January 2, 2015

The Best FRIENDS Episodes Ever

Now that Friends is streaming on netflix, the world is a different place. Although I'd like to make a formal complaint that they used the episodes cut for television. The DVD episodes are longer. They cut out some really great jokes. But whatever, Netflix! I have been wanting to write out an official list of the best Friends episodes for awhile because these are the kinds of things I care about. The general criteria for an episode to be a favorite is at least two of the story lines in the episode to be funny/important. Some of these episodes made the list because they are simply iconic to the show, i.e. The One With The Prom Video. Sometimes an episode has one really good storyline and two not so good ones. Unfortunately those good story lines will not be recognized. Okay so here we go, a season to season list of the best Friends episodes ever.

Season One:
The One With The Blackout
The One Where Underdog Gets Away
The One With All The Poker

Season Two:
The One With The Baby On The Bus
The One With The Lesbian Wedding
The One With The Prom Video
The One Where Ross and Rachel...You Know 
The One Where Eddie Won't Go

Season Three:
The One With The Princess Leia Fantasy
The One Where No One's Ready
The One With The Football

Season Four:
The One With The Jellyfish
The One With Chandler in a Box
The One With The Embryos
The One With The Fake Party

Season Five:
The One With The Kips
The One With All The Resolutions
The One Where Ross Can't Flirt
The One With The Ball

Season Six:
The One After Vegas
The One Where Joey Loses His Insurance
The One Where Ross Got High
The One With The Apothecary Table

Season Seven:
The One With Monica's Thunder
The One With The Nap Partners
The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs
The One With The Holiday Armadillo
The One Where They All Turn Thirty

Season Eight:
The One With The Halloween Party
The One With The Rumor
The One in Massapequa

Season Nine:
The One With Phoebe's Birthday Dinner
The One With Rachel's Other Sister
The One with the Memorial Service
The One With The Lottery

Season Ten:
The One Where Ross is Fine
The One With The Cake
The One With The Late Thanksgiving
The One With Princess Consuela

Obviously, there will be episodes that people think I should have included and did not. So disclaimer, this is a list of MY favorite episodes season by season. As we can all see, season two and seven are my favorite. What is your favorite episode?


  1. I feel like this list would mean so much to me if I had actually watched Friends. All I've ever seen is reruns on TV. HOWEVER! Australia gets Netflix in March and it means that I can watch Friends, in it's entirety and get back to you about this list. If this isn't dedication right here, I don't know what is.

  2. okay so like carolyn above, i have never been a true friends addict. however, every episode i've seen i've enjoyed! i'm glad it's on netflix now bc like with gilmore girls, i can go back and watch every episode in order!

  3. The One Where Ross Is Fine is soooo good. "My fajitas!!" haha but I can never resist The One With the Stoned Guy. For some reason I die laughing over "Tarlet. Tartlet. Tarlet... the word has lost all meaning" :) And when the oven timer dings and he goes, "Heeeeeyyyyy!" Or The One With Ross' Sandwich. :) Basically, ALL THE FRIENDS.

    - Sarah

    1. Haha yes! That storyline is SO funny! "Ohhhh, Mac and cheese! We gotta make this!"

  4. Oh my gosh, THANK YOU. I have seen every single episode of Friends ever (I owned all the seasons), but it's not like I remember which episodes were the best based on their titles. I can't rewatch the entire series AGAIN, but I definitely want to go back and watch the highlights. You rock! :)

    1. Perfect! That was the intention. And I'd suggest still watching them on DVD, cause those episodes are longer and better

  5. Oh! Friends! I will never tire to watch it over and all over again. Your list is great! Because although I remember most (and have so many favorites as well among yours) I now want to watch your highlighted episodes and also make my own list for every season! :) The Holiday Armadillo is something I never fail to remember during the Xmas season, good choice!

  6. friends is literally the only reason i'm alive right now.

  7. I don't know what the episode is titled but the one where Phoebe is mad at Ross and Ross obsesses over it and turns out her reasoning was just a dream she had, haha I crack up every time I watch that one!
    "Phoebe, why are you mad at me!? I don't know, I don't...remember..." hahaha

    1. Haha that's the one with Joey's big break, season 5. :)

  8. I happen to stumble across your blog via pinterest! First thing's first: I absolutely love your photography and your hair is just amazing. And I love watching friends; it feels like I have developed a really deep connection with them and their lives lol, you know, sometimes we are rooting for ross and sometimes for rachael! Basically Joey, Rachael, Ross, Monica, Phoebe, and Chandler are my friends!

    http://simplythoughtsandthings.blogspot.com/ (although I'm more of a blog reader rather than a blogger; still trying to pick up blogging !)

  9. One of my all time favorite Friends moments is when Phoebe, Joey, and Ross are mocking Chandler.

    "The hills are alive with the sound...OF MUSIC!"
    "My scone? MY SCONE!"

    That scene is just too hilarious.

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