The day has finally come where I have finished the entire 10 seasons of Friends. Any Netflix connoisseur knows the bittersweet feeling I have right now. This was something I could depend on for nearly three months as my way to decompress from my day and now its all over! Anyone who dabbles in Netflix knows the feeling wen your show ends, it’s a tough one! Now what am I supposed to do with my time?! Well everyone says just find a new show…yes but it will be nothing like the series I just saw! And it requires getting attached to an entirely new set of characters, but it is inevitably what will happen. So fret not those who feel lost and forsaken from the ending of their series! YOU ARE STRONG AND YOU CAN GET THROUGH THIS! (am i too dramatic?)
Any who as I reminisce on my great time enjoying the 220 episode of Friends I decided to pick my Top 5 episodes ever! Let me know if you disagree or at least which episodes would be in your Top 5! (Caution: Spoiler alert!)
5. The One with the Embryos (Season 4 Episode 12)
In this episode Phoebe decides to take on the daunting task of being implanted with embryos in an attempt to get pregnant for her brother so that he and his older wife can have kids. Meanwhile Chandler and Joey start playing a game with Monica and Rachel where they have to answer questions about each other, in a heated betting moment the girls bet their apartment and lose. The boys get to move in!
This is the pilot episode of the entire series. It starts out with four of the friends(Monica, Phoebe, Chandler, and Joey) hanging out in Central Perk. As Ross comes in we learn how his wife has just left him because she turned out to be a lesbian. Monica announces how she is going to go out with Paul (the wine guy). As the episode progresses more character traits are revealed and it ends with Rachel deciding she will move in. At the very end Ross and Rachel’s roller coaster of love begins as they have a moment.
3. The One with Chandler in a Box (Season 4 Episode 8)
I love this episode because it is a prime example of the humor of the show.This is season 4’s Thanksgiving episode. Chandler kisses Joey’s girlfriend, at the time, Kathy. Joey refuses to forgive Chandler, but decides he can award forgiveness if he stays in a box for 6 hours. Meanwhile Monica injures her eye and is forced to go to the eye doctor, who is her ex Richard, but upon arrival she finds out that Richard’s son has stepped in for the day, and she invites him to Thanksgiving dinner. While they are at dinner Chandler continues to makes jokes which upsets Joey. Then Kathy comes in and breaks up with Chandler, with the box barrier in between. In the end Joey forgives Chandler.
2. The One with the Proposal (Season 6 Episode 23/24)
Now I know this episode is technically two, but in my defense it was one episode on Netflix! Essentially Chandler plans on proposing to Monica but as they are out together they run into Richard (Monica’s ex from a very serious relationship). Ruining the moment Chandler is unable to propose, but still wants to surprise her so he tells her he is never interested in settling down. Which has the adverse affect because Monica questions if she should give Richard another chance. Chandler meanwhile has lost all hope and thinks Monica has left him, but in reality she has planned a proposal inside their apartment and he ends up asking her. She accepts.
1. The Last One (Season10 Episode 17 (Part 1&2)
I feel somewhat bad for making this episode my all time favorite because of the predictability. However, I was very impressed with the finale because of how it all tied together. I just couldn’t help myself because of the way Rachel comes back. They tease and tease and tease you into thinking that she is far gone, but the cherry on top is when her real voice takes over instead of the answering machine. (when you see the episode it will make sense) Another reason why I think his episode was so well done is because of the last line, by Chandler, “where?”. Not only does it sum up the show with the obvious answer of being Central Perk, which makes the viewer feel closer to the show known the answer, but also because it rings true to Chandler’s sense of humor.