Top Ten Best Friends Episodes


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The Top Ten

The One Where Everybody Finds Out
"Oh! My eyes! My Eyes! " Best episode, can't stop laughing!
The reactions of all of the friends is hilarious! Especially when Rachel and Phoebe try and make sure Ross doesn't find out.
I am a huge Friends fan and I love all the episodes but this is something completely different. Never have I laughed so many times in half an hour. I have never seen anything that can compare with this episode - it should have one an Emmy. Other good Friends episodes include: The One With The Lesbian Wedding (Season 2), The One With Ross's Tan (Season 10), The One With Rachel's Other Sister (Season 9), The One With All The Kissing (Season 5), The One That Could've Been (Season 6) and The One With The Boobies (Season 1).
[Newest]I love this episode so damn much

2The One Where It All Began

3The One With The Ball
its just funny where chandler is shown as the DROPPER
Oh my god Monica. That is all I have to say about this show was Monica.
Ps Monica was pretty much my favorite character because of how much I identified with her
My favourite episode ever! I actually have the DVD of this episode and I watch it over and over again! Just can't get bored of it!
[Newest]It's not a cat! I agree with Joey.

4The One Where Rosita Dies
I love this episode. The 7th season is the best.

5The One with the Embryos
Come on! Just because it's named "poorly". The quiz and the swapping of apartments? No I wanna play... Miss Chanandler Bong?... Now who has the steady hands?... The triumphant arrival of Chandler and Joey on the porcelain dog? I lost our mattresses? Classic...
What I liked about this is when Chandler and Joey both feel like champions while entering their new apartment while riding the porcelain dog... and that the porcelain dog kinda looks like it had won the apartment, too!

Play that part again and you'll see how the dog looks like.
It's the best best best episode ever. From the starting till the ending. have watched it like a hundred times and I still can't stop laughing.
[Newest]Funniest episode in my opinion!

6The One With Unagi
Aah, salmon skin roll! I can't stop laughing crazy ass bitches!
Ah! Salmon skin roll - Rachel. CLASSIC!
The final scene, when ross runs from the girls and sees Phoebe & Rachel in Central Perk... God his face was just HILARIOUS
[Newest]This episode got me laughing so hard! I've watched all of the friends series 6 times now and this is still one of my favourite episodes!

7The One with the Football
All of their thanksgiving episodes are great but this one is easily the best.
It shows how competitive Monica and Ross are, Joey and Chandler fight over a girl, and Rachel jumps up and down!
Best. Episode. Ever!
I can't stop watching it, its hilarious! All the characters are really funny in this one.
When I think of Friends, I think of this episode. I love all of the Thanksgiving episodes, but this is my favourite. Incidentally, the only game of American Football I've ever watched.
[Newest]How can this not be number one!?!?

8The Last One
The great thing about this episode is that it epitomizes the thing that Friends is best at. The ability to make the audience go from hysterical laughter to unstoppable crying in just a few minutes. And I don't think many sitcoms have ever created an ending so understated, so emotional, so hilarious and so... Perfect.
I think friends is very different than the othee sitcoms especially at this episode I feel all the feelings at the same time and of course the last scene was amazing all the friends complete each other best T.V. series ever...
This particular episode is excellent. It is a perfect ending to the series. When I finished this episode there was a hollow feeling inside of me that no other television show can fill. It also leaves the audience wondering what happened to them after they went their separate ways.
[Newest]If you didn't shout with glee when Rachel got off the plane... you have no heart.


9The One With The Holiday Armadillo
So many great quotable lines from that episode. Gotta love it. My favourite by far.
Funniest episode in my humble opinion. For us, Christmas isn't complete until we've seen it.
"I'm the holiday Armadillo, your 'part-jewish' friend. "

10The One Where Ross Is Fine
This should definitely be in the top 10 in my opinion!
It really just shows how screwed up Ross's life is!
Also the one where Rachel's dad finds out she's pregnant,
And he comes over when Mona is there, that's a brilliant one.
This is the funniest episode! Should defiantly be in the top 10. Ross' reactions to evreything and his self delusional state saying that he is fine when he is clearly not, just the things he said, oh wow, I have never laughed so much!
This episode didn't even need more jokes than Ross saying "I'm fine and then making a huge fool of himself.
[Newest]Ross's mental state and the side story with Chandler telling the kid he is adopted, Brilliant!

