The WORST Episodes of Friends
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2019
Rachel Green, Ross Geller, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing and Phoebe Buffay are all friends, living off of 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.
#1 - The One With Mac And C.H.E.E.S.E.
Season 6 - Episode 20
Joey gets an audition for the lead character in a new TV show. When the audition is rescheduled, Chandler takes the message but forgets to tell Joey. Then the group recalls some of Joey's less-than-spectacular acting moments.
#2 - The One With The Invitation
Season 4 - Episode 21
Ross and Emily discuss who to invite to their wedding. He wants to invite Rachel while Emily thinks it's odd. Ross sends her an invitation anyway. The gang receives their invitations, all except for Chandler, as they reminisce about Ross and Rachel's up-and-down relationship. However, a very pregnant Phoebe can't go. Rachel wrestles with the idea of going to the wedding and after deciding against it, breaks down and cries on Monica's shoulder.
#3 - The One With Christmas In Tulsa
Season 9 - Episode 10
While Chandler is stuck in Tulsa for Christmas, one of his co-workers comes onto him. A jealous Monica waits back in New York. Chandler decides to quit his job.
#4 - The One With Joey's Interview
Season 8 - Episode 19
Joey prepares for an interview with Soap Opera Digest, although he's afraid of appearing stupid, so he enlists his friends to make sure things go well. During the interview, he reminisces about his past acting experiences, what he does in his spare time, eating and exercising right, his friends, his homosexual tendencies, and his romantic life.
#5 - The One With The Vows
Season 7 - Episode 21
With four weeks left before the wedding, Chandler and Monica are faced with the issue of their wedding vows. With each person dealing with their own problems in writing the vows, they turn to memories of past events to help them. In the end, the only real problem is who will be saying the vows first.
#6 - The One Where They're Going To Party!
Season 4 - Episode 9
Chandler and Ross's college friend Gandalf is planning to come to town. Gandalf is "the party wizard." Ross and Chandler are very excited until Gandalf cancels. However, they decide to make their own party with Joey's help. Joanna squashes Rachel's chance at a promotion. And when Monica fills in for a friend as food critic for a small newspaper, she must decide between a steady job as head chef of a restaurant she panned or keeping her catering business with her friend Phoebe.
#7 - The One Where Rachel Smokes
Season 5 - Episode 18
Rachel decides to start smoking in order to avoid missing important meetings with her boss. Meanwhile, Ben gets offered an audition for a soup commercial, and Joey auditions to be Ben's father during the ad. Also, Monica and Phoebe plan a surprise birthday party for Rachel together, but Monica takes over.
#8 - The One With The Donor
Season 9 - Episode 22
When Monica and Chandler learn of their chances for natural conception, they resort to interviewing unsuspecting male candidates to find the perfect match for one who could inseminate her. Elsewhere, Phoebe is incredibly nervous about going to a party that Mike will be at--until she bumps into David. Meanwhile, Rachel finds herself being mean to Charlie because of their common romantic interest in Joey, and Ross works hard on a lecture he hopes to present at a paleontology convention in Barbados.
#9 - The One With The Stain
Season 8 - Episode 7
Chandler hires a maid, whom Monica suspects is stealing her clothing. Eric has broken up with Ursula and is ready to date Phoebe, except for one problem: he can't look at her without seeing Ursula. Ross tries to get Rachel an apartment in his building, but the woman living there isn't in a hurry to die, and Joey wants Rachel to stay with him.
#10 - The One With Phoebe's Rats
Season 9 - Episode 12
Gavin gives Rachel a very interesting birthday gift while Ross begs Joey to stay away from Emma's hot new nanny. Meanwhile, Mike meets and then accidentally murders Phoebe's unusual pet.
#11 - The One With The Girl From Poughkeepsie
Season 4 - Episode 10
Ross must decide whether to continue dating a girl he must travel two-and-a-half hours to see. Chandler sets Rachel up with a coworker who misunderstands her intentions. Monica is being treated poorly by her new coworkers so she hires Joey just so she can fire him and show who's the boss. And Phoebe tries to write the perfect holiday song.
#12 - The One With The Sonogram At The End
Season 1 - Episode 2
Carol, Ross's lesbian ex-wife, tells him at work that she is pregnant with his child, Monica nearly has a breakdown when her parents come for dinner, and Rachel finds out that Barry and her maid of honor Mindy, went on her honeymoon.
