I love Friends! It’s one of my favorite shows. Despite how much I watch it, it’s not my favorite show or even my favorite sitcom. But it is the number one show I go to when I want to unwind after a hard, long day at work. It’s such a great show and even after seeing episodes dozens upon dozens of times and can recite them by memory, they still bring a smile to my face.
So I got to thinking, what are my favorite Friends episodes? What are the ones that have me stay up entirely too late? After much hard work, I came up with a list. I noticed that my favorite episodes are the ones where the entire cast are in the same room together. Say what you want about Friends, but it had great chemistry, writing, acting, wit, and heart that just can’t be beat. It may go down as the greatest sitcom ever. Though it will be hard to be I Love Lucy.
5. The One With Phoebe’s Uterus
I would normally rank this one a little higher because I love the quiz show, but the whole Phoebe is pregnant plot drags it down. Even though it’s the title of the episode, I could have done without it. Real life pregnancies in shows tend to ruin them. The five who are in the quiz do shine and it’s hilarious!
4. The One Where Ross Got High
The Thanksgiving episodes are always great. Mainly because you get such great chemistry play with all six of the cast. Even when random, terrible characters like Tag are in, the episodes are good. Here, instead of people like Tag, you get Ross and Monica’s parents. They’re some of my favorites. There’s a lot going on in this episode from Phoebe’s crush, Rachel’s dessert, Chandler’s problem, that it all cumulative into one explosive finale!
3. The One Where Ross Can’t Flirt
I love Ross! He’s just a big dork who can’t get enough dinosaurs. He has surprisingly been with a lot of women. It may have to do with his self-confidence since his game is just like mine–non-existent.
I also wish they had done more with Joey’s Grandmother. She’s pretty funny. And whatever happened to the duck?
2. The One With the Football
Surprise, surprise, ANOTHER Thanksgiving episode! Sports episodes in sitcoms can either be very good or very bad. This one is the former. There’s so much stuff going on here such as Ross and Monica’s childhood rivalry, Chandler getting over Janice, Chandler and Joey going after the same girl, and Rachel going long. Yet it’s all enjoyable and moves amazingly fast. Plus, there’s a Troll trophy.
1. The One Where No One’s Ready
I never much liked Ross and Rachel together. I always preferred when they were apart and when one of them was pining for the other. Maybe it’s because I know too many guys who become insecure when in a relationship. This is probably the sweetest episode of the pair followed closely by “He’s her lobster.” There’s also loads of fun between Chandler hiding all of Joey’s clothes, Joey doing the opposite and going commando, and Monica going crazy. Lastly, it’s in real time and Rachel looks extremely hot in this episode.
Drink the fat!
And those are my favorite episodes of Friends. What are yours?