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The following is a list of episodes of the Emmy Award-winning United States situation comedy Friends. The series ran for 10 seasons and consisted of 236 episodes which were first broadcast between September 22, 1994 and May 6, 2004.

For a condensed list of episodes, see: Episode List




Season 1: 1994-95[]

       Main article: Season One
# Total Image Title Writer Director Original Airdate
1 1 TOWTPilot "The Pilot" Marta Kauffman & David Crane James Burrows September 22, 1994
Monica and the gang introduce Rachel to the "real world" after she leaves her fiancé at the altar. Ross struggles with his rediscovered feelings for Rachel.
2 2 TOWTSonogramAtTheEnd "The One With The Sonogram At The End" Marta Kauffman & David Crane James Burrows September 29, 1994
Ross finds out his estranged lesbian wife and her life partner are going to have his baby.
3 3 TOWTThumb "The One With The Thumb" Jeff Astrof & Mike Sikowitz James Burrows October 6, 1994
Phoebe discovers a human thumb floating in her can of soda and gets compensation of $7,000. Chandler starts smoking again.
4 4 TOWGeorgeStephanopoulos "The One With George Stephanopoulos" Alexa Junge James Burrows October 13, 1994
The girls spy on the sexy politician across the street, while the guys go to a hockey game.
5 5 TOWTEastGermanLaundryDetergent "The One With The East German Laundry Detergent" Jeff Greenstein & Jeff Strauss Pamela Fryman October 20, 1994
Ross and Rachel wash their laundry together. Joey takes Monica on a fake double date in an attempt to reunite with his ex
6 6 TOWTButt "The One With The Butt" Adam Chase & Ira Ungerleider Arlene Sanford October 27, 1994
Joey finally gets a film role: Al Pacino's butt double. Chandler dates a woman who already has both a husband and a boyfriend.
7 7 TOWTBlackout "The One With The Blackout" Jeffrey Astrof & Mike Sikowitz James Burrows November 3, 1994
During a power outage, Rachel falls for the owner of a lost kitten, a Italian guy, much to Ross's chagrin. Meanwhile, Chandler is trapped in an automated-teller vestibule with a gorgeous model.
8 8 TOWNanaDiesTwice "The One Where Nana Dies Twice" Marta Kauffman & David Crane James Burrows November 10, 1994
Ross and Monica go to the bedside of their dead grandmother, who momentarily returns to life. Chandler questions his sexual persona when a collegue wants to arrange a date for him with another guy.
9 9 TOWUnderdogGotAway "The One Where Underdog Gets Away" Jeff Greenstein & Jeff Strauss James Burrows November 17, 1994
Monica plans a lovely, quiet Thanksgiving feast in her apartment but her plans go awry. Joey appears on medical posters. Rachel plans to go skiing with her family.
10 10 TOWTMonkey "The One With The Monkey" Adam Chase & Ira Ungerleider Peter Bonerz December 15, 1994
Ross arrives at the New Year's Eve party with his new companion, a monkey named Marcel, who is more compatible with the group than he is.
11 11 TOWMrs.Bing "The One With Mrs. Bing" Alexa Junge James Burrows January 5, 1995
Chandler's flamboyant romance-novelist mother comes to New York for a visit. Monica and Phoebe cause a traffic accident.
12 12 TOWTDozenLasagnas "The One With The Dozen Lasagnas" Jeffrey Astrof & Mike Sikowitz and Adam Chase & Ira Ungerleider Paul Lazarus January 12, 1995
Rachel's Italian boyfriend Paolo hits on Phoebe in the massage parlor.
13 13 TOWBobbies "The One With The Boobies" Alexa Junge Alan Myerson January 19, 1995
Chandler sees Rachel naked. Joey learns that his father is having an affair with a pet mortician, but his mother already knew.
14 14 TOWTheCandyHearts "The One With The Candy Hearts" Bill Lawrence James Burrows February 9, 1995
The girls rebel against Valentine's Day by burning mementos from past relationships. Chandler reunites with an old flame.
15 15 TOWTStonedGuy "The One With The Stoned Guy" Jeff Greenstein & Jeff Strauss Alan Myerson February 16, 1995
Ross asks Joey for advice on how to talk dirty to women. Monica interviews for a chef's position, but the owner shows up stoned.
16 16 TOW2Parts-1 "The One With Two Parts, Part 1" David Crane & Marta Kauffman Michael Lembeck February 23, 1995
Phoebe's twin sister causes confusion and conflict when Joey is attracted to her.
17 17 TOW2Parts-2 "The One With Two Parts, Part 2" David Crane & Marta Kauffman Michael Lembeck February 23, 1995
Monica and Rachel squabble over two handsome doctors.
18 18 TOWTPoker "The One With All The Poker" Jeffrey Astrof & Mike Sikowitz James Burrows March 2, 1995
The girls lose money in a poker game with the boys. After getting advice from Monica's aunt, they demand a rematch.
19 19 TOWTMonkeygetsaway "The One Where The Monkey Gets Away" Jeffrey Astrof & Mike Sikowitz Peter Bonerz March 9, 1995
Rachel accidentally lets Ross's pet monkey escape and a search party forms. Then she discovers that her old best friend Mindy is engaged to marry her ex-fiance.
20 20 TOWTEvilOrthodontist "The One With The Evil Orthodontist" Doty Abrams Peter Bonerz April 6, 1995
Rachel has a brief encounter with her ex-fiance. Riddled with guilt, she decides to confess her evil sins only to discover that Mindy's been busier than she's let on.
21 21 TOWTFakeMonica "The One With The Fake Monica" Adam Chase & Ira Ungerleider Gail Mancuso April 27, 1995
Monica meets her identity thief, who helps her live out her fantasies. Ross's monkey becomes sexually mature and drives everyone crazy.
22 22 TOWTIckFactor "The One With The Ick Factor" Alexa Junge Robby Benson May 4, 1995
Monica discovers that she is a cradle snatcher. Ross's ex-wife begins giving birth.
23 23 TOWTBirth "The One With The Birth" Teleplay by Jeff Greenstein & Jeff Strauss, Story by David Crane & Marta Kauffman James Burrows May 11, 1995
The baby is born, bringing adoration from everyone.
24 24 TOWRachelFindsOut "The One Where Rachel Finds Out" Chris Brown Kevin S. Bright May 18, 1995
Rachel finds out about Ross's love for her while he is working in China. However, another surprise awaits her as she heads to the airport to meet him.

Season 2: 1995–96[]

