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The ABCs Of "Friends"

I is for I'll be there for you.

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B is for Break

We were on a break. One of the most iconic lines throughout the series following the heart-wrenching break-up of Ross and Rachel. After calling Rachel to make up and hearing Mark in her apartment, Ross gets drunk and sleeps with the copy girl. The next morning they make up and he runs around the city to cover "the trail", only to have Rachel find out through Gunther, and thus begins the "We were of a break!" era of Friends.

C is for the Chick & the Duck

Oh the chick and the duck, the best TV pets to ever exist. Unfortunately they dove head first into fun on the farm. But their legacy will live on through Chick Jr. and Duck Jr., Joey's going away present to Chandler in the last episode (tear).

D is for Dr. Drake Ramoray

Joey's big break on Days Of Our Lives as Dr. Drake Ramoray got cut short when he told an interviewer that he made up a lot of his own lines. Dr. Ramoray fell into a coma after falling down an elevator shaft. Luckily for Joey, and us, a brain transplant surgery brought Drake out of coma and put Joey back of the show. Smell the fart acting lives on!


E is for Emma

Baby Emma, Ross and Rachel's Daughter, once again proving that they were meant to be. She only makes appearances in a few episodes, but boy, is she cute. Her first laugh was to Ross rapping Sir-Mix-Alot's "Baby Got Back" and she managed to win a Thanksgiving Day Baby Beauty pageant. These are some of the things you do when you are Ross and Rachel's baby.

F is for Friends

Sure it's the show title, but when it comes down to it, this show is about six friends that are each other's family. Through the good and the bad, the up and the downs, the theme song "I'll Be There For You" rings true.

G is for Gunther

Oh, Gunther, Central Perk's infamous barista. His undying love for Rachel coupled with his hatred for Ross provided us with laughter every time he was on screen. Poor Gunther, stuck in the friend-zone forever.

H is for Heckles

Mr. Heckles, the old man who lived below Monica & Rachel's Apartment. He was complaining that they were stomping too loudly until the day he died. When he passed, he surprisingly left all his belongings to the girls. Rest in peace, Mr. Heckles.


I is for I'll Be There for You

Let's face it, this may be one of the most iconic television theme songs to ever exist. The Rembrants really captured what this show was about in this song. It's commonly referred to as the "Friends Song" due to its strong connection to the show. It's also on my Top 25 Most-Played Playlist.

K is for Kissing (All the Kissing)

In an effort to conceal his new relationship with Monica after accidentally kissing her in front of the other girls, Chandler proceeds to kiss Phoebe and Rachel throughout the entire episode. Monica claims that it most be something he picked up in Europe, leading a very pregnant Phoebe to say "It felt French".

L is for Lesbians

Poor Ross. Just a good family man, ends up getting divorced from his first wife Carol because she discovered she was a lesbian. Ross and Susan, Carol's partner, do not get along well, and their awkwardness proves one of the funniest relationships in the show.


N is for Not Working

Let's face it. These guys live the life, they sit at a coffee shop 90% of the day. Don't we all wish we could just sit and relax as much as they did? We all wish for Central Perk, but for now, Starbucks will have to do.


R is for Routine

The Routine. Ross and Monica pushing the boundaries of sibling relationships once again. You can't deny you didn't try to do the routine at least once after watching this. Imagine seeing them perform it on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve. It would be Legen- wait for it - dary....wait, wrong show.


W is for Weddings

How many weddings have we seen? A lot. We had Carol and Susan, Ross and Emily, Ross and Rachel, Monica and Chandler, and Mike and Phoebe. I'd have to vote Mike and Phoebe's as my personal favorite even though Monica and Chandler are my favorite couple.

Z is for Zoo Animals

I couldn't end this post without paying special tribute to Marcel. Unfortunately he had to be sent to zoo due to "growing" problems. It was nice to see him again doing work in commercials and movies. Watching the gang sing "In the Jungle" to get Marcel to come back to Ross was emotional for everyone.

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