10 Friends’ Episodes which are a must watch
Friends season is a bit like melted cheese; loved by all. It never gets old, and most importantly none of us can imagine what life would be like without it. The show (as echoed in its theme tune) has always been there for us, and provided us with golden nuggets of life changing information such as the importance of Unagi. Never change Friends, never change.
1. The One With the Blackout (Season 1, Episode 7)
While the gang in the apartment delivers great comedic moments — Joey’s menorah, the cat attacking Ross, Mr. Heckles (Larry Hankin) trying to steal the cat, which he calls Bob Buttons — this episode is a showcase for Chandler as he chokes (literally and figuratively) while trying to play it cool around the Victoria’s Secret model.
2. The One With Unagi (Season 6, episode 17)
Ross’ ridiculous series-long obsession with “kara-tay” basically gets a stand-alone episode as he squares off with Rachel and Phoebe in a series of scares to test their Unagi. That’s one of three memorable storylines; elsewhere, Joey employs a fictitious twin who looks nothing like him, and Chandler gives Monica a mixtape found in his closet for Valentine’s Day. The perfect romantic gesture, until the gap between songs is punctuated by the voice of… Janice.
3. The One With All the Thanksgivings (Season 5, Episode 8)
After a particularly filling meal, everyone sits around reminiscing about their worst Thanksgivings. This episode is a must watch because we’re given more hideous flashback hair (mostly thanks to Chandler), a ridiculous aside about Phoebe’s past life as a French battlefield nurse, and two people wear turkeys on their heads. “It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Chandler bumming us out.” Joey
4. The One Where Everybody Finds Out (Season 5, Episode 14)
As everyone starts figuring out that Monica and Chandler have been secretly dating, it comes down to whether Chandler will admit to it. Phoebe attempts to hilariously seduce him to see if he’ll reveal the truth. From Ross’ amazing apartment spazz-attack to the introduction of Hugsey, Joey’s bedtime penguin pal, there’s a lot to love in this episode. But it truly belongs to the prolonged sexual showdown between Phoebe and Chandler.
5. The One With The Truth About London (Season 7, Episode 16)
Chandler is shocked to find out who Monica really wanted to sleep with the night they first got together. Meanwhile, Rachel gets into trouble with Ross when she teaches Ben practical jokes. The ending part of this episode is hilarious when Ben and Ross teams up to prank Rachel. Ross and Ben throw a fake man from stairs that end up making Rachel scared as hell.
6. The One Where They All Turn Thirty (Season 7, Episode 14)
When Rachel turns 30, everyone reminisces about their own 30th birthday celebrations — from Phoebe’s bouncy ball extravaganza to Monica’s “classy” party at the apartment. This episode is full of flashbacks.
7. The One With Phoebe’s Wedding (Season 10, Episode 12)
There were a number of wedding episodes on Friends, but none felt as genuine as Phoebe’s. From the steel drums, to the adorable dog that’s part of the wedding party, to Joey’s LOL-worthy approach to officiating, this episode will give you serious feels.
8. The One With the Prom Video (Season 2, Episode 14)
This episode is overflowing with laughs, as Chandler accidentally mocks the bracelet in front of Joey. The installment hinges on the titular VHS tape that chronicles Monica and Rachel’s very ’80s prom night. As the gang gawks at the big noses, bigger hair, and tacky dresses, we’re introduced to Fat Monica and some killer one-liners are dropped before hearts melt at the episode-ending revelation.
9۔ The One in Vegas (Season 5, Episodes 23 & 24)
Joey’s manages through his “big break,” Phoebe deals with a lurker at the slot machines, Monica and Chandler almost get married, and Ross and Rachel accidentally do get married. That’s Vegas, baby!
10. The Last One (Season 10, Episodes 17 & 18)
Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, and Ross say goodbye to their lives together in New York City, and we finally find out if Ross and Rachel are truly meant to be. Sure, the series finale was controversial, and even disappointing to some fans. But now, years after Friends has ended, it’s a great two-part episode to conclude your rewatch.