You Can't Call Yourself A 'Friends' Fan If You Don't Understand These 7 Iconic References

You Can't Call Yourself A 'Friends' Fan If You Don't Understand These 7 Iconic References

I'll be there for you ... only if you love 'Friends.'

Sitcoms have lead the TV world for years. Among the iconic ones are Seinfeld, Cheers, Two and a Half Men, and none other than Friends. Of course, now there are new ones like Black-ish and of course the Big Bang Theory; however, the iconic ones will never be forgotten.

For me Friends is my most favorite sitcom there is; my family and I quote it while playing cards; and my friends and I try to see who is the Rachel, Monica, Ross, Joey, Chandler, and Phoebe of the group.

1. We were on a break.

We were on a break are probably the most famous words ever spoken by Ross Geller. If you have seen this episode once you have seen it a hundred times. Even if you are not a Friends fanatic you have still probably seen this episode because it is ICONIC. Also this phrase has given every guy on the planet an out when he and his girlfriend were on a break and he did something he should not have.


Again a famous word spoken by non other than Ross Geller. He is hilarious and always wants things done perfectly, but after hearing it about after the fifth time Chandler has had enough. Chandler screams shut up. We can all relate to this because we all have that friend that we would yell shut up at.

3. Smelly cat what are they feeding you.

Come on everyone sing-a-long now. Just looking at the phrase makes me wish I was sitting with Phoebe Buffay in Central Perk with the rest of the gang. I think this song is known by everyone whether you're a Friend lover or hater.

4. How you doing?

*said in Joey Tribbiani voice*. These three words and he had any girl he wanted. Heck, he had any girl he wanted that was not only in the show but that was watching the show. Joey or Dr. Drake Ramoray it didn't matter who he said it to you were hooked. Well even now watching re-runs people are still hooked.

5. Chandler's lame jokes.

Bless his heart he tried. We all laughed out of sympathy. Some were so corny that they hurt the viewers and I'm sure they hurt the actors as well. Again bless his heart but at least he tried and someone had to.

6. Rachel's hair.

Every girl, woman, and grandma in the 90's wanted this hair style. I even went through the Rachel hair phase. Whether you wanted the cut she had or the style she had we all wanted it. Even now we want the Rachel hair because Jennifer Aniston is about as close as it gets to being perfect.

7. This number has enough significance.

*insert Monica Geller voice*. This scene is maybe just as iconic as the "We were on a break scene." However, we all know because of this scene we can't say seven in a normal way or just one time. We all have Monica Geller to thank for that.

Friends was one of the top sitcoms from 1994-2004. The span of ten years these six people invaded our homes and even now thanks to Netflix and Nick at Nite they still do. I love Friends and any Friends fanatics out there always remember to find your inner Phoebe Buffay and be a little weird. Also I'll be there for you!

Cover Image Credit: YouTube

Popular Right Now

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

12 Songs That Embrace Warm Weather

If it's not snowing, it's raining, and if it's not raining the wind speed is 40 mph, the real experience of season shift here at UConn.


Check out a playlist with these songs and more like them here.

1. Feels Like Summer

*Me when it's more than 45° in Storrs*

2. Blister In The Sun

To embrace that sunburn I'll inevitably end up with.

3. Talk Too Much

This is a good one to blast with the windows down.

4. Santeria

References that one RiFF RaFF vine -->

5. Sail Into The Sun

Speaks for itself.

6. Island In The Sun

(((Yeah I know more Weezer, but what can I say? They love warm weather!)))

7. Oceans

This one is for my beach lovers.

8. Malibu

Surprisingly not the Miley Cyrus one, but that one is a bop too.

9. Sunflower

Rex Orange Country just has such a soft, flowery voice.

10. Reachin' 2 Much (feat. Lalah Hathaway)

Anderson .Paak released this album just in time for summer and I am quite hyped.


Night party anthem? Probably.

12. Amber

And finally, a kick back and chill song.

Related Content

Facebook Comments