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The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time 

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Updated February 24, 2020 38.2k votes 3.2k voters 107.2k views 236 items

List Rules Vote for your favorite Friends episodes, no matter how popular they are.

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. 

 

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The One Where Everybody ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 14, Season: Friends Season 5

Original Airing: Feb 11 1999

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, ...more
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The One with the Embryos... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 12, Season: Friends Season 4

Original Airing: Jan 15 1998

"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 ...more
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The One with the Prom Vi... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time
alexray111413 added Episode: 14, Season: Friends Season 2

Original Airing: Feb 01 1996

After getting his big break, with Days of Our Lives, Joey pays Chandler back with $812 and an extremely tacky bracelet. Also, an unemployed Monica is hard up for money. And Monica and Rachel's ...more
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The One Where No One's R... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 2, Season: Friends Season 3

Original Airing: Sep 26 1996

"The One Where No One's Ready" is the second episode of the third season of the American television situation comedy Friends, which aired on NBC on September 26, 1996. The plot centers ...more
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The One with the Footbal... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 9, Season: Friends Season 3

Original Airing: Nov 21 1996

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 ...more
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The One Where Ross Got H... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 9, Season: Friends Season 6

Original Airing: Nov 25 1999

Monica's parents come for Thanksgiving, which is a problem because, not only do they not like Chandler, they don't know where he's living. Rachel makes a dessert--with beef. Phoebe develops a ...more
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The Last One is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 17, Season: Friends - Season 10

Original Airing: May 06 2004

Ross and Phoebe chase Rachel to the airport, but end up at the wrong one. They narrowly make it to the right airport, where Ross declares his love for Rachel, but she gets on the plane anyway. A ...more
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The One With Unagi (a.k.... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 17, Season: Friends Season 6

Original Airing: Feb 24 2000

Joey needs money for new headshots, and tries to enter a medical study. The only problem is that the study is for twins. Rachel and Phoebe are taking a self-defense class, but Ross tries to give ...more
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The One with the Jellyfi... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 1, Season: Friends Season 4

Original Airing: Sep 25 1997

Ross chooses between Rachel and his bald-headed girlfriend Bonnie. Phoebe struggles to deal with the revelation that her mother's friend is actually her mother. Monica gets stung by a jellyfish, ...more
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The One In Vegas (2) is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 24, Season: Friends Season 5

Original Airing: May 20 1999

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 ...more
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The One With Chandler In... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 8, Season: Friends Season 4

Original Airing: Nov 20 1997

Chandler agrees to spend Thanksgiving in a shipping crate as penance for kissing Kathy. The gang decides to give each other Secret Santa gifts. After Monica gets ice in her eye, she ends up ...more
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The One With The Proposa... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 24, Season: Friends Season 6

Original Airing: May 18 2000

Chandler plans to propose to Monica at dinner, but his plans go awry when Richard shows up. Phoebe and Joey join Rachel at a charity auction.
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The One With Ross's Sand... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 9, Season: Friends Season 5

Original Airing: Dec 10 1998

Joey starts to get uncomfortable with protecting Monica and Chandler's secret, especially when it places him in embarrassing situations with the rest of the group. Meanwhile, Ross becomes ...more
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The One with Ross's Tan ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 3, Season: Friends - Season 10

Original Airing: Oct 09 2003

Joey and Rachel's first date goes well, until they return to their apartment and discover that everything's awkward. They decide that they make better friends than lovers and call off their ...more
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The One With Chandler An... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 24, Season: Friends Season 7

Original Airing: May 17 2001

Joey encounters problems trying to get off the movie set to officiate the wedding when the star turns up drunk. Meanwhile, Ross desperately searches for the missing Chandler as Rachel and Phoebe ...more
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The One With All The Res... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 11, Season: Friends Season 5

Original Airing: Jan 07 1999

With the New Year, the friends make New Year's resolutions. Ross resolves to try a new thing every day. Chandler resolves to not make fun of his friends for a week. Joey resolves to learn how to ...more
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The One with the Rumor ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 9, Season: Friends Season 8

Original Airing: Nov 22 2001

Monica invites an old friend from high school over for Thanksgiving dinner, unaware that Will started a "We Hate Rachel" club with Ross. Meanwhile, Joey vows to eat an entire turkey by ...more
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The One With The Cop is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 16, Season: Friends Season 5

Original Airing: Feb 23 1999

Joey has a dream about Monica. Phoebe finds a police badge under her seat at Central Perk and uses it to go on missions of mercy. Ross buys a sofa but has trouble moving it up the stairs into ...more
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The One With All The Kis... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 2, Season: Friends Season 5

Original Airing: Oct 01 1998

Ross continues to try and mend his marriage to Emily. When Chandler accidentally kisses Monica in front of everyone before leaving for work, he tries to recover by kissing everyone. Meanwhile, ...more
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The One With The Routine... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 10, Season: Friends Season 6

Original Airing: Dec 16 1999

Joey is beginning to like Janine more. She gets an invitation to dance on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" and invites Joey, Monica and Ross to join her. Monica and Ross are a ...more
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The One With The Nap Par... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time
alexray111413 added Episode: 6, Season: Friends Season 7

Original Airing: Nov 09 2000

Rachel and Phoebe compete to be Monica's maid-of-honor. Joey and Ross find themselves in awkward positions after a nap. Monica insists that Chandler apologize to an ex-girlfriend for dumping her ...more
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The One Where Ross and R... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time
asaljojo added Episode: 15, Season: Friends Season 2

Original Airing: Feb 08 1996

Joey buys a big screen TV and two leather recliners with his newfound money. He and Chandler then spend a day refusing to leave the chairs. They even have food delivered to the girls apartment ...more
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The One Hundredth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 3, Season: Friends Season 5

Original Airing: Oct 08 1998

Phoebe is rushed to the hospital for the birth of her brother's triplets. While there, Joey winds up with severe sympathy pains that turn out to be kidney stones. Meanwhile, Rachel tries to set ...more
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The One With Phoebe's We... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 12, Season: Friends - Season 10

Original Airing: Feb 12 2004

Phoebe asks Joey to give her away at her wedding. Monica's the wedding planner and she's driving Phoebe nuts. Chandler and Ross discover at the rehearsal dinner that neither of them has a part ...more
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The One Where Ross Is Fi... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 2, Season: Friends - Season 10

Original Airing: Oct 02 2003

Ross puts on a convincing front and invites Joey and Rachel to dine on fajitas with him and Charlie. He quickly gets drunk and embarrasses everyone. After Rachel and Charlie leave, Joey spends ...more