The Contenders

11The One Where They're Up All Night
SO funny! It's great to see what all the 'friends' get up to when they can't sleep. Especially Phoebe's encounter with the smoke alarm; 'hey Mickey you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind - HEY MICKEY! ' I loved Ross's 'When you get DOWN there...', encouraging Joey to leap off the fire escape, and I know this is a little mean, but, :SPOILER ALERT: when he fell off at the end I kinda felt he got what he deserved, especially after waking that angry dog through the window!
Phoebe was great in this, her comments with the smoke alarm were making me laugh so hard. "Please don't be a spaceship", "How could you beeping, I disconnected you, I took out your battery. How co BEEP. Don't You Interrupt ME! "
WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME! Phoebe is no doubt the best at this, especially with Ursula

12The One Where No One's Ready
This is my favorite episode of Friends! They way Joey took the seat cushion with him when he went to change. And Monica... She gets me every time.
Are you kidding me! This is the best episode hands down.. Classic sitcom.. Never leaves the room and everything happens in real time and its so funny!
'could I be wearing anymore clothes' This episode gets me every time hehee!
Maybe if am going commando" by joey and chandler's reaction... :D best one ever!

13The One With Ross's Tan
Absolutey classic Ross. I laughed so loudly on this one, especially when Chandler knocks on Ross' door and says, "The same thing happened to me, ", then says, "No, I just had to get a picture of this! " laugh out loud!
Crying with laughter each time I see this, cannot believe this is not number 1! I think that everyone is hilariously funny especially amanda! In my opinion the best!
Its hilarious, definitely the best episode for me, I just keep watching it because its that good!

14The One With Monica's Boots
Phoebe's story in this episode is one of the funniest things I've ever seen.


"Whoever made these boots hates feet and wants to see them die! "

15The One With The Rumor
Funny funny and again funny! The best episode. You can laugh a lot! I even cry because the joke were so good!
"A hint of a penis." How could someone be fatter than Monica was?! How did Rachael know Ross really did make out with a 50 year old librarian.
Man this should be on top! And brad pitt's awesome! Deserves to be on the top!

16The One Where Ross And Rachel Take A Break
This is the classic episode... It's the basis for anytime Ross and Rachel's relationship has problems! WE WERE ON A BREAK! Laugh out loud
All around episode... Comedy and sadness. Every cast member participated and the trail plot epic.
Everyone always thinks this is the episode with the huge fight about the break, but this is the episode before that, the one the morning after is that episode


17The One that Could Have Been
I think this explores very well the definable characteristics of each character and how they may have been exploited differently had the storyline been slightly changed. With loads of belly laughs I love this one although it has a totally dissimilar convention.
Hilarious episode! The 6th Season was the best in my opinion. But to be fair I love them all!

18The One With the Thanksgiving Flashbacks
I love when Chandler and Ross come in with their ridiculous outfits.
This episode was hilarious and I liked how it showed fat Monica.

19The One With the Two Parties
Oh, yeah. It was funny seeing Rachel's face when her dad yelled happy birthday sweetheart". And the ramblings and all that. This showed Monica's ability to host a boring party and took another depth into the divorce of Rachel's parents. It was actually better than the first season.
Funniest thing ever when the guys are trying to hide Rachel's parents from each other. To top it off joey kissing Rachel's mom
Very entertaining, emotional, funny episode

20The One Where Ross Got High
This was great, it NEEDS to be high. Ross and Monica are the best siblings.
I loved how Monica and Ross shouted out truthful secrets. ROSS GOT MARRIED TO RACHAEL IN VEGAS AND GOT DIVORCED AGAIN!
I was expecting this to be number 1. 'It tastes like FEET! ' 'I wasn't supposed to put beef in the trifle! ' 'I got tricked into all those things! ' 'I.. I dunno, I was all hiigh! ' Gold.

