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Subject: Friends

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/04/18 at 12:27 am

"Friends" is now available to view on Netflix, and at long last I will be able to start watching the 236 episodes.

What are the best episodes (no spoilers please)?

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: LyricBoy on 01/22/18 at 5:24 am


"Friends" is now available to view on Netflix, and at long last I will be able to start watching the 236 episodes.

What are the best episodes (no spoilers please)?


"The One Where Rachel Wore a Bra"

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: nally on 01/22/18 at 11:59 am

One episode I found funny was "The One With The Cop", from season five.

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/18 at 2:52 pm

I am enjoying Marcel, Ross's pet white-headed capuchin monkey .

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: nally on 01/22/18 at 3:15 pm


I am enjoying Marcel, Ross's pet white-headed capuchin monkey .

oh yes, I remember the monkey. He appeared from time to time.

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: meesa on 01/22/18 at 3:15 pm

The One Where Everybody Finds Out - Season 5

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/18 at 2:46 pm


One episode I found funny was "The One With The Cop", from season five.
There is one episode I do remember, it had a running joke through the episode. I struggled at first in trying to recall it, but looking down the list of episodes I have discovered it to be "The One With The Ball", with a baseball (?) been thrown among the cast.

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: nally on 02/15/18 at 6:19 pm


There is one episode I do remember, it had a running joke through the episode. I struggled at first in trying to recall it, but looking down the list of episodes I have discovered it to be "The One With The Ball", with a baseball (?) been thrown among the cast.

That one aired in May 1999, near the end of season five. Not sure if I've seen it.

http://friends.wikia.com/wiki/The_One_With_The_Ball

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/18 at 10:08 am


That one aired in May 1999, near the end of season five. Not sure if I've seen it.

http://friends.wikia.com/wiki/The_One_With_The_Ball
...and looking forward to seeing it again!

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: whistledog on 07/02/18 at 3:01 pm

The one where Jeff Goldblum guest starred was funny

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: 2001 on 07/02/18 at 3:14 pm

The one with all the Thanksgivings.

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: nally on 07/02/18 at 3:21 pm


One episode I found funny was "The One With The Cop", from season five.

The episode right after this one, "The One With Rachel's Inadvertent Kiss", was another one I enjoyed watching. The main plot involves Rachel unwittingly giving her job interviewer a kiss (and later admitting her mistake, showing she's serious about working). The two B-plots involved (1) Monica and Chandler trying to prove they're a hotter couple than Pheobe and Gary (an officer she began dating in the previous episode)... and (2) Joey noticing an attractive woman in Ross's building (referring to her as "Hot Girl"), so he tries to find her place by counting doors but comes to Ross's apartment each time; Monica points out Joey's mistake to him, so when he goes to the correct apartment, Ross answers the door again (after he met the woman and agreed to go on a date with her), leading Joey to assume he goofed yet again!

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: Criz on 09/28/19 at 1:23 pm

I'm bringing this back to life as it was recently the 25th anniversary of Friends first airing on NBC. I was a massive fan of it when I was a teenager. I still enjoy watching it but I can't say it's one of the best sitcoms ever. The nostalgia factor still has a big pull for me - but there are certain episodes that are still very good.

The Guardian recently compiled this list - it's very Ross heavy which I love because Ross gets an awful lot of criticism online! I completely agree with no 1 :)

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/sep/23/friends-at-25-the-best-episodes

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: Howard on 09/28/19 at 2:34 pm


I'm bringing this back to life as it was recently the 25th anniversary of Friends first airing on NBC. I was a massive fan of it when I was a teenager. I still enjoy watching it but I can't say it's one of the best sitcoms ever. The nostalgia factor still has a big pull for me - but there are certain episodes that are still very good.

The Guardian recently compiled this list - it's very Ross heavy which I love because Ross gets an awful lot of criticism online! I completely agree with no 1 :)

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/sep/23/friends-at-25-the-best-episodes



I still watch it during the morning hours, I don't remember what my favorite episode is.

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/19 at 6:16 am


"Friends" is now available to view on Netflix, and at long last I will be able to start watching the 236 episodes.