       Main article: Season Two
# Total Image Title Writer Director Original Airdate
1 25 TOWRoss'NewGirlfriend "The One With Ross' New Girlfriend" Jeffrey Astrof & Mike Sikowitz Michael Lembeck September 21, 1995
Rachel gets an unpleasant surprise when Ross returns home. Phoebe has varied success when cutting her friends' hair!
2 26 TOWTBreastMilk "The One With The Breast Milk" Adam Chase & Ira Ungerleider Michael Lembeck September 28, 1995
Monica goes shopping when Ross's new girlfriend and is too afraid to tell Rachel. Joey is troubled when a fellow after-shave salesman outperforms him on the job.
3 27 TOWHecklesDies "The One Where Heckles Dies" Michael Curtis & Greg Malins Kevin S. Bright October 5, 1995
The downstairs neighbor dies and bequeaths his strange possessions to Monica and Rachel.
4 28 TOWPhoebe'sHusband "The One With Phoebe's Husband" Alexa Junge Gail Mancuso October 12, 1995
Everyone's surprised when Phoebe's husband shows up.
5 29 TOWFiveSteaksAndAnEggplant "The One With Five Steaks And An Eggplant" Chris Brown Ellen Gittelsohn October 19, 1995
When planning a birthday party for Ross, the six discover money is an issue in life, even among friends.
6 30 TOWTBabyOnTheBus "The One With The Baby On The Bus" Betsy Borns Gail Mancuso November 2, 1995
Joey and Chandler accidentally leave Ben on a bus while babysitting. Phoebe (whose Smelly Cat debuts here) gets fired from her Central Perk singing gig, and is replaced by a professional.
7 31 TOWRossFindsOut "The One Where Ross Finds Out" Michael Borkow Peter Bonerz November 9, 1995
Dramatic developments occur in Ross and Rachel's relationship. Chandler regrets asking Monica to help him lose weight.
8 32 TOWTList "The One With The List" Marta Kauffman & David Crane Mary Kay Place November 16, 1995
Rachel makes a painful discovery concerning Ross. Monica's new boss gives her an impossible task.
9 33 TOWPhoebe'sDad "The One With Phoebe's Dad" Jeffrey Astrof & Mike Sikowitz Kevin S. Bright December 14, 1995
Phoebe learns the surprising truth about her father. Ross makes Monica's Christmas party guests miserable. Rachel gets her revenge on Ross.
10 34 TOWRuss "The One With Russ" Ira Ungerleider Thomas Schlamme January 4, 1996
After some gentle person persuasion, Joey accepts a great acting job. Rachel dates a guy who looks amazingly like Ross.
11 35 TOWTLesbianWedding "The One With The Lesbian Wedding" Doty Abrams Thomas Schlamme January 18, 1996
Carol and Susan prepare for their wedding with help from an uncomfortable Ross.
12 36 TOAfterTheSuperbowl1 "The One After The Superbowl, Part 1" Jeffrey Astrof & Mike Sikowitz, Michael Borkow Michael Lembeck January 28, 1996
Ross goes to visit Marcel the Monkey in the San Diego Zoo and finds the simian is pursuing a show-biz career. Joey has a date with a deranged fan. Lembeck won a Best Director Emmy.
13 37 TOAfterTheSuperbowl2 "The One After The Superbowl, Part 2" Jeffrey Astrof & Mike Sikowitz, Michael Borkow Michael Lembeck January 28, 1996
Rachel and Monica fight over Jean-Claude Van Damme. Chandler dates a girl he went to elementary school with, with a surprising outcome. Lembeck won a Best Director Emmy.
14 38 TOWTPromVideo "The One With The Prom Video" Alexa Junge James Burrows February 1, 1996
Monica's old home video elicits the true feelings Ross has for Rachel. Joey gives Chandler a gift.
15 39 TOWRossAndRachel...You Know "The One Where Ross And Rachel... You Know" Michael Curtis & Greg Malins Michael Lembeck February 8, 1996
Ross and Rachel encounter romantic obstacles. Monica falls for a handsome older doctor. Chandler and Joey have new lazy chairs and do not want to get up from them.
16 40 TOWJoeyMovesOut "The One Where Joey Moves Out" Betsy Borns Michael Lembeck February 15, 1996
Chandler catches Joey licking a spoon and replacing it in the drawer, and a major fight ensues. Monica's parents find out about her new boyfriend.
17 41 TOWEddieMovesIn "The One Where Eddie Moves In" Adam Chase Michael Lembeck February 22, 1996
Joey and Chandler pine for each other but neither will admit it. Chandler gets a new roommate. A record company asks Phoebe to make a Smelly Cat music video.
18 42 TOWDr.RamorayDies "The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies" Teleplay by Michael Borkow, Story by Alexa Junge Michael Lembeck March 21, 1996
Joey's soap character looks set to be killed off after Joey makes some contentious remarks to a fan magazine. Monica and Richard have their first argument.
19 43 TOWEddieWon'tGo "The One Where Eddie Won't Go" Michael Curtis & Greg Malins Michael Lembeck March 28, 1996
Chandler battles to get rid of his annoying new roommate and have Joey, who's feeling the crunch of unemployment and mounting debt, move back in. The girls discover a book on personal empowerment.
20 44 TOWOldYellerDies "The One Where Old Yeller Dies" Teleplay by Adam Chase, Story by Michael Curtis Michael Lembeck April 4, 1996
Impressionable Phoebe becomes depressed when it dawns on her that some movies don't end happily. Richard bonds with Chandler and Joey at a basketball game.
21 45 TOWTBullies "The One With The Bullies" Sebastian Jones & Brian Buckner Michael Lembeck April 11, 1996
Chandler and Ross are intimidated by two bullies who take over the friends' Central Perk sofa. Phoebe meets her long-lost family.
22 46 TOWTwoParties "The One With Two Parties" Alexa Junge Michael Lembeck May 2, 1996
Rachel gets a real surprise when her parents show up at her birthday party.
23 47 TOWTChickenPox "The One With The Chicken Pox" Brown Mandell Michael Lembeck May 9, 1996
When Phoebe catches chicken pox, her chances for romance with an ex-love are nearly ruined. Rachel is intrigued by Phoebe's ex-love sailor suit wanting Ross to have one as well. Monica feels she may be too neurotic for straight-arrow Richard.
24 48 TOWBarry&Mindy'sWedding "The One With Barry & Mindy's Wedding" Teleplay by Brown Mandell, Story by Ira Ungerleider Michael Lembeck May 16, 1996
Rachel is a bridesmaid at her ex-fiance's wedding. Monica and Richard's relationship is jeopardized when the subject of children arises.

Season 3: 1996-97[]

       Main article: Season Three
# Total Image Title Writer Director Original Airdate
1 49 TOWTPrincessLeiaFantasy "The One With The Princess Leia Fantasy" Michael Curtis & Greg Malins Gail Mancuso September 19, 1996
Ross's secret fantasy doesn't stay secret for long after he confides in Rachel. Chandler begins to rekindle his relationship with ex-girlfriend Janice.
2 50 TOWNoOne'sReady "The One Where No One's Ready" Ira Ungerleider Gail Mancuso September 26, 1996
Ross gets riled when his friends fail to be ready on time for a museum fundraiser where he's giving a speech.
3 51 TOWTJam "The One With The Jam" Wil Calhoun Kevin S. Bright October 3, 1996
Monica becomes obsessed with making jam as a means of getting over Richard. Still feeling unfulfilled, she decides she wants to having a baby and visits a sperm bank.
4 52 TOWTMetaphoricalTunnel "The One With The Metaphorical Tunnel" Alexa Junge Steve Zuckerman October 10, 1996
Ross and Rachel encourage Chandler to "go through the tunnel" and commit to Janice. Ross worries when his son plays with a girl's doll and tries frantically to substitute masculine toys.
5 53 TOWFrank.Jr "The One With Frank Jr." Scott Silveri & Shana Goldberg-Meehan Steve Zuckerman October 17, 1996
Phoebe invited her half-brother Frank Jr. to visit. Ross makes a list of famous women he'd like to date.
6 54 TOWTFlashback "The One With The Flashback" Marta Kauffman & David Crane Peter Bonerz October 31, 1996
After Janice asks whether they've ever dated each other, the friends reminisce about a time three years ago and some dark secrets are revealed.
7 55 TOWTRaceCarBed "The One With The Race Car Bed" Seth Kurland Gail Mancuso November 7, 1996
When returning a misdelivered bed back to the store, Monica and Joey catch Janice passionately kissing her ex-husband in the back room.
8 56 TOWTGiantPokingDevice "The One With The Giant Poking Device" Adam Chase Gail Mancuso November 14, 1996
When Phoebe believes she's killed the ugly naked guy across the street from Rachel and Monica, Joey constructs a long poking device. Chandler confronts Janice.
9 57 TOWTFootball "The One With The Football" Ira Ungerleider Kevin S. Bright November 21, 1996
It's Thanksgiving and the friends start a game of football that reveals some major rivalries and prods a rematch that has serious implications for the roast turkey!
10 58 TOWRachelQuits "The One Where Rachel Quits" Michael Curtis & Greg Malins Terry Hughes December 12, 1996
After quitting her Central Perk gig, Rachel worries she'll be jobless long-term. Joey's job selling Christmas trees upsets Phoebe, who becomes distressed over leftover trees.
11 59 TOWChandlerCan'tRememberWhichSister "The One Where Chandler Can't Remember Which Sister" Alexa Junge Terry Hughes January 9, 1997
A handsome stranger offers Rachel a fashion-buying job. Chandler forgets which of Joey's sisters he fooled around with after getting drunk at Joey's birthday.
12 60 TOWATJealously "The One With All The Jealousy" Doty Abrams Robby Benson January 16, 1997
Ross becomes obsessively jealous of Rachel's sexy new co-worker Mark and is convinced he is flirting with Rachel. Monica is smitten with a sexy busboy.
13 61 TOWMonica&RichardAreFriends "The One Where Monica & Richard Are Friends" Michael Borkow Robby Benson January 30, 1997
Monica and ex-boyfriend Richard meet by chance - and the lunch they go to leads to something more.
14 62 TOWPhoebe'sEx-Partner "The One With Phoebe's Ex-Partner" Wil Calhoun Robby Benson February 6, 1997
Phoebe's ex-singing partner Leslie wants to use Smelly Cat for a cat-litter ad. Chandler dates a beautiful woman with an artificial leg... and a tie to Joey.
15 63 TOWRoss&RachelTakeABreak "The One Where Ross & Rachel Take A Break" Michael Borkow James Burrows February 13, 1997
Ross and Rachel decide to go on a break. Phoebe becomes involved with a foreign diplomat.
16 64 TOWTMorningAfter "The One With The Morning After" Marta Kauffman & David Crane James Burrows February 20, 1997
Unaware of Ross's one-night stand with another woman, Rachel visits him to declare her undying love.
17 65 TOWTSkiTrip "The One Without The Ski Trip" Scott Silveri & Shana Goldberg-Meehan Sam Simon March 6, 1997
Rachel asks everyone to go on a ski trip... except Ross. Chandler is particularly traumatized by the Ross/Rachel breakup, which reminds him of his parents' divorce.
18 66 TOWTHypnosisTape "The One With The Hypnosis Tape" Seth Kurland Robby Benson March 13, 1997
Chandler uses a hypnosis tape to quit smoking. Unbeknownst to him, it's aimed only at women. Phoebe freaks when her brother wants to wed a woman twice his age.
19 67 TOWTTinyT-Shirt "The One With The Tiny T-Shirt" Adam Chase Terry Hughes March 27, 1997
Ross is upset when Rachel returns his belongings. Monica dates a millionaire she considers funny, nice and yet not quite her dream man.
20 68 TOWTDollhouse "The One With The Dollhouse" Wil Calhoun Terry Hughes April 10, 1997
Monica inherits an exquisite dollhouse from her aunt. Joey winds up in bed with his leading lady. Rachel's boss dates Chandler.
21 69 TOWAChickAndADuck "The One With A Chick And A Duck" Chris Brown Michael Lembeck April 17, 1997
Monica is ecstatic when her millionaire friend Pete buys a restaurant and wants her as head chef. Joey buys Chandler a chick - a live baby chicken and later a live duck.
22 70 TOWTScreamer "The One With The Screamer" Scott Silveri & Shana Goldberg-Meehan Peter Bonerz April 24, 1997
Joey's play gets terrible reviews. Ross tries to convince Rachel her date is psychotic.
23 71 TOWRoss'Thing "The One With Ross' Thing" Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen Shelley Jensen May 1, 1997
Ross discovers a strange growth on his buttocks. Phoebe dates a firefighter and a teacher.
24 72 TOWTUltimateFightingChampion "The One With The Ultimate Fighting Champion" Teleplay by Scott Silveri & Shana Goldberg-Meehan, Story by Mark J. Kunerth & Pang-Ni Landrum Robby Benson May 8, 1997
Monica begs Pete to stop fighting after he is beaten up. Chandler is unnerved when his boss slaps his butt. Ross starts dating a new woman.
25 73 TOATBeach "The One At The Beach" Teleplay by Adam Chase, Story by Mark J. Kunerth & Pang-Ni Landrum Robby Benson May 15, 1997
Phoebe invites the group to her client's beach house. Rachel tricks Ross's new girlfriend into shaving her head.

