Top Ten Best Friends Characters


F.R.I.E.N.D.S is my most favorite sitcom of all time. It is a great show, with some very lovable characters... Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

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Chandler Bing
There are 2 particular quotes that keep playing in my mind;
Joey drilling holes in the wall as he's building a new entertainment unit and the camera goes to the other side of the wall where Chandler nodded off and the drill bit is spinning rapidly going backwards and forwards in front of Chandlers face which wakes him up, scaring the hell out of him and rushes out the room slamming the door looking at Joey in annoyment and Joey looks to him and says;
'Oh sorry man, did I get you? '
'NO You didn't get me... It's an electric drill... You GET Me You KILL ME! '

The other one I also loved is when the scene shows Chandler sleeping, and you see Jimmy (His crazy rebound room mate) sitting watching him which scares the hell out of Chandler when he realizes he's there, about 30 seconds into them talking Chandler says;
'Hannibal Lecter... Better room mate than you'

These 2 quotes specially made me actually snort when laughing.

And to finish this comment off, few last great quotes;
Monica - 'Honey, Cover it up with the boat'
Chandler - 'It's not an aircraft carrier'

-Ross walks in the Coffee house alone-
Ross - 'Hey, Just picked up Ben from school'
-Looks around the area in a circle-
Chandler - 'Well I don't think you did a very thorough job! '

Monica - 'What I don't think you understand is... For us, Kissing is as important as any part of it. '
Joey - -Laughing a little- 'Yeah, Right... '
Joey - -Begins to look surprised- 'Y'serious? '
Phoebe - 'Oh yeah! '
Rachel - 'Everything you need to know is in that first kiss'
Monica - 'Absolutely'
Chandler - 'Yeah I think for us, Kissing is pretty much like an opening act.. You know, it's like a stand up comedian that you have to SIT through before... Pink Floyd comes out'
Ross - 'Yeah, And-and-and it's not that we don't Like the comedian, it's just that that's... That's not why we bought the ticket. '
Chandler - 'The problem is though, after the concerts over no matter how great the show was, you girls are always looking for the comedian again, y'know? I mean were in the car, were fighting traffic... Basically just trying to stay awake. '
I've watched all the friends episodes a few times and it seems to me that Chandler is the only one among the six main characters that evolves normally. He is the only one that goes from immature/childish to mature, with a few ups and downs. He is also the only one that has common sense and strong principles and he is the best one to have as a friend, in my opinion.

As for Ross, I really liked him in the first seasons, but he gets a little weird and hard to follow after his divorce with Emily. Same thing with Phoebe, who was my favorite character at the beginning, but just gets annoying after the 5th season. Joey never grows and acts like a child throughout the series, which can be frustrating at times. Rachel's life changes a lot, which is fun to witness, but she doesn't quite evolve as a person, except at the very beginning. Monica, as Ross said, is the glue who holds the group together, and the series sure wouldn't work without her, but she is not my favorite character.

Having said that, I think all the friends characters are funny in their own ways and their different personalities make them all important to the series. They all have their special moments that make the viewers fall in love with them.
He is definitely the funniest friends character. The best one is when Joey offers them some chicken and while Monica's head is under the water he describes what he wants. A three piece meal, some beans, and a coke... AH, Diet coke!
[Newest]He's just so funny. I think he's the funniest character and I enjoy a lot of his humour.
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2Joey Tribbiani
I don't have much idea about acting, as I am not an actor like Joey... ^_~... But each and every word came out of his mouth was fun in itself... According to me, I see him as a world's best actor... Not to forget how innocent and kiddish he is, goes from hard time understanding things and his Maths sucks... :P... And always ready to do anything for his friends, the way he got over Ursula because of Phoebe... I have all the seasons, and I have loved his acting in each and every episode... No one in the world could play Joey Tribbiani better than Matt Leblanc...
His "How you doing? ", his stupidities, his innocent nature, so good at heart... N just so simply funny... I love joey!
He's simply the best in fact he should be number one. I do understand your reasons 4 giving the 1st place 2 chandler, but I think amongst the 6, joey is the only one who isn't trying hard 2 make people laugh, instead he naturally has the humor. He's struggling more than the others which is unfair on him, but he's always around 2 give comfort 2 the rest. Joey is always comfortable with who he is, he won't change himself 4 anybody else. He's simply classic I have no words 2 describe him. He indeed is the world's best actor!
[Newest]Without Joey on the show half the fun is gone!

3Phoebe Buffay
She is the funniset person I have ever seen on T.V.. I love it when ross is on the bagpipes and she starts going e! Its hilarious!
"I love all of the "Friends" about equally but, Phoebe has to be my favorite. She is by far the funniest one, to me. She's so weird and endearing, it's hard not to love her. Her best scenes are: When she sees Monica and Chandler doing it, trying to get Sting tickets, "This is madness, Monica", When she sings with her cold... And so many more
Phoebe is one the best Friends character. After completing this series no one can forget get. She believes in what she thinks. She won't mind about others. Most of the time her activities would be childish but matured than others some time.
[Newest]Love here! Phoebe is great, everyone who dislike her have not comic taste at all.

