It’s a Friday night and it’s been one hell of a tough week. You’re just too lazy to open that book that’s been sitting on your shelf for ages. You just want to lie down, watch some TV and laugh your heart out, you know what’s good to watch and what automatically comes to mind? Reruns of one whole season of ‘Friends’ and before you know it you’ve watched two seasons non-stop!
This show always reminds me of the good old days. I was about 9 or 10 years old, my sisters would open the TV at around 7PM or 8PM and we would all watch this show. I really don’t understand some of the stories and humor back then but the actors are way too funny! I guess I caught this love for TV sitcoms from my sisters. Thanks ates! 🙂
I love each and every episode but I can only list ten episodes out of 236 in here so without further ado, here are my top episodes from each season.
The One with the Blackout (Season 1, Episode 7)
Chandler : You know, on second thought, gum would be perfection.(Thinking) Gum would be perfection? Gum would be perfection. Could have said, gum would be nice, or, I’ll have a stick, but no no no no. For me, gum is perfection. I loathe myself.
The One After the Superbowl (Season 2, Episode 12/13)
Chandler: All right, one of you guys give me your underwear.
Ross: Oh, no.
Joey: Can’t help you there. I’m not wearing any.
Chandler: How can you not be wearing any underwear?
Joey: Oh, I’m taking heat from the guy in the hot pink thong.
The One Where No One’s Ready (Season 3, Episode 2)
Ross: Joey, why can’t you just wear the underwear you’re wearing now?
Joey: Cause I’m not wearing any underwear now.
Ross: Um, okay … then, why do you have to wear underwear tonight?
Joey: Cause it’s a rented tux, okay? I’m not gonna go commando in another man’s fatigues!
The One with the Embryos (Season 4, Episode 12)
Ross: All right, we have a tie. Luckily, I have prepared for such an event. (Pulls out flashcards) The Lightning Round!
Ross: Thirty seconds, all the questions you can answer.
Monica: You guys are dead, I am so good at lightning rounds.
Chandler: I majored in lightning rounds. All right, we’re gonna destroy you.
Monica: Huh, wanna bet?
Chandler: Well, I’m so confused as to what we’ve been doing so far..
The one with all the Thanksgivings (Season 5, Episode 8)
Joey: It’s Joey!
Monica: What are you doing? Is that supposed to be funny?
Phoebe: No, it’s not supposed to be funny, it’s supposed to be scary.
Monica: Well get it off!
Joey: I can’t, it’s stuck!
Monica: I don’t care! That turkey has to feed twenty people at my parents’ house and they’re not going to eat it off your head!
The One with the Proposal (Season 6 Episode 24-25)
Monica: Chandler, in all my life, I never thought I would be so lucky as to… fall in love with my best… my best… there’s a reason why girls don’t do this!
Chandler: I’ll do it. I thought…Wait, I can do this. I thought that it mattered, what I said or where I said it. Then I realized, the only thing that matters is that you, you make me happier than I ever thought I could be. And if you let me, I will spend the rest of my life trying to make you feel the same way. Monica, will you marry me?
The One with the Holiday Armadillo (Season 7, Episode 10)
Rachel: Wow! It looks like the Easter Bunny’s funeral in here.
Ross: Come on, come on, we’re-we’re-we’re lighting the candles!
Phoebe: Okay, I understand why Superman is here, but why is there a porcupine at the Easter Bunny’s funeral?
The One with the Videotape (Season 8, Episode 4)
Ross: Do you have a minute? I’d like to talk to you about something I’m, I’m really uncomfortable talking about.
Joey: Sure. What? About uh, you showering with your mom?
Ross: I actually had a topic in mind! I’m, I’m kinda going through a dry spell, sex wise.
Joey: Whoa, for like months?
Ross: Five to be lying, six.
Joey: Six months? Whoa that’s rough.
Ross: Well, I mean it’s not all bad. I’m learning to appreciate the uh, smaller things in life. Like the sound of a bird and the color of the sky.
Joey: The sky’s blue Ross and I had sex yesterday!
The One with Rachel’s Other Sister (Season 9, Episode 8)
Chandler: Look, I may not know alot about babies, but you really think I’m not capable?
Ross: No…you both are equally capable. It’s just that you’re strongest, when you’re together.
Chandler: Ok, so if we both had Emma, and I die she’d have to give her up.
Ross: Sure! Monica would have to give her up.
Joey: I lie better than that right?
Chandler: So…so let me get this straight. So my two friends die, I get Emma, then my wife dies, then Emma the one-tiny-ray-of-hope left in my life, gets taken away from me?!
Phoebe(Clapping): THERE’S your movie!
The One with the Birth Mother (Season 10, Episode 9)
Chandler: But you did like us. And you should. My wife’s an incredible woman. She’s loving and devoted and caring. And don’t tell her I said this but the woman’s always right… I love my wife more than anything in this world. And I… It kills me that I can’t give her a baby… I really want a kid. And when that day finally comes, I’ll learn how to be a good dad. But my wife… she’s already there. She’s a mother… without a baby… Please?
Friends depicted most of our twenty-something struggles. The characters and the story taught us that falling off track is just an opportunity to grow, that relationships aren’t perfect, it answers some of our questions on how it is to become an adult and finding out who and what we wanna be. The show allowed us to find humor in our harsh reality and that friends can be family too and I guess those two are the best part of all.
Just as Monica said on S01E01 : Welcome to the real world! It sucks. You’re gonna love it!
Oh, and who would forget that final scene? When our hearts got broken while that empty apartment were shot and all six keys were left at that kitchen counter table? (with tears rolling down the cheeks)
What’s your most favorite ‘Friends’ episode? 🙂
**script/lines above taken from Crazy for Friends