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Episode 508: The One With The Thanksgiving Flashbacks

Only annotated lines are quoted below, not the entire script

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1Written byGreg Malins
Transcribed by: Eric Aasen
53PhoebeOh no, I know! I know! It's the one where Joey got Monica's turkey stuck on his head!
54RachelWhat?! Joey got a turkey stuck on his head?!
55JoeyHey, it's not like it sounds.
56ChandlerIt's exactly like it sounds.
Observation: In Episode 109: The One Where Underdog Gets Away, line(s) 77-78, Phoebe suggests Ross stick his head in a turkey. I'm surprised no one took this opportunity to tell the story of how Joey got his head stuck in a turkey. Instead, we have to wait until the lines above to hear this story.
Episode 109, Lines 77-78
77PhoebeOh, I believe it. I think the baby can totally hear everything. I can show you. Look, this will seem a little weird, but you put your head inside this turkey, and then we'll all talk, and you'll hear everything we say.
78ChandlerI'd just like to say that I'm totally behind this experiment. In fact, I'd very much like to butter your head.
 
118RossUh, everyone, this is Chandler! My roommate and lead singer of our band!
Nitpick: Rachel/Chandler meet at the Geller's Thanksgiving dinner, 1987 (the lines above), make out days later (Episode 1011: The One Where The Stripper Cries, line(s) 277-282), but don't recognize each other in either Episode 306: The One With The Flashback, line(s) 94-99 nor Episode 101: The Pilot, line(s) 53. To compensate: Rachel remembers Chandler in Episode 615: The One That Could Have Been, line(s) 102-108 (the "fake" episode); in Episode 706: The One With The Nap Partners, line(s) 180, Rachel "became friends with" (not "met") Chandler when he was 25, implying they met earlier. (this is probably the most twisted bit of continuity in the entire series)
Episode 1011, Lines 277-282
277ChandlerWell, maybe you can get in on a beauty scholarship.
278Rachel(blushing) Oh, what a line. (walks towards the drinks table with her back towards Chandler and whispers "Oh my God!")
279ChandlerSo where are you applying to?
280RachelOh well, You know, I think it's kinda really important that I go somewhere where there's sun, so I'm sort of... (Chandler leans in an kisses her) (She pulls away) Hey!
281ChandlerI'm in college and I'm in a band.
282Rachel(She considers it for a second) Yeah okay. (She puts her hands around his neck and they start kissing again)
Episode 306, Lines 94-99
94RachelI’m serious, I really, I think I need just to have some...meaningless, sex y'know, with the next guy that I see.
95(ACTION)Chandler throws the cue ball under there table.
96ChandlerExcuse, I seem to have dropped my ball.
97RachelYeah, so?
98Chandler(picks it up) And now I’ve picked it up again. (walks over to Monica.)
99MonicaOh my God, I went to high school with her. (to Rachel) Rachel! Hi!
Episode 101, Lines 53-53
53Monica(pointing at Rachel) De-caff. (to All) Okay, everybody, this is Rachel, another Lincoln High survivor. (to Rachel) This is everybody, this is Chandler, and Phoebe, and Joey, and- you remember my brother Ross?
Episode 615, Lines 102-108
102RossMon, look who I ran into! (Gestures towards Rachel.)
103Monica(gets up and gasps) Oh my God! Rachel!! (Rachel is stunned to see that her long lost friend is still fat.) (Monica goes over and gives Rachel a big bear hug, which is quite easy for her.) You look terrific!
104RachelOhh, so do you! Did you lose weight? (She’s not quite sure of that one.)
105MonicaYou are so sweet to notice! Yes, I lost three and a half pounds!
106RossAnd, and uh, you-you remember my friend Chandler. (Points to him.)
107ChandlerHey.
108RachelOh yeah.
Episode 706, Lines 180-180
180RachelOkay! Okay! Umm, Webster’s Dictionary defines marriage as… (Ross and Joey start writing.) Okay!! Forget that! That sucks!! Okay, never mind! Forget it! Umm, umm, okay, uh… I met, I-I met, I met Monica when we were just a couple of six-year-olds and I became friends with Chandler when he was 25, although he seemed like a six-year-old.
 
153[SCENE]Cut to the kitchen, Ross and Chandler are doing the dishes.
154RossSo I’m thinking about asking Rachel out tonight. Y'know maybe play her that song we wrote last week.
155ChandlerEmotional Knapsack?
156RossYeah.
157ChandlerRight on! Oh! Uh, but, don’t take to long okay? 'Cause uh, we're gonna test out our fake ID's tonight, right Clifford Alverez.
158RossListen, Roland Chang, if things go well, I’m gonna be out with her all night.
159ChandlerDude, don't do that too me!
160(ACTION)Monica enters behind them.
Nitpick: In the lines above, who exactly is telling this story? Monica doesn't come in until later in the scene, and so couldn't have heard the first few lines. Are Ross and Chandler filling in the details Monica doesn't have? (actually, this is a problem with all flashbacks told by a specific person).
 
183PhoebeFine, all right, mine had a dwarf that got broke in half, but y'know whatever.
Question: Is the lines above a reference to Twin Peaks?
 
202(ACTION)Monica enters, but she forgot something. Oh, about 150 pounds. In other words, she lost weight, big time!
203MonicaHi, Chandler.
204ChandlerOh my God!
205MonicaWhat-what's the matter? Is there, is there something on my dress? (She turns around making sure he gets a good look.)
206ChandlerYou just, you look so different! Terrific! That dress! That body!
207RossDude!
208ChandlerSorry!
Observation: Episode 123: The One With The Birth, line(s) 90 is the first time Chandler's romantically interested in Monica. Chloe Rogers notes that Chandler also shows a romantic interest in Monica in Episode 306: The One With The Flashback, line(s) 214-218, and a sexual interest in her in the lines above, both flashbacks which occur later in the series, but earlier in the Friends timeline.
Episode 123, Lines 90-90
90ChandlerAll right. I'll tell you what. When we're 40, if neither one of us are married, what do you say you and I get together and have one?
Episode 306, Lines 214-218
214MonicaI don’t understand, I mean am I so hard to live, is this why I don’t have a boyfriend?
215ChandlerNoo!! You don’t have a boyfriend because....I don’t, I don’t know why you don’t have a boyfriend. You should have a boyfriend.
216MonicaWell, I think so.
217ChandlerOh-ho, come here. (goes and hugs her) Listen, you are one of my favourite people and the most beautiful woman I’ve ever known in real life.
218[SCENE]Scene: the bar, Ross is entering, Phoebe is at the bar, they are the only two in the place.
 
Original scripts courtesy:
The Complete Friends Script Index (CFSI)
which is maintained by Eric Aasen, originally created by gunieapig (this site is currently down).
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