We All Want to Be The “Monica”. Happy Thanksgiving Netflix. #StreamTeam

If you have never seen an episode of Friends, the beginning of this post won’t make any sense.
Hang in there until the next paragraph.
But if you have seen Friends, you will know all about the Thanksgiving shows.
I truly believe it is this television show that inspired this whole “Friendsgiving” trend.
When I was in my early twenties watching Friends while it was still on NBC, I loved that they all ate Thanksgiving dinner together.
Then I was all, “wait a minute…. where the heck is their family?”It was all mysterious and Charlie Brown-like.
You know, WHERE ARE THE PARENTS?!?!?
Because back in the early nineties, I had plenty of family around.
Some to spare, even!
So a “friendsgiving” wasn’t even on my radar back then.
Why would you not spend Thanksgiving with your……family?Its been almost 20 years since then and now I get it.
Because with family living so far away, it isn’t always easy to get together for holidays.
Last year was the first time I had ever spent a Thanksgiving with friends.
Oh yes, my immediate family was with me, but it was the first time we had spent a turkey dinner away from our home with people who weren’t blood related and you know what?
It was so much fun!
There was even someone named Rachel there!
Totally Friends-like.

So in honor of Thanksgiving and friends, Netflix has you covered with some cool friend duo’s.

Like Rory and Lorelai.

Gilmore Girls

 

Okay they aren’t technically “friends” even though they act more like friends than mom and daughter.
But they do go to Thanksgiving at friends’ homes.
Plural.

Or Chris and Martin!

Wild Kratts

 

Crap, they aren’t friends either.
Brothers.
But I like to think they are good friends.
At least they seem that way.
Maybe it’s all that good animal/wildlife ju ju.

Vada and Thomas??
OMG.

 

My Girl

 

Only don’t watch this before the turkey.
Or you will be all sniffly and junk.
And not be able to fully appreciate the magical qualities of the tryptophan.

By the way, every season of Friends is coming to Netflix January, 1st.
I think you know what I will be doing on New Years Day.
So get out your stretchy pants, the Netflix remote and sit around with your family/friends and have an amazing Thanksgiving.
Monica would want it that way.

I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team. Meaning, for the
next year, once a month I will be writing posts about how my family is
using our Netflix. They provided me with a Roku and a voucher for my
Netflix account.

14 thoughts on “We All Want to Be The “Monica”. Happy Thanksgiving Netflix. #StreamTeam

  1. Kari

    My fave Friends Thanksgiving episode is the one with Brad Pitt or maybe the one where Chandler broke Monica's plates. Was that a Thanksgiving episode?

  2. Kari

    Those Thanksgiving episodes were the best. Was the football game a Thanksgiving episode. All I know if that my kid has already referenced the Holiday Armadillo.

  3. Kari

    I am watching Gilmore Girls for the first time on Netflix now. I am only on Season 2, but have so many questions like when do Luke and Lorelai end up together and do Rory and Jess?

  4. Kari

    We had a pseudo-friendsgiving one year, and it has pretty much been my favorite. We (and the rest of our friends who had traveled) returned to Austin on Friday, and some of our close friends invited us all over for dinner to hang out and try to make a dent in their leftovers. I would love to do that again some day.

  5. Kari

    I hope I get Netflix for Christmas just so I can watch Friends. My favorite Thanksgiving memories are the ones I spent with friends. Real ones, not the ones from the TV show. Of course, I've had a lot of BFF dreams that include Jennifer Aniston, so I'm still holding out hope that it could happen both ways. Okay, I'll stop typing now.

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