Season 4: 1997-98[]

       Main article: Season Four
# Total Image Title Writer Director Original Airdate
1 74 TOWTJellyfish "The One With The Jellyfish" Wil Calhoun Shelley Jensen September 25, 1997
Ross falls asleep while reading Rachel's 18-page letter. When confronted by her, he pretends to agree with what she wrote. Monica gets stung by a jellyfish and must resort to drastic measures.
2 75 TOWTCat "The One With The Cat" Jill Condon & Amy Toomin Shelley Jensen October 2, 1997
Phoebe believes her adoptive mother's spirit inhabits a stray cat. Joey finds the experience of selling his entertainment center not entertaining at all. Monica finally gets to date the big man on her high school campus.
3 76 TOWTCuffs "The One With The Cuffs" Seth Kurland Peter Bonerz October 9, 1997
Monica "pulls a Monica" when she caters her mother's party. Chandler gets himself locked into a compromising position with Rachel's boss.
4 77 TOWTBallroomDancing "The One With The Ballroom Dancing" Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen Gail Mancuso October 16, 1997
The girls get an eviction notice and Joey comes to their rescue by agreeing to give the building superintendent dancing lessons.
5 78 TOWJoey'sNewGirlfriend "The One With Joey's New Girlfriend" Michael Curtis & Greg Malins Gail Mancuso October 30, 1997
Ross and Rachel continue their power games to make each other jealous. Chandler falls hard for Joey's new girlfriend Kathy.
6 79 TOWTDirtyGirl "The One With The Dirty Girl" Scott Silveri & Shana Goldberg-Meehan Shelley Jensen November 6, 1997
Ross's beautiful new girlfriend has a disgusting secret. Chandler gets closer to Kathy and buys her a pricey birthday gift. Rachel proudly completes a crossword puzzle without help.
7 80 TOWChandlerCrossesTheLine "The One Where Chandler Crosses The Line" Adam Chase Kevin S. Bright November 13, 1997
Chandler kisses Kathy after thinking Joey has lost interest in her. Encouraged by an awed Phoebe, Ross debuts his keyboard "sound" in public.
8 81 TOWChandlerInABox "The One With Chandler In A Box" Michael Borkow Peter Bonerz November 20, 1997
Still angry over the Kathy kiss, Joey punishes Chandler by shutting him in a box on Thanksgiving. Monica gets a surprise when she visits the eye doctor.
9 82 TOWThey'reGoingToParty "The One Where They're Going To Party" Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen Peter Bonerz December 11, 1997
When the guys try to be wild and crazy, they reluctantly realize they'd rather act like adults. Monica writes a scathing restaurant review - and gets a job offer as a result.
10 83 TOWTGirlFromPoughkeepsie "The One With The Girl From Poughkeepsie" Scott Silveri Gary Halvorson December 18, 1997
Ross debates whether to date a faraway beauty or a less desirable woman who lives nearby. Chandler tries to set up a date for Rachel with some co-workers.
11 84 TOWPhoebe'sUterus "The One With Phoebe's Uterus" Seth Kurland David Steinberg January 8, 1998
Phoebe's half-brother Frank Jr. returns with exciting news - and asks a huge favor of Phoebe. Ross gets Joey a job as a museum tour guide.
12 85 TOWTEmbryos "The One With The Embryos" Jill Condon & Amy Toomin Kevin S. Bright January 15, 1998
Phoebe's uterus is put to the ultimate test. A seemingly harmless game between the guys and the girls escalates into a full-blown contest to see which pair knows more personal data about the other.
13 86 TOWRachel'sCrush "The One With Rachel's Crush" Shana Goldberg-Meehan Dana De Vally Piazza January 29, 1998
Rachel schemes to get a handsome client to ask her on a date. Chandler's jealousy causes problems with his girlfriend.
14 87 Joey meets Heston "The One With Joey's Dirty Day" Wil Calhoun Peter Bonerz February 5, 1998
On Joey's first day on a major movie, one of Hollywood's legendary stars finds him in a compromising position in his trailer. Rachel regrets asking Ross for a favor when it sparks a new romance.
15 88 TOWATRugby "The One With All The Rugby" Teleplay by Wil Calhoun, Story by Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen James Burrows February 26, 1998
Chandler's abrasive ex-girlfriend Janice reappears. Monica finds a mysterious switch in Joey and Chandler's old apartment. Ross tries to impress Emily by playing rugby.
16 89 TOWTFakeParty "The One With The Fake Party" Teleplay by Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri, Story by Alicia Sky Varinaitis Michael Lembeck March 19, 1998
To become better acquainted with her crush Joshua, Rachel inadvertently thwarts Ross's plans. Phoebe's pregnancy cravings evoke a sympathetic response from Joey.
17 90 TOWTFreePorn "The One With The Free Porn" Teleplay by Richard Goodman, Story by Mark J. Kunerth Michael Lembeck March 26, 1998
Chandler and Joey are glued to their TV after discovering an unscrambled adult cable channel. Monica helps Ross tell his girlfriend he loves her. Phoebe gets some surprising pregnancy news.
18 91 TOWRachel'sNewDress "The One With Rachel's New Dress" Teleplay by Jill Condon & Amy Toomin, Story by Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen James Burrows April 2, 1998
Rachel takes a provocative pose to get Joshua into a romantic mood - but her plans go awry. Chandler and Joey are at odds to persuade Phoebe to name one of her triplets after them.
19 92 TOWATHaste "The One With All The Haste" Wil Calhoun & Scott Silveri Kevin S. Bright April 9, 1998
Drastic developments blight Ross's relationship with Emily. Monica and Rachel try to win back their old apartment, much to Chandler and Joey's delight.
20 93 TOWATWeddingDresses "The One With All The Wedding Dresses" Teleplay by Michael Curtis & Greg Malins, Story by Adam Chase Gail Mancuso April 16, 1998
Distraught over Ross's engagement, Rachel takes Joshua aside and suggests they also get married. Chandler forces Joey to go to a sleep clinic to stop his loud snoring. Monica and Phoebe get obsessed to wedding dresses after trying on Emily's wedding dress.
21 94 TOWTInvitation "The One With The Invitation" Seth Kurland Peter Bonerz April 23, 1998
Rachel and Ross each reminisce about when they used to date each other. Everyone is disappointed when Rachel decides not to attend the wedding in England.
22 95 TOWTWorstBestManEver "The One With The Worst Best Man Ever" Teleplay by Michael Curtis & Greg Malins, Story by Seth Kurland Peter Bonerz April 30, 1998
When Joey's duck swallows Ross' wedding ring, he is worried he'll have to sacrifice his beloved fowl to retrieve it.
23 96 TOWRoss'Wedding1 "The One With Ross' Wedding, Part 1" Michael Borkow Kevin S. Bright May 7, 1998
Ross tries to encourage Rachel to come to his wedding. Arriving in London, Joey and Chandler go sightseeing but Joey's overly enthusiastic behavior compels Chandler to go off on his own.
24 97 TOWRoss'Wedding2 "The One With Ross' Wedding, Part 2" Teleplay by Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri, Story by Jill Condon & Amy Toomin Kevin S. Bright May 7, 1998
Back in New York, Rachel realizes her feelings for Ross are stronger than ever and rushes off to the airport as wedding time nears. After a drunken guest mistakes Monica for Ross' mother, She and Chandler console each other and start their romantic journey.

