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Friends was an American television series created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which aired from September 22nd, 1994 until May 6th, 2004. During its ten year run the show centered around the lives of six friends living in Manhattan. Ross Geller worked as a paleontologist and as a professor during the show, Ross was also Monica Geller's older brother. Monica Geller was a highly neurotic, obsessive, and competitive member of the group, she spent a majority of the show working as a chef and was Ross Geller's younger sister. Joey Tribiani is a highly lovable character throughout the show, despite his almost constant womanizing, he struggles to find work as an actor in the early seasons until he begins starring in the soap opera "Days of our Lives". Chandler Bing is Joey's roommate during the early seasons, the two make a flawless comedic pair, during the later seasons Chandler and Monica develop a relationship with each other and eventually get married. Rachel Green enters the show on her wedding day, where she left the groom at the altar, and enters the coffee shop "Central Perk" where the rest of the Friends are sitting, including her friend from high school, Monica. Phoebe Buffay is a quirky massage therapist and a self-taught musician whose personality never ceases to entertain the group and viewers alike.Friends thoroughly developed the core characters and their relationships with others throughout the show. Consistent viewers of Friends quickly developed a connection with each of the characters, as the show progressed through the years many viewers often shared in the joy of the characters, and in the pain.

The main cast of Friends included Courtney Cox (Monica Geller), Jennifer Anniston (Rachel Green), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay), David Schwimmer (Ross Geller), Mathew Perry (Chandler Bing), and Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribiani).

During it's time as one of the longest running sitcoms ever, the show featured many famous actors and actresses including Julia Roberts, Jeanne-Claude Van Damne, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Christina Applegate, Tom Selleck, Paul Rudd, Alec Baldwin, Reese Witherspoon, and Bruce Willis.

For anyone that has never seen Friends, the show is undeniably timeless.

NBC
10 Seasons, 235 Episodes - Canceled
September 22, 1994
Comedy
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  • Ross has a hard time dealing with Rachel's decision to move to Paris, and the birth mother of Monica and Chandler's child goes in to labor. / Ross decides to go after Rachel, and Chandler and Monica get a surprise.

  • The gang throw Rachel a going away party. While there, Rachel says good-bye to each one of her friends, except for Ross, who feels like Rachel doesn't care about him.

  • Phoebe tries to hide that Joey's long-time agent, Estelle, died; Ross tries to get Rachel rehired from Ralph Lauren; Monica and Chandler tries to get Janice to withdraw her offer when they discover that she is bidding on the house next door to their's.

  • Ross gets tenure, Ross and Monica visit their new house, and Phoebe changes her name to Princess Consuela Bananahammock.

  • Phoebe tries to teach Joey how to speak French, but he has a hard time learning. Meanwhile, Rachel's father has a heart attack.

  • Phoebe and Mike get married, and Chandler and Ross compete for a spot in the wedding.

  • Monica and Chandler meet the mother of the child they intend to adopt, but she is confused about their identity.

  • Everyone begs Monica and Chandler to host Thanksgiving once again, but then Ross, Joey, Phoebe and Rachel all make plans. Things don't go well when they're an hour late to dinner.

  • The adoption worker in charge of judging Monica and Chandler has had a previous encounter with Joey. Phoebe and Mike contemplate giving their wedding money to charity.

  • Ross tries to get a big grant from Charlie's ex-boyfriend, who is willing to trade the grant for Charlie.

  • Rachel's sister Amy babysits Emma, and does something to her that enrages her parents.

  • During Emma's first birhtday, everything goes wrong, including a cake shaped like an erotic object

  • Joey and Rachel find their new relationship awkward, while Ross gets an unusal spray tan.

  • Ross tries to convince everyone that he's okay with Joey and Rachel being together, while Phoebe gets an unusual offer from her half-brother.

  • Ross and Charlie decide that they can't go forward with a relationship before Ross talks to Joey, while Joey and Rachel decide that they can't go forward with a relationship before talking to Ross.

  • In Part II, despite the fact that it is the first sunny day since their arrival, everyone attends Ross' speech, which is enthusiastically received by his doring fellow scientists. Later, Monica and Mike (recurring guest star Paul Rudd) take part in an extremely competitive, marathon ping-pong match, alarming Chandler but arousing Phoebe. And Ross' and Joey's fortunes change after revelations by Charlie and Rachel.