4Ross Geller
Ross needs to be number one seriously. This is the best show ever and he is the greatest thing about it. His tan, his roller skates, everything about him is hilarious. "I'm fine" " we were on a break" " Oh my God, you know what, I think you're right! I think, you know what, listen, listen... a pigeon... no, no, wait, an eagle flew in, landed on the stove, and caught fire! The baby, seeing this, jumps across the apartment to the mighty bird's aid! The eagle, however, misconstrues this as an act of aggression, and grabs the baby in it's talon! Meanwhile, the faucet fills the apartment with water! Baby and bird, still ablaze, are locked in a death-grip, swirling around the whirlpool that fills the apartment" sorry if I didn't mention your fave quote
You might not like Ross or even think he is funny, but if you look back he is clearly the best acted and most well developed character. Some people say there is no main character, but there is. Ross is the main character of this show. If you look at it the way they follow the story, Ross is the one that has the story. This is Ross's story. It's all about Ross and his friends. Ross's and Rachel's relationship goes on and on and on, and who do we follow thru this? Ross. He might not be the funniest or brightes. But if you think about it, he is the best character of the show.
Simply brilliant, Ross is very clumsy and shy but is deep down very good friend and therefor very good person. Amazing character!
[Newest]Ross is very funny and my favorite. I feel really bad for him because he has been divorced 3 times and it wasn't his fault, except when him and Rachel got married. Also he and Rachel's relationship was pretty much the main storyline

5Rachel Green
Rachel is my favourite character because she really develops over the course of the show. She starts out as a spoiled and somewhat vain little girl, and becomes a considerate, strong and intelligent woman by the end of the show.
She is the best friend in the series because of her caring attitude, and though she can let fashion get ahead of her, she eventually wizens up to what really matters.
I love rachel so much she develops the most out of all the characters and is honestly caring she is a very funny character and her relationship with Ross is nice but funny love you rach!
[Newest]She's the cutest! I adore her

6Monica Geller
Though strict and bossy, she is the one who keeps the group together.

Best female character - by a mile


At first I didn't like her so much, but now I have appreciated her passion, her fighting spirit and how much she loves her friends.
[Newest]She's such an awesome person as I see, because she's the only one in the group who is equally close with all the others. she's the center of the group, simply.

7Mike Hannigan
So funny and when he first meet phoebe it was funny how joey said he hit his mother with a car and most importantly joey said they were friends when they have never actually met I found than really funny

Lol, he has loved rachel for years.

I love his crush on rachel!
Joey: I like Rachel
Ross: Rachel? Rachel?
When he leaves and he looks into the window
Gunther goes behind Joey
Gunther: RACHEL?

9Janice Litman Garelnick
People find her annoying, but she doesn't mean to be. She is sweet and caring, and she always tries her best. She's actually very complex for a supporting role.
I love the Chandler/Janice storyline!
I'm from New Jersey so I can relate!

10Jack Geller
Jack geller! Buried in the sea.. huh! He's such a fun loving character and I love how he and his wife interacts. sooo sweet!

The Contenders

11Amy Green
Rachel's self-centred and very unreasonable sister. Though she appeared only for two shows, her performance was superb.

12The Monkey

13Mr. Heckles
His randomness cracks me up!


I could have been number 1!

14Richard Burke
Richard was delicious! No wonder Monica had a hard time getting over him!
Oh him! Richard.. ! He wanted me to marry a grown up caring sweet guy like him :) I love him

15Chandler and Joey`s Duck
AW! Loved this story line. Great time.
Come on man!... Duck and chicken should be on way top.

16Estelle Leonard

17Ugly Naked Guy
Oh look! Cute naked guy is gaining weight.

18Frank Jr.

19Charles Bing

20Nina Bookbinder

21Eddie Menuek
One of the funniest character ever on the show.

22Nora Bing

23Elizabeth Stevens

Aww he's so cute! It's sad that rachel had to dump him because of the age gap :(

25Ugly Naked Girl
Best Unseen Character Ever

26Judy Geller

27Jack Bing




31Erica Bing


33Susie Moss

34Faith and Hope
They r kind and have never been mean probably because they r only rabbits and can't talk


Cutest little bedtime penguin pal there is. Cracks me up every time they mention him
Ahh! I love hugsy!


38Susan Bunch

39The Triplets

40Carol Willick
She is so sweet! Ross and her still cares about each other after the divorce and they're so sweet
Carol is kind of an empowering lesbian role model.

41Barry Farber

42Emma Geller-Green

43Ursula Buffay
Phoebe's twin sister is stranger than she is.

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