23 ways to turn your thanksgiving into a ‘friends’ episode
Fellow “Friends” fanatics, we can definitely quibble about which significant other was the best(Janice, obviously), whether Phoebe and Joey were the *real* lobsters of this group, and whether a spin-off should ever happen again after the womp that was “Joey,” but the one thing we will always agree upon is the fact that this show produced the best Thanksgiving-centric episodes the TV world has ever known.
And if you’re looking to really spice up your Thanksgiving this year, we’ve got a few ideas for how you can incorporate your real friends (yes, we do mean Mon, Rach, Ross, Chandler, Joey, and Phoebes) into the day and either delight or confuse the hell out of everyone in your party, depending on their cultural awareness of all things Apartment 20 (formerly 5).
1) Show up late and get your head stuck in the door first thing.
It doesn’t really matter if it’s even locked. Just make this visual happen somehow.
2) Make sure you wear your stretchiest
maternity eating pants.
After all, “jeans have no give” and this meal is now your personal Everest.
3) Also bring a wearable turkey head and proceed to shake it for bae.
Also an option? Scare someone with it.
4) Make a side dish of some of that “righteous mac and cheese.”
Make sure you call it that every time you refer to it and correct people when they forget to do so as well.
5) Share your most cringe-worthy Thanksgiving Day memories.
The more embarrassing the better.
6) Get SRSLY confused about a piece of vocab and watch how others react.
It’ll be muuuch funnier (for you, at least) if you actually know what you’re saying is wrong. Try that.
7) Whip out a “priceless family heirloom” that makes no sense whatsoever.
Remember, you CHERISH this thing.
8) Make everyone sit in a semi-circle around just one side of the table and see if anyone complains.
If they do, tell ’em this is the optimal position for the cameras. That’s when things’ll get really weird.
9) Put a marshmallow up someone’s nose.
Probably best to keep him/her away from the pie mix.
10) Refuse to help out but don’t even bother with excuses.
Unless it’s that you’re watching “the game” between the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Mermen.
11) Make someone lay in a box.
Whoever needs to “do some thinkin’” in your group, that’s who has to spend some quiet time in the box.
12) Play rock paper scissors with a few key additions.
Fire beats all three, but water balloon beats fire. BOOM.
13) Make a big BIG deal about the cranberry sauce.
Treat the cranberry sauce like it’s the centerpiece of the whole meal.
14) Spill a sibling’s secret in front Mom and Dad.
Make sure it’s a jaw-dropper and be prepared for the retaliatory reveal ’cause this could get ooogly.
15) Do this carrot-knife shimmy when someone least expects it.
Probably best to try not to cut off someone’s toe, though. And if you do, make sure you grab the toe and not a carrot on the way to the hospital. Or don’t and re-name ’em “Sir Limps-A-Lot.”
16) Make a horrible dessert and then make everyone eat it while you watch.
Did anyone else ever notice how Rachel never made herself a plate of that Trifle? She knew. Oh, she knew.
17) Start a cat fight with your sister.
Wedding plate breakage optional.
18) Give a terrible, bleak AF toast.
Preferably including the phrase “a crappy New Year.”
19) Get a group together for tag football in the yard.
And then tackle someone on the other team like you don’t know ~the rules~.
20) (Flashing optional.)
Probably not advisable in a public place, but you do you.
21) Invite a sassy sh-t-stirrer from your past to the table.
Dance puppets dance.
22) Make sure everyone’s too stuffed to even lift the remote.
23) Hug it out with everyone at the end and cue the audience clapping noise.
Love is SERVED.