From Joey’s meat sweats to a hilarious guest appearance by Brad Pitt, this one has it all. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. “The One With the Rumor” starts off with Monica declaring that she isn’t going to cook a turkey since half the gang doesn’t want it. Joey, unhappy about this, changes Monica’s mind by promising to finish the entire bird himself.
Meanwhile, Monica, Ross and Rachel’s high school peer Will (Pitt) joins them. However, Will is upset to learn that Rachel is in attendance, as she wasn’t very nice to him in high school. During the meal, Will reveals that he and Ross were in the “I Hate Rachel” club and started a rumor that she was an intersexual. (Note: This part of the plot did not age well.) Before Rachel can get fully outraged, Monica reminds her pal that she started a rumor about Ross and the 50-year-old librarian—which wasn’t a rumor, per Ross’ confession.
Problematic jokes aside, the dynamic between then-married Pitt and Aniston was very funny.