I am a die hard F.R.I.E.N.D.S fan like the rest of the world, I’ve spent many the hour binge watching it, from watching the episodes premiere on air… to video, DVD and of course watching the series round and round on E4 and now comedy central… I know so many kids who weren’t even born when the show ended have now seen every episode! I’ve also bonded with many of my own friends due to it! It’s an iconic show and it just seems to never get old.
So today I thought I’d share my top ten favourite episodes, although let me tell you it was sooo hard to choose 10 favourites as I love soooo many!
This was the first ever episode of friends that caught my interest (it also what kick started my phase of wearing a NY baseball cap, thanks, Rachel). There’s so much nonsense going on in this episode but it’s all priceless. I think everyone can remember the first episode of friends they ever watched… I’d love to hear your stories on this too.
“Her name is Dutch, and also Marklan.”
What I loved about this episode was it was kinda like a flashback episode, however, with new scenes. I remember watching this episode as a young teenager thinking loool 30 and now I’m a few years away from it and I too is asking god why!
“Ross, a sports car? Wouldn’t it have been cheaper to just stuff a sock down there?”
Season 3 is probably one of my favourite seasons of all 10 series and the ‘One where no one’s ready’ is probably my all time favourite episode. I’ve always favoured the episodes where most of it is taken part in one room and all 6 characters are there.
I love everything that’s going on. The whole “you’re sitting in my chair” between Chandler and Joey… Rachel desperate to find the perfect outfit for Ross’ works dinner… Monica freaking out over a voicemail message which may or may not be new… and Ross freaking out about everything and trying to get everyone out the door. It’s a good un’ and I never ever tire of it.
Some of the best episodes are the Thanksgiving episodes and one in particular that really stands out to me is when Brad Pitt guest starred as one of Ross and Monica’s old friends… who really didn’t like Rachel… It was a laugh every minute episode made funnier by the fact that Brad Pitt was Married to Jennifer Aniston at the time
“oh come on Will, take off your shirt and tell us” – Pheobe
This was such a fun episode, where Monica and Rachel competed with Chandler and Joey to see who knew who better,I don’t know about anyone else but I always like playing along with the quiz too! I feel like this is a stand out episode for so many friends fans. And of course, it’s where the journey with Pheobe and the triplets began.
Below I’ve created the same quiz that Ross created for the Joey, Chandler, Monica and Rachel for you to do! Enjoy!
During the 10 years of friends, they have had some great guest stars and cameos, however, my favourite was when Adam Goldberg had a guest role as Chandler’s new roommate, Eddie, who chandler realises is a little crazy and then finds it difficult to get him to leave. Adam Goldberg played the part so well! Meanwhile, the girls are reading a book on female empowerment but then turn on each other, there are some great quotes in this episode.
“how do you expect me to grow if you won’t let me blow”
This was a very early episode where the girls have a sleepover and the boys go to a hockey game, I really enjoy the early episodes, `I feel like they’re super relatable because they’re just a bunch of 20 somethings trying to figure things out.
“Okay, okay. If I were omnipotent for a day, I would want, um, world peace, no more hunger, good things for the rain-forest…And bigger boobs!”
This episode holds one my most loved scenes and with a lot of guest stars and the return of Marcel the monkey! It was an exciting 2 part episode with Ross discovering that Marcel his old pet monkey was in the city filming a movie, the whole gang get involved with Joey trying to get a part, Chandler having a reunion with an old school pal (Julia Roberts) and Rachel and Monica fighting over the affection of Jean Claude Van Dam. Meanwhile, Pheobe gets a new gig playing songs for kids with the help of an Admirer (Chris Issac). Brooke Sheilds also guest stars as Joey’s stalker which is hilarious!
But the scene I was talking about was when the gang goes to the set to see Marcel for the first time… At first, Ross is disheartened because Marcel doesn’t seem to recognise him so he sings a song to remind him and all 6 friends join in. You can watch below.
The one where everyone finds out about Monica and Chandler has to be in my top 10! From Ross’ excited jump in the gif above to him freaking out. To Rachel and Phoebe’s scheming! It’s such a funny episode and of course the whole…
Of course, I had to include ‘The Last One’ where everything concluded, from Monica and Chandler’s twins being born, Joey and Chandler saying goodbye to the foosball table and of course Ross and Rachel, it’s an emotional rollercoaster!… Tears always form in my eyes when the gang all place their keys on the work top and when the series ends on the door… ahhh man. It was all so perfect…
“I got off the plane”
So there we have it, my 10 favourite friends episode! I hope you enjoyed reading my countdown and I would love to know what your favourite episodes are!