  • In Part I, when Chandler accidentally erases the only version of Ross' speech from his laptop computer, Charlie must help Ross reconstruct it--and in the process, they discover that they have much more in common than their profession. Meanwhile, Joey and Rachel get drunk together after impersonating pharmacists and infiltrating a medical conference for the free drinks. And Phoebe is shocked when Mike unexpectedly travels to the island to talk to her.

  • Ross is in agony because brilliant, beautiful professor Charlie (recurring guest star Aisha Tyler)--who usually prefers paleontologists--is instead dating shallow Joey. Nevertheless, Ross helps the desperate Joey pretend to be intelligent to impress Charlie--with mixed results. Meanwhile, Chandler and Monica's nervous visit to a fertility clinic is made even more uncomfortable by the unexpected appearance of Chandler's annoying ex-girlfriend, Janice (recurring guest star Maggie Wheeler). And Rachel argues with Phoebe over a corporate-owned spa chain that Phoebe detests.

  • Ross is excited when he meets fellow paleontology professor Charlie Wheeler (recurring guest star Aisha Tyler - "Talk Soup"), a stunning beauty. But when he takes her to Joey's rooftop party to meet the stars of Joey's daytime drama, "Days of Our Lives" (real-life "Days of Our Lives" stars Kyle Lowder, Matthew Ashford, Farah Fath and Alexis Thorpe as themselves), she intimidates him with her impressive list of former boyfriends. Meanwhile, Rachel and the intoxicated Monica behave foolishly at the gathering, chasing the handsome actors. And Chandler attends a disturbing one-woman play.

  • Nervous because his daytime drama role requires him to act as if he is deeply in love with a woman, Joey rehearses with Rachel. Later, she observes the taping of the emotional scene and has a surprising dream that night about Joey. Meanwhile, Chandler makes a nonrefundable reservation at a Vermont country inn to surprise Monica. Unfortunately, she is too busy with her job, so Ross accompanies Chandler to the romantic hideaway. Also, Monica must find a tactful way to ask Phoebe to stop performing her disturbing folk music in front of Monica's restaurant.

  • Hoping to win a huge jackpot, the friends pool their money and buy dozens of lottery tickets. However, they bicker over how to spend the fortune if they win, and Monica irritates everyone else by buying tickets just for her and Chandler. Exasperated, Phoebe takes the bowl of everyone's tickets and threatens to throw it off the balcony. The others reconcile, but a pigeon startles Phoebe, causing her to drop the bowl anyway. Meanwhile, Chandler excitedly awaits his company's decision about his future. And Ross calls Rachel "Mommy" in order to teach the word to Emma.

  • When Chandler jokingly posts an outrageous biography about Ross on Ross' college alumni Web site, Ross retaliates by finding Chandler's alumni site and doing the same about Chandler. An Internet war between the two friends ensues. Meanwhile, Monica gets extremely vigilant after weak-willed Phoebe asks for help in preventing her from contacting Mike (recurring guest star Paul Rudd) after their relationship ends.

  • Phoebe asks her boyfriend, Mike (recurring guest star Paul Rudd), to move in with her, but coming so close to married life might cause trouble in their relationship. Meanwhile, since Monica and Chandler are financially unstable, she secretly asks Joey for a large loan. But when the unsuspecting Chandler also approaches his pal for some cash, Joey accidentally betrays Monica's confidence and tries to recover with an outrageous story. Also, Rachel's efforts to make the apartment safe for her baby make Joey crazy.

  • Joey develops an unusual acting method in order to impress a famous, pompous fellow actor, Leonard (Jeff Goldblum - "Jurassic Park"), during an audition for an important stage role. Meanwhile, Ross is horrified to discover who mugged him when he was a child. And an unemployed and humbled Chandler accepts an internship at a shoe company, where the youthful interns make him feel extremely old.

  • Joey and Phoebe conspire to arrange awful dates for both Rachel and Ross, hoping that appreciation of their former relationship will cause them to reunite. Rachel's date is a pitiful former restaurant owner, Steve (recurring guest star Jon Lovitz - "Saturday Night Live"). Meanwhile, the ovulating Monica wants to get intimate with Chandler while they baby-sit Emma--but they can't leave the infant alone, or she will scream.

  • While Rachel sorts out her conflicted feelings for her handsome co-worker Gavin (recurring guest star Dermot Mulroney), Ross recruits Chandler to help him meet attractive women in order to make Rachel jealous. Meanwhile, Phoebe regrets bringing Monica to karaoke night when Monica takes the microphone and delights in the applause--unaware that the guys in the audience are cheering because they can see through her dress. And Joey submits to painful eyebrow waxing before a photography session. Recurring guest star Melissa George appears as Molly.

