03 July 2010

Favorite FRIENDS Episode

For Team Carnival this week, Didi has asked us what our favorite Friends episode is.

This is a tough call for someone who has repeatedly watched the series, because we know most of it by heart. And to single out one? Isn't going to be fair to all the other episodes. Simply put, every one of it, all 236 episodes, is a favorite (All-Time fave, remember?) that it's very hard to round up five most memorable ones.

To make it easier for me, I think I'd have to put myself in the shoes of someone who hasn't seen the show ever. And if I have to convince someone who has never seen Friends to watch it? Then here are the Top 5's I'd choose to guarantee that person will love the show like I do, afterwards.

So, in no particular order ---

The One With The Embryos - Season 4.

What started out as harmless bet becomes a full-blown battle between the boys and the girls. It's not only the funnest and funniest episode, it's also a trivia episode, where viewers actually got to know a lot about the characters.

This is the episode where we all got to know Ms. Chanandler Bong :) and I know a lot of fans will agree, this is the show at their finest.

The One Where Ross Got High - Season 6.

The Friends are dreading to taste Rachel's Thanksgiving treat
Their Thanksgiving episodes are always so special and this is the one where they all unintentionally blurted secrets to Monica and Ross' parents. Lots of quotable quotes in here and as Mrs. Geller said --- "That’s a lot of information to get in thirty seconds!"

You can watch the video of this episode's best part here.

This is also the episode where Rachel attempted to do the dessert and got her recipe all mixed up. Everyone hated the way it tasted, except for Joey.

Favorite quotes:

"Ross married Rachel in Vegas and got divorced...again!!!" - Monica
"It tastes like feet!!!!" - Ross
"What’s not to like? Custard? Good. Jam? Good. Meat? Gooooood." - Joey

The One With The Video Tape  - Season 8.

"Few years ago, when I was backpacking across Western Europe. I was just outside of Barcelona, hiking on the foothills of the Mount Tibidabo. I was at the end of this path, and I came to a clearing, and there was a lake, very secluded, and there were tall trees all around. It was dead silence. Gorgeous! And across the lake, I saw a beautiful woman, bathing herself, but she was crying..."

Those magic words? The "magic story you use when you want to have sex"? Was the reason why Emma, Ross & Rachel's baby, was conceived. The funniest part was when the other four friends found out how it all happened and who came on to whom....and where this Mt. Tibidabo line actually came from. Loved their reaction!

The One Where Everybody Finds Out - Season 5

For awhile, Monica and Chandler kept their relationship a secret from their closest friends. It took a whole season for the others to find it out and on hindsight, I actually love that the writers took their time. It made Season 5 a lot interesting to watch.

Funniest part was when Phoebe tried to dance sexy for Chandler, in the hopes of making him admit he and Monica are actually lovers. The video for that is here.

Favorite quotes:

"Oh man, they think they are so slick messing with us! But see they don't know that we know that they know!" - Monica
"God, they thought they can mess with us! They're trying to mess with us?! They don't know that we know they know we know!" - Phoebe
"I'm sorry! But hey, it's over now, right? Because you can tell them that you know they know and I can go back to knowing absolutely nothing!" - Joey

The One with the Prom Video - Season 2

And thus, the Ross & Rachel cult was born. This video clip says it all:

There you have it... five of Friends best episodes. I never really get tired of watching this series over and over.

What's yours?