Monica (Courteney Cox) invites her high-school friend Will for Thanksgiving dinner at the Bing household. A former "fattie," Monica remembers Will as being just as rotund as she'd been back in the day. What she doesn't remember -- and in fact she never knew -- was that back in school, Will and Ross (David Schwimmer) were charter members of the "We Hate Rachel" club, their anger having been stoked by an ugly rumor. Elsewhere, Chandler (Matthew Perry) and Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) figure out a clever ploy to avoid helping out in the kitchen during dinner preparations, while Joey (Matt LeBlanc) takes pride in "handling" the turkey all by himself. Movie star Brad Pitt -- husband of Friends co-star Jennifer Aniston (Rachel) -- makes an unbilled (but well-publicized) guest appearance as Will.