The Definitive Ranking Of Iconic "Friends" Episodes

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    53. "The One Where Rosita Dies" (Season 7)

    52. "The One With the Baby Shower" (Season 8)

    51. "The One With the Giant Poking Device" (Season 3)

    50. "The One With All the Cheesecakes" (Season 7)

    49. "The One With Ross’s Inappropriate Song" (Season 8)

    48. "The One With All the Wedding Dresses" (Season 4)

    47. "The One With the Flashback" (Season 3)

    46. "The One With Phoebe’s Birthday Dinner" (Season 9)

    45. "The One With the Lottery" (Season 9)

    44. "The One in Barbados" (Season 9)

    43. "The One With the Videotape" (Season 8)

    42. "The One After Vegas" (Season 6)

    41. "The One Where the Stripper Cries" (Season 10)

    40. "The One With the Holiday Armadillo" (Season 7)

    39. "The One With the Cake" (Season 10)

    38. "The One With Ross’s Tan" (Season 10)

    37. "The One Where Chandler Takes a Bath" (Season 8)

    36. "The One With Unagi" (Season 6)

    35. "The One Where Rachel Finds Out" (Season 1)

    34. "The One With All the Poker" (Season 1)

    Reasoning: A legendary episode for the gang — what starts as a fun time for the six friends turns wildly competitive. Quote of the episode: "Joker is poker with a J."

    33. "The One With the Cop" (Season 5)

    32. "The One Where Underdog Gets Away" (Season 1)

    31. "The One With the Routine" (Season 6)

    30. "The One With the Jellyfish" (Season 4)

    29. "The One Where Eddie Moves in" (Season 2)

    28. "The One With the Birth" (Season 1)

    27. "The One With Chandler in a Box" (Season 4)

    26. "The One Where They All Turn Thirty" (Season 7)

    25. "The One With Ross’s Sandwich" (Season 5)

    24. "The One With All the Resolutions" (Season 5)

    23. "The One With the Rumor" (Season 8)

    Reasoning: It's ridiculously cute to see Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston share the screen together. Highlights of this episode: Phoebe and Chandler pretend to watch football to get out of helping with Thanksgiving dinner (Green Bay Mermen) and Joey's Thanksgiving pants ("Here come the meat sweats").

    22. "The One With the Blackout" (Season 1)

    21. "The One Where Ross and Rachel…You Know" (Season 2)

    20. "The One Where Nana Dies Twice" (Season 1)

    19. "The One Where No One’s Ready" (Season 3)

    18. "The One With the Late Thanksgiving" (Season 10)

    17. "The One That Could Have Been" (Season 6)

    16. "The One With All the Thanksgivings" (Season 5)

    15. "The One With the Red Sweater" (Season 8)

    14. "The One Where Ross Got High" (Season 6)

    13. "The One With Phoebe’s Wedding" (Season 10)

    12. "The One With Ross’s Wedding" (Season 4)

    11. "The One With the Football" (Season 3)

    Reasoning: A classic Thanksgiving episode. The gang initially wants to play a friendly game of touch football, which takes a turn for the worse. Because the brilliance of The Geller Cup.

    10. "The One Hundredth" (Season 5)

    Reasoning: This episode shows a beautiful, personal side to Phoebe. She's upset she can't keep one of the triplets, and the reality of having to give them up unfortunately settles in.

    9. "The One Where Rachel Has a Baby" (Season 8)

    8. "The Last One" (Season 10)

    Reasoning: Phoebe and Ross chasing Rachel at the airport is such a legendary sequence ("I got off the plane!"), and Monica and Chandler welcome children into the world. They conclude the series just the way they start it: with the six friends going to Central Perk for a cup of coffee.

    7. "The One With Monica and Chandler’s Wedding" (Season 7)

    Reasoning: Monica and Chandler finally tie the knot after three seasons of dating. This episode is sweet because they're not just a couple getting married — they're best friends. Also, in the last few seconds of the episode, the audience learns Rachel is pregnant. GAH.

    6. "The One With the Embryos" (Season 4)

    5. "The One Where Everybody Finds Out" (Season 5)

    4. "The One With the Proposal" (Season 6)

    3. "The One Where Ross Finds Out" (Season 2)

    2. "The Pilot" (Season 1)

    1. "The One With the Prom Video" (Season 2)