Friends

The WORST episodes of Friends

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

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: 7/29/2022Network: NBC
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The One with Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E.
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7.09
3010 votes

#1 - The One with Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E.

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/13/2000

Joey gets an audition for the lead character in a new TV show. When the audition is rescheduled, Chandler takes the message and forgets to tell Joey.

Directors: Kevin S. Bright
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The One with Joey's Interview
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7.21
2680 votes

#2 - The One with Joey's Interview

Season 8 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/4/2002

Joey prepares for an interview with Soap Opera Digest. He reminisces about his past acting experiences, his friends, and his romantic life.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
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The One with the Invitation
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7.22
3280 votes

#3 - The One with the Invitation

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/23/1998

Ross and Emily discuss who to invite to their wedding. Ross and Rachel each reminisce about their up-and-down relationship.

Directors: Peter Bonerz
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The One with the Vows
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7.32
2710 votes

#4 - The One with the Vows

Season 7 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/3/2001

Chandler and Monica are faced with writing their wedding vows. They turn to memories of past events to help them.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
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The One with Christmas in Tulsa
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7.34
2877 votes

#5 - 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
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The One Where Rachel Smokes
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7.40
3273 votes

#6 - The One Where Rachel Smokes

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/8/1999

Rachel decides to start smoking in order to avoid missing important meetings with her boss. Joey auditions for a soup commercial with Ross's son Ben. Monica and Phoebe plan a surprise birthday party for Rachel.

Directors: Todd Holland
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The One with Phoebe's Husband
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7.46
3569 votes

#7 - The One with Phoebe's Husband

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/12/1995

The gang is amazed to learn that Phoebe married a gay Canadian ice dancer to help him get his green card. Ross seeks relationship advice from Rachel.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
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The One Where They're Going to Party!
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7.48
3175 votes

#8 - The One Where They're Going to Party!

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/11/1997

Chandler and Ross's college friend is coming to town. Joanna squashes Rachel's chance at a promotion. Monica must choose between a steady job as head chef of a restaurant or keeping her catering business with Phoebe.

Directors: Peter Bonerz
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The One with Joey's New Girlfriend
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7.48
3294 votes

#9 - The One with Joey's New Girlfriend

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/30/1997

Chandler develops feelings for Joey's new girlfriend. Ross and Rachel try to make each other jealous. Phoebe desperately tries to catch a cold after discovering that it makes her singing voice sexier.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
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The One with Joey's Big Break
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7.49
3304 votes

#10 - The One with Joey's Big Break

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/13/1999

Joey gets offered a lead part in a movie shooting outside of Las Vegas. Meanwhile, Rachel gets an eye infection and Phoebe is mad at Ross.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
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The One with the Ride Along
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7.50
3162 votes

#11 - The One with the Ride Along

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/29/1999

As the date for Emily's remarriage draws closer, the group tries to keep Ross distracted. As a result, Ross and the other guys get invited to take a ride along with Gary.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
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The One with the Joke
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7.50
3152 votes

#12 - The One with the Joke

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/13/2000

Chandler and Ross fight over ownership of a joke and Joey starts working at Central Perk.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
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The One with the Yeti
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7.51
3260 votes

#13 - The One with the Yeti

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/5/1998

The gang become frustrated with Emily's demands to Ross. Monica and Rachel mistake their new neighbor for a yeti. Phoebe receives a fur coat as a family heirloom from her mother.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
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The One with the Cat
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7.51
3403 votes

#14 - The One with the Cat

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/2/1997

Phoebe believes that her adoptive mother's spirit resides in a cat. Monica goes on a date with Rachel's high-school boyfriend. Meanwhile, Joey and Chandler are robbed.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
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The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion
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7.51
2996 votes

#15 - The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/8/1997

Pete wants to become the Ultimate Fighting Champion, but Monica struggles to support him. Chandler has a problem with his new boss. Phoebe sets Ross up on a date.

Directors: Robby Benson
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The One with the Tea Leaves
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7.51
2879 votes

#16 - The One with the Tea Leaves

Season 8 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/7/2002

Joey is avoiding Rachel and she tries to draw him into conversation. Phoebe resumes reading tea leaves. Ross tries to retrieve his favorite shirt from Mona's.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
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The One with Rachel's Date
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7.51
2992 votes

#17 - The One with Rachel's Date

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/25/2001

Phoebe begins dating a guy who works for Monica, while Joey sets Rachel up on a date with one of his co-stars.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
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The One with the Dollhouse
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7.51
3231 votes

#18 - The One with the Dollhouse

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/10/1997

Rachel regrets setting up Chandler with her boss, Joanna. Monica's aunt dies and leaves her an antique dollhouse.

Directors: Terry Hughes
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The One with the Apothecary Table
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7.51
3286 votes

#19 - The One with the Apothecary Table

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/6/2000

Rachel orders an apothecary table from a store that Phoebe hates. Janine and Joey double date with Chandler and Monica.

Directors: Kevin S. Bright
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The One with the Sonogram at the End
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7.52
5358 votes

#20 - The One with the Sonogram at the End

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/29/1994

Ross finds out his ex-wife is pregnant. Rachel returns her engagement ring to Barry. Monica becomes stressed when her and Ross's parents come to visit.

Directors: James Burrows
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The One with the Stain
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7.53
3094 votes

#21 - The One with the Stain

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/8/2001

Chandler hires a maid, whom Monica suspects is stealing her clothing. Eric breaks up with Ursula to be with Phoebe.

Directors: Kevin S. Bright
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The One with the Lesbian Wedding
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7.53
3446 votes

#22 - The One with the Lesbian Wedding

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/18/1996

Rachel's mom comes to visit with big news. Monica caters Carol and Susan's wedding. Phoebe becomes 'possessed' by the spirit of a recently deceased client.

Directors: Thomas Schlamme
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The One with Joey's Bag
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7.53
3110 votes

#23 - The One with Joey's Bag

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/4/1999

Monica gives Chandler a painful massage. Phoebe's grandmother dies and she is shocked at who comes to the funeral. Rachel gives Joey a "shoulder bag" for an audition.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
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The One with Rachel's Book
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7.54
3250 votes

#24 - The One with Rachel's Book

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/12/2000

Phoebe temporarily moves in with Ross, bringing her massage parlor with her. Joey discovers that Rachel has been reading a trashy romance novel. Monica finds out her parents spent her wedding money.

Directors: Michael Lembeck
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The One That Could Have Been (1)
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7.55
3240 votes

#25 - The One That Could Have Been (1)

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/17/2000

Barry and Mindy's impending divorce prompts the gang to fantasize about what their lives might be like if they'd all taken different courses.

Directors: Michael Lembeck
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