#13 - The One With Monica's Boots
Season 8 - Episode 10
Chandler is peeved when Monica splurges on an expensive pair of boots. Phoebe learns Ross' and Sting's children attend the same school, she angles to meet the celebrity and get concert tickets. When Joey's sister Dina tells him she is pregnant, he freaks out and goes to find the father to marry them. Rachel tries to calm him down.
#14 - The One Where Chandler Gets Caught
Season 10 - Episode 10
Phoebe and Rachel catch Chandler getting into a car with a blonde woman and think he's having an affair. It turns out that the woman was Monica and Chandler's realtor, and the two are buying a house in Westchester. The friends reminisce about their good times in the apartment.
#15 - The One With The Yeti
Season 5 - Episode 6
Emily decides that the only way to continue her marriage with Ross is to have him get rid of all traces of Rachel in his apartment. Meanwhile, Rachel and Monica mistake a hairy neighbor for a yeti.
#16 - The One With Phoebe's Husband
Season 2 - Episode 4
The gang is amazed to learn that Phoebe married a gay Canadian ice dancer to help him get his green card. And Ross seeks relationship advice from Rachel after revealing that he and Julie have yet to consummate their relationship.
#17 - The One With The Fake Monica
Season 1 - Episode 21
When Monica's credit card is stolen, she, along with Phoebe and Rachel, decide to catch the thief. Joey enlists his friends to help him come up with a less ethnic-sounding stage name. And when Ross finds out that Marcel has reached sexual maturity and needs to be with other monkeys, he tries to get him accepted into the Harvard of zoos.
#18 - The One Where Rachel Goes Back To Work
Season 9 - Episode 11
Rachel visits work and finds out that a guy named Gavin has been "temporarily" assigned to take over her job, and she becomes desperate to get back to work right away for fear they'll dump her. Gavin turns out to be a nice guy and offers to take care of Emma while Rachel gives her presentation. Meanwhile, Joey has to deal with Phoebe acting like...well, Phoebe, when he gets her a job as an extra on her soap, and Chandler and Monica deal with the fact Chandler doesn't have a job and now might not be the right time to start a family.
#19 - The One Where Monica Sings
Season 9 - Episode 13
A night at Mike's piano bar gives Monica a very showy moment in the spotlight. Ross works on trying to move on after he witnesses Rachel and Gavin's kiss. Meanwhile, Chandler employs his secret skill to repair Joey's botched eyebrow-waxing job.
#20 - The One With The Ride Along
Season 5 - Episode 20
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.
#21 - The One With Joey's Big Break
Season 5 - Episode 22
Joey seems to have finally hit big when he gets offered a lead part in a movie shooting outside of Las Vegas. However, when Chandler begins expressing doubts about the film's legitimacy, it causes a rift in their friendship.
#22 - The One With The Blind Dates
Season 9 - Episode 14
Joey and Phoebe conspire to set up Rachel and Ross on their worst blind dates ever, hers being a pitiful lug, as they hope to reunite them out of mutual appreciation for what they had together. Meanwhile, while babysitting Emma, an ovulating Monica wants to become romantically intimate with Chandler but their privacy is compromised because they can't leave the infant alone or she'll scream bloody murder.
#23 - The One With The Ballroom Dancing
Season 4 - Episode 4
Joey attempts ballroom dancing in order to help Monica and Rachel keep their illegal sublet. Phoebe is attracted to one of her massage clients. And Chandler has trouble attempting to quit a gym.
#24 - The One With The Joke
Season 6 - Episode 12
Chandler and Ross fight over ownership of a joke published in Playboy. A wayward remark of Phoebe's leads to trouble between the girls and a broke Joey starts working at Central Perk.
#25 - The One With The Tea Leaves
Season 8 - Episode 17
Joey has been hiding from Rachel, so she invents a problem at work ("My boss wants to buy my baby!") to draw him into conversation. Phoebe's tea leaves tell her that she's going to meet the man of her dreams, except that the man she meets is a nightmare. Later on though, she does meet a nice guy. Ross tries to retrieve his favorite shirt from Mona's, interrupted when she returns home with a date.