I feel like the Thanksgiving episodes of Friends were always some of the best. The first season's anti-Thanksgiving kind of set the bar high, but generally, they improved with each season. And Season Six did not disappoint even remotely; it may even be a contender for my favorite episode of the entire series. I mean, it's not, obviously. You'll have to wait for Day 20 to see what that is.
I don't even know if I have a favorite part, really. Everyone's acting game is on point, including Elliott Gould and Christina Pickles, and there's not one storyline that gets ignored or downplayed. I mean, I still despise Ross, but that just kind of goes without saying; the difference is his annoying attributes are what make everything he does and says that much more hilarious. You're meant to hate him at this point, and his yelling match with Monica (like so many of their secret revealing sessions) is probably one of the highlights of the entirety of Friends. They really seem like siblings here, and it's just glorious.
I guess what I like the most is that, in everyone's life, you come to that juncture where your childhood trespasses come to light and nobody really cares that much. Jack and Judy could have been absolutely furious with Ross for 1) lying about smoking the pot and 2) realizing that he's not as perfect as they (acted like) they thought he was. Instead, they are like, "Dear God, whatever, you're adults. Also, Chandler, you are wonderful."
Well, I know what I'll be watching this evening! Thanks, Friends Challenge!