Top Ten Best Friends Episodes

A list of the greatest episodes of the sitcom Friends.

The Top Ten

1 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).

Overrated, it’s a really annoying episode, especially the phoebe plot, highly overrated, why does it have to be the darn best, rosses sandwich is much better.

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2 The 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.

I love this episode. It should be named The One with the Quiz Game or something like that. Other than that it's the greatest friends episode ever! I love when Chandler says "His legs flail about as if independent from his body! " Classic!

Monica’s scream gets me every time.

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3 The 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!

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.

Best. Episode. Ever!
I can't stop watching it, its hilarious! All the characters are really funny in this one.

42 to 21 like the turkey Ross is done!

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4 The One Where No One's Ready

The best episode! Phoebe getting "the humus", Ross almost drinking fat, Monica obsessed with a message from Richard, Rachel "catching up on her correspondents", Chandler wondering," Donald Duck never wears pants, but when he gets out of the shower, there's a towel around his waste. What's that's about? " and best of all, Joey doing the opposite of Chandler hiding his underwear. "Could I be wearing anymore clothes? Maybe if I wasn't going commando! Boy, it's hot in here.I better not do any, I don't know, LUNGES." Best episode!

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 it's so funny!

Funny when Joey steals Chandler's seat and the someone stole his chair again.

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5 The One With The Ball

its just funny where chandler is shown as the DROPPER

It was such a fun episode, especially because they were all so dedicated in not dropping the ball and then Phoebe comes in and she simply puts it on the table haha. Plus, Rachel buys this creepy naked cat and everyone makes HILARIOUS remarks about it (Joey: This is not a cat!, Ross: Why is it upside down? )

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

This is an episode that can be seen over and over again and will never get old. Classic episode right here. - lomein

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6 The One With Unagi

Aah, salmon skin roll! I can't stop laughing crazy ass bitches!

This episode is outright hilarious. Now only is the plot line with Rachel, Ross, and Phoebe funny, Joey has his own amusing plot line, and Chandler and Monica do too (including Janice! ). This episode will literally have you rolling on the floor laughing! This is hands down the best episode of friends. Watch it!

Ah! Salmon skin roll - Rachel. CLASSIC!

This is an hilarious episode. I have a friends who has also seen every episode of friends so whenever we try to scare the other and it doesn't work we say "Unagi".

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7 The 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...

I cried a river.

Joey and Phoebe should've ended up together in my opinion.

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8 The One Where It All Began

You need to get your credibility correct! first episodes name was "The one where Monica gets a roomate" - steelers1979

I just need a girl I can marry
Rachel walks in in a wedding dress
Chandler - I just need a million dollars!

9 The One Where Rosita Dies

I love this episode. The 7th season is the best.

I love this one. Definitely one of my favorites

This is a brilliant episode. I totally agree

10 The 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.

This one is my favorite because of the Ross and Rachel scene! They're so cute!

I think this one is just so sweet! And I love phoebe's lobster thing!


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The Contenders

11 The 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!

Excellent! The best episode ever!

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12 The 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!

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME! Phoebe is no doubt the best at this, especially with Ursula

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! "

I've watched this episode over and over and each time I couldn't stop laughing. Definitely the best episode. Espicially scenes between Joey and Ross are awesome

13 The 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.

Everything about is funny. Even Armadillo walking. Every time I'm in a bad mood I watch this episode

Ill just go and talk with santa and the armadillo in the kitchen. There's a sentence I never thought I would say

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14 The 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 episode is my number one favorite! Ross is so funny! There's so many quotes I love like
Ross You know what we should do?
Rachel Calm ourselves?
Ross No, we should eat dinner! I'LL COOK! Joey Wouldn't that be wired?
Ross No. The only thing that would be wired is if someone didn't like Mexican food, because I'm making fajitas!

I also love when Ross comes out without the oven mitts

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!

"MY FAJITAS! " - Heathersong

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15 The 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!

She came on to Ross. "How do you know about the magic story that shows you want to have sex"

16 The 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.

Fat Monica was the best. - Catacorn

Oh Monica. I love you!

17 The 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!

Carol was hot! - Daviddv0601

18 The 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

It is so crazy. I died by lughing

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19 The One With All the Cheesecakes

I'm just gonna sit here and eat my *smacks cheese cake on the ground* hilarious! - u_maddox_bro


20 The One Where Ross Got High

When Ross and Monica blamed eachother for what they did in their past while their parents watched - Catacorn

This was great, it NEEDS to be high. Ross and Monica are the best siblings.

No.2 for me after the one with the armadillo, too funny!

I loved how Monica and Ross shouted out truthful secrets. ROSS GOT MARRIED TO RACHAEL IN VEGAS AND GOT DIVORCED AGAIN!

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21 The One With Monica's Boots

Phoebe's story in this episode is one of the funniest things I've ever seen. - ilovekelly75

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

22 The One With Ross's Sandwich

This episode encapsulates everything that Friends represents and always stands out in my mind as the best episode of all.

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"

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23 The 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 - u_maddox_bro

24 The 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


25 The 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!

Ross- I went to that tanning place your wife suggested.
Chandler- was that place...the sun?

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26 The 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. - ThatkidwiththeContacts

27 The 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!

This one is the best - Shamo24

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28 The 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

29 The One Where Rachel Smokes

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.

Hmm... Noodle soup... I mean soup... I mean noodle soup..!
OH come on!

30 The One With the Giant Poking Device

So funny especially when they think the end with the chopsticks.

31 The One With Rachel's Dream

I love Chandler and Ross taking all the stuff from the hotel! - Hajj

32 The 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'

Funny, but a little dissatisfying, I mean they could have WON!

"What is more important, your friends or money? Money! "

Coo again, don't blame the pretty lady. Was not her fault, it was me the pigeon COO.
Seriously stop staring at her.

Phoebe's the BEST!

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33 The One With the Stripper
34 The One Where Rachel Has a Baby

Janice shows up yet again

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

This one has a sense of relief in it - Shamo24

36 The One After Vegas
37 The 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.

38 The One With Ross And Monica's Cousin


39 The One with the Sonogram at the End
40 The One In Vegas
41 The One With the List
42 The One Where Eddie Won't Go

"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.

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.

43 The One After the Superbowl
44 The 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

45 The 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.

Love it so much! So hilarious!

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 this episode. it's so funny

46 The One With The Cake
47 The One With The Flashback
48 The One Where Eddie Moves In

Hilarious. Love Chandler in this episode and the roommate does a brilliant job!

49 The One With The Ride Along
50 The One with the Baby Shower

funniest one ever especially the 'bamboozled' bit - decorulez97

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

I love the Bamboozle competition!

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