FRIENDS, the iconic sitcom of the 90’s has played such a significant part in so many people’s lives even years after its end in 2004. Our favorite characters became more like our favorite friends as we laughed, cried, and grew with them. Now that the show is fully accessible on Netflix, all ten seasons, it's no secret that everyone and their mom binge-watches them! In fact, I find myself in stubborn FRIENDS moods every so often, where I just want to sit in front of the TV and watch nothing but friends. I recently had one of these bouts, which led me to categorize my top FRIENDS moments. Not going to lie, as I write this I’m finding it extremely difficult to not deflect and watch an episode of two. Here are some of my most beloved moments in no particular order!
The One With The Race Car Bed (Season 3, Episode 7)
[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2015%2F09%2F20%2F635783208386201690145222140_tow.gif&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com&s=757&h=bd298b8c213d668e6ce7c88e5b5e30418f8a96320b67cd42d2e02311cdfc61b8&size=980x&c=2230665374 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2015%252F09%252F20%252F635783208386201690145222140_tow.gif%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com%26s%3D757%26h%3Dbd298b8c213d668e6ce7c88e5b5e30418f8a96320b67cd42d2e02311cdfc61b8%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2230665374%22%7D" expand=1]As Ross tells the gang about another one of his boring dinosaur dilemmas, the camera slowly pans over Rachel, Monica, and Chandler, then over to Joey and Phoebe. Each has a different thought going through their head, but my favorite has to be the moment when the camera pans over Joey and as he's humming Phoebe questions who's singing in her own thoughts. Implying that Phoebe really is as spiritual as she claims to be, but the audience are the only ones who are in on the secret. Now matter how many times I watch this episode I burst out laughing every time!
The One With All The Rugby (Season 4, Episode 15)
[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2015%2F09%2F20%2F635783221253308647-843129745_tow%2520yemen.gif&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com&s=222&h=7809ff25f56b8daf955a9fb8baea7c559b2f5740ce3ee32e48b714f01b1e82af&size=980x&c=2122971358 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2015%252F09%252F20%252F635783221253308647-843129745_tow%252520yemen.gif%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com%26s%3D222%26h%3D7809ff25f56b8daf955a9fb8baea7c559b2f5740ce3ee32e48b714f01b1e82af%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2122971358%22%7D" expand=1]In this episode, Chandler has such a hard time breaking up with Janice that he lies to her about getting a job in Yemen. She is so heartbroken she follows him to the airport where he is forced to buy a real ticket just to deceive her into believing him. At the end she declares she is going to write him every day, '15 Yemen Road, Yemen.' I'm surprised she didn't pack her bags and hop on the plane with him! I love witnessing the struggle Chandler goes through just to avoid breaking up with Janice and how he comes up with the most generic address and excuse, and she believes it!
The One With All the Thanksgivings (Season 5, Episode 8)
[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2015%2F09%2F20%2F635783227410615919-1003800365_tow%2520thanksgiving.gif&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com&s=320&h=ed3c2ccfbc1c296c6d35382b5b68bd6c9a7235bcd04cedcc0e04b4b170159fa4&size=980x&c=2497982569 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2015%252F09%252F20%252F635783227410615919-1003800365_tow%252520thanksgiving.gif%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com%26s%3D320%26h%3Ded3c2ccfbc1c296c6d35382b5b68bd6c9a7235bcd04cedcc0e04b4b170159fa4%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2497982569%22%7D" expand=1]Ok, so maybe I'm a little biased because Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and the Thanksgiving FRIENDS episodes are my all time favorites, but this has to be one of the funniest and most memorable scenes ever. After the gang reminisces their past thanksgivings and how dreadful some of them have been Chandler falls into a bit of a depression. Monica, being the amazing girlFRIEND she is trying to cheer him up by sticking a turkey on her head. The best part is when she starts dancing, and Chandler declares his love for her by accident.
These are just a few of my favorites, but believe me, there are so many more. There is never a dull moment watching these guys hang out in the Central Perk or flip flop between apartments. Here's to always having friends to go to when you need something to laugh about, or just something to watch on any given day. I'll never get tired of singing along to the theme song and mouthing the words to every episode. Chances are, you won't either!