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The Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time

Updated May 30, 2021 47.1k votes 3.8k voters 116.9k views236 items

List RulesVote 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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    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
    • Original Airing: Feb 11 1999
    • Season: Friends Season 5
    • Episode Number: 14
    • Series: Friends
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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
    • Original Airing: Jan 15 1998
    • Season: Friends Season 4
    • Episode Number: 12
    • Series: Friends
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    "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 on Ross's anxiety as his friends take too long getting ready for a function that evening. The episode was written by Ira Ungerleider and directed by Gail Mancuso. It is a bottle episode, featuring only three speaking roles besides the central cast; occurs in real time; and takes place almost entirely in the living room of Monica and Rachel's apartment....  more
    • Original Airing: Sep 26 1996
    • Season: Friends Season 3
    • Episode Number: 2
    • Series: Friends
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    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 prom video reveals Monica's former girth, Rachel's former nose and the way Ross has always felt about Rachel. This video brings Rachel to forgive Ross for the list....  more
    • Original Airing: Feb 01 1996
    • Season: Friends Season 2
    • Episode Number: 14
    • Series: Friends
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