings still cooking inside. By the time they got inside, the food was ruined, but they didn’t let that ruin their Thanksgiving, thanks to Ugly Naked Guy reminding them that what really matters is being with friends.

Friends is available to stream on Netflix. 

Monica or Rachel? Friends star Matt LeBlanc answers, and it might surprise you. 

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