Top 10 Best Friends Episodes

A list of the greatest episodes of the sitcom Friends.
The Top Ten
1 The One Where Everybody Finds Out

I've been watching Friends reruns on Netflix (no cable) and have been looking forward to this episode. It's my favorite of all episodes. Love the seduction teasing game between Chandler and Phoebe!

Also, as others have mentioned, I love the "Oh! My eyes! My eyes!" moment. The first time it aired, we were talking and laughing about it the next day at work. Our boss decided then to check out the series for himself.

Two of my favorite characters, even before this episode, have always been Chandler for his wit and Phoebe for her quirkiness.

2 The One with the Embryos

Yeah, this one always ranks high. Along with The One Where No One's Ready, The One with the Prom Video, and The One with the Football, they all involve the whole group, which makes them special. I also like The One with the Jellyfish. Ross reading 18 pages front and back and then the fight with Rachel. So funny. It's just the best sitcom there will ever be.

What I liked about this is when Chandler and Joey both feel like champions while entering their new apartment riding the porcelain dog. The porcelain dog kind of looks like it had won the apartment, too!

Play that part again, and you'll see how the dog looks.

3 The One with the Football

My favorite Thanksgiving episode because it has so many funny one-liners and moments. Its main focus is, of course, the game of football they decide to play, but it's not boring at all even though it's focused on just this one thing. It's a very entertaining episode, and I always love to see Ross and Monica fighting.

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!

4 The One Where No One's Ready

The best episode! Phoebe getting "the hummus," Ross almost drinking fat, Monica obsessed with a message from Richard, Rachel "catching up on her correspondence," and Chandler wondering, "Donald Duck never wears pants, but when he gets out of the shower, there's a towel around his waist. What's that about?"

And best of all, Joey doing the opposite of Chandler hiding his underwear: "Could I be wearing any more 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!

5 The One with the Ball

It was such a fun episode, especially because they were all so dedicated to not dropping the ball. Then Phoebe comes in and 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?).

Monica is classic Monica in this! And the comments about the cat are hilarious. "Why is it inside out?" "What am I gonna call her? Fluffy?" "It's not a cat!" "Oh, the oven mitts freaked me out." "So what is this... some sort of snake?"

6 The One with the Prom Video

This should be much, much higher up this list, in my opinion. This is the episode that propelled Friends from being an average sitcom to being among the best of the genre. It had everything: fantastic character development, well-written romance, and one of the funniest Chandler one-liners out of the entire ten seasons. There's no reason not to love this episode.

Another strong contender to reach the top 5 Best Friends episodes! This was the best Thanksgiving episode of the show! A famous quote goes:
Joey: Some girl ate Monica!
Monica: Relax, the camera adds like ten pounds!
Chandler: Huh... So exactly how many cameras were on you?

Simply classic, it will never get old!

7 The Last One

Such a great finale. It's sad everything ended here. It was nice to see Rachel and Ross back together for good after their on-and-off relationship following the breakup.

I would've liked to see them back together for a little bit before the show ended, but I understand why they did it for the finale. It was sad and not the funniest episode, but this was definitely a good episode and one of the biggest finales in TV history.

The great thing about this episode is that it epitomizes what Friends is best at: the ability to make the audience go from hysterical laughter to unstoppable crying in just a few minutes. I don't think many sitcoms have ever created an ending so understated, so emotional, so hilarious, and so perfect.

8 The One with Unagi

This episode is outright hilarious. Not only is the plotline with Rachel, Ross, and Phoebe funny, but Joey has his own amusing plotline, 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!

Obviously, the main subplot with Ross, Rachel, and Phoebe is hilarious, but I don't feel like people appreciated Joey's story enough in this one. The scene where his "twin" barges into Monica and Chandler's apartment is one of the funniest in the entire series.

9 The One Where It All Began

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

10 The One with the Rumor

"A hint of a penis." How could someone be fatter than Monica was? How did Rachel know Ross really did make out with a 50-year-old librarian?

Funny, funny, and again funny! The best episode. You can laugh a lot! I even cry because the jokes are so good!

Man, this should be on top! Brad Pitt's awesome! Deserves to be at the top!

The Contenders
11 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. 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 made me laugh so hard. "Please don't be a spaceship," and "How could you be beeping? I disconnected you, I took out your battery. How co... BEEP. Don't you interrupt me!"

12 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 through 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 it was all the questions you asked. It was like flying with The Riddler.
Monica: Oh, is that another joke?
Chandler: Is that another question?

When Ross and Rachel see who came onto whom, which resulted in Emma being born, it was so funny how Ross accidentally taped their conversation and them having sex. Rachel using that backpacking trip story on Ross was hilarious!

13 The One Where Ross Got High

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 don't know, I was all high! Gold.

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!

14 The One with the Holiday Armadillo

So many great quotable lines from that episode. Gotta love it. My favorite by far.

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

The funniest episode, in my humble opinion. For us, Christmas isn't complete until we've seen it.

15 The One with All the Cheesecakes

I'm just gonna sit here and eat my... *smacks cheesecake on the ground* Hilarious!

16 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.

17 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.

18 The One Where Ross Is Fine

This episode is my number one favorite! Ross is so funny! There are 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 weird?
Ross: No. The only thing that would be weird 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 should definitely be in the top 10 in my opinion! It really 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, is brilliant.

19 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 added another layer to the divorce of Rachel's parents.

It was actually better than the first season.

The funniest thing ever is when the guys are trying to hide Rachel's parents from each other. To top it off, Joey kissing Rachel's mom.

This one is one of my favorites!

20 The One That Could Have Been

I think this explores very well the definable characteristics of each character and how they may have been portrayed 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!

21 The One with Monica's Boots

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

22 The One with the Late Thanksgiving

All the scenes in front of the door are hilarious.

23 The One with the Blackout

As far as old ones go, this is a classic. Ross, Chandler, and Rachel are all at their best in an unimportant but great episode.

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?

24 The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break

It was such a sad episode, honestly the number 1 saddest moment in Friends. Though Chandler and Monica's proposal was sad, this has got to be number 1. Literally, everyone's heart stopped.

Ross: No, this can't be the end.
Rachel: Then how come it is?

These lines made me cry so much. I'm not a big Rachel and Ross shipper because I don't think they're very compatible, but everyone has to agree that this episode caught the hearts of the nation.

It also kept the episode funny with the rest of the gang: Phoebe, Monica, Joey, and Chandler stuck in a room for the night. All in all, a great episode.

25 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.

I'm Joey, I'm disgusting. I make low-budget adult films. I laughed so hard!

The leather pants where the lotion and the powder make a paste, and Ross eats his candy floss while on valium... Total class.

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