''The One Where Underdog Gets Away''
Season 1 (Nov. 17, 1994)
Usually the Macy's Day Parade is pretty bland. But when an 80-foot-long inflatable Underdog escapes the parade festivities, the friends gather on the roof of their Manhattan apartment building to watch as shooters from below ''take out'' the giant balloon. If that doesn't warm the cockles of your heart, there's always Chandler's memory of his ninth Thanksgiving, when his parents announced they were getting divorced. Wouldn't you boycott all ''pilgrim holidays'' if your parents ruined your pumpkin pie dessert?
WHAT'S COOKIN' When the turkey is overcooked and the apartment fills with smoke, Monica has to resort to an old standby: grilled cheese sandwiches.
MEMORABLE QUOTE Chandler's heartfelt toast: ''I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm very thankful that all your Thanksgivings sucked.''
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