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The Best Friends Characters

List of the best characters from the TV show "Friends," one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, ranked by fans. The Friends core cast of characters - siblings Monica and Ross Geller, her high school best friend Rachel Green, his college roommate Chandler Bing, and their friends Phoebe Buffay and Joey Tribbiani - became cultural icons during the show's original run from 1994-2004. Since the acclaimed series finale, the stars - Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, and David Schwimmer - have become superstars in TV as well as film. In addition to the main cast, "Friends" was full of dozens dozens of memorable characters and guest stars who filtered in and out of their fictional, uniquely turn-of-the-millennium New York City. While many superstars appeared as themselves (namely Isabella Rossellini, Charlton Heston, Ralph Lauren, and Sarah Ferguson), others (Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder...) appeared in memorable roles as characters integral to the "Friends" universe. This list counts down the very best and most hilarious Friends characters who fans enjoy seeing the most when they pop up on syndicated episodes.
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  1. 1
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    the people's #1 Matthew Perry

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  2. 2
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    Lisa Kudrow

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    Matt LeBlanc

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    Jennifer Aniston

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    most listed Courteney Cox

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks David Schwimmer

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    Paul Rudd 18 eps.

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    Elliott Gould

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    James Michael Tyler

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    Giovanni Ribisi

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    Lisa Kudrow

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    Brad Pitt 8.9

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    Christina Applegate

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    Kathleen Turner

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    Reese Witherspoon 6.13-14

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    Erica Anna Faris Season 10

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    Kathy Paget Brewster Season 4

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    Denise Richards

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    Susie Underpants Julia Roberts

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    added by alasdairduncan3 Mr Heckles

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    Brooke Shields

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    Bonnie Somerville

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    Marlo Thomas

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    Jane Sibbett

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    added by triviafan Cole Sprouse

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    Aisha Tyler Seasons 9-10

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    Dina Meyer

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    Elle Macpherson

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    Rebecca Romijn

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    Jennifer Coolidge

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    added by Mindu

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    new! & added by StarSpangledB Maggie Wheeler

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    added by colormelivvy Ugly Naked Guy

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    added by MikeMeares Tom Selleck Tom Selleck

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    added by JenAnistonFriends Genevieve Davidson, Noelle Sheldon, Cali Sheldon

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    added by ck123 Mark Robinson Ross: I HATE that guy

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