Season 5: 1998-99[]

       Main article: Season Five
# Total Image Title Writer Director Original Airdate
1 98 TOARossSaysRachel "The One After Ross Says Rachel" Seth Kurland Kevin S. Bright September 24, 1998
Ross's nuptials continue after his slip-of-the-tongue but wedded bliss doesn't follow. Monica and Chandler try continuing their affair but can't steal a moment alone.
2 99 TOWATKissing "The One With All The Kissing" Wil Calhoun Gary Halvorson October 1, 1998
Ross's attempts at reconciling with Emily go unheeded. Chandler and Monica's affair is challenged by their "Not-in-New York" rule.
3 100 TOWTTriplets "The One Hundredth" Marta Kauffman & David Crane Kevin S. Bright October 8, 1998
Phoebe is rushed to the hospital, where triplets are born. Joey gets hospitalized next - when his sympathy labor pains turn out to be kidney stones. An unsuspecting Rachel arranges a date for Monica with a male nurse.
4 101 TOWPhoebeHatesPBS "The One Where Phoebe Hates PBS" Michael Curtis Shelley Jensen October 15, 1998
Phoebe resents Joey's PBS telethon gig because of a long-running grudge she holds against the network. To cover up her affair with Chandler, Monica tells Rachel she's dating someone from work.
5 102 TOWTKips "The One With The Kips" Scott Silveri Dana De Vally Piazza October 29, 1998
Monica and Chandler go to Atlantic City for a weekend by themselves. Ross tries to tell Rachel they can't be friends once Emily arrives in New York.
6 103 TOWTYeti "The One With The Yeti" Alexa Junge Gary Halvorson November 5, 1998
While rummaging in the storage room, Monica and Rachel meet a hairy neighbor they first mistake for a yeti. To smooth things over with Emily, Ross agrees to de-Rachelize his apartment.
7 104 TOWRossMovesIn "The One Where Ross Moves In" Perry Rein & Gigi McCreery Gary Halvorson November 12, 1998
With his marriage on the rocks, Ross moves in with Chandler and Joey. Rachel is convinced that her neighbor Danny is trying to seduce her with mind games.
8 105 TOWATThanksgivings "The One With All The Thanksgivings" Greg Malins Kevin S. Bright November 19, 1998
The gang reminisces about their worst Thanksgivings. Phoebe's takes her back to 1862. Elaborate tales are spun to try and uncover Monica's worst memory.
9 106 TOWRoss'Sandwich "The One With Ross' Sandwich" Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen Gary Halvorson December 10, 1998
Ross is enraged when someone at work steals his Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich. Joey threatens to crack under the strain of knowing about Monica and Chandler's affair.
10 107 TOWTInappropriateSister "The One With The Inappropriate Sister" Shana Goldberg-Meehan Dana De Vally Piazza December 17, 1998
Monica maneuvers Rachel and Danny into dating but Rachel has second thoughts after observing Danny's unusually close relationship with his sister.
11 108 TOWATResolutions "The One With All The Resolutions" Teleplay by Suzie Villandry, Story by Brian Boyle Joe Regalbuto January 7, 1999
As the new year approaches, everyone makes resolutions, some more realistic than others. Ross's resolution causes him to wear hot leather pants on a date...perhaps too hot.
12 109 TOWChandler'sWorkLaugh "The One With Chandler's Work Laugh" Alicia Sky Varinaitis Kevin S. Bright January 21, 1999
Monica uncovers the fake laugh Chandler reserves for his boss's bad jokes. Rachel is upset that Monica hasn't 'fessed up about her affair. Word comes of Emily's remarriage plans.
13 110 TOWJoey'sBag "The One With Joey's Bag" Teleplay by Seth Kurland, Story by Michael Curtis Gail Mancuso February 4, 1999
When Rachel helps Joey change his image to help him land an acting gig, she includes a shoulder bag that's rather purselike. Phoebe is shocked when her dad attends her grandmother's funeral.
14 111 TOWEverybodyFindsOut "The One Where Everybody Finds Out" Alexa Junge Michael Lembeck February 11, 1999
When Phoebe finds out about the Monica/Chandler affair, she tests Chandler via flirtation. Ugly Naked Guy's apartment goes up for rent and Ross wants it.
15 112 TOWTGirlWhoHitsJoey "The One With The Girl Who Hits Joey" Adam Chase Kevin S. Bright February 18, 1999
When Joey starts dating Katie, he finds she packs a painful punch. Ross has trouble making friends with his new neighbors.
16 113 TOWTCop "The One With The Cop" Teleplay by Gigi McCreery & Perry Rein, Story by Alicia Sky Varinaitis Andrew Tsao February 25, 1999
Phoebe finds a police badge inside the Central Perk sofa. Rather than return it, she decides to embark on a "good-deeds" campaign. Joey is unnerved by his romantic dream about Monica.
17 114 TOWRachel'sInadvertentKiss "The One With Rachel's Inadvertent Kiss" Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen Shelley Jensen March 18, 1999
After a job interview, Rachel impulsively kisses her potential boss on the cheek. Joey tries to find the apartment of a hot girl who lives in Ross' building but instead ending up in Ross' apartment. Phoebe and Gary vie for "steamiest-affair" with Monica and Chandler.
18 115 TOWRachelSmokes "The One Where Rachel Smokes" Michael Curtis Todd Holland April 8, 1999
Rachel takes up smoking at her new job as a way of making inroads with the boss. Ross' son Ben joins Joey on an audition for a soup commerical.
19 116 TOWRossCan'tFlirt "The One Where Ross Can't Flirt" Doty Abrams Gail Mancuso April 22, 1999
Joey's Italian-speaking grandma joins the gang in watching his Law & Order debut. Ross decides to order lots and lots of pizza in order to flirt with the delivery girl.
20 117 TOWTRideAlong "The One With The Ride-Along" Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Seth Kurland Gary Halvorson April 29, 1999
As Emily's wedding nears, the group does its best to distract Ross. A gunshot and a meatball sandwich take center stage when the guys go out on the beat with Phoebe's cop boyfriend.
21 118 TOWTBall "The One With The Ball" Teleplay by Greg Malins, Story by Scott Silveri Gary Halvorson May 6, 1999
Phoebe asks Chandler to talk Gary out of asking her to move in with him. To fulfill a childhood dream, Rachel buys a sphinx cat which doesn't behave as planned.
22 119 TOWJoey'sBigBreak "The One With Joey's Big Break" Teleplay by Wil Calhoun, Story by Shana Goldberg-Meehan Gary Halvorson May 13, 1999
Joey is excited about landing a lead role in a movie shooting just outside Las Vegas - but furious with Chandler after he confesses his doubts that it will be his "big break." Rachel's right eye is itchy and Monica takes her to the doctor who tells her to take eye drops. But however, Rachel is terrified to take the eye-drops.
23 120 TOIVegas "The One In Vegas, Part 1" Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen Kevin S. Bright May 20, 1999
After his film gig falls through, Joey begs Chandler not to visit. But when Monica decides to celebrate her one-year anniversary with Chandler in Vegas, no one wants to be left behind.
24 121 TOIVegas2 "The One In Vegas, Part 2" Greg Malins & Scott Silveri Kevin S. Bright May 20, 1999
Joey tries to convince a blackjack dealter with identical hands to join him in a business venture. While playing craps with Monica, Chandler makes the bet of a lifetime.

