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The sixth season of Friends aired from September 23, 1999 to May 18, 2000 on NBC in the US.

Season summary[]

Ross and Rachel are now married, following their drunken wedding ceremony is Las Vegas. The two decide to get an annulment, but Ross decides he doesn't want to have three failed marriages behind him and doesn't get one, although he tells Rachel he did. After a few weeks Rachel finds out the truth and is furious, and drags him down to the courthouse to sort it out. When the judge refuses to give them an annulment due to their past relationship, they are forced to get a divorce instead.

Monica and Chandler decide to live together in Monica's apartment, therefore Rachel is asked to move out. Although she originally intends to move in with Ross, she changes her mind on discovering they're still married and instead moves in with Phoebe. Phoebe's apartment catches on fire, leading Phoebe to move in with Chandler and Monica while Rachel lives with Joey.

Joey, still a struggling actor, gets a female roommate and begins a relationship with her, only for it to fall apart when she doesn't like Monica and Chandler. Desperate for money, he briefly works at Central Perk until he gets a lucky break and lands the leading role on on a cable television series called "Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E.", where he stars alongside a robot.

Rachel's spoiled sister Jill visits Rachel and briefly dates Ross but he quickly ends it when he realizes that continuing the relationship could impact on him and Rachel getting back together in the future.

Ross also has positive news on the job front, as he becomes a professor of paleontology at New York University, dates one of his students, Elizabeth Stevens. Her father, Paul Stevens, disapproves of the relationship, while beginning a short-lived relationship with Rachel. Neither couple lasts very long.

Chandler decides to propose to Monica. Wanting the proposal to be a surprise, he tells Monica that he opposes marriage. Monica considers going back to Richard Burke, who confesses to her that he still loves her and is willing to have children with her. She decides to continue her relationship with Chandler when she learns that he has been planning on proposing to her. She attempts to propose to him, but breaks down in tears and cannot finish. Chandler asks her to marry him, and the season ends with her saying yes.

It was nominated for "Outstanding Comedy Series" at the 2000 Primetime Emmy awards.


Main Cast[]

Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Greene
Courteney Cox as Monica Geller
Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay/Ursula Buffay ("The One Where Chandler Can't Cry")
Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani
Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer as Ross Geller

Recurring Cast[]

Elle Macpherson as Janine Lecroix
Alexandra Holden as Elizabeth Stevens
Bruce Willis as Paul Stevens
Reese Witherspoon as Jill Greene
Tom Selleck as Richard Burke


  • This is the only season where all characters who were introduced in it, never reappeared in the remaining seasons.
  • This is the only season to feature multiple two-part episodes.
  • This is the only season where Janice doesn't physically appear, although her voice is heard through the mix-tape that Chandler gives to Monica on their anniversary in "The One With Unagi".


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Episode List[]

# 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.