Friends Season 1

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Friends Season 1

One of television's top-ranked series and the recipient of numerous Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations, "Friends" is a smart, sophisticated comedy that looks into the hearts and minds of a group of friends living in New York. From Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions.

Episode guide

  1. 01 - Pilot (Friends)

    After Rachel leaves her fiancé at the altar, she moves in with Monica and finds that independence is not so easy, particularly without Daddy's credit cards.

  2. 02 - The One with the Sonogram at the End

    Ross' lesbian ex-wife is pregnant with his child, and he doesn't like her choice of a last name for the baby. Rachel finds out that her ex-fiancé went on what would have been their honeymoon with her maid of honor.

  3. 03 - The One with the Thumb

    A soda company gives Phoebe $7,000 after she finds a dismembered thumb in a can of soda. Chandler is smoking again, to his friends' dismay.

  4. 04 - The One with George Stephanopoulos

    When a deliveryman accidentally brings a pizza meant for George Stephanopoulos, who lives across the street from the girls, they decide to peek at the former White House advisor with their binoculars.

  5. 05 - The One with the East German Laundry Detergent

    Ross helps Rachel do laundry and considers the evening a first date. Joey has Monica pose as his new girlfriend, because he wants to get back with the girl he just dumped.

  6. 06 - The One with the Butt

    Joey gets his big film break when he's hired to be Al Pacino's stunt butt.

  7. 07 - The One with the Blackout

    Just as Phoebe is about to sing miserable folk songs at Central Perk, New York has a blackout. The gang returns to the girls' apartment, where Ross tries to tell Rachel he likes her.

  8. 08 - The One Where Nana Dies Twice

    Monica and Ross mourn the death of their grandmother. Chandler questions his sexuality.

  9. 09 - The One Where Underdog Gets Away

    Monica's first Thanksgiving dinner for the gang burns when they all run to the rooftop to see the runaway Underdog balloon from the parade.

  10. 10 - The One with the Monkey

    The gang makes--then breaks--a pact to celebrate New Year's Eve without dates. Ross compensates for his loneliness by getting a roommate, a monkey named Marcel.

  11. 11 - The One with Mrs. Bing

    Chandler's romance-novelist mother comes to New York to visit him, and Joey catches her and Ross kissing.

  12. 12 - The One with the Dozen Lasagnas

    Monica gives Paolo one of the dozen lasagnas she made for her aunt, who doesn't want them anymore because they've got meat in them.

  13. 13 - The One With the Boobies

    Chandler accidentally sees Rachel wandering around topless after her shower, so Rachel tries to even the score.

  14. 14 - The One with the Candy Hearts

    Ross and his Valentine's Day date end up at the same restaurant as Susan and Carol.

  15. 15 - The One with the Stoned Guy

    Monica cooks a gourmet meal for a restaurateur looking for a new chef but, unfortunately, he's stoned.

  16. 16 - The One with the Two Parts, Part 1

    Joey falls for Phoebe's twin sister, making Phoebe feel neglected. Ross has doubts about parenthood when he attends Lamaze classes with Carol and Susan. First of a two-part episode.

  17. 17 - The One with the Two Parts, Part 2

    When Rachel sprains her ankle and has no insurance, she cajoles Monica into trading identities so she can use Monica's coverage. When Phoebe's twin sister breaks Joey's heart, Phoebe tries to fix it. Second of a two-part episode.

  18. 18 - The One with All the Poker

    Rachel interviews for a job as an assistant buyer at Saks Fifth Avenue. The women face the men in a not-so-friendly game of poker.

  19. 19 - The One Where the Monkey Gets Away

    The gang searches for Marcel, who slipped out of the apartment while Rachel was caring for him. Just as it looks as though Rachel and Ross will finally spend a romantic evening together, her ex-fiancé barges in and declares his love for her.

  20. 20 - The One with the Evil Orthodontist

    Rachel and Barry start dating again, even though he is engaged to Mindy, who wants Rachel to be her maid of honor.

  21. 21 - The One with the Fake Monica

    When Monica's credit card is stolen, she decides to catch the thief.

  22. 22 - The One with the Ick Factor

    After losing his virginity to her, Monica's boyfriend reveals that he's a high school senior. Phoebe temps as Chandler's secretary.

  23. 23 - The One with the Birth

    Carol goes into labor while Ross, Phoebe and Susan get locked in a closet.

  24. 24 - The One Where Rachel Finds Out

    During Rachel's birthday party, Chandler accidentally lets it slip that Ross is in love with her.