Season 6: 1999-2000[]

       Main article: Season Six
# Total Image Title Writer Director Original Airdate
1 122 TOAVegas "The One After Vegas" Adam Chase Kevin S. Bright September 23, 1999
A hungover Ross and Rachel are shocked to discover they are husband and wife. Joey and Phoebe have a cross-country adventure.
2 123 TOWRossHugsRachel "The One Where Ross Hugs Rachel" Shana Goldberg-Meehan Gail Mancuso September 30, 1999
When Monica and Chandler tell Rachel that they are moving in together, she mistakenly believes that all three will be roommates. Phoebe discovers that Ross hasn't annulled his marriage to Rachel.
3 124 TOWRoss'Denial "The One With Ross' Denial" Seth Kurland Gary Halvorson October 7, 1999
Monica and Chandler argue about what to do with Rachel's room after she moves out. Ross suggests that Rachel move in with him.
4 125 TOWJoeyLosesHisInsurance "The One Where Joey Loses His Insurance" Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen Gary Halvorson October 14, 1999
Joey gets a hernia just as he learns his health insurance has lapsed. When a psychic predicts she'll die within a week, Phoebe plans to make the most of her final days.
5 126 TOWJoey'sPorsche "The One With Joey's Porsche" Perry Rein & Gigi McCreery Gary Halvorson October 21, 1999
Joey finds keys to a Porsche and pretends the car is his to impress women. Rachel tries to have her marriage to Ross annulled on the basis of his mental instability.
6 127 TOOTLastNight "The One On The Last Night" Scott Silveri David Schwimmer November 4, 1999
While boxing up Rachel's belongings, the girls reminisce about their time spent as roommates. Joey's pride forces Chandler to invent a creative way to lend him money.
7 128 TOWPhoebeRuns "The One Where Phoebe Runs" Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer Gary Halvorson November 11, 1999
Phoebe's unorthodox, attention-getting jogging style embarrasses running mate Rachel. Chandler tries to surprise Monica by cleaning the apartment but forgets where everything goes therefore, seeking help from Ross. Joey's new roommate, a dancer from Australia, moves in with him.
8 129 TOWRoss'Teeth "The One With Ross' Teeth" Teleplay by Perry Rein & Gigi McCreery, Story by Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen Gary Halvorson November 18, 1999
Rumor has it that Rachel's boss Ralph Lauren made a romantic pass at Phoebe. Ross has a "bright" idea to impress his date.
9 130 TOWRossGotHigh "The One Where Ross Got High" Greg Malins Kevin S. Bright November 25, 1999
Monica hosts Thanksgiving and Chandler uses the occasion to try and win her parents over. Rachel tests her confused culinary skills on dessert.
10 131 TOWTRoutine "The One With The Routine" Brian Boyle Kevin S. Bright December 16, 1999
Joey, Ross and Monica attend a taping of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. Joey has special plans for his roommate Janine at the midnight hour.
11 132 TOWTApothecaryTable "The One With The Apothecary Table" Teleplay by Brian Boyle, Story by Zachary Rosenblatt Kevin S. Bright January 6, 2000
After double-dating, Joey learns of Janine's dislike for Monica and Chandler. Rachel tries to convince Phoebe that her cute new apothecary table is a priceless antique.
12 133 TOWTJoke "The One With The Joke" Teleplay by Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen, Story by Shana Goldberg-Meehan Gary Halvorson January 13, 2000
When Ross gets a joke printed in Playboy, Chandler claims credit for it. Joey reluctantly takes a job as a waiter at Central Perk.
13 134 TOWRachel'sSister "The One With Rachel's Sister" Teleplay by Sherry Bilsing & Ellen Plummer, Story by Seth Kurland Gary Halvorson February 3, 2000
When her sister Jill visits, Rachel worries about the sparks that seem to fly between her and Ross. Monica tries to seduce Chandler, despite having the flu.
14 135 TOWChandlerCan'tCry "The One Where Chandler Can't Cry" Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen Kevin S. Bright February 10, 2000
Rachel forces Ross to cancel his date with her sister. Phoebe discovers she's being mistaken for a porn star. Chandler admits he hasn't been able to cry since he was a child.
15 136 TOTCouldHaveBeen-1 "The One That Could Have Been, Part 1" Greg Malins & Adam Chase Michael Lembeck February 17, 2000
The gang ponders what might have been if: Ross had stayed with his lesbian wife; a married Rachel had fallen for Days of Our Lives star Joey; a portly Monica had been obsessed with losing her virginity; Chandler had been a struggling writer; and Phoebe had been a stockbroker.
16 137 TOTCouldHaveBeen-2 "The One That Could Have Been, Part 2" David Crane & Marta Kauffman Michael Lembeck February 17, 2000
The gang ponders what might have been if: Ross had stayed with his lesbian wife; a married Rachel had fallen for Days of Our Lives star Joey; a portly Monica had been obsessed with losing her virginity; Chandler had been a struggling writer; and Phoebe had been a stockbroker.
17 138 TOWUnagi "The One With Unagi" Teleplay by Adam Chase, Story by Zachary Rosenblatt Gary Halvorson February 24, 2000
Ross tries to teach martial arts to Rachel and Phoebe. Joey hires a look-alike to pose as his twin brother for a medical experiment.
18 139 TOWRossDatesAStudent "The One Where Ross Dates A Student" Seth Kurland Gary Halvorson March 9, 2000
Ross flirts with danger when he dates an attractive student. After a fire damages their apartment, Rachel and Phoebe are forced to move in with their friends.
19 140 TOWJoey'sFridge "The One With Joey's Fridge" Teleplay by Gigi McCreery & Perry Rein, Story by Seth Kurland Ben Weiss March 23, 2000
When Rachel needs a date for a charity event, Monica and Phoebe compete to find her the best escort. Ross obsesses about his girlfriend spending spring break in Florida. Joey's refrigerator breaks.
20 141 TOWMacAndC.H.E.E.S.E. "The One With Mac And C.H.E.E.S.E." Doty Abrams Kevin S. Bright April 13, 2000
Joey gets an audition for the lead in a TV show, which sparks memorable and bizarre flashbacks for the gang.
21 142 TOWRossMeetsElizabeth'sDad "The One Where Ross Meets Elizabeth's Dad" Teleplay by Scott Silveri, Story by David J. Lagana Michael Lembeck April 27, 2000
Ross dreads meeting his college girlfriend's disapproving father. When Joey insults his robot co-star, he jeopardizes his future on the show.
22 143 TOWPaul'sTheMan "The One Where Paul's The Man" Teleplay by Sherry Bilsing & Ellen Plummer, Story by Brian Caldirola Gary Halvorson May 4, 2000
Despite Paul's threats, Ross and Elizabeth secretly head off to her family's mountain cabin. Paul and Rachel have exactly the same plan.
23 144 TOWTRing "The One With The Ring" Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen Gary Halvorson May 11, 2000
Chandler asks Phoebe's help in choosing a ring for Monica. Rachel regrets pushing Paul to express his feelings.
24 145 TOWTProposal-1 "The One With The Proposal, Part 1" Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri Kevin S. Bright May 18, 2000
The big evening has arrived, but Chandler's romantic plans are ruined when Monica's ex-boyfriend appears. Things sail way off course when Rachel, Phoebe and Joey attend a charity auction. Due to the friends thinking that Ross' relationship with Elizabeth is not going anywhere, he breaks up with her.
25 146 TOWTProposal-2 "The One With The Proposal, Part 2" Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen Kevin S. Bright May 18, 2000
Rachel and Phoebe arrange "backups". Chandler tries to win Monica back after he fears he ruined things.

Season 7: 2000-01[]

