Friends is one of the most beloved shows on the planet, even though it ended and stopped airing plenty of years ago. Its massive fanbase only keeps growing and the reason behind that is pretty clear. The heartwarming story of six friends and the experiences that they share over a period of ten years leaves a lasting mark on the viewer and makes them feel as if these characters have become their lifelong friend. While a lot of parts in the show are emotional, a good portion of them are downright hilarious and make the show worth watching.
Here are some of our favorite scenes from the show that every fan is bound to remember:
Chandler & Joey Taking Over Monica & Rachel’s Apartment
In the middle of the fourth season, Chandler and Joey challenge Monica and Rachel in a trivia game which tested how much they knew about each other. What starts off as an innocent game soon escalates into a full-blown challenge where the men and women had to answer obscure questions about each other. The stakes were really high, with Monica and Rachel having to switch their apartment with Chandler and Joey if the women lost; otherwise, Joey and Chandler would have to get rid of their pet birds if they lost. Ross spices up the situation by making a game show out of the whole affair, and the game went all the way to the end where the boys and girls were almost tied at the last question. However, Ross asks the impossible question of what Chandler’s job is, and the Rachel answers “trans … transponster” in panic, which sends the once-confident Monica into shock as she realizes that she’s going to have to give up her beloved apartment.
Ross’ Tanning Disaster
Adding the world ‘Mississipi‘ while counting can have dire consequences as Ross demonstrated for everyone. After noticing that his sister’s got a great tan, he heads on to the tanning salon to get one for himself. He’s instructed to turn around after 3 seconds so that his back could be covered, but he obviously mistimes it and gets sprayed in the front a second time. As if this wasn’t bad enough, he goes through the same thing again twice! Towards the end of the episode, he ends up looking like quite the spectacle with two different body shades.
Rachel’s Marriage To Ross
While the two ended up being together in the end, their marriage was not at all what they had hoped for. After an entire night of running increasingly obnoxious pranks on each other on the plane during their trip to Las Vegas, Rachel and Ross decided to get extremely boozed up and eventually ended up getting married in the nearby chapel. While their friends witnessed the wedding, they themselves had no recollection of it the following morning at all.
Moments like these are what make the show worth watching and strengthen the bonds between the characters. The show never gets old no matter how many times we watch it and will likely remain popular for years to come! What’s your favorite laugh-out-loud moment in this show?