It’s time to bring out the big guns! If you are having a hard time choosing your top ‘Friends’ episodes, take notes because we have brought you the best and the worst episodes of ‘Friends’.
One show and six friends; two decades and a half later, ‘Friends‘ remains a global sensation. This never-aging show has some of the most relatable moments, not to mention the iconic lines. It is hard to choose the good and the bad from a show that’s so passionately loved, but here we are, doing the impossible task of choosing the best and the worst episodes of ‘Friends’.
‘Friends’ undoubtedly made us laugh and cry at the same time.
- The One With Ross and Monica’s Cousin
- The One With the Two Parties
- The One Where No One’s Ready
The One With Ross and Monica’s Cousin
Beginning with the worst, this episode is clearly our least favourite simply because, well, it’s creepy! Ross pouncing on his cousin, in the hopes to get laid, gives us the literal heebie-jeebies. Also, Ross completely overlooks consent and assumes that “she’s asking for it”! The rest of the side storylines, too, did not quite make an impact. Be it Monica’s last-minute bridal shower arranged by Phoebe and Rachel, or Monica helping Joey to fake his way into a Catholic nude scene audition the episode didn’t quite cut it.
The One With the Morning After
If you tell us that you haven’t shed tears when Ross and Rachel split up for the first time, change your middle name to a liar! Although a highly emotional ride, the episode still has a lot to offer. The whole stuck-up-in-a-room and eating organic wax situation of the rest of the gang while Ross and Rachel fight it out provides comic relief. The episode also has some hilarious moments built into the intense fight scene. However, what places it right in the middle of the best ‘Friends‘ episodes list is, of course, Joey’s new stride.
The One That Could Have Been
There should not be any excuse saving this episode from the title of one of the worst episodes. The only word that comes to mind while describing this episode is “meh”! Presenting an alternative storyline for the gang, the episode was the least funny of all. In fact, to top it all, the episode was dragged on for a second part as well. In short, it was a joke that went on for too long.
The One With the Two Parties
This one sits among the best of the ‘Friends’ episodes because of what a fun watch it is! It is filled with witty dialogues and warm scenes. Conjuring up two birthday parties for Rachel to deal with her fighting parents who are mid-divorce, and the chaos that follows is hilarious to watch. Even the contrasting vibes of Monica’s and Chandler’s parties are a delight, but what really makes it for the episode is Joey kissing Rachel’s mother as a ploy to not let the Greens meet.
The One With the Joke
This one is a dull one with Chandler and Ross fighting over the ownership of a sexist joke. The episode simply does nothing for the show or for the viewers. It has no fun or comic factor, and frankly, people couldn’t care less about it. Although Phoebe, Monica and Rachel’s fight over “who among the three would date whom” gains the episode some highlight, it still doesn’t come of the shadows.
The One Where No One’s Ready
This one’s a bottle episode, but it still could beat ‘Friends’ against some of its best episodes. The witty but childish banter between Joey and Chandler, Monica obsessing over Richard’s voice message, Phoebe being Phoebe, Ross being the drama queen, and Rachel being the literal queen is the best ‘Friends’ has to offer. Ah! It never gets old.
The One With the Ick Factor
True to its name, this episode is just icky. It has no real connection with any of the future plots. The episode did have some potential, but the writers just couldn’t get it right. Monica’s desperation for love had become too monotonous to provide any fresh experience. The episode was lost in its importance.
The One Where Everyone Finds Out
The ultimate discovery of the secret affair between Monica and Chandler, this one is the best of the best episodes of ‘Friends’, hands down. Phoebe and Rachel messing around with Chandler and Monica, to get them to confess, was the most-hilarious confusion created on the show. The game, however, was played both ways, and as we know you know, the messers became the messies!
What are your favourite and least favourite episodes from ‘Friends’? Let us know in the comments section below!