       Main article: Season Seven
# Total Image Title Writer Director Original Airdate
1 147 TOWMonica'sThunder "The One With Monica's Thunder" Teleplay by David Crane & Marta Kauffman, Story by Wil Calhoun Kevin S. Bright October 5, 2000
Minutes after Chandler proposes to Monica, she plans to celebrate on the town with he pals - until she catches Ross and Rachel kissing.
2 148 TOWRachel'sBook "The One With Rachel's Book" Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen Michael Lembeck October 12, 2000
Monica's dream of elaborate nuptials fizzles when she learns what her parents have done with her wedding fund. Rachel is embarrassed when a teasing Joey stumbles onto her juicy, late-night reading material.
3 149 TOWPhoebe'sCookies "The One With Phoebe's Cookies" Sherry Bilsing & Ellen Plummer Gary Halvorson October 19, 2000
Chandler's bonding attempt with his future father-in-law during a close sauna encounter backfires. Monica tries to replicate Phoebe's grandmother's secret cookie recipe by deconstructing her one last cookie.
4 150 TOWRachel'sAssistant "The One With Rachel's Assistant" Brian Boyle David Schwimmer October 26, 2000
When Rachel is promoted, she gleefully considers hiring an inexperienced hunk as her executive assistant. In a free-for-all tell-all game, Chandler and Monica expose humiliating secrets from each other's pasts.
5 151 TOWTEngagementPicture "The One With The Engagement Picture" Teleplay by Patty Lin, Story by Earl Davis Gary Halvorson November 2, 2000
Unphotogenic Chandler can't get a good photo taken with Monica. Rachel plans to get closer to her hunky assistant by encouraging him to hang out with Joey, but the plan sours when he picks up on Joey's moves.
6 152 TOWTNapPartners "The One With The Nap Partners" Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones Gary Halvorson November 9, 2000
Monica frets when she meets one of Chandler's long-lost girlfriends and learns that he dumped her because she was fat. Phoebe and Rachel vie for the honor of becoming Monica's bridesmaid.
7 153 TOWRoss'LibraryBook "The One With Ross' Library Book" Scott Silveri David Schwimmer November 16, 2000
When Joey decides to stop dating a girl that Rachel and Phoebe have come to adore, the ladies take action to change his mind. Ross fumes when he discovers the location of his dissertation in the university library.
8 154 TOWChandlerDoesn'tLikeDogs "The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs" Patty Lin Kevin S. Bright November 23, 2000
A beaming Rachel is happily surprised when her assistant Tag shows up at the gang's Thanksgiving dinner. Phoebe sneaks a puppy into the apartment, forcing Chandler to confess why he hates dogs.
9 155 TOWATCandy "The One With All The Candy" Wil Calhoun David Schwimmer December 7, 2000
Monica whips up some holiday candy for the neighbors. Rachel and Tag set the ground rules for their new romance. Moved by Phoebe's bikeless childhood story, Ross buys her a new two-wheeler.
10 156 TOWTHolidayArmadillo "The One With The Holiday Armadillo" Greg Malins Gary Halvorson December 14, 2000
Ross wants to introduce son Ben to Hanukkah. In order to entice Rachel to move back into their refurbished apartment, Phoebe must drive a wedge between Rachel and current roomie Joey.
11 157 TOWATCheesecakes "The One With All The Cheesecakes" Scott Silveri Gary Halvorson January 4, 2001
Phoebe's old flame David visits from Russia for an evening of romance. Rachel and Chandler swipe deliveries of a particularly tasty cheesecake from their neighbor's doorstep.
12 158 TOWThey'reUpAllNight "The One Where They're Up All Night" Zack Rosenblatt Kevin S. Bright January 11, 2001
Rachel and Tag's first night together is put on hold when they realize they forgot to overnight an important package. Ross and Joey are stuck on the roof and Phoebe can't disable a relentlessly beeping smoke alarm. Monica and Chandler cannot get to sleep.
13 159 TOWRositaDies "The One Where Rosita Dies" Teleplay by Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones, Story by Sherry Bilsing & Ellen Plummer Stephen Prime February 1, 2001
Phoebe has a bizarre first day in her new job when she encounters a distraught office manager in a suicidal mood. Rachel and Chandler both believe they have broken Joey's favorite chair.
14 160 TOWTheyAllTurnThirty "The One Where They All Turn Thirty" Teleplay by Sherry Bilsing & Ellen Plummer, Story by Vanessa McCarthy Ben Weiss February 8, 2001
Rachel's agony over her 30th birthday starts everyone reminiscing about what they did upon reaching that milestone.
15 161 TOWJoey'sNewBrain "The One With Joey's New Brain" Teleplay by Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen, Story by Sherry Bilsing & Ellen Plummer Kevin S. Bright February 15, 2001
Joey accidentally lets slip to a Days of Our Lives castmate that she is being written out of the script. Rachel and Phoebe try to sabotage each other's chances to date a guy who left his cell phone at Central Perk.
16 162 TOWTTALondon "The One With The Truth About London" Teleplay by Zachary Rosenblatt, Story by Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones David Schwimmer February 22, 2001
Monica and Chandler grudgingly agree to let Joey marry them - once he's been "ordained" via the Internet. While babysitting, Rachel teaches Ben a few practical jokes.
17 163 TOWTCheapWeddingDress "The One With The Cheap Wedding Dress" Teleplay by Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen, Story by Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones Kevin S. Bright March 15, 2001
Monica regrets telling a fellow bride-to-be about a cheaper bridal store when she has to fight her tooth-and-nail for a unique wedding dress - and later the right to hire Chandler's favorite band for the event!
18 164 TOWJoey'sAward "The One With Joey's Award" Teleplay by Brian Boyle, Story by Sherry Bilsing & Ellen Plummer Gary Halvorson March 29, 2001
Joey is overjoyed to be nominated for a "Soapie". Monica gets wedding jitters.
19 165 TOWRossAndMonica'sCousin "The One With Ross And Monica's Cousin" Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen Gary Halvorson April 19, 2001
When Monica and Ross's alluring cousin visits, her irresistible beauty causes serious distractions for all the men who meet her. Rachel and Phoebe try to rush their plans for Monica's shower.
20 166 TOWRachel'sBigKiss "The One With Rachel's Big Kiss" Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri Gary Halvorson April 26, 2001
Rachel bumps into her old sorority sister and wonders whether she should confront her about a night in college when their friendship took a passionate turn.
21 167 TOWTVows "The One With The Vows" Doty Abrams Gary Halvorson May 3, 2001
Writing their wedding vows proves a daunting task for Monica and Chandler. Looking back over the pair's relationship, the other friends worry about changes in store for all of them.
22 168 TOWChandler'sDad "The One With Chandler's Dad" Teleplay by Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones, Story by Greg Malins Gary Halvorson & Kevin S. Bright May 10, 2001
Monica arranges a meeting between Chandler and his estranged dad in hopes that they can reconcile before the ceremony. Rachel and a reluctant Ross borrow the keys to Monica's Porsche.
23 169 TOWMonicaAndChandler'sWedding-1 "The One With Monica And Chandler's Wedding, Part 1" Greg Malins Kevin S. Bright May 17, 2001
Monica and Chandler gather their offbeat families on the eve of their wedding but there's one problem: Chandler is missing. While Ross searches for him, Rachel and Phoebe desperately try to distract the unsuspecting bride.
24 170 TOWMonicaAndChandler'sWedding-2 "The One With Monica And Chandler's Wedding, Part 2" David Crane & Marta Kauffman Kevin S. Bright May 17, 2001
Monica and Chandler get married. Someone is hiding a big surprise.

Season 8: 2001-02[]

