Courtney Cox recreates iconic Friends Thanksgiving scene and we can’t handle it

Yes, it's *that* turkey scene

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It’s all happening in the world of the Friends cast. Mathew Perry revealed he’s engaged to marry his girlfriend Molly Hurwitz, Jennifer Aniston hit 35 million followers on her Instagram account and Courtney Cox is up to her old lol-a-minute tricks over on Instagram.

If you’re a fan of the hit TV show (and let’s be honest, who isn’t?), then you’ll surely remember that Thanksgiving episode when Monica Geller, played by Courtney Cox, puts a raw turkey on her head, complete with Fez hat and yellow heart-shaped sunglasses in a bid to make Chandler Bing (Mathew Perry) laugh. The scene ends as Chandler inadvertently tells Monica he loves her for the first time - awwwww!

So to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, Courtney Cox took to Instagram to recreate the iconic scene, and yes, she does actually put her head inside a turkey, again...

"Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I hope you're having a great day," she begins her video.

“Since I’m the symbol of Thanksgiving, here you go, hope it makes you happy.”

It seems the video of Courtney wearing a real turkey over her head, shimmying along to the Friends soundtrack did make a lot of people happy, including her old cast mate Lisa Kudrow, who commented: “You DID THAT!!” 

Reece Witherspoon was quick to add: “Love you sister ! ❤️”

And it turns out David Beckham is also a big fan of the show, and Courtney’s Thanksgiving video, as he couldn’t help but comment too, adding, “OMG this just made my day @courteneycoxofficial @friends ♥️”.

Here’s hoping more iconic Friends scene recreations will be hitting our phone screens soon!

Lydia Swinscoe
Travel writer & editor

Lydia is a travel writer and editor, based mostly in London. Her work has been published in print and online for the likes of Harper's Bazaar, ELLE, Town&Country, BBC Good Food, Oh magazine, MailOnline, and woman&home.

A solo trip to Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico aged 19 kickstarted her travel addiction and she's since gone on to explore parts of 58 countries, returning to many often. Solo travel is her specialty, and she's happiest when hunting out great food while wearing flip-flops, preferably somewhere hot. Her award-nominated blog Lydia Travels documents artistic intimate hotels and brilliant restaurants across the globe. 

She began her career compiling fashion and beauty pages for teen magazines at the BBC where she interviewed and styled some of the world's biggest pop acts—from Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato to One Direction—before joining celebrity magazine Now, as Fashion and Beauty Director, and later Woman magazine as Lifestyle Director.

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