21The One With the Videotape
Whoever wrote the script for this episode should have won an Emmy. Outstanding work! So many great exchanges between the friends and the story of backpacking thru Europe tied it neatly together. Best lines:
Monica: You did tell an awful lot of jokes.
Chandler: I thought you liked my jokes.
Monica: (sarcastically) Joke. Joke. Joke.
Chandler: Well, maybe is was all the questions you asked. It was like flying with The Riddle.
Monica: Oh, is that another joke?
Chandler: Is that another question?
When Ross and Rachel see who came onto who which resulted in Emma being born. Ross accidentally taped their conversation and them having sex, it was so funny how Rachel used that backpacking trip story on Ross!
The intertwining story of Ken Adams, the videotape and the story is brilliant!
[Newest]She came on to Ross. "How do you know about the magic story that shows you want to have sex"

22The One With The Thumb
Smoking is worse than finding a thumb in your soda.
I just loves how Phobie reacts when she finds a thumb in her soda.


23The One With Ross's Sandwich
It's a Friends classic? The best of Ross.
I'm Joey, I'm disgusting. I'm make low budget adult films. I laughed so hard!
"Somebody at work ate my sandwich"
"what did the police say"

24The One With the Prom Video
Should be much, much higher up this list, in my opinion. This is the episode that, in my opinion, propelled Friends from being an average sitcom to being amongst the best of the genre. It had everything from fantastic character development, to well-written romance, to the one of the funniest Chandler one-liners out of the entire ten seasons. There's no reason not to love this episode.
"Do a little Dance... Make a little love... Pretty much get down tonight.. " - Chandler
"The camera adds 10 pounds!.. " -Monica -> "So how many cameras are on you? " - Chandler

No.25? Not done! This is the best episode of season 2, I feel! There is something inexplicably sweet and classy about this one, that raised the bar wee bit higher for F.R.I.E.N.D. S! Of course, Rachel is Ross' lobster and vice versa (you were right Phoebe! ) This one should be in the top 10!

25The One With Russ
They have no clue about each other, it's just hilarious. Rachel has no clue as well. Then later in the show, Russ meets Julia and they fall in love.
I love this episode it is so funny. Rachel ha ha ha ah ha ha jd whic

26The One Where Rachel Smokes
Hmm... Noodle soup... I mean soup... I mean noodle soup..!
OH come on!
Don't we all know these kind of situation when you're doing something just because you're trying to blend in? Well, I do and thus I think this episode is marvelous!
WHY DOES ANYBODY SMOKE! GROSS! It doesn't get better, you become so much worse than if you suffer from Cancer or Obesity.

27The One with the Late Thanksgiving
All the scenes in front of the door are hilarious..
Has to be one of top ten best episodes in my opinion
Joey's eye thing is great. 0_0

28The One Where Eddie Moves In
Hilarious. Love Chandler in this episode and the roommate does a brilliant job!

29The One With The Lottery
'Hello, this is the pigeon from the balcony calling to apologize, I shouldn't have knocked the bowl out of the pretty lady's hand. I feel so bad and hope you can forgive me. Good bye. COO'
"What is more important, your friends or money? Money! "
Like that DADDY. Is DADDY getting angry, is DADDY gonna spank me-PHOEBE

30The One With The Flashback

31The One With the Giant Poking Device

32The One With Rachel's Dream
I love Chandler and Ross taking all the stuff from the hotel!


33The One With the Stripper

34The One With the Proposal
Seriously? Number 31? This is an amazing episode.
"Oh, you want me to be your backup? I already have one"

"Who? "


"Phoebe!? "

35The One Where Rachel Has a Baby

36The One Where Ross and Rachel... You Know

37The One Where Ross Finds Out
Condoms only work 97% of the time. "THEY SHOULD PUT THAT ON THE BOX! " "They do." "They should put it in HUGE BLOCKED letters".
Love this episod. Ross's reaction to finding out rachels pregnant and it's his baby is amazing. Always make me laugh.

38The One In Vegas

39The One With All the Cheesecakes
I'm just gonna sit here and eat my *smacks cheese cake on the ground* hilarious!


40The One With Ross And Monica's Cousin

41The One After Vegas

42The One With Ross's Wedding

43The One With the List

44The One With The Ride Along

45The One with the Baby Shower
funniest one ever especially the 'bamboozled' bit


You've been bamboozled Your gonna be a terrible mother!... I forgot why we're doing this!


I love the Bamboozle competition!

