Friends is finally on Netflix UK – but with ten seasons ( and 200+ episodes) to binge on, where to start? The biggest moments in the character’s lives? The funniest scenes? (SEVEN! UNAGI! PIVOT! We could go on…) The most memorable guest appearances? If the answer to any of the above is yes, then we’ve got you covered. Read on for a lowdown of Friends’ biggest, funniest and most memorable moments – and which episodes to find them in.
After seasons of will-they, won’t-they (“you’re OVER me? When were you under me?”), these two finally got together after Rachel had a watch of their high school prom video and realised Ross really was her lobster.
Ross gets jealous of Rachel’s co-worker Mark and the pair end up taking their infamous break. It only lasts a night but Ross’s decision to sleep with the “hot copy girl” puts paid to their relationship for good.
The key to discovering the identity of Rachel’s baby’s father is a red sweater Joey finds in their apartment. He, Phoebe and Monica believe it belongs to Rachel’s ex-boyfriend Tag. Little do they know it’s a jumper that Ross also owns…
Chandler’s plan to throw Monica off the scent is almost ruined by Richard who confesses his love for Monica and asks her to marry him. Chandler panics that he’s about to lose everything, only to return to the apartment to find his girlfriend in a room full of candles, down on one knee.
Joey develops feelings for Rachel in season eight but when he finally tells her she turns him down. The pair accidentally get engaged when she gives birth to Ross’s baby in the series finale but it isn’t until season nine that Rachel begins to feel attracted to him and the friends get together during a group trip to Barbados.
Back when Jennifer Aniston was married to Brad Pitt, he made a guest appearance on the show. But instead of showing the pair in wedded bliss (as they were believed to be at the time), Pitt played an old school friend of Ross with an intense loathing for Rachel.
It’s Phoebe’s fancy bachelorette (or hen do for us Brits) and Monica and Rachel realise she’s expecting a stripper so they arrange a last-minute booking. But when he turns up, he isn’t exactly what they expected…
Ross travels to San Diego where his pet monkey Marcel is now the star of a new film. While on set Chandler comes across an old school friend (Julia Roberts) hell bent on seeking revenge for a childhood prank. Jean-Claude Van Damme and Brook Shields also appear in this star-studded episode.
Rachel sprains her ankle but when she gets to the hospital she pretends to be Monica in order to use her medical insurance. Unsurprisingly, Monica is not a fan of this plan – especially when Rachel organises a double date with their handsome doctors, played by fresh-faced ER stars George Clooney and Noah Wyle.
Joey has an audition with Jeff Goldblum and narrowly secures a callback. During his second round, desperate for a wee, he gives a jumpy audition which Goldblum loves. So when it comes to his final round he fills his bladder to bursting – a decision that has dire consequences.
Rachel and Phoebe take self-defence classes but Ross claims that after years of studying karate, the pair do not have “unagi” – he defines it as a state of total self-awareness to avoid attack; everyone else is convinced it’s a type of sushi.
Ross purchases a new sofa but refuses to pay the delivery charge. As he, Rachel and Chandler attempt to manoeuvre it up a narrow staircase, he barks the now infamous instruction: “pivot, pivot, PIVOT!”
Ross’s New Year’s resolution is to do something new every day so he buys a pair of leather pants. But when he wears them on a date he starts to overheat and before long he’s trapped in a bathroom unable to pull his trousers back up.
Joey describes himself as a fluent French speaker on his CV but there’s just one problem: he doesn’t understand a word. And when Phoebe tries to teach him, it becomes clear he’s not going to pick it up any time soon…
Which episode of Friends does Chandler move to Yemen?
Chandler finds himself in yet another relationship with Janice and – in a desperate bid to get rid of her – fabricates a move to Yemen. When she insists on accompanying him to the airport, he is forced to buy a ticket and board the plane.
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