  • Rachel is irritated to learn that her handsome new workplace rival, Gavin (recurring guest star Dermot Mulroney), has been invited to her birthday party. Meanwhile, Ross struggles to keep lascivious Joey away from Emma's beautiful new nanny, Molly (Melissa George - "Thieves"). Also, Phoebe coaxes her boyfriend, Mike (recurring guest star Paul Rudd), into helping her care for a litter of baby rats that were born in her cabinet.

  • Chandler must remain in Tulsa during Christmastime because of a big deadline at work. Monica suspects the worst when she discovers that he will be joined by a beautiful co-worker, Wendy (Selma Blair - "Legally Blonde"). While he toils, Chandler recalls some of the more embarrassing moments from previous holidays shared with his friends.

  • Rachel and Phoebe go out for a night together. After Rachel impulsively gives a handsome restaurant patron her telephone number, she worries that he'll call when Ross is in their apartment. While the women are away, Phoebe's boyfriend, Mike (recurring guest star Paul Rudd), helps Ross baby-sit for Rachel's baby--and the guys desperately try to find something in common to talk about. Also, still working in Tulsa, Chandler returns to New York to visit Monica, but he must hide from Joey after rejecting his offer of free basketball tickets.

  • Mike wants Phoebe to meet his parents, so takes her to dinner at their home. Phoebe is surprised to learn that his parents are quite rich and upper-class; she tries to make a good impression, but Mike's parents simply don't like her as much as Mike announces that he does. Ross discovers that Baby Got Back is the only song that will stop Emma's crying; Rachel doesn't want to believe that, but eventually, after trying everything else, she comes to the same conclusion.

  • In the Emmy Award-winning comedy's 200th episode, Ross jealously mocks Rachel's choice of an oversensitive male nanny, Sandy (Freddie Prinze, Jr. - "Scooby Doo," "I Know What You Did Last Summer"), for Emma. Meanwhile, Phoebe must choose between two ardent suitors: new boyfriend Mike (recurring guest star Paul Rudd) or visiting former boyfriend David (recurring guest star Hank Azaria). And Chandler feels threatened by Monica's constant chatter about a male co-worker whose sense of humor outwits his.

  • While Phoebe and Joey giddily wait at a fancy restaurant for their friends' arrival to celebrate Phoebe's birthday, Rachel is delayed because she is afraid to leave her infant with a baby-sitter. Monica and Chandler also fail to arrive on time after they fight over Chandler's urge to resume smoking--and then yield to other urges. Rachel, Ross, Monica and Chandler continue to encounter delays, and famished Phoebe and Joey must struggle to retain their excellent table at the restaurant. Series star David Schwimmer directed the episode.

  • Phoebe fears losing her latest prospective boyfriend, Mike (recurring guest star Paul Rudd), and her self-doubt is only worsened by Ross' foolish comments. Meanwhile, Chandler is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on a work assignment. When Monica surprises him in his hotel room, she mistakenly frets that he has a sexual fetish for sharks. And Joey becomes upset because his date doesn't remember previously having sex with him.

  • Rachel's new baby becomes hard to handle, and Chandler accidentally decides to move.

  • Because of a misunderstanding, Rachel Green (series star Jennifer Aniston) finds herself engaged to marry Joey Tribbiani (series star Matt LeBlanc)--instead of Ross Geller (series star David Schwimmer), who was planning to propose--soon after she gives birth to her and Ross' baby girl. The situation gets even more confusing when Phoebe Buffay (series star Lisa Kudrow) talks to Rachel and mistakenly assumes that Ross is the one who proposed. Meanwhile, Joey can't help sneaking a peek as Rachel tries unsuccessfully to nurse her baby. And, inspired to have a baby of their own, Monica Geller Bing (series star Courtney Cox Arquette) and Chandler Bing (series star Matthew Perry) return to a hospital supply closet for a little privacy. Recurring guest star Elliot Gould appears as Jack Geller.

Most Popular Friends Episodes

  • Season 1 Episode 1 Pilot 9/22/1994
  • Season 10 Episode 17 The Last One (Part 1 and Part 2) 5/06/2004
  • Season 10 Episode 16 The One With Rachel's Going Away Party 4/29/2004
  • Season 9 Episode 1 The One Where No One Proposes 9/26/2002
  • Season 1 Episode 24 The One Where Rachel Finds Out 5/18/1995

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