       Main article: Season Eight
# Total Image Title Writer Director Original Airdate
1 171 TOAIDo "The One After "I Do"" David Crane & Marta Kauffman Kevin S. Bright September 27, 2001
Monica and Chandler's wedding reception is almost upstaged by the news that someone may be pregnant. Phoebe suspects its Rachel and comes up with a plan to cover for her friend.
2 172 TOWTRedSweater "The One With The Red Sweater" Dana Klein Borkow David Schwimmer October 4, 2001
Monica and Phoebe speculate about who might be the father of Rachel's baby. Mistakenly thinking Phoebe is the one who's pregnant, Joey makes a gallant gesture.
3 173 TOWRachelTells.. "The One Where Rachel Tells..." Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer Sheldon Epps October 11, 2001
Everybody seems to know who the father of Rachel's baby is, except the guy himself: Ross. Phoebe and Joey fib about a gas leak to gain entry to Monica and Chandler's apartment.
4 174 TOWTVideotape "The One With The Videotape" Scott Silveri Kevin S. Bright October 18, 2001
Ross and Rachel's attempt to explain how they wound up getting pregnant turns into an argument over who came on to whom - until Ross makes the shocking announcement that he has the encounter on videotape.
5 175 TOWRachel'sDate "The One With Rachel's Date" Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones Gary Halvorson October 25, 2001
Ross is horrified to learn that the pregnant Rachel is headed out on a date with a handsome actor, while Phoebe protests when Monica wants to fire a cute but clumsy sous-chef whom she fancies.
6 176 TOWTHalloweenParty "The One With The Halloween Party" Mark Kunerth Gary Halvorson November 1, 2001
At Monica's Halloween party, Phoebe meets her twin sister Ursula's fiance and finds herself attracted to him as well.
7 177 TOWTStain "The One With The Stain" R. Lee Fleming Jr. Kevin S. Bright November 8, 2001
Ross learns Rachel wants to move out and find her own place... and suggests a vacancy in his building. But Joey gives Ross tough competition when he puts a nursery in their apartment to make her stay.
8 178 TOWTStripper "The One With The Stripper" Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen David Schwimmer November 15, 2001
Feeling guilty for denying Chandler a reach bachelor party, Monica arranges for a stripper to perform for him, but Chandler's in for a big surprise.
9 179 TOWTRumor "The One With The Rumor" Shana Goldberg-Meehan Gary Halvorson November 22, 2001
Monica bumps into an old high school friend and invites him to Thanksgiving dinner with the gang - unaware that he isn't exactly fond of Rachel.
10 180 TOWMonica'sBoots "The One With Monica's Boots" Teleplay by Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones, Story by Robert Carlock Kevin S. Bright December 6, 2001
Chandler is peeved when Monica splurges on an expensive pair of boots. When Phoebe learns Ross's and Sting's children attend the same school, she angles to meet the celebrity and get concert tickets.
11 181 TOWRoss'StepForward "The One With Ross' Step Forward" Robert Carlock Gary Halvorson December 13, 2001
Ross becomes nervous when Mona wants to mail a joint Christmas card with the couple's picture. As the hormonal effects of her pregnancy kick in, Rachel searches for possible romantic partners - such as Joey.
12 182 TOWJoeyDatesRachel "The One Where Joey Dates Rachel" Sherry Bilsing-Graham David Schwimmer January 10, 2002
To prepare Joey for a big date, Rachel goes out with him for a night on the town. But things take an unexpected turn: the date is a success and Joey becomes intensely attracted to Rachel.
13 183 TOWChandlerTakesABath "The One Where Chandler Takes A Bath" Vanessa McCarthy Ben Weiss January 17, 2002
Joey is crazy with guilt over his newfound affection for Rachel - and things get screwier when Monica mistakenly thinks he's infatuated with Phoebe.
14 184 TOWTSecretCloset "The One With The Secret Closet" Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones Kevin S. Bright January 31, 2002
Chandler becomes obsessed with finding out what is behind the locked door of Monica's forbidden closet. Phoebe feels betrayed when she discovers Monica has been using another massage therapist.
15 185 TOWTBirthingVideo "The One With The Birthing Video" Dana Klein Borkow Kevin S. Bright February 7, 2002
Monica goes all out for Valentine's Day with sexy lingerie and X-rated entertainment. But Chandler is too shell-shocked to respond after he accidentally watches a birthing video meant for Rachel.
16 186 TOWJoeyTellsRachel "The One Where Joey Tells Rachel" Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen Ben Weiss February 28, 2002
Joey tells Ross about his true feelings for Rachel. They agree that Joey should tell Rachel during dinner, regardless of the consequences. Chandler fears that Phoebe's new boyfriend Don may be more compatible with Monica than he is.
17 187 TOWTTeaLeaves "The One With The Tea Leaves" Teleplay by Steven Rosenhaus, Story by R. Lee Fleming Jr. Gary Halvorson March 7, 2002
Phoebe determine through reading tea leaves that she'll soon meet the man of her dreams. Feeling awkward after revealing his true feelings for Rachel, Joey keeps a low profile.
18 188 TOIMassapequa "The One In Massapequa" Teleplay by Mark Kunerth, Story by Peter Tibbals Gary Halvorson March 28, 2002
Monica regrets her request to supplant Ross as the designated toast-giver at their parents' 35th wedding anniversary. Phoebe's latest boyfriend drives everyone at the party crazy with his upbeat optimism.
19 189 TOWJoey'sInterview "The One With Joey's Interview" Doty Abrams Gary Halvorson April 4, 2002
Joey is thrilled when his name is used in a Soap Opera Digest crossword. But he's reluctant for them to do a profile of him because his last interview got him into so much trouble he was written out of the show.
20 190 TOWTBabyShower "The One With The Baby Shower" Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer Kevin S. Bright April 25, 2002
Rachel panics that she is unprepared to care for a newborn and reluctantly goes along with her mother's plans to move in and help out - which hardly makes roommate Ross jump for joy.
21 191 TOWTCookingClass "The One With The Cooking Class" Teleplay by Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones, Story by Dana Klein Borkow Gary Halvorson May 2, 2002
Monica's restaurant is hit with a bad review, and she drags Joey along to a class taught by the critic in the hope of changing his mind. While shopping for baby gear, Rachel is put out when a salesgirl flirts with Ross.
22 192 TOWRachelIsLate "The One Where Rachel Is Late" Shana Goldberg-Meehan Gary Halvorson May 9, 2002
An overdue Rachel will try anything to get the baby moving. Joey is ticked off when Chandler nods off during he screening of his new movie.
23 193 TOWRachelHasABaby-1 "The One Where Rachel Has A Baby, Part 1" Scott Silveri Kevin S. Bright May 16, 2002
Rachel's baby nears delivery with an anxious Ross nearby. While she's in endless labor hell, her waiting friends cause hospital havoc. Chandler and Monica search for privacy in a quest to have their own baby.
24 194 TOWRachelHasABaby-2 "The One Where Rachel Has A Baby, Part 2" David Crane & Marta Kauffman Kevin S. Bright May 16, 2002
Rachel has her baby and names her Emma. Joey finds Ross's ring and Rachel thinks Joey is proposing to her!

Season 9: 2002-03[]

       Main article: Season Nine
# Total Image Title Writer Director Original Airdate
1 195 TOWNoOneProposes "The One Where No One Proposes" Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer Kevin S. Bright September 26, 2002
Due to a misunderstanding, Rachel finds herself engaged to Joey instead of Ross. Things get more confused when Phoebe mistakenly assumes that Ross is the one who proposed.
2 196 TOWEmmaCries "The One Where Emma Cries" Dana Klein Borkow Sheldon Epps October 3, 2002
Joey's attempts to gain Ross's forgiveness for mistakenly asking Rachel to marry him only result in emergency hospitalization. A weary Rachel seeks any remedy to quell baby Emma's nonstop crying.
3 197 TOWTPediatrician "The One With The Pediatrician" Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones Roger Christiansen October 10, 2002
Rachel's constant calls to her pediatrician force him to drop Emma as a patient. Ross becomes uncomfortable when Rachel seeks his childhood doctor as a replacement - mainly because he is still Ross' doctor.
4 198 TOWTSharks "The One With The Sharks" Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen Ben Weiss October 17, 2002
Worried she may lose her latest boyfriend, Phoebe's self-doubt is worsened by Ross's foolish comments. Monica mistakenly fears Chandler has an unnatural fetish for sharks.
5 199 TOWPhoebe'sBirthdayDinner "The One With Phoebe's Birthday Dinner" Scott Silveri David Schwimmer October 31, 2002
While Phoebe and Joey await their friends at a fancy restaurant, Rachel frets about leaving Emma with a sitter. Monica and Chandler are also running late due to a heated spat.
6 200 TOWTMaleNanny "The One With The Male Nanny" Marta Kauffman & David Crane Kevin S. Bright November 7, 2002
Rachel's choice of an oversensitive male nanny sparks Ross's mockery. Phoebe must choose between two ardent suitors: new boyfriend Mike or visiting former boyfriend David.
7 201 TOWRoss'InappropriateSong "The One With Ross' Inappropriate Song" Robert Carlock Gary Halvorson November 14, 2002
When Chandler's former romantic rival intends to sell his apartment, Chandler and Joey secretly inspect it...and make a shocking discovery. Ross discovers that singing rap is the only way to get baby Emma to laugh.
8 202 TOWRachel'sOtherSister "The One With Rachel's Other Sister" Shana Goldberg-Meehan Kevin S. Bright November 21, 2002
On the night before Thanksgiving, Rachel's self-centered younger sister Amy ruins everyone's holiday dinner with her uncensored observations.
9 203 TOWRachel'sPhoneNumber "The One With Rachel's Phone Number" Mark Kunerth Ben Weiss December 5, 2002
While out with Phoebe, Rachel impulsively gives a handsome guy her phone number - then worries he'll call when Ross is in. Mike and Ross desperately try finding something to talk about while baby-sitting Emma.
10 204 TOWChristmasInTulsa "The One With Christmas In Tulsa" Doty Abrams Kevin S. Bright December 12, 2002
Chandler must stay in Tulsa over Christmas due to work deadlines. Monica suspects the worst when she learns that his beautiful co-worker Wendy will join him.
11 205 TOWRachelGoesBackToWork "The One Where Rachel Goes Back To Work" Teleplay by Peter Tibbals, Story by Judd Rubin Gary Halvorson January 9, 2003
Rachel meets her handsome rival Gavin, who has covered her job while she's been on maternity leave. Their immediate war of wills prompts her to make a rash decision that she could regret. Meanwhile, Phoebe works as an extra on Days Of Our Lives
12 206 TOWPhoebe'sRats "The One With Phoebe's Rats" Teleplay by Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones, Story by Dana Klein Borkow Ben Weiss January 16, 2003
Rachel is peeved to learn that Gavin is invited to her birthday party. Ross struggles to keep lascivious Joey away from Emma's beautiful new nanny. Phoebe coaxes Mike into helping care for a litter of baby rats.
13 207 TOWMonicaSings "The One Where Monica Sings" Teleplay by Steven Rosenhaus, Story by Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer Gary Halvorson January 30, 2003
As Rachel sorts out her feelings for Gavin, Ross recruits Chandler to help him meet attractive women to make her jealous. Monica's see-through dress is a big hit when Phoebe brings her to karaoke night!
14 208 TOWTBlindDates "The One With The Blind Dates" Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer Gary Halvorson February 6, 2003
Joey and Phoebe conspire to arrange awful dates for both Rachel and Ross, hoping that appreciation of their former relationship will cause them to reunite.
15 209 TOWTMugging "The One With The Mugging" Peter Tibbals Gary Halvorson February 13, 2003
To impress a pompous fellow actor during an audition, Joey develops an unusual acting method. Ross is horrified to discover who mugged him when he was a child.
16 210 TOWTBoobJob "The One With The Boob Job" Mark Kunerth Gary Halvorson February 20, 2003
Phoebe asks Mike to move in with her, but coming so close to married life may spell trouble. The financially strapped Monica and Chandler separately and unknowingly ask Joey for loans.
17 211 TOWTMemorialService "The One With The Memorial Service" Teleplay by Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones, Story by Robert Carlock Gary Halvorson March 13, 2003
When Chandler jokingly posts an outrageous biography of Ross on his college alumni website, Ross retaliates in similar fashion - triggering an Internet war between the two friends.
18 212 TOWTLottery "The One With The Lottery" Teleplay by Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer, Story by Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones Gary Halvorson April 3, 2003
Hoping to win a huge jackpot, the friends pool their cash and buy dozens of lottery tickets. But bickering over how to spend potential winnings and other disagreements cause a lotto tension.
19 213 TOWRachel'sDream "The One With Rachel's Dream" Teleplay by Mark Kunerth, Story by Dana Klein Borkow Terry Hughes April 17, 2003
Nervous about an upcoming romantic scene, Joey rehearses with Rachel. After watching the show's taping, Rachel has a surprising dream about Joey.
20 214 TOWTSoapOperaParty "The One With The Soap Opera Party" Teleplay by Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen, Story by Shana Goldberg-Meehan Sheldon Epps April 24, 2003
Ross is excited when his paleontology colleague Charlie is also a stunning beauty. But the excitement fades when she discusses her impressive list of ex-boyfriends at Joey's rooftop party for his Days of Our Lives castmates.
21 215 TOWTFertilityTest "The One With The Fertility Test" Teleplay by Robert Carlock, Story by Scott Silveri Gary Halvorson May 1, 2003
Ross is hurt when brilliant Charlie starts dating shallow Joey. However, Joey asks him for advice on how to impress her. Meanwhile, Chandler and Monica have a chance encounter at a fertility clinic.
22 216 TOWTDonor "The One With The Donor" Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen Ben Weiss May 8, 2003
Sad to learn that they cannot conceive naturally, Monica and Chandler mull their options. Chandler brings home a handsome, unknowing co-worker for dinner to "interview" him as a potential sperm donor. After deciding that having a sperm donor is not right for them, they decide to adopt.
23 217 TOIBarbados-1 "The One In Barbados, Part 1" Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri Kevin S. Bright May 15, 2003
Ross procures free passes for his friends to a paleontologists' convention in Barbados, then scrambles to reconstruct - with Charlie's help - his keynote address after its accidental erasure from his computer. Mike arrives to win Phoebe back.
24 218 TOIBarbados-2 "The One In Barbados, Part 2" Marta Kauffman & David Crane Kevin S. Bright May 15, 2003
Monica and Mike play a heated game of ping pong. Rachel can't hide her feelings for Joey any longer...

