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The Definitive Ranking Of Iconic "Friends" Episodes

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

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Reasoning: The boys compete in the most complicated game known to man: Bamboozle. Monica being nervous about Rachel's mom at the baby shower, à la sweating her ass off, is beautifully entertaining.

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

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Reasoning: It's a great bonding episode for Rachel and Chandler, and what better way to spend time together than stealing cheesecake from a downstairs neighbor?

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

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Reasoning: Monica, Rachel, and Phoebe drinking in wedding dresses is the highlight of this episode. This scene is hands down one of the best moments for the three best gal pals on Friends.

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

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Reasoning: Phoebe and Ross hook up, Central Perk used to be a bar, and Monica initially has a crush on Joey. But most importantly, Rachel has a fantasy about Chandler — goatee and all (bumping uglies at its finest).

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

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Reasoning: It's great because the episode is initially a friendly bonding experience, but takes a turn for the worse. Monica's competitive personality shines bright.

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

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Reasoning: Monica and Chandler decide to move in together (d'awww), and Ross and Rachel find out they got drunkenly married. This episode is also great because in the opening credits, the creators put "Arquette" at the end of every actor's name in honor of Courteney Cox marrying David Arquette.

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

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Reasoning: Emma's birthday cake is in the shape of a penis. Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, and Joey compete to see who leaves early by racing Emma's toys. A steller episode for Season 9.

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

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Reasoning: A total game changer for the series — Rachel finds out Ross likes her and she questions if she should give him a shot. At the end of the episode, she runs to the airport to greet Ross after his trip to China...only to eventually find out in the next season Ross is with Julie. UGH.

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

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Reasoning: Everyone in the gang initially has different plans, but they're bound together once their plans fall through. This is the first time they realize they're more than friends — they're family.

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

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Reasoning: A great episode for the Geller family. Ross and Monica whip out their middle school "routine" for the Dick Clark's New Years Rockin' Eve taping (a dance every Friends fan knows by heart).

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

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Reasoning: This one is legendary because it's the first birthing episode on Friends. Ross becomes a father, and it's a sweet moment for the gang — a new life coming into the group.

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

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Reasoning: One of the funniest episodes for Ross. His boss eats his leftover Thanksgiving sandwich (The Moistmaker), he yells at him for doing it ("MYYYY SANDWICH?!"), and gets fired. Absolutely brilliant.

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").

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

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Reasoning: This episode is pure gold. Joey and Chandler never leave their new Barcaloungers (even when the fire alarm goes off), and Ross and Rachel finally go on their first date. A great deal of firsts in this classic episode.

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

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Reasoning: Although it's a sad time for Ross and Monica's family, it's an episode that brings the six friends closer. As they're looking through Nana's pictures after her funeral, they realize they're a fun gang.

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

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Reasoning: Ross shines with his typical know-it-all behavior and Joey and Chandler fight for the chair in Monica's apartment. The unique part about this episode is it all takes place in Monica and Rachel's living room.

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

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Reasoning: Monica and Chandler find out they're finally going to be parents after struggling with adoption for so long (YES). Also, Joey makes this face, and it's brilliantly frightening.

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

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Reasoning: This episode is so creative and such a great concept. Where would these six people be if they made certain life decisions, and most importantly would they still be friends if Phoebe worked at Merrill Lynch and Rachel married to Barry?

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

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Reasoning: Friends flashback episodes are hands down the best and most creative. In this one, the audience gets a look into the gang's past life, whether it was in 1880s fashion or 1980s fashion.

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

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Reasoning: When you think back to where Ross and Rachel started in the beginning of Friends, this episode is clearly one of the best. These lobsters welcome Emma Geller-Green into the world, and together share a life-changing experience.

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)

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Reasoning: Every character in this episode shines with the apartment game ("THAT'S NOT EVEN A WORD!") while Phoebe waits to see if she's pregnant with the triplets. It's an episode that illustrates a big change for the whole gang.

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

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Reasoning: Phoebe seduces Chandler with her sweet dance moves. Joey introduces us to Hugsy his bedtime penguin pal, and Chandler and Monica tell each other "I love you."

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

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Reasoning: Chandler tries to catch Monica off-guard by shooting down marriage, and almost messes it up completely. One of the most beautiful moments on Friends because Monica proposes to Chandler in the apartment, candles lit everywhere. Two friends get engaged!

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

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Reasoning: Ross and Rachel finally confront their feelings at Central Perk... Ross and Rachel are both pretty upset... Ross walks back to the coffee house, and looks at Rachel through the door... they gravitate toward each other, and finally embrace. ROSS AND RACHEL'S FIRST KISS! YAY.

2. "The Pilot" (Season 1)

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Reasoning: The first episode is filled with legendary moments that every Friends fan appreciates, like Paul the Wine Guy, Ross and Rachel splitting the Oreo cookie, and the gang yelling at the soap opera on Monica's television: "Push her down the stairs!"

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

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Reasoning: Ross and Rachel FINALLY get together, after a season and a half of that whole "will they/won't they" angst. This episode establishes one of the greatest love stories on Friends: Ross and Rachel finally commit to a relationship. HE'S HER LOBSTER.