What are the best episodes (no spoilers please)?
We are still watching the episodes (in order) and I think we are in series 7 at the moment.

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/29/19 at 6:52 am

The one where Rachel actually wore a bra.

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: Criz on 09/29/19 at 1:55 pm


We are still watching the episodes (in order) and I think we are in series 7 at the moment.


What's the last one you watched? Have you noticed a dip in quality?

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/19 at 1:56 pm


What's the last one you watched? Have you noticed a dip in quality?
We definitely saw the two part proposal at the end of the series.

Please no spoilers.

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: Howard on 09/29/19 at 2:08 pm


The one where Rachel actually wore a bra.


What episode was that from?

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/29/19 at 2:45 pm


What episode was that from?


I cannot recall. But it was memorable because it was the only episode where she wore a bra.  ;D

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: Criz on 09/29/19 at 2:48 pm


We definitely saw the two part proposal at the end of the series.

Please no spoilers.


Don't worry - I won't spoil anything! Although for a show that finished in 2003 surely you've heard some spoilers!?! :D :D

Chandler's weight loss is pretty dramatic going from the end of season 6 to the first in 7. I remember binge watching them not long ago in sequence and it was striking to see that change.

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/19 at 2:50 pm


Don't worry - I won't spoil anything! Although for a show that finished in 2003 surely you've heard some spoilers!?! :D :D
I have heard rumours, and paying no attention to them.

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/19 at 2:58 pm


Chandler's weight loss is pretty dramatic going from the end of season 6 to the first in 7. I remember binge watching them not long ago in sequence and it was striking to see that change.
I will re-check that out.

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: Howard on 09/30/19 at 5:35 am


I cannot recall. But it was memorable because it was the only episode where she wore a bra.  ;D




There's one where they went into a museum.

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/30/19 at 10:23 am




There's one where they went into a museum.


Yeah, isn’t that the one where Rachel’s boyfriend spilled a juice box? ???

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: Criz on 09/30/19 at 11:28 am


Yeah, isn’t that the one where Rachel’s boyfriend spilled a juice box? ???


I remember reading that at the time, the network didn't get the joke when they read the script, so the writers were shocked when they let them go ahead with it!

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/30/19 at 6:52 pm


I remember reading that at the time, the network didn't get the joke when they read the script, so the writers were shocked when they let them go ahead with it!


;D ;D

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: Howard on 10/01/19 at 7:25 am

https://www.lifewire.com/thmb/hscG6lGOZeu4SFqvOqtE0C_2XZs=/837x640/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc()/BFF27-5ac2f4b38023b9003671cb46.jpg

Subject: Friends to reunite for one-off special on HBO Max

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/20 at 4:42 am

The cast of Friends is to reunite for a one-off special, more than 15 years since the show ended. The unscripted episode will air on the HBO Max streaming service, launching in May. A date is yet to be announced. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer will all appear. Perry posted on Instagram: "It's happening" with a photo of the cast from the 1990s. The rest of the cast then started sharing the same post.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51590988

I will have to catch up on finishing all the episodes to view this!

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: karen on 02/25/20 at 2:47 pm


https://www.lifewire.com/thmb/hscG6lGOZeu4SFqvOqtE0C_2XZs=/837x640/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc()/BFF27-5ac2f4b38023b9003671cb46.jpg


My son and I did exactly this towards each other yesterday when calling out answers to a quiz show

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/20 at 2:58 pm


My son and I did exactly this towards each other yesterday when calling out answers to a quiz show
I try and practice that with my son.

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/12/20 at 4:25 am


The cast of Friends is to reunite for a one-off special, more than 15 years since the show ended. The unscripted episode will air on the HBO Max streaming service, launching in May. A date is yet to be announced. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer will all appear. Perry posted on Instagram: "It's happening" with a photo of the cast from the 1990s. The rest of the cast then started sharing the same post.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51590988

I will have to catch up on finishing all the episodes to view this!
The latest is that this reunion has been on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Subject: Re: Friends

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/20 at 2:03 am

Just to say how much I enjoyed the appearances of Brad Pitt and Alec Baldwin in the recent episodes I have watched.

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