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The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time

Updated February 24, 2020 45.8k votes 3.6k voters 111.9k views236 items

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This list of the best Friends episodes, is determined by voters like you. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Friends episodes of all time are. Make sure to also check out the best Joey and Chandler BFF moments and famous Friends guest stars and cameos. Fans of Friends are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists - so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

Featuring those titular friends Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Monica, Joey, and Phoebe, NBC's Friends is one of the funniest and best sitcoms of all time. With 236 episodes over 10 seasons, there so many great and unforgettable moments that make Friends still watchable today. 

"The One Where Everybody Finds Out" and "TOW the Embryos" are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list What is the best Friends episode of all time? Look below and find out which episodes have those funny moments. 


  • The One Where Everybody Finds Out
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    When the friends discover that Ugly Naked Guy is moving out of his apartment, Ross leaps at the opportunity to get his own place again. Phoebe finds out about Monica and Chandler's relationship, and tries to get them to reveal the truth by seducing Chandler.... more on Wikipedia
    • Original Airing: Feb 11 1999
    • Season: Friends Season 5
    • Episode Number: 14
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  • The One with the Embryos
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    "The One with the Embryos" is the twelfth episode of Friends' fourth season. It first aired on the NBC network in the United States on January 15, 1998. In the episode, Phoebe agrees to be the surrogate mother for her brother Frank Jr. and his older wife Alice Knight. Meanwhile, a display by Chandler and Joey of how well they know Monica and Rachel by guessing the items in their shopping bag leads to a large-scale bet on a quiz, for which Ross acts as the gamemaster. The episode was directed by Kevin S. Bright and co-written by Jill Condon and Amy Toomin. The idea for Kudrow's character Phoebe becoming a surrogate mother coincided with the actress real-time pregnancy. The producers wanted... more on Wikipedia
    • Original Airing: Jan 15 1998
    • Season: Friends Season 4
    • Episode Number: 12
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  • The One In Vegas (2)
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    Ross draws a mustache on Rachel's face, which won't come off. Chandler prepares to go back to New York but Monica stops him. Joey tries to find his hand twin. Rachel refuses to leave her room and Ross desperately tries to make it up to her. Monica and Chandler are on a big roll. Chandler proposes to Monica; her response will be based on a throw of the dice. She rolls a hard eight and says yes. Rachel and Ross get drunk; he paints his face and they leave the room together. Phoebe gets kicked out of the casino but comes back in to annoy the ""hand twin."" Monica and Chandler go to the chapel to get married...only to find out that the drunk Ross and Rachel got there first...... more on Wikipedia
    • Original Airing: May 20 1999
    • Season: Friends Season 5
    • Episode Number: 24
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  • The One with the Football
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    Emotions become the feast of the day when the gang plays a game of touch football on Thanksgiving as Joey and Chandler argue over who gets to date a model and Ross and Monica argue over winning in a case of sibling rivalry.... more on Wikipedia
    • Original Airing: Nov 21 1996
    • Season: Friends Season 3
    • Episode Number: 9
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