The BEST episodes of Friends season 9

Every episode of Friends season 9, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Friends season 9!

Rachel Green, Ross Geller, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing and Phoebe Buffay are six 20 something year-olds, living off one another in the heart of New York City. Over the course of ten years, this average group of buddies goes through massive mayhem, family trouble, past and future romances, fights, laughs, tears and surprises as they learn what it really means to be a friend.

Last Updated: 4/11/2023Network:NBC
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The One in Barbados (2)
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7.89
1169 votes

#1 - The One in Barbados (2)

Season 9 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/15/2003

Rachel finally tells Joey about her crush on him. Monica and Mike compete at a game of ping pong.

Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Watch Now:Amazon
The One in Barbados (1)
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7.88
2803 votes

#2 - The One in Barbados (1)

Season 9 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/15/2003

The friends support Ross as he prepares for a keynote paleontological address in Barbados. Phoebe has her hands full with two suitors, David and Mike.

Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The One with the Lottery
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7.85
2807 votes

#3 - The One with the Lottery

Season 9 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/3/2003

The friends purchase lottery tickets in hopes to win a huge jackpot. Meanwhile, Chandler waits for a phone call that could mean a new paying job.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The One with the Memorial Service
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7.76
2657 votes

#4 - The One with the Memorial Service

Season 9 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/13/2003

Chandler and Ross joke around on their college website. Joey refuses to give Emma his favorite stuffed animal. Phoebe begs Monica to help her avoid a post-breakup tryst with Mike.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The One with Ross' Inappropriate Song
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7.71
2977 votes

#5 - The One with Ross' Inappropriate Song

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/14/2002

Ross makes Emma laugh by singing "Baby Got Back." Joey and Chandler find a video tape in Richard's old apartment. Phoebe has dinner with Mike and his parents.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The One Where Monica Sings
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7.70
2706 votes

#6 - The One Where Monica Sings

Season 9 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/30/2003

A night at Mike's piano bar gives Monica a moment in the spotlight. Meanwhile, Chandler employs a secret skill to help Joey.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The One Where Emma Cries
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7.69
3027 votes

#7 - The One Where Emma Cries

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/3/2002

Chandler falls asleep during an important work meeting. Emma won't stop crying after Rachel interrupts her nap.

Directors: Sheldon Epps
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The One Where No One Proposes
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7.69
2895 votes

#8 - The One Where No One Proposes

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/26/2002

Confusion reigns in the wake of Joey's misguided proposal. Monica and Chandler begin trying to have a baby.

Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The One with the Mugging
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7.67
2763 votes

#9 - The One with the Mugging

Season 9 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/13/2003

Joey endures a draining audition. Ross and Phoebe discover a secret link after being mugged together on the street. Chandler starts an advertising internship.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The One with the Sharks
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7.66
2932 votes

#10 - The One with the Sharks

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/17/2002

Phoebe realizes she's never had a long term relationship. Monica makes a discovery while visiting Chandler in Tulsa.

Directors: Ben Weiss
Watch Now:iTunes
The One with Rachel's Other Sister
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7.65
2892 votes

#11 - The One with Rachel's Other Sister

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/21/2002

Rachel's sister Amy shows up for Thanksgiving and causes arguments amongst the friends.

Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Watch Now:iTunes
The One with the Boob Job
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7.64
2905 votes

#12 - The One with the Boob Job

Season 9 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/20/2003

When Monica and Chandler are financially strapped, they both secretly ask Joey for a loan. Phoebe asks Mike to move in with her and Rachel tries to make the apartment baby-safe.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
Watch Now:iTunes
The One with the Male Nanny
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7.63
2810 votes

#13 - The One with the Male Nanny

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/7/2002

Ross mocks Rachel's new male nanny. Monica says that somebody from her job is the funniest guy she's ever met, upsetting Chandler.

Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Watch Now:iTunes
The One with Rachel's Phone Number
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7.63
2742 votes

#14 - The One with Rachel's Phone Number

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/5/2002

Rachel is ready to start dating again and goes out to a bar with Phoebe. Joey thinks Monica is cheating on Chandler.

Directors: Ben Weiss
Watch Now:iTunes
The One with the Fertility Test
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7.63
2835 votes

#15 - The One with the Fertility Test

Season 9 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/1/2003

Chandler and Monica secretly go to a fertility clinic and run into someone they know. Ross helps Joey win over Charlie.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
Watch Now:iTunes
The One with Rachel's Dream
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7.62
2767 votes

#16 - The One with Rachel's Dream

Season 9 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/17/2003

Rachel dreams about Joey. Chandler buys a non-refundable weekend getaway for himself and Monica, but when she can't get time off at work, Ross joins him.

Directors: Terry Hughes
Watch Now:iTunes
The One with the Soap Opera Party
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7.61
2834 votes

#17 - The One with the Soap Opera Party

Season 9 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/24/2003

Joey doesn't tell the gang about his plans to throw a party on the roof of the building. Ross meets a new colleague and is instantly attracted to her.

Directors: Sheldon Epps
Watch Now:iTunes
The One with Phoebe's Birthday Dinner
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7.60
2675 votes

#18 - The One with Phoebe's Birthday Dinner

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/31/2002

The friends are getting together to celebrate Phoebe's birthday, but everyone is late to dinner for various reasons.

Directors: David Schwimmer
Watch Now:iTunes
The One with the Pediatrician
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7.60
2699 votes

#19 - The One with the Pediatrician

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/10/2002

Rachel's pediatrician drops her as a client because she calls him incessantly. Joey arranges a blind date for Phoebe.

Watch Now:iTunes
The One with the Blind Dates
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7.60
2608 votes

#20 - The One with the Blind Dates

Season 9 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/6/2003

Joey and Phoebe conspire to set up Rachel and Ross on the worst blind dates ever. Meanwhile, Monica and Chandler babysit Emma.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
Watch Now:iTunes
The One with the Donor
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7.55
2648 votes

#21 - The One with the Donor

Season 9 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/8/2003

Monica and Chandler begin sorting through potential sperm donors. Phoebe is nervous about going to a party to see Mike, but runs into someone from her past.

Directors: Ben Weiss
Watch Now:iTunes
The One with Phoebe's Rats
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7.55
2709 votes

#22 - The One with Phoebe's Rats

Season 9 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/16/2003

Gavin gives Rachel a birthday gift and Ross makes Joey to stay away from Emma's new nanny. Meanwhile, Mike accidentally kills Phoebe's pet rat.

Directors: Ben Weiss
Watch Now:iTunes
The One Where Rachel Goes Back to Work
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7.52
2698 votes

#23 - The One Where Rachel Goes Back to Work

Season 9 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/9/2003

Rachel decides to return to work, Chandler begins looking for a new job, and Phoebe gets a job as an extra on Joey's show.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
Watch Now:iTunes
The One with Christmas in Tulsa
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7.32
2792 votes

#24 - The One with Christmas in Tulsa

Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/12/2002

Chandler is stuck in Tulsa for Christmas with an attractive co-worker, worrying Monica.

Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Writer: Doty Abrams
Watch Now:iTunes

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