The Best 'Friends' Episodes Ever, Ranked

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Vote for your favorite ‘Friends’ episodes, no matter how popular they are.

Latest additions: The One The Morning After (2), The Last One (2), The One Where Rachel Has A Baby (1)
Most divisive: The One Where The Stripper Cries

This list of the best Friends episodes, is determined by voters like you. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Friends episodes of all time are. Make sure to also check out the best Joey and Chandler BFF moments and famous Friends guest stars and cameos. Fans of Friends are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists - so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

Featuring those titular friends Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Monica, Joey, and Phoebe, NBC's Friends is one of the funniest and best sitcoms of all time. With 236 episodes over 10 seasons, there so many great and unforgettable moments that make Friends still watchable today. 

"The One Where Everybody Finds Out" and "TOW the Embryos" are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list What is the best Friends episode of all time? Look below and find out which episodes have those funny moments. 


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  • The One Where Everybody Finds Out
    1,605 votes
    • Season: Friends Season 5
    • Episode Number: 14

    In this iconic episode, Phoebe discovers Monica and Chandler's secret relationship. Ugly Naked Guy's apartment becomes available, leading to a hilarious and memorable "they don't know that we know they know we know" situation as Phoebe tries to seduce Chandler. The phrase became an instant pop culture reference and the episode is remembered for its perfect comedic timing.

  • The One with the Embryos

    The One with the Embryos

    January 15, 1998
    1,384 votes
    • Season: Friends Season 4
    • Episode Number: 12

    This classic episode sees Monica and Rachel challenging Joey and Chandler in a trivia game to determine who gets the bigger apartment. Ross turns quizmaster, asking questions about each other's lives, including the now-famous line "What is Chandler Bing's job?" It also features Phoebe getting embryos implanted as she attempts to become a surrogate for her brother Frank Jr., played by Giovanni Ribisi.

  • The One Where No One's Ready
    1,206 votes
    • Season: Friends Season 3
    • Episode Number: 2

    Taking place entirely within Monica and Rachel’s apartment while Ross attempts to get everyone ready for an important event at his museum, this bottle episode showcases each character’s unique eccentricities under pressure - from Joey wearing all of Chandler’s clothes at once (and hilariously mimicking his roommate) to Rachel obsessing over finding the perfect outfit. The high-stress atmosphere makes for a series of amusing and relatable moments.

  • The One with the Prom Video
    1,198 votes
    • Season: Friends Season 2
    • Episode Number: 14

    Featuring one of Friends' most iconic moments, this episode sees Monica unearthing an old prom video from her teenage years. As they watch it together, Ross's long-standing crush on Rachel resurfaces when it becomes clear he was prepared to step in as her prom date when Chip didn't show up. This culminates in one of TV's most famous kisses between Ross and Rachel, encapsulating their romantic history beautifully. The quote "He's her lobster!" remains popular among fans today.

  • The One Where Ross Got High
    937 votes
    • Season: Friends Season 6
    • Episode Number: 9

    This Thanksgiving-themed episode features culinary disasters when Monica agrees to make three kinds of potatoes for dinner and Rachel mistakenly combines two recipes into one disastrous dessert - an English trifle with beef sauteed with peas and onions. Meanwhile, Ross tries to come clean about why Jack and Judy Geller don't like Chandler - because they think he smoked pot when it was actually Ross who did. This comedic chaos results in memorable quotes like "It tastes like feet!"

  • The One with the Football
    November 21, 1996
    1,040 votes
    • Season: Friends Season 3
    • Episode Number: 9

    In this episode, the gang celebrates Thanksgiving by engaging in a competitive game of touch football. The Geller sibling rivalry between Ross and Monica takes center stage as they fight to win the "Geller Cup." Adding to the fun are Joey and Chandler's attempts to impress a Dutch woman named Margha (played by guest star Susanna Voltaire), and Rachel's ineptitude at sports. It remains a fan-favorite Thanksgiving episode.