27 Amazing Rare Photos From The First Season Of "Friends"

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the iconic show’s finale, we look back at the season that made us fall in love with them.

1. Episode 1: “The Pilot”

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The memorable first scene, where Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) leaves her fiance, Barry, at the altar.

2. Episode 2: “The One with the Sonogram at the End”

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Monica (Courteney Cox) consoles Ross (David Schwimmer) after he finds out his ex-wife, Carol, is pregnant with his child.

3. Episode 2: “The One with the Sonogram at the End”

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The episode also marked the first appearance of Ross and Monica’s parents, Jack (Elliot Gould) and Judy Geller (Christina Pickles).

4. Episode 3: “The One with the Thumb”

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Much to the gang’s chagrin, Chandler (Matthew Perry) starts smoking again.

5. Episode 3: “The One with the Thumb”

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This is also the first time we see the interior of Joey (Matt LeBlanc) and Chandler’s apartment.

6. Episode 8: “The One Where Nana Dies Twice”

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Cox and Gould on-set.

7. Episode 8: “The One Where Nana Dies Twice”

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Monica and Ross reminisce about Nana with the gang.

8. Episode 10: “The One with the Monkey”

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Ross with his new pet and roommate, Marcel.

9. Episode 10: “The One with the Monkey”

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After being beaten up by a woman, Rachel shows up to Monica’s New Year’s Eve party looking distressed.

10. Episode 10: “The One with the Monkey”

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Chandler and Janice (Maggie Wheeler) having a fight at Monica’s party.

11. Episode 11: “The One with Mrs. Bing”

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The gang meet Chandler’s over-the-top mother Nora (Morgan Fairchild).

12. Episode 11: “The One with Mrs. Bing”

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Publicity photo of Perry with Fairchild.

13. Episode 15: “The One With The Stoned Guy”

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Jon Lovitz guest stars as Steve, the stoned restaurateur Monica tries to impress.

14. Episode 15: “The One With The Stoned Guy”

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Chandler tries to quit his job.

15. Episode 16: “The One With Two Parts, Part 1”

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Ross and Carol’s girlfriend, Susan (Jessica Hecht) practice lamaze.

16. Episode 16: “The One With Two Parts, Part 1”

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Joey and Chandler meet Phoebe’s twin sister, Ursula.

17. Episode 16: “The One With Two Parts, Part 1”

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Mr. Heckles (Larry Hankin) coming up to complain about the noise.

18. Episode 16: “The One With Two Parts, Part 1”

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Kudrow hanging out on Monica’s couch during the filming of the episode.

19. Episode 17: “The One With Two Parts, Part 2”

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Marcel is hospitalized after eating Scrabble tiles.

20. Episode 21: “The One with the Fake Monica”

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Ross tells Chandler and Joey that he has to give up Marcel.

21. Episode 23: “The One with the Birth”

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The birth of Ben.

22. Episode 24: “The One Where Rachel Finds Out”

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Ross can’t stop staring at Rachel, while Rachel can’t stop staring at photos of Ben.

23. Episode 24: “The One Where Rachel Finds Out”

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Ross drops off Rachel’s gift (the broach) with Joey and Chandler.

24. Episode 24: “The One Where Rachel Finds Out”

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Ross and Rachel share a moment on the balcony.

25. A look at Monica and Rachel’s apartment:

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26. A shot looking toward the bedrooms:

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27. A close-up look at Central Perk:

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