Many sitcoms are known for their holiday-themed episodes, but some have a reputation for doing some holidays, such as Thanksgiving, better than others. For instance, Roseanne would basically release an annual mini horror movie around Halloween, Community got especially inventive for Christmas (such as Season 2’s Emmy-winning stop-motion animation special), and Friends’ Thanksgiving episodes practically define the essence of the holiday better than any other.
A Turkey Day special was a staple for each of the beloved NBC series’ 10 seasons, all of which had something new to offer while sticking to a certain formula: something must go terribly wrong and, most often, to the enraged chagrin of Monica (the designated mother of the gang). So, in other words, the episodes were never too different from how Thanksgiving tends to be for some, which is why Friends continues to be an annual tradition.
In fact, the show is so famous for its Thanksgiving episodes that the most die-hard fans can even name their Number One favorite among them. The same goes for me, which is why I have listed all 10 Friends episodes specifically related to the holiday in the order that I am most thankful for, starting with the one that coined the term “Mockolate.”