46The One With The Cake

47The One Where Chandler Crosses the Line

48The One After the Superbowl

49The One With Princess Consuela
All the episodes were hilarious
But when I listen princess couela bananahammock and crap bag it was so funny phebeo was always amazing with her amazing jokes

50The One With Phoebe's Birthday Dinner
I just LOVE this episode. "No, no an EAGLE just flew in"- speech is one of my favorite moments in the show and Rachels answer is just hilarious. This episode also has my favorite Joey moments when his getting hungry while waiting for the others at the restaurant.
I think I hear a pigeon, no no an EAGLE an eagle flew in, landed on the stove and CAUGHT FIRE. Then the baby jumps to the mighty bird's aid, but the eagle mistakes this as an act of aggression and grabs the baby in its talons. Meanwhile, the fossit fills the apartment with water. Baby and eagle are locked in a deathgrip, swirling around the whirlpool that fills the apartment.

Not impossible but highly unlikely.
Love it so much! So hilarious!

51The One With Ross's New Girlfriend

52The One Where Eddie Won't Go
I've had a an almost same kind of a room mate once. And that's a good reason I related to this episode more and liked it very much. Seeing Joey return to to Chandler, that too when Chandler is trying to keep the psycho out, is one of the most elating moments in the whole Friends T.V. show.
"See now I don't think you're being fair. I mean one night you see me and you get scared, I mean, what about all the other nights when you don't see me, huh? What about last night when you went and got a drink of water and I was nice enough to hide behind the door, what's that about, huh? " Eddie was likely one of the best side characters this show offered in their ten seasons and his psycho-ness showed greatly with this gem.

53The One With George Stephanopoulos
One of my favourites. It's the first time Rachel is really bonding with the other two girls, building up for their friendship in the coming seasons.

Overall really funny with the guys and girls having separate story lines and important character development for Rachel.
Really funny episode. This is a classic example for why I love friends in the first place. It's wasn't about friends, it was about family. Whenever I'm upset about something, I watch this one.

54The One with Ross' Grant

55The One With a Chick and a Duck
Totally underrated episode. Makes me laugh every single time! Chandler and Joey are genius in this one

56The One Where Emma Cries
Joey with his "oops" and ross's reflex issue! Haha best episode hands down
Hey, Chandler what would you do if I did this. Bang! Ross is hit again for the fourth time!
The Best Episode in history. With out a doubt.

57The One With the Inappropriate Sister

58The One With the 'Cuffs
I just love this episode; when Rachel discovers Chandler pantless and handcuffed to a chair in her boss' office, hilarious!
*Joey finding 50$ in his Pants*: "Oh wow, must be Chandlers Pants.." while Chandler wants his FREDOM

59The One Where the Stripper Cries
Love Joey when he goes on Pyramid

Paper, Snow a Ghost
"Supermodels! " "Where? " Joey's just terrible.


60The One with the Evil Orthodontist

61The One Where Paul's The Man

62The One with the Blackout
So funny I laughed so much when the cat jumps on Ross! Also when Chandler is stuck in the room with the model.
For me, this is the funniest episode of all time. How could it NOT be on the list?
One of Chandler's finest episodes, his inner monologue is amazing!

63The One On the Last Night

64The One After I Do

65The One With the Stoned Guy

66The One Where Rachel is Late
The combination of Rachel tired of pregnancy "ugh, I have to pee.. Again! Apparently this baby thinks my bladder is a squeeze toy! " haha. and Monica and phoebe betting on when she'll have the baby gets me every time! One of the two episodes I could watch over and over!

67The One with Frank Jr.

68The One With Joey's Fridge
Always burst out laughing when Joey pushes Ross into the fridge, and then blames it breaking on him. One of my favourite moments of the whole series of Friends!
Bad far joey's greatest episode

69The One in Barbados
I think that all the episodes in Barbados were very interesting. So funny!

70The One With the Boobies
This episode is so funny

71The One with Rachel's Book
This is the one with Joey making fun of Rachels book. "Do you smell smoke? Must be your burnin loins! ", "Can I make it up to you by doing you roughly in the barn? "

72The One the Morning After

73The One With Monica's Thunder

74The One Where They All Turn Thirty

75The One Where Joey Speaks French
Phoebe gets so mad that's what makes it even more funny..

76The One With Chandler In a Box

77The One with the Apothecary Table

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