Friends was known for their Thanksgiving episodes. Each year, fans could look forward to the gang's hijinks whether it was locking themselves out of the apartment while dinner was in the oven, or catching Ugly Naked Guy breaking bread with Ugly Naked Girl.
So whether you're heading to your family's, or spending it solo, you deserve a bit of that fun on the holiday. And while we probably can't help you get Brad Pitt to come over for turkey (a girl can dream), we can help you Friends-ify your Thanksgiving.
MAKE RACHEL'S BEEF TRIFLE
Sure, it was an accident in season 6, but now it can become your new holiday dessert. Layer a tall dish with these ingredients in the following order:
LadyfingersJamCustardRaspberriesMore ladyfingersBeef sautéed with peas and onionsMore custardBananasAnd whipped cream.
Salty-and-sweet desserts are totally in right now and this beef trifle will have you saying:
Joey voice: "What's not to like? Custard? Good. Jam? Good. Meat? Gooood."
HOST YOUR OWN 'GELLER BOWL' COMPLETE WITH GELLER CUP
Gather some friends/family together and play a game of football while waiting for the turkey to cook. Winner gets the Geller Cup.
It's easy to make your own. Chandler sums it up the best:
But you can go all out if you want and glue the two-by-four to half a coffee can and get a label maker to write the name of the winner. For full authenticity, rough the trophy up a little to achieve that spent-time-in-the-lake-because-Monica-broke-Ross'-nose look.
SNACK ON SOME MOCKOLATE
Remember in season 2 when Monica was unemployed and took on a job making dishes out of fake chocolate? Well now you too can make "Thanksgiving the Mockolate holiday" by digging into some carob. It's part of the pea family and nothing says chocolate quite like pea plants. People who grew up with health-freak, or hippy parents are probably all too acquainted with this dessert disaster. It'll have you responding like Phoebe:
GET YOUR OWN TURKEY MASK
In season 5, Joey stuck his head up a turkey's butt and fun was had by all.
Joey scared Chandler:
Monica seduced Chandler:
Monica scared Joey:
You can pick up your own terrifying turkey topper here:
PLAY ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS, FIRE, WATER BALLOON
Because the original game is too simple, spice it up the Friends way:
Ross: "What is that?"
Joey: "That's fire! Beats everything."
Phoebe: "Oh really? Does it beat water balloon?"
Sorry to rain on your parade, Joey. But speaking of parades...
GET EXCITED ABOUT THE PARADE
Could the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade be any more fun? (I mean, these five adults always watch it, and they're all very well-adjusted and successful, right? Right?)
And you never know, this could be the year where Underdog gets away.