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"Friends" Top Ten Funniest Episodes

Updated on August 4, 2018
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Here is a list of some of the funniest, side splitting episodes from the beloved tv show "Friends." Choosing just ten was tough, since the series ran for ten seasons and had a whopping 236 episodes. Take a look at the iconic episodes that made the cut.


10. The One Where No One's Ready (Season 3)

The premise of this episode centers on Ross's (David Schwimmer) anxiety that he will be late to a paleontology function because his friends are taking too long to get ready. There is a hilarious battle between Joey and Chandler over a chair, and it results in Joey putting on all of Chandler's clothes and "going commando."

It is also an example of a bottle episode; it took place only in Monica's apartment, focused primarily on the immediate cast, and took place in real time.

Funniest Quote: "Could I be wearing anymore clothes?"- Joey to Chandler


9. The One Where Ross is Fine (Season 10)

Ross must deal with the knowledge of Rachel and Joey's relationship, and needless to say it does not go well. He tries to maintain that he is "'fine', but everyone can see that he is not. In an effort to demonstrate his lack of care, he invites Joey and Rachel over for dinner with him and his girlfriend Charlie.

At one point, Joey suggests that Ross have a drink to calm his nerves, which leads to Ross getting drunk on margaritas. He drinks so much that he even forgets to use oven mitts when carrying a steaming plate of fajitas. The episode is absolutely hilarious and shows just how 'not' fine Ross truly was.

Funniest Quote: "I'm making fajitas!"- Ross


8. The One Where Ross Got High (Season 6)

In this episode, Ross confesses to his parents that he once smoked pot. Monica hosts Thanksgiving and Chandler tries to win over her parents. Joey and Chandler wanted to spend the holiday with Janine and her dancer friends, and Phoebe had a dream about Jacques Cousteau. Rachel also attempts to make a trifle that ends up being half trifle, half shepherds pie.

Monica and Ross's parents Jack and Judy did not like Chandler because they believed he smoked pot in college. The best part of the episode is served by Judy, who takes a moment to deal with everyone's issues.

Funniest Quote: "Ross married Rachel in Vegas, and got divorced, AGAIN!" -Monica


7. The One Where Paul's The Man (Season 6)

With guest star Bruce Willis, "The One Where Paul's The Man" is a showdown between his character Paul and Ross. Refusing to stop seeing each other, Ross and Elizabeth sneak around to hide their relationship from him. They end up at Elizabeth's grandma's cottage for the weekend, but Rachel and Paul turn up. In an effort to hide,

Ross ends up in Paul's bedroom and witnesses the man do an embarrassing dance in front of the mirror, while calling himself "the man" and "the love machine." The two come to an agreement as long as Paul won't get Ross fired and Ross won't tell Rachel about the little incident. Bruce Willis was absolutely hilarious in this episode.

Funniest Quote: "I'm just a love machine." - Paul


6. The One Where Everyone Finds Out (Season 5)

"Chandler's kissing Monica, Chandler's kissing Monica!" It is in this episode that Phoebe and Ross finally found out about Chandler and Monica dating. Neither character takes the news very well, with a distraught Phoebe having to be silenced by Rachel so Ross doesn't find out. The hilarious reaction of Phoebe and their efforts of shielding Ross make it one of the greatest scenes in the show. The cat-and-mouse game Rachel and Phoebe play with Monica and Chandler makes for an epic show.

Funniest Quote: "My eyes, my eyes!"- Phoebe


5. The One With Phoebe's Uterus (Season 4)

Chandler feels insecure that Kathy's ex was Joey, and fears her sexual performance standards will be too high. He confides in Rachel and Monica about this, and Monica decides to help Chandler by describing all the various erogenous zones on a woman's body and drawing a diagram.

The priceless scene shows Monica getting a little too into describing the different zones.

Funniest Quote: "Seven, seven, seven, seven!"- Monica


4. The One With The Rumor (Season 8)

Monica invites her high-school friend Will (Brad Pitt) to Thanksgiving dinner, unaware of the pure hatred her has towards Rachel. Throughout the episode, Will is extremely hostile to Rachel, and reveals that he co-created a club with Ross called "The I Hate Rachel Green Club." He also reveals that they started a rumor about Rachel, claiming she was a hermaphrodite. Rachel's reaction and the drama that unfolds is television gold.

Funniest Quote: "Will, just take off your shirt and tell us."- Phoebe


3. The One With Ross' Sandwich (Season 5)

Ross Gellar is definitely known for his freak outs. Perhaps his greatest one involved a Thanksgiving turkey sandwich, one he called his "moist maker." A co-worker at his job stole his sandwich, eating part of it and trashing the rest. In a moment of pure unfiltered rage, Ross couldn't help but lash out at the poor man. In the same episode, Joey was growing exhausted covering for Monica and Chandler's secret romance.

Funniest Quote: "You threw my sandwich away...*my* sandwich?"- Ross

2. The One With Unagi (Season 6)

In one of the funniest episodes of the series, Ross decides to teach Rachel and Phoebe a lesson about self-defense, and the importance of "unagi." Chandler and Monica are celebrating a belated Valentine's Day, and must make their own gifts for one another. A mix tape Chandler uses causes tension between him and Monica, inadvertently because of Janice. Ross tries to sneak up on Rachel and Phoebe, with hilarious results.

Funniest Quote: "Danger! Danger!"- Phoebe & Rachel


1. The One with the Cop (Season 5)

Here it is, one of the greatest episodes from the show. Perhaps the funniest scene was when Chandler and Rachel were helping Ross move his new couch upstairs. As they tried to maneuver it, Ross continuously yelled "Pivot!" causing Chandler to lose his cool. Not only was this side-splitting scene in the episode, it also showed Phoebe going around the city using a stolen badge. When she comes face to face with the cop it belonged to, hilarity ensued.

Funniest Quote: "Pivot, pivot, pivot!"- Ross

Do you agree with my list? Disagree? Sound-off in the comments!


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