Friends was the sitcom of a generation. It’s been off the air for over 10 (!) years and people still can’t stop talking about it. Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler, Joey, and Ross remain one of the most recognizable and beloved fictional #squads of all time. Its pilot is the stuff of legends. Its finale still brings tears to our eyes. Even today, fans argue over whether Ross and Rachel were on a break. That’s some serious commitment.
Another great thing about the NBC hit is the fact that, with each fresh viewing, fans discover new and exciting things to obsess over. Case in point: the Magna Doodles. You know, those silly messages or drawings you can see on Joey and Chandler’s apartment door? The Magna Doodles from Friends hold a special place in the hearts of fans who wanted to feel like they were really part of the gang. According to Mental Floss, crew members were responsible for the messages, which were prominently featured in multiple episodes of the series.Sometimes the doodles were just silly, but other times they were used to reflect incidents featured on the show or hint at what was to come. This list rounds up the best Friends Magna Doodles below, so go ahead and vote for your favorites. You know you want to.
Thanks for All Your Stuff!
A memorable message from the second episode of season four, “The One with the Cat,” when Joey and Chandler get robbed. That was one polite thief.
I Love You, Man!
Chandler and Joey’s bromance was the stuff of legends, but they really went through a rough patch when Chandler made out with Joey’s girlfriend. It happened in season four, episode seven, “The One Where Chandler Crosses the Line.” To redeem himself, Chandler buys new furniture and writes a cute message on the Magna Doodle... but it took much more than that to win his roommate back.
Nice Nails, Chandler
Chandler goes to get a manicure in the first scene of this episode. The others notice and write the message to pay him a little compliment. Or, more likely, to make fun of him. This one is in season four, episode 15, “The One with All the Rugby.”
In “The One with Chandler in a Box,” Chandler apologizes profusely for screwing up and covers the Magna Doodle with “I’m sorry” messages. That doesn’t impress Joey, though. Luckily, the two make up by the end of the episode, after Chandler proves how serious he is about making amends.