FRIENDS is arguably the most popular sitcom and remains a fan favorite. Each season of FRIENDS has tons of episodes that the fans don’t forget. Although it is very difficult to decide which season is the best, this is a list of FRIENDS seasons ranked from best to worst and the best episode of each season.
Season three (1996-97)
Best Episode: ‘The One Where No-One’s Ready’
The third season is the best season of Friends. This is the one that brought us the dramatic end to Ross and Rachel and also introduced us to the chick and the duck. Some outstanding moments of this season were Phoebe’s half-brother Frank Jr, The Geller Cup, anything said by Chandler when he again starts smoking and when he duping around with one of Joey’s sisters but can’t remember which one.
Season four (1997-98)
Best Episode: ‘The One After The Superbowl’
‘The One After The Superbowl’ was one of the best episodes. One of the best moments is when Ross attempts to catch his former pet monkey, Marcel and runs into a partly-deranged warden of the zoo. Season four was literally brilliant from start to end.
Season two (1995-96)
Best Episode: ‘The One Where Eddie Won’t Go’
This season also features has impressive guest appearances from Julia Roberts and Jean-Claude Van Damme to Charlie Sheen. It can be watched over and over again without getting bored. Season two was when their friendship really began to develop. The episode where Eddie won’t go stands out as one of the creepiest yet downright hilarious in the show’s history. Kudos to Adam Goldberg, for absolutely nailing that character!
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Season five (1998-99)
Best Episode: ‘The One With Ross’s Sandwich’
This was the greatest season as far as Ross is concerned. There’s the infamous base scene, in one scene where he accidentally makes some kind of leather pants paste with lotion and powder whilst trapped in his first date’s bathroom. It also had the fallout from Ross saying Rachel to Emily at the altar, which was definitely one of the special moments from the entire season run. But literally, the greatest moment is definitely Ross’s sandwich. MY SANDWICH! MYYYY SANDWICH!!! This sound still haunts us!
Season six (1999-2000)
Best Episode: ‘The One Where Paul’s the Man’
This season showed some irritating characters (like Janine and Elizabeth) but Bruce Willis’ double-guest appearance as Paul is just lovely to watch. It may not be the greatest but it shows a collection of fan-favorite moments like Ross’ UNAGI, Rachel’s hopeless attempt at making a trifle and Joey pretending to own a Porsche.
Season seven (2000-01)
Best Episode: ‘The One With The Cheesecake’
This is another mixed season. We loved Ross trying to name all the States before he can have some failure and Chandler attempting to smile for his and Monica’s engagement picture was really very hilarious. Also, Chandler and Rachel fighting over tasty cheesecake was very funny. But looking back, there was not much amount of standout moments as far as the entire season is considered.
Season eight (2001-02)
Best Episode: ‘The One With The Red Sweater’
The eighth season was weighted down by discrepancies. The secret that who got Rachel pregnant was wonderful but it also had some remarkable scenes. It’s definitely touching when Rachel finally gives birth to Emma. In this season it was introduced that Joey is in love with Rachel and, that didn’t end so well. It was painful to watch the two of them together.
Season one (1994-95)
Best Episode: ‘The One With The Blackout’
A major storyline was Ross’ obsession with Rachel, while he also has to strive with his ex-wife Carol having a baby. Also, Phoebe is awful in this season because she is really stupid. The standout moment from the first season is Chandler getting stuck in an ATM entrance during the blackout.
Season nine (2002-03)
Best Episode: ‘The One With The Mugging’
The love affair of Rachel and Joey was stupid. Her character was very boring. There are several Ross moments that seem to hold the season; when he finds out Phoebe assaulted him when he was young. It was a great twist on his geeky past.
Season ten (2003-04)
Best Episode: ‘The One Where Ross Is Fine’
It is was also probably the worst in terms of funny moments. It had some good moments, but for the most part, it just falls flat, boring and watching every episode almost feels like that the actors had done everything that they can do within the character. The failed storylines of the Rachel/Joey romance felt rushed.
So, which of the above FRIENDS seasons is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.