Season 10: 2003-04[]

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# Total Image Title Writer Director Original Airdate
1 219 TOAJoeyAndRachel'sKiss "The One After Joey And Rachel Kiss" Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen Kevin S. Bright September 25, 2003
Romantic hookups continue to go astray in Barbados as Monica, Phoebe and Chandler overhear Ross kissing Charlie, while through the room's other wall they can eavesdrop on Joey and Rachel.
2 220 TOWRossIsFine "The One Where Ross Is Fine" Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer Ben Weiss October 2, 2003
Rachel, Joey and Charlie spend an uncomfortable evening with Ross while Chandler commits an unpardonable act when he and Monica visit a couple who have adopted a cute boy. Phoebe is visited by a desperate Frank Jr., who can't cope with his triplets.
3 221 TOWRoss'Tan "The One With Ross' Tan" Brian Buckner Gary Halvorson October 9, 2003
Rachel and Joey nervously anticipate their first real "night" together. Monica and Phoebe try to avoid an obnoxious old friend who puts on airs and a fake accent. Ross envies Monica's sprayed-on tan and enters the tanning booth, where two-toned disaster strikes.
4 222 TOWTCake "The One With The Cake" Robert Carlock Gary Halvorson October 23, 2003
Rachel convinces Monica to delay a long anticipated trip to Vermont. But complications ensue when an X-rated birthday cake arrives.
5 223 TOWRachel'sSisterBaby-Sits "The One Where Rachel's Sister Baby-Sits" Dana Klein Borkow Robert Christiansen October 30, 2003
Rachel convinces spoiled sister Amy to baby-sit Emma over Ross's protests. Phoebe unknowingly thwarts Mike's surprise for her. Joey scares Monica and Chandler with a recommendation letter on their behalf to a child adoption agency.
6 224 TOWRoss'Grant "The One With Ross' Grant" Sebastian Jones Ben Weiss November 6, 2003
Ross interviews with a Nobel Prize-winning scientist for a paleontology grant - but the doctor is Charlie's ex-boyfriend, who offers Ross the grant only if he breaks up with her. Phoebe sends Monica and Rachel screaming with her artistic creation of "Gladys".
7 225 TOWTHomeStudy "The One With The Home Study" Mark J. Kunerth Kevin S. Bright November 13, 2003
Monica and Chandler meet with an adoption worker who will decide if they're suitable parents - and who confesses that she was once romanced by a cad named Joey in the same building.
8 226 TOWTLateThanksgiving "The One With The Late Thanksgiving" Shana Goldberg-Meehan Gary Halvorson November 20, 2003
Monica prepares a Thanksgiving feast and is furious when no one shows up! When Joey gets stuck in the door, Monica and Chandler have the ideal remedy. Phoebe convinces Rachel to enroll Emma in a baby beauty contest.
9 227 TOWTBirthMother "The One With The Birth Mother" Scott Silveri David Schwimmer January 8, 2004
Monica and Chandler travel to Texas to meet a young pregnant woman who is considering allowing them to adopt her child when it's born. Joey dates Phoebe's friend but annoys her with his territorial eating habits.
10 228 TOWChandlerGetsCaught "The One Where Chandler Gets Caught" Doty Abrams Gary Halvorson January 15, 2004
When Phoebe and Rachel see Chandler getting into a car with a pretty woman, they suspect the worst. When they tell Monica, they learn the woman is a real estate agent - and that the couple's been house-hunting outside Manhattan.
11 229 TOWTStripperCries "The One Where The Stripper Cries" Marta Kauffman & David Crane Kevin S. Bright February 5, 2004
Joey is a celebrity guest on Pyramid. When Monica and Rachel throw a "mature" bachelorette party for Phoebe, they're forced to hire a stripper at the last minute. Chandler and Ross attend their college reunion, where they learn a 1987 dating pact was broken.
12 230 TOWPhoebe'sWedding "The One With Phoebe's Wedding" Robert Carlock & Dana Klein Borkow Kevin S. Bright February 12, 2004
Monica's hard-nosed wedding-planner techniques cause Phoebe to fire her. The big day turns chaotic when a blizzard forces a change in plans.
13 231 TOWJoeySpeaksFrench "The One Where Joey Speaks French" Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer Gary Halvorson February 19, 2004
When Phoebe tries teaching Joey to speak French for an audition and fails, she convinces the casting director Joey is retarded. Ross turns down Rachel's request for sympathy sex after her father has a heart attack.
14 232 TOWPrincessConsuela "The One With Princess Consuela" Teleplay by Tracy Reilly, Story by Robert Carlock Gary Halvorson February 26, 2004
Rachel is fired from her job the same day Ross learns that he has gotten tenure. When Phoebe legally changes her name, Mike does so too to teacher her a lesson. Joey goes with Chandler and Monica to check out their new home.
15 233 TOWEstelleDies "The One Where Estelle Dies" Teleplay by Marta Kauffman & David Crane, Story by Mark J. Kunerth Gary Halvorson April 22, 2004
Phoebe tries to protect Joey from the news that his agent Estelle has died. Monica and Chandler check out the house next door to theirs - and discover that Chandler's ex-girlfriend Janice is interested in buying it.
16 234 TOWRachel'sGoingAwayParty "The One With Rachel's Going Away Party" Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen Gary Halvorson April 29, 2004
Ross goes berserk when Rachel decides that Monica's farewell party is the perfect time to share a private, tearful goodbye with each friend - with the single exception of Ross!
- - 10YrsofFriends "The One With All The Other Ones" - - May 6, 2004
A clip show of the past seasons, which aired before The Last One.
17 235 TheLastOne-1 "The Last One, Part 1" Marta Kauffman & David Crane Kevin S. Bright May 6, 2004
Set to embark on the next chapters in their lives, the six friends spend their last day together, and it's one of the momentous events, major decisions about personal futures and last-minute surprises.

Part 1 of 2.

18 236 TheLastOne-2 "The Last One, Part 2" Marta Kauffman & David Crane Kevin S. Bright May 6, 2004
Set to embark on the next chapters in their lives, the six friends spend their last day together, and it's one of the momentous events, major decisions about personal futures and last-minute surprises.

Part 2 of 2.

Friends Unscripted Reunion (2021)[]

Image Title Writer Original

Air Date

"Friends: The Reunion" David Crane 27 May 2021