Now, this is difficult. An iconic series like F.R.I.E.N.D.S can be watched time and again. But choosing the funniest episode of the lot is nothing more than a Herculean job! Whether you’ve watched once or multiple times, you would surely agree to the fact, and just in case you haven’t, stream on Netflix to find out why. 25 years after its debut, F.R.I.E.N.D.S has been the favorite for generations after generations (despite the influx of new shows almost every single day!). Each time you replay an episode and the laughs never stop. Of course, choosing the only funny or best episode is out of the question, but here is a series of the best and funniest situations and events in the overall 10-season run that would surely get you in splits!
Season 1, Episode 7: The One with the Blackout
Not really the fan favorite, but this episode from the first season deserves a place in this list, thankfully because of Chandler and his clumsy nature. While New York City comes to a halt after a power outage that brings darkness to the entire city, Matthew Perry on the other hand remains stranded with model Jill Goodacre in a bank lobby! With that chewing gum, a typical and cryptic phone call, and those long stares (that got creepy after some time), you would agree that this scene can definitely be counted as one of Chandler’s best.
Season 3, Episode 14: The One with Phoebe’s Ex-Partner
Remember… “They don’t know that we know they know we know”? For that one episode where the relationship between Monica and Chandler gets exposed, this line truly stays memorable to this day. So a fool’s game occurs between both of them, and Rachel, Phoebe, and Joey, and a point of no return are reached. In fact, Chandler and Phoebe were even ready to kiss! The scene turns epic after he declares his love for Monica. Added to that was Ross who came to learn about the turn of events in the very apartment he bought!
Season 4, Episode 12: The One with the Embryos
This episode can’t be forgotten by any avid fan of F.R.I.E.N.D.S where both Joey and Chandler almost win Monica and Rachel’s apartment after Ross discovered a trivia game. Now fans already know the answers and every re-watch stays a cult classic! You would break into peals of laughter when the boys arrive on the dog statue, the famous Chanandler Bong joke, or the fabricated profession by Rachel. But in the end, it’s all an overflow of emotions after Phoebe makes the grand announcement of being pregnant with triplets.
Season 6, Episode 17: The One with Unagi
Ross often resorted to a peculiar mode of self-control that allowed the audience to sense any approaching danger. He thought he had mastered the art and actually wanted both Phoebe and Rachel to learn a lesson. But then, things weren’t in his favor and both the ladies gained the upper hand when they decided to find a hiding place in his apartment. He even sounded crazy upon asking the ladies’ teacher, who taught them self-defense, about the varied ways of assaulting them! Truly hilarious, this scene is a happy mockery of David Schwimmer’s character.
Season 10, Episode 2: The One Where Ross is Fine
Rachel and Joey formed the least loved couple in the series and Season 10 opened with the duo! Ross came to know about their relationship, just when the first episode was about to end, while he walked into the apartment and the couple was sharing a kiss then. His expressions stood out as he continued smiling and promised others he was ‘very well’, but in reality, he wasn’t. Yet, he threw a party with the two F.R.I.E.N.D.S and even invited Charlie. The dinner party is a must-watch after it turns embarrassing when Ross downs several margarita glasses and drunkenness overpowers almost everyone.
It’s unfair to say that these formed the funniest moments of the series. After all, to each his own. There are plenty of episodes that make you wonder about the bizarre series of events and how the characters sync with every situation. Friends: The Reunion, the reunion special is now available on HBO Max. So keep watching, in case you’ve missed out on a few of them.