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The Best Janice Episodes of 'Friends'

Updated September 24, 2020 1k votes 234 voters 15.5k views18 items

List RulesVote up the episodes of Friends that featured Janice the best.

The beauty of Friends is that it had six iconic characters at its disposal for every episode. But when a seventh character entered Central Perk - say, a character like Janice - the show got a chance to break out of its mold and do something truly unique. While there's nothing like the classic episodes of Friends that gave us our favorite storylines featuring Joey and Chandler, Ross and Rachel, or Phoebe and... anyone, really, it takes a great character like Janice to make us realize that every group of friends needs an occasional cameo from a weirdo that Chandler used to date.

Though there's a lot of iconic episodes in a series with 236 episodes, it's arguable that the most memorable episodes are the ones that featured a guest star or a favorite recurring character. For many fans of Friends, that favorite recurring character is the nasally, high-pitched queen of OH-MY-GAWDDDD; Janice. While episodes featuring her may not have had the heartbreak of Ross and Rachel episodes or the sweetness of Monica and Chandler episodes, every Janice episode is downright hilarious.

So try not to have a panic attack, punctuate every other word by throwing up your palms, and confess your undying love for Chandler, because it's time to rank the best Janice episodes of Friends. 

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    Joey has a date for the night before Valentine's Day, but she insists that they double date with her friend, so Joey pulls Chandler along. Chandler, who has no idea who he'll be hooking up with, meets Janice. After spending the night together, Chandler breaks up with Janice on Valentine's Day.

    Memorable Quotes:

    Chandler: Okay, Janice. Hey, Janice. There's no way to tell you this. At least, there's no new way. I just don't think things are gonna work out.
    Janice: That's fine.
    Chandler: It is?
    Janice: Uh-huh. Because I know that this isn't the end.
    Chandler: Oh, no. You see, actually, it is.
    Janice: No, it isn't. Because you won't let that happen. Don't you know it yet? You love me, Chandler Bing!
    Chandler: Oh, no, I don't.
    Janice: Well then ask yourself this. Why do we keep ending up together? New Year's, who invited who? Valentine's, who asked who into whose bed?
    Chandler: I did, but-
    Janice: You seek me out! Something deep in your soul calls out to me like a foghorn! Janice! Janice! You want me. You need me. You can't live without me. And you know it. You just don't know you know it. [kisses Chandler] See?
    Chandler: Call me!

    Janice: Hello, funny valentine!
    Chandler: Hi, just Janice.



    • Original Airing: Feb 09 1995
    • Season: Friends Season 1
    • Episode Number: 14
    • Series: Friends
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    Rachel is forced to share a delivery room with Janice who openly questions why Ross and Rachel aren't married. Things get a little awkward when Janice reunites with two of her exes, Chandler and Ross, and her pained contractions cause her to omit terribly annoying noises.

    Memorable Quotes:

    Janice: This is my husband Sid. I don't think you've met him. I nabbed him at the dermatologist's. Thank God for adult acne!
    Sid: I can't believe it. I'm the luckiest guy in the world.
    Ross: Really?
    Sid: What did he say?
    Janice: You have to speak loudly - he's almost completely deaf.
    Ross: Oh, there you go.

    Janice: But what happens when he meets somebody else and gets married?
    Rachel: Well, then he gets a divorce. It's Ross.

    • Original Airing: May 16 2002
    • Season: 8
    • Episode Number: 23
    • Series: Friends
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    Chandler proposes a no-date-New-Year's-party, but is the first to break the pact when he invites Janice rather than spend New Year's alone. Janice wants more, but Chandler informs that this is a New Year's only situation.

    Memorable Quotes:

    Janice: I love this artichoke thing. Don't tell me what's in it. The diet starts tomorrow. [laughing]
    Chandler: You remember Janice.
    Monica: Vividly.

    Janice: There you are! You got away from me.
    Chandler: But you found me.
    Janice: Here, Ross, take our picture. Smile. You're on Janice Camera. [laughs]
    Chandler: Kill me. Kill me now.

    • Original Airing: Dec 15 1994
    • Season: 1
    • Episode Number: 10
    • Series: Friends
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    Monica and Chandler are checking out their new home, but Chandler bumps into another prospective buyer - Janice. After learning that Monica and Chandler have purchased the house next door, Janice makes an offer of her own.

    Memorable Quotes:

    Ellen: You two know each other?
    Janice: Oh, we go way back. Before Monica made an honest man out of him, Chandler used to be my little love muffin.

    Chandler: Will we love it so much with her next door? And she's gonna be louder out here too. Just the crickets and [apes Janice's voice]
    Chandler: "Oh... My... God"!
    Monica: If we don't get this house, she's still going to show up wherever we go! At least if she's here, it eliminates the element of surprise. Never again will you have to hear the three words that make your balls jump back up inside your body!

    • Original Airing: Apr 22 2004
    • Season: 10
    • Episode Number: 15
    • Series: Friends
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