If you are a diehard fan of one of the best sitcom ever, it is tough to point out any flaws. So, here is a list of top 5 worst FRIENDS episodes that even the biggest fans skip while watching.
1. THE ONE WITH ROSS’ TAN (S10E03)
The first of the worst FRIENDS episodes is S10E03, in which every storyline for each character fails in its intentions to be funny. To start with, the Monica/Phoebe plot about their annoying old friend with a fake British accent coming to visit is dire with no good jokes or memorable moments. The other sub-story revolves around Ross taking too long to count at a tanning saloon. That was a really silly storyline just to get to a punchline of Ross looking heavily tanned which was pretty weak a joke anyway.
Moreover, after three whole seasons of build-up, they end Joey and Rachel’s relationship in a single episode in an amazingly dumb way. Rachel and Joey try to have sex then Rachel slaps him unconsciously because it feels weird going to the next step in their relationship. That is just insane and unrealistic! After literally 7 seconds of trying, Chandler tells them getting together with Monica was slightly different, so Joey and Rachel immediately decide to break it off. It’s all so feeble and seems rushed only because Ross and Rachel were decided for the finale and the Joey spin-off was already planned so he needed to be single for that. Many people might disagree to this, but Joey and Rachel can be argued to be a better match than Ross and Rachel ever were.
2. THE ONE WITH THE RACE CAR BED (S03E07)
Everyone and everything in this episode is boring. Joey looks way too dumb, Ross looks like a chump, Monica is shrill, Rachel gets mocked for being stupid. Monica buys a bed from The Mattress King (Janice’s ex-husband), and when Phoebe signs for her delivery and makes up a fake middle name for Monica in the process, it ends up being the wrong bed. A mix-up that is not funny. Meanwhile, Rachel introduces Ross to her father. They didn’t hit it off at first, but later they bond by laughing at Rachel’s expense because girls are very stupid!
3. THE ONE WITH THE ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPION (S03E24)
Monica’s boyfriend Pete trying to make his way and failing of course as an Ultimate Fighting Champion was a bad plot. There’s also the weird butt slapping with Chandler’s boss, which most fans don’t find that funny (but that might be a controversial opinion).
4. THE ONE WITH ROSS AND MONICA’S COUSIN (S07E19)
The second last of top 5 worst FRIENDS episodes is S07E19. I don’t know why Friends keeps tapping incest as a source of humor. That is way too creepy. Don’t watch it! Chandler couldn’t stop staring at her. He indeed had some nerve doing that in front of Monica. Pheobe did the same which was senseless. What struck me as the weirdest part was that Ross was attracted to his cousin! That’s more sick than funny.
5. THE ONE WHERE THE STRIPPER CRIES (S10E11)
As much as we love Joey guessing “Paper, Snow…A GHOST” on Pyramid, it’s not a treat to the eyes watching a dejected Danny DeVito as a stripper OR learning that Monica and Ross once kissed. Again, why incest? Why, so sick?
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