On Thursday you will be able to relive all the great times Rachel, Ross, Chandler, Joey, Monica and Phoebe had. But with ten seasons you might not know where to start. If you are looking forward to diving right in and marathoning on the first day of the year, I have made a list. Watch Ross and Rachel get together and break-up. Watch Monica and Chandler hook-up, fall in love and get married. There’s a lot of other fun episodes in between too. So here’s your list and let me know how far you get:
1. The One Where Rachel Finds Out – Season 1 Episode 24
This episode is really the beginning of the Ross and Rachel story and one of the classic ‘Friends’ episodes.
2. The One Where Ross Finds Out – Season 2 Episode 7
You can’t have a ‘Friends’ marathon without watching the first Ross and Rachel kiss.
3. The One with the Morning After – Season 3 Episode 16
The “we were on a break” statement lived on throughout the entire series. While this may be a heartbreaking episode for Ross and Rachel shippers, it’s also a great part of their love story.
4. The One with the Jellyfish – Season 4 Episode 1
The funniest part of this episode was where Ross told Rachel he fell asleep during her 18 page letter, front and back. But lets not forget the incident at the beach.
5. The One with the Embryos – Season 4 Episode 12
This is one of the best ‘Friends’ episodes. Monica and Rachel and Chandler and Joey compete to see who knows the other better and they bet the apartment.
6. The One with Ross’s Wedding Part 1 and 2 – Season 4 Episode 23 and 24
These episodes were suppose to be about Ross’s special day, but instead it’s the start of Monica and Chandler’s romance. You can’t have a ‘Friends’ marathon without watching these episodes. Plus Ross says Rachel at the alter, giving new hope for Ross and Rachel shippers.
9. The One Where Everybody Finds Out – Season 5 Episode 14
Everyone except Ross knows that Monica and Chandler are together, but no one will let the other one know. Phoebe and Chandler battle it out till one side caves and it’s the most awkward seduction techniques you’ve ever seen.
10. The One with Unagi – Season 6 Episode 17
Rachel and Phoebe are taking a self defense class, but Ross doesn’t think it’s enough for them to really protect themselves. He tries to teach them Unagi, but Rachel and Phoebe keep getting the better of him.
11. The One with the Proposal part 1 and 2 – Season 6 Episodes 24 and 25
From the beginning of ‘Friends’ Chandler has always been afraid of commitment, but now he’s finally ready to settle down with Monica, only if he doesn’t screw it up first. I dare you to try to watch this episode without crying.
12. The One with Monica’s Thunder Season 7 Episode 1
The reason I like this episode so much is because Ross and Rachel almost hook up. Monica gets so mad that her thunder is stolen, when all it is, is Rachel upset that she’s not even close to getting married.
13. The One with All the Cheesecakes – Season 7 Episode 11
I love this episode because it’s one of the few episodes that Chandler and Rachel get screen time together. They are my two favorite characters and they don’t get much screen time, just the two of them. In this episode they steal cheesecake and become obsessed with it.
14. The One with Monica and Chandler’s Wedding Part 1 and 2 – Season 7 Episode 23 and 24
What’s a ‘Friends’ marathon without watching Monica and Chandler get married? In the beginning of the series it seemed like Ross and Rachel were the ‘Friends’ couple, but it turns out it was Monica and Chandler. Enjoy watching them say I do, but first enjoy watching Chandler have his last freak out.
15. The One After I Do – Season 8 Episode 1
‘Friends’ doesn’t give a lot of cliff hangers, but at the end of season seven they hint at Rachel being the one that is pregnant and in season eight she confirms it. But you’ll still have to wait to find out who the father is.
16. The One Where Rachel Tells… – Season 8 Episode 3
This is probably one of the funniest ‘Friends’ episodes. Rachel tells Ross that she’s pregnant and he doesn’t take it so well. He fixates on the fact that condoms are only 97% effective, instead of the issue at hand.
17. The One Where Rachel’s Sister Babysits Season 10 Episode 5
This is the episode where Mike keeps trying to propose to Phoebe but she keeps messing it up. She finds all the proposals to be cliches and she just won’t let him pop the question.
18. The One with Phoebe’s Wedding – Season 10 Episode 12
From the beginning of ‘Friends’ you might not have predicted a wedding episode for Phoebe, but she finally gets her day.
19. The Last One Part 1 and 2 – Season 10 episode 19 and 20
If you are fan of Ross and Rachel, then you have to watch the last episode again. You have to watch Ross race through the airport to stop Rachel from getting on the plane. And you have to watch as Ross and Rachel finally get it together.
Get ready, ‘Friends’ is almost here! Check out these clips from the early years: