List of Friends episodes

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Friends logo from the opening sequence of the series.

The American situation comedy television series Friends was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, and produced by Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television for the National Broadcasting Company (NBC). The series began with the pilot episode, which was broadcast on September 22, 1994; the series finished its ten-season run on May 6, 2004, with 236 episodes. They are, on average 22 minutes long, for a 30-minute timeslot including commercial breaks. Several episodes in season ten were produced for a "super-size" 40-minute timeslot to compete with the CBS reality series Survivor.[1]

The series narrative follows six friends living and working in New York City: Rachel Green, Monica Geller, Phoebe Buffay, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing, and Ross Geller, played by Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer respectively. All episodes were filmed at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California; no location filming was done specifically in New York City. The fourth season finale, "The One with Ross' Wedding", however was filmed on location in London, UK in front of a British studio audience.[2]

In addition to the episodes, three specials were produced. In Friends: The Stuff You've Never Seen, broadcast following "The One with Joey's New Brain" on February 15, 2001, Conan O'Brien hosted a light-hearted discussion with the main cast on the Central Perk set – the fictional coffee house which featured prominently in the series. The special introduced outtakes from past episodes. The two-part retrospective special The One with All the Other Ones was broadcast before the one-hour series finale "The Last One" on May 6, 2004, and features clips from past episodes and interviews with the cast. All episodes have been released on VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray.

Series overview[edit]

Season No. of
episodes
Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 24 September 22, 1994 May 18, 1995
2 24 September 21, 1995 May 16, 1996
3 25 September 19, 1996 May 15, 1997
4 24 September 25, 1997 May 7, 1998
5 24 September 24, 1998 May 20, 1999
6 25 September 23, 1999 May 18, 2000
7 24 October 12, 2000 May 17, 2001
8 24 September 27, 2001 May 16, 2002
9 24 September 26, 2002 May 15, 2003
10 18 September 25, 2003 May 6, 2004

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1994–95)[edit]

Main article: Friends (season 1)
No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 1 "Pilot"[a] James Burrows David Crane & Marta Kauffman September 22, 1994 (1994-09-22) 456650 21.5[4]
2 2 "The One with the Sonogram at the End" James Burrows David Crane & Marta Kauffman September 29, 1994 (1994-09-29) 456652 20.2[4]
3 3 "The One with the Thumb" James Burrows Jeffrey Astrof & Mike Sikowitz October 6, 1994 (1994-10-06) 456651 19.5[4]
4 4 "The One with George Stephanopoulos" James Burrows Alexa Junge October 13, 1994 (1994-10-13) 456654 19.7[4]
5 5 "The One with the East German Laundry Detergent" Pamela Fryman Jeff Greenstein & Jeff Strauss October 20, 1994 (1994-10-20) 456653 18.6[4]
6 6 "The One with the Butt" Arlene Sanford Adam Chase & Ira Ungerleider October 27, 1994 (1994-10-27) 456655 18.2[4]
7 7 "The One with the Blackout" James Burrows Jeffrey Astrof & Mike Sikowitz November 3, 1994 (1994-11-03) 456656 23.5[4]
8 8 "The One Where Nana Dies Twice" James Burrows Marta Kauffman & David Crane November 10, 1994 (1994-11-10) 456657 21.1[4]
9 9 "The One Where Underdog Gets Away" James Burrows Jeff Greenstein & Jeff Strauss November 17, 1994 (1994-11-17) 456659 23.1[4]
10 10 "The One with the Monkey" Peter Bonerz Adam Chase & Ira Ungerleider December 15, 1994 (1994-12-15) 456661 19.9[5]
11 11 "The One with Mrs. Bing" James Burrows Alexa Junge January 5, 1995 (1995-01-05) 456660 26.6[5]
12 12 "The One with the Dozen Lasagnas" Paul Lazarus Jeffrey Astrof & Mike Sikowitz & Adam Chase & Ira Ungerleider January 12, 1995 (1995-01-12) 456658 24.0[5]
13 13 "The One with the Boobies" Alan Myerson Alexa Junge January 19, 1995 (1995-01-19) 456664 25.8[5]
14 14 "The One with the Candy Hearts" James Burrows Bill Lawrence February 9, 1995 (1995-02-09) 456667 23.8[5]
15 15 "The One with the Stoned Guy" Alan Myerson Jeff Greenstein & Jeff Strauss February 16, 1995 (1995-02-16) 456663 24.8[5]
16 16 "The One with Two Parts: Part 1" Michael Lembeck Marta Kauffman & David Crane February 23, 1995 (1995-02-23) 456665 26.1[5]
17 17 "The One with Two Parts: Part 2" Michael Lembeck Marta Kauffman & David Crane February 23, 1995 (1995-02-23) 456666 30.5[5]
18 18 "The One with All the Poker" James Burrows Jeffrey Astrof & Mike Sikowitz March 2, 1995 (1995-03-02) 456662 30.4[5]
19 19 "The One Where the Monkey Gets Away" Peter Bonerz Jeffrey Astrof & Mike Sikowitz March 9, 1995 (1995-03-09) 456668 29.4[6]
20 20 "The One with the Evil Orthodontist" Peter Bonerz Doty Abrams April 6, 1995 (1995-04-06) 456669 30.0[6]
21 21 "The One with the Fake Monica" Gail Mancuso Adam Chase & Ira Ungerleider April 27, 1995 (1995-04-27) 456671 28.4[6]
22 22 "The One with the Ick Factor" Robby Benson Alexa Junge May 4, 1995 (1995-05-04) 456670 29.9[6]
23 23 "The One with the Birth" James Burrows Story: David Crane & Marta Kauffman
Teleplay: Jeff Greenstein & Jeff Strauss
May 11, 1995 (1995-05-11) 456672 28.7[6]
24 24 "The One Where Rachel Finds Out" Kevin S. Bright Chris Brown May 18, 1995 (1995-05-18) 456673 31.3[6]

Season 2 (1995–96)[edit]

Main article: Friends (season 2)
No(s). in
series
No(s). in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code(s)
U.S. viewers
(millions)
25 1 "The One with Ross's New Girlfriend" Michael Lembeck Jeffrey Astrof & Mike Sikowitz September 21, 1995 (1995-09-21) 457301 32.1[7]
26 2 "The One with the Breast Milk" Michael Lembeck Adam Chase & Ira Ungerleider September 28, 1995 (1995-09-28) 457302 29.8[7]
27 3 "The One Where Heckles Dies" Kevin S. Bright Michael Curtis & Gregory S. Malins October 5, 1995 (1995-10-05) 457303 30.2[7]
28 4 "The One with Phoebe's Husband" Gail Mancuso Alexa Junge October 12, 1995 (1995-10-12) 457305 28.1[7]
29 5 "The One with Five Steaks and an Eggplant" Ellen Gittelsohn Chris Brown October 19, 1995 (1995-10-19) 457304 28.3[7]
30 6 "The One with the Baby on the Bus" Gail Mancuso Betsy Borns November 2, 1995 (1995-11-02) 457306 30.2[7]
31 7 "The One Where Ross Finds Out" Peter Bonerz Michael Borkow November 9, 1995 (1995-11-09) 457307 30.5[7]
32 8 "The One with the List" Mary Kay Place David Crane & Marta Kauffman November 16, 1995 (1995-11-16) 457308 32.9[7]
33 9 "The One with Phoebe's Dad" Kevin S. Bright Jeffrey Astrof & Mike Sikowitz December 14, 1995 (1995-12-14) 457309 27.8[7]
34 10 "The One with Russ" Thomas Schlamme Ira Ungerleider January 4, 1996 (1996-01-04) 457311 32.2[7]
35 11 "The One with the Lesbian Wedding" Thomas Schlamme Doty Abrams January 18, 1996 (1996-01-18) 457312 31.6[7]
36/37 12/13 "The One After the Superbowl" Michael Lembeck Part 1: Jeffrey Astrof & Mike Sikowitz
Part 2: Michael Borkow
January 28, 1996 (1996-01-28)[b] 457313/457314 52.9[7]
38 14 "The One with the Prom Video" James Burrows Alexa Junge February 1, 1996 (1996-02-01) 457310 33.6[7]
39 15 "The One Where Ross and Rachel...You Know" Michael Lembeck Michael Curtis & Gregory S. Malins February 8, 1996 (1996-02-08) 457315 32.9[7]
40 16 "The One Where Joey Moves Out" Michael Lembeck Betsy Borns February 15, 1996 (1996-02-15) 457316 31.1[7]
41 17 "The One Where Eddie Moves In" Michael Lembeck Adam Chase February 22, 1996 (1996-02-22) 457317 30.2[7]
42 18 "The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies" Michael Lembeck Story: Alexa Junge
Teleplay: Michael Borkow
March 21, 1996 (1996-03-21) 457318 30.1[7]
43 19 "The One Where Eddie Won't Go" Michael Lembeck Michael Curtis & Gregory S. Malins March 28, 1996 (1996-03-28) 457319 31.2[7]
44 20 "The One Where Old Yeller Dies" Michael Lembeck Story: Michael Curtis & Gregory S. Malins
Teleplay: Adam Chase
April 4, 1996 (1996-04-04) 457320 27.4[7]
45 21 "The One with the Bullies" Michael Lembeck Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones April 25, 1996 (1996-04-25) 457321 24.7[7]
46 22 "The One with the Two Parties" Michael Lembeck Alexa Junge May 2, 1996 (1996-05-02) 457322 25.5[7]
47 23 "The One with the Chicken Pox" Michael Lembeck Brown Mandell May 9, 1996 (1996-05-09) 457324 26.1[7]
48 24 "The One with Barry and Mindy's Wedding" Michael Lembeck Story: Ira Ungerleider
Teleplay: Brown Mandell
May 16, 1996 (1996-05-16) 457323 29.0[7]

Season 3 (1996–97)[edit]

Main article: Friends (season 3)
No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
49 1 "The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy" Gail Mancuso Michael Curtis & Gregory S. Malins September 19, 1996 (1996-09-19) 465251 26.8[7]
50 2 "The One Where No One's Ready" Gail Mancuso Ira Ungerleider September 26, 1996 (1996-09-26) 465252 26.7[7]
51 3 "The One with the Jam" Kevin S. Bright Wil Calhoun October 3, 1996 (1996-10-03) 465253 25.2[7]
52 4 "The One with the Metaphorical Tunnel" Steve Zuckerman Alexa Junge October 10, 1996 (1996-10-10) 465254 26.1[7]
53 5 "The One with Frank Jr." Steve Zuckerman Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri October 17, 1996 (1996-10-17) 465255 23.3[7]
54 6 "The One with the Flashback" Peter Bonerz David Crane & Marta Kauffman October 31, 1996 (1996-10-31) 465256 23.3[7]
55 7 "The One with the Race Car Bed" Gail Mancuso Seth Kurland November 7, 1996 (1996-11-07) 465257 27.4[7]
56 8 "The One with the Giant Poking Device" Gail Mancuso Adam Chase November 14, 1996 (1996-11-14) 465258 28.7[7]
57 9 "The One with the Football" Kevin S. Bright Ira Ungerleider November 21, 1996 (1996-11-21) 465259 29.3[7]
58 10 "The One Where Rachel Quits" Terry Hughes Gregory S. Malins & Michael Curtis December 12, 1996 (1996-12-12) 465260 25.1[7]
59 11 "The One Where Chandler Can't Remember Which Sister" Terry Hughes Alexa Junge January 9, 1997 (1997-01-09) 465261 29.8[7]
60 12 "The One with All the Jealousy" Robby Benson Doty Abrams January 16, 1997 (1997-01-16) 465262 29.6[7]
61 13 "The One Where Monica and Richard are Just Friends" Robby Benson Michael Borkow January 30, 1997 (1997-01-30) 465265 28.0 [7]
62 14 "The One with Phoebe's Ex-Partner" Robby Benson Wil Calhoun February 6, 1997 (1997-02-06) 465266 28.9[7]
63 15 "The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break" James Burrows Michael Borkow February 13, 1997 (1997-02-13) 465263 27.3[7]
64 16 "The One the Morning After" James Burrows David Crane & Marta Kauffman February 20, 1997 (1997-02-20) 465264 28.3[7]
65 17 "The One Without the Ski Trip" Sam Simon Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri March 6, 1997 (1997-03-06) 465267 25.8[7]
66 18 "The One with the Hypnosis Tape" Robby Benson Seth Kurland March 13, 1997 (1997-03-13) 465269 28.1[7]
67 19 "The One with the Tiny T-Shirt" Terry Hughes Adam Chase March 27, 1997 (1997-03-27) 465268 23.7[7]
68 20 "The One with the Dollhouse" Terry Hughes Wil Calhoun April 10, 1997 (1997-04-10) 465270 24.4[7]
69 21 "The One with a Chick and a Duck" Michael Lembeck Chris Brown April 17, 1997 (1997-04-17) 465271 23.2[7]
70 22 "The One with the Screamer" Peter Bonerz Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri April 24, 1997 (1997-04-24) 465272 22.6[7]
71 23 "The One with Ross's Thing" Shelley Jensen Ted Cohen & Andrew Reich May 1, 1997 (1997-05-01) 465274 24.2[7]
72 24 "The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion" Robby Benson Story: Pang-Ni Landrum & Mark Kunerth
Teleplay: Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri
May 8, 1997 (1997-05-08) 465273 23.1[7]
73 25 "The One at the Beach" Pamela Fryman Story: Pang-Ni Landrum & Mark Kunerth
Teleplay: Adam Chase
May 15, 1997 (1997-05-15) 465275 28.8[7]

Season 4 (1997–98)[edit]

Main article: Friends (season 4)
No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
74 1 "The One with the Jellyfish" Shelley Jensen Wil Calhoun September 25, 1997 (1997-09-25) 466601 29.4[7]
75 2 "The One with the Cat" Shelley Jensen Jill Condon & Amy Toomin October 2, 1997 (1997-10-02) 466602 25.5[7]
76 3 "The One with the Cuffs" Peter Bonerz Seth Kurland October 9, 1997 (1997-10-09) 466603 24.0[7]
77 4 "The One with the Ballroom Dancing" Gail Mancuso Ted Cohen & Andrew Reich October 16, 1997 (1997-10-16) 466604 24.3[7]
78 5 "The One with Joey's New Girlfriend" Gail Mancuso Gregory S. Malins & Michael Curtis October 30, 1997 (1997-10-30) 466605 24.4[7]
79 6 "The One with the Dirty Girl" Shelley Jensen Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri November 6, 1997 (1997-11-06) 466606 25.7[7]
80 7 "The One Where Chandler Crosses the Line" Kevin S. Bright Adam Chase November 13, 1997 (1997-11-13) 466607 26.4[7]
81 8 "The One with Chandler in a Box" Peter Bonerz Michael Borkow November 20, 1997 (1997-11-20) 466608 26.8[7]
82 9 "The One Where They're Going to Party!" Peter Bonerz Ted Cohen & Andrew Reich December 11, 1997 (1997-12-11) 466609 23.9[7]
83 10 "The One with the Girl from Poughkeepsie" Gary Halvorson Scott Silveri December 18, 1997 (1997-12-18) 466612 23.2[7]
84 11 "The One with Phoebe's Uterus" David Steinberg Seth Kurland January 8, 1998 (1998-01-08) 466610 23.7[7]
85 12 "The One with the Embryos" Kevin S. Bright Jill Condon & Amy Toomin January 15, 1998 (1998-01-15) 466611 27.1[7]
86 13 "The One with Rachel's Crush" Dana DeVally Piazza Shana Goldberg-Meehan January 29, 1998 (1998-01-29) 466613 25.3[7]
87 14 "The One with Joey's Dirty Day" Peter Bonerz Wil Calhoun February 5, 1998 (1998-02-05) 466614 25.1[7]
88 15 "The One with All the Rugby" James Burrows Story: Ted Cohen & Andrew Reich
Teleplay: Wil Calhoun
February 26, 1998 (1998-02-26) 466617 24.4[7]
89 16 "The One with the Fake Party" Michael Lembeck Story: Alicia Sky Varinaitis
Teleplay: Scott Silveri & Shana Goldberg-Meehan
March 19, 1998 (1998-03-19) 466615 23.1[7]
90 17 "The One with the Free Porn" Michael Lembeck Story: Mark Kunerth
Teleplay: Richard Goodman
March 26, 1998 (1998-03-26) 466616 23.2[7]
91 18 "The One with Rachel's New Dress" Gail Mancuso Story: Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen
Teleplay: Jill Condon & Amy Toomin
April 2, 1998 (1998-04-02) 466620 21.7[7]
92 19 "The One with All the Haste" Kevin S. Bright Scott Silveri & Wil Calhoun April 9, 1998 (1998-04-09) 466618 21.8[7]
93 20 "The One with All the Wedding Dresses" Gail Mancuso Story: Adam Chase
Teleplay: Gregory S. Malins & Michael Curtis
April 16, 1998 (1998-04-16) 466621 21.9[7]
94 21 "The One with the Invitation" Peter Bonerz Seth Kurland April 23, 1998 (1998-04-23) 466619 21.5[7]
95 22 "The One with the Worst Best Man Ever" Peter Bonerz Story: Seth Kurland
Teleplay: Gregory S. Malins & Michael Curtis
April 30, 1998 (1998-04-30) 466622 23.2[7]
96/97 23/24 "The One with Ross's Wedding" Kevin S. Bright Part 1: Michael Borkow
Part 2: Teleplay: Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri
Story: Jill Condon & Amy Toomin
May 7, 1998 (1998-05-07)[b] 466623/466624 31.6[7]

Season 5 (1998–99)[edit]

Main article: Friends (season 5)
No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
98 1 "The One After Ross Says 'Rachel'" Kevin S. Bright Seth Kurland September 24, 1998 (1998-09-24) 467651 31.1[7]
99 2 "The One with All the Kissing" Gary Halvorson Wil Calhoun October 1, 1998 (1998-10-01) 467652 25.4[7]
100 3 "The One Hundredth"
"The One with the Triplets"
Kevin S. Bright David Crane & Marta Kauffman October 8, 1998 (1998-10-08) 467653 26.8[7]
101 4 "The One Where Phoebe Hates PBS" Shelley Jensen Michael Curtis October 15, 1998 (1998-10-15) 467654 24.1[7]
102 5 "The One with the Kips" Dana DeValley Piazza Scott Silveri October 29, 1998 (1998-10-29) 467655 25.9[7]
103 6 "The One with the Yeti" Gary Halvorson Alexa Junge November 5, 1998 (1998-11-05) 467656 25.0[7]
104 7 "The One Where Ross Moves In" Gary Halvorson Gigi McCreery & Perry Rein November 12, 1998 (1998-11-12) 467657 24.4[7]
105 8 "The One with All the Thanksgivings" Kevin S. Bright Gregory S. Malins November 19, 1998 (1998-11-19) 467659 23.9[7]
106 9 "The One with Ross's Sandwich" Gary Halvorson Ted Cohen & Andrew Reich December 10, 1998 (1998-12-10) 467658 23.0[7]
107 10 "The One with the Inappropriate Sister" Dana DeValley Piazza Shana Goldberg-Meehan December 17, 1998 (1998-12-17) 467661 23.7[7]
108 11 "The One with All the Resolutions" Joe Regalbuto Story: Brian Boyle
Teleplay: Suzie Villandry
January 7, 1999 (1999-01-07) 467660 27.0[7]
109 12 "The One with Chandler's Work Laugh" Kevin S. Bright Alicia Sky Varinaitis January 21, 1999 (1999-01-21) 467663 24.8[7]
110 13 "The One with Joey's Bag" Gail Mancuso Story: Michael Curtis
Teleplay: Seth Kurland
February 4, 1999 (1999-02-04) 467662 24.9[7]
111 14 "The One Where Everybody Finds Out" Michael Lembeck Alexa Junge February 11, 1999 (1999-02-11) 467664 27.7[7]
112 15 "The One with the Girl Who Hits Joey" Kevin S. Bright Adam Chase February 18, 1999 (1999-02-18) 467665 29.3[7]
113 16 "The One with the Cop" Andrew Tsao Story: Alicia Sky Varinaitis
Teleplay: Gigi McCreery & Perry Rein
February 25, 1999 (1999-02-25) 467666 26.0[7]
114 17 "The One with Rachel's Inadvertent Kiss" Shelley Jensen Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen March 18, 1999 (1999-03-18) 467667 24.5[7]
115 18 "The One Where Rachel Smokes" Todd Holland Michael Curtis April 8, 1999 (1999-04-08) 467668 21.9[7]
116 19 "The One Where Ross Can't Flirt" Gail Mancuso Doty Abrams April 22, 1999 (1999-04-22) 467669 20.9[7]
117 20 "The One with the Ride-Along" Gary Halvorson Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Seth Kurland April 29, 1999 (1999-04-29) 467670 19.6[7]
118 21 "The One with the Ball" Gary Halvorson Story: Scott Silveri
Teleplay: Gregory S. Malins
May 6, 1999 (1999-05-06) 467671 20.9[7]
119 22 "The One with Joey's Big Break" Gary Halvorson Story: Shana Goldberg-Meehan
Teleplay: Wil Calhoun
May 13, 1999 (1999-05-13) 467672 21.3[7]
120/121 23/24 "The One in Vegas" Kevin S. Bright Part 1: Ted Cohen & Andrew Reich
Part 2: Gregory S. Malins & Scott Silveri
May 20, 1999 (1999-05-20)[b] 467673/467674 25.9[7]

Season 6 (1999–2000)[edit]

Main article: Friends (season 6)
No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code(s)
U.S. viewers
(millions)
122 1 "The One After Vegas" Kevin S. Bright Adam Chase September 23, 1999 (1999-09-23) 225551 27.7[9]
123 2 "The One Where Ross Hugs Rachel" Gail Mancuso Shana Goldberg-Meehan September 30, 1999 (1999-09-30) 225552 22.9[9]
124 3 "The One with Ross's Denial" Gary Halvorson Seth Kurland October 7, 1999 (1999-10-07) 225553 21.6[9]
125 4 "The One Where Joey Loses His Insurance" Gary Halvorson Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen October 14, 1999 (1999-10-14) 225554 21.1[9]
126 5 "The One with Joey's Porsche" Gary Halvorson Perry Rein & Gigi McCreery October 21, 1999 (1999-10-21) 225555 22.4[9]
127 6 "The One on the Last Night" David Schwimmer Scott Silveri November 4, 1999 (1999-11-04) 225556 23.6[9]
128 7 "The One Where Phoebe Runs" Gary Halvorson Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer November 11, 1999 (1999-11-11) 225557 22.7[9]
129 8 "The One with Ross's Teeth" Gary Halvorson Teleplay: Perry Rein & Gigi McCreery
Story: Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen
November 18, 1999 (1999-11-18) 225558 22.1[9]
130 9 "The One Where Ross Got High" Kevin S. Bright Gregory S. Malins November 25, 1999 (1999-11-25) 225559 19.2[9]
131 10 "The One with the Routine"
"The One with the Rockin' New Year"
Kevin S. Bright Brian Boyle December 16, 1999 (1999-12-16) 225561 22.4[9]
132 11 "The One with the Apothecary Table" Kevin S. Bright Story: Zachary Rosenblatt
Teleplay: Brian Boyle
January 6, 2000 (2000-01-06) 225560 22.3[9]
133 12 "The One with the Joke" Gary Halvorson Teleplay: Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen
Story: Shana Goldberg-Meehan
January 13, 2000 (2000-01-13) 225562 22.3[9]
134 13 "The One with Rachel's Sister" Gary Halvorson Story: Seth Kurland
Teleplay: Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer
February 3, 2000 (2000-02-03) 225563 24.1[9]
135 14 "The One Where Chandler Can't Cry" Kevin S. Bright Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen February 10, 2000 (2000-02-10) 225564 23.8[9]
136/137 15/16 "The One That Could Have Been" Michael Lembeck Part 1: Gregory S. Malins & Adam Chase
Part 2: David Crane & Marta Kauffman
February 17, 2000 (2000-02-17)[b] 225565/225566 25.7[10]
138 17 "The One with Unagi"
"The One with the Mix Tape"
Gary Halvorson Story: Zachary Rosenblatt
Teleplay: Adam Chase
February 24, 2000 (2000-02-24) 225568 22.1[9]
139 18 "The One Where Ross Dates a Student" Gary Halvorson Seth Kurland March 9, 2000 (2000-03-09) 225567 20.5[9]
140 19 "The One with Joey's Fridge" Ben Weiss Story: Seth Kurland
Teleplay: Gigi McCreery & Perry Rein
March 23, 2000 (2000-03-23) 225569 21.5[9]
141 20 "The One with Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E." Kevin S. Bright Doty Abrams April 13, 2000 (2000-04-13) 225575 18.8[9]
142 21 "The One Where Ross Meets Elizabeth's Dad" Michael Lembeck Story: David J. Lagana
Teleplay: Scott Silveri
April 27, 2000 (2000-04-27) 225570 20.6[9]
143 22 "The One Where Paul's the Man" Gary Halvorson Story: Brian Caldirola
Teleplay: Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer
May 4, 2000 (2000-05-04) 225571 20.0[9]
144 23 "The One with the Ring" Gary Halvorson Ted Cohen & Andrew Reich May 11, 2000 (2000-05-11) 225572 20.9[9]
145/146 24/25 "The One with the Proposal" Kevin S. Bright Part 1: Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri
Part 2: Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen
May 18, 2000 (2000-05-18)[b] 225573/225574 30.7[9]


Season 7 (2000–01)[edit]

Main article: Friends (season 7)
No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code(s)
U.S. viewers
(millions)
147 1 "The One with Monica's Thunder" Kevin S. Bright Story: Wil Calhoun
Teleplay: David Crane & Marta Kauffman
October 12, 2000 (2000-10-12) 226401 25.54[7]
148 2 "The One with Rachel's Book" Michael Lembeck Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen October 12, 2000 (2000-10-12) 226402 27.93[7]
149 3 "The One with Phoebe's Cookies" Gary Halvorson Sherry Bilsing & Ellen Plummer October 19, 2000 (2000-10-19) 226405 22.70[7]
150 4 "The One with Rachel's Assistant" David Schwimmer Brian Boyle October 26, 2000 (2000-10-26) 226403 22.66[7]
151 5 "The One with the Engagement Picture" Gary Halvorson Story: Earl Davis
Teleplay: Patty Lin
November 2, 2000 (2000-11-02) 226404 24.43[7]
152 6 "The One with the Nap Partners" Gary Halvorson Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones November 9, 2000 (2000-11-09) 226406 22.01[7]
153 7 "The One with Ross's Library Book" David Schwimmer Scott Silveri November 16, 2000 (2000-11-16) 226410 23.73[7]
154 8 "The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs" Kevin S. Bright Patty Lin November 23, 2000 (2000-11-23) 226407 16.57[7]
155 9 "The One with All the Candy" David Schwimmer Will Calhoun December 7, 2000 (2000-12-07) 226408 21.08[7]
156 10 "The One with the Holiday Armadillo" Gary Halvorson Gregory S. Malins December 14, 2000 (2000-12-14) 226409 23.26[7]
157 11 "The One with All the Cheesecakes" Gary Halvorson Shana Goldberg-Meehan January 4, 2001 (2001-01-04) 226412 24.37[7]
158 12 "The One Where They're Up All Night" Kevin S. Bright Zachary Rosenblatt January 11, 2001 (2001-01-11) 226413 22.86[7]
159 13 "The One Where Rosita Dies" Stephen Prime Story: Ellen Plummer & Sherry Bilsing
Teleplay: Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones
February 1, 2001 (2001-02-01) 226415 22.24[7]
160 14 "The One Where They All Turn Thirty" Ben Weiss Story: Vanessa McCarthy
Teleplay: Ellen Plummer & Sherry Bilsing
February 8, 2001 (2001-02-08) 226411 22.40[7]
161 15 "The One with Joey's New Brain" Kevin S. Bright Story: Sherry Bilsing & Ellen Plummer
Teleplay: Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen
February 15, 2001 (2001-02-15) 226416 21.75[7]
162 16 "The One with the Truth About London" David Schwimmer Story: Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones
Teleplay: Zachary Rosenblatt
February 22, 2001 (2001-02-22) 226417 21.22[7]
163 17 "The One with the Cheap Wedding Dress" Kevin S. Bright Story: Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones
Teleplay: Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen
March 15, 2001 (2001-03-15) 226414 20.84[7]
164 18 "The One with Joey's Award" Gary Halvorson Story: Sherry Bilsing & Ellen Plummer
Teleplay: Brian Boyle
March 29, 2001 (2001-03-29) 226418 17.81[7]
165 19 "The One with Ross and Monica's Cousin" Gary Halvorson Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen April 19, 2001 (2001-04-19) 226421 16.55[7]
166 20 "The One with Rachel's Big Kiss" Gary Halvorson Scott Silveri & Shana Goldberg-Meehan April 26, 2001 (2001-04-26) 226419 16.30[7]
167 21 "The One with the Vows" Gary Halvorson Doty Abrams May 3, 2001 (2001-05-03) 226424 15.65[7]
168 22 "The One with Chandler's Dad" Kevin S. Bright & Gary Halvorson Story: Gregory S. Malins
Teleplay: Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones
May 10, 2001 (2001-05-10) 226420 17.23[7]
169/170 23/24 "The One with Monica and Chandler's Wedding" Kevin S. Bright Part 1: Gregory S. Malins
Part 2: Marta Kauffman & David Crane
May 17, 2001 (2001-05-17)[b] 226422/226423 30.05[7]
Special No. Title Original air date U.S. viewers
millions
S01 "Friends: The Stuff You've Never Seen" February 15, 2001 (2001-02-15) 22.50[7]

Season 8 (2001–02)[edit]

Main article: Friends (season 8)
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U.S. viewers
(millions)
171 1 "The One After 'I Do'" Kevin S. Bright David Crane & Marta Kauffman September 27, 2001 (2001-09-27) 227401 31.70 [7]
172 2 "The One with the Red Sweater" David Schwimmer Dana Klein Borkow October 4, 2001 (2001-10-04) 227402 30.04[7]
173 3 "The One Where Rachel Tells Ross" Sheldon Epps Sherry Bilsing & Ellen Plummer October 11, 2001 (2001-10-11) 227403 29.20 [1]
174 4 "The One with the Videotape" Kevin S. Bright Scott Silveri October 18, 2001 (2001-10-18) 227406 25.58[7]
175 5 "The One with Rachel's Date" Gary Halvorson Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones October 25, 2001 (2001-10-25) 227404 25.64[7]
176 6 "The One with the Halloween Party" Gary Halvorson Mark Kunerth November 1, 2001 (2001-11-01) 227405 26.96[7]
177 7 "The One with the Stain" Kevin S. Bright R. Lee Fleming Jr. November 8, 2001 (2001-11-08) 227407 24.24[7]
178 8 "The One with the Stripper" David Schwimmer Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen November 15, 2001 (2001-11-15) 227408 26.54[7]
179 9 "The One with the Rumor" Gary Halvorson Shana Goldberg-Meehan November 22, 2001 (2001-11-22) 227410 24.24[7]
180 10 "The One with Monica's Boots" Kevin S. Bright Story: Robert Carlock
Teleplay: Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones
December 6, 2001 (2001-12-06) 227409 22.44[7]
181 11 "The One with Ross's Step Forward"
"The One with The Creepy Holiday Card"
Gary Halvorson Robert Carlock December 13, 2001 (2001-12-13) 227411 23.85[7]
182 12 "The One Where Joey Dates Rachel" David Schwimmer Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer January 10, 2002 (2002-01-10) 227412 25.53[7]
183 13 "The One Where Chandler Takes a Bath" Ben Weiss Vanessa McCarthy January 17, 2002 (2002-01-17) 227413 29.24[7]
184 14 "The One with the Secret Closet" Kevin S. Bright Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones January 31, 2002 (2002-01-31) 227414 28.64[7]
185 15 "The One with the Birthing Video" Kevin S. Bright Dana Klein Borkow February 7, 2002 (2002-02-07) 227415 28.64[7]
186 16 "The One Where Joey Tells Rachel" Ben Weiss Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen February 28, 2002 (2002-02-28) 227416 27.52[7]
187 17 "The One with the Tea Leaves" Gary Halvorson Story: R. Lee Fleming Jr.
Teleplay: Steven Rosenhaus
March 7, 2002 (2002-03-07) 227417 26.30[7]
188 18 "The One in Massapequa"
"The One with the Zesty Guy"
Gary Halvorson Story: Peter Tibbals
Teleplay: Mark Kunerth
March 28, 2002 (2002-03-28) 227418 22.05[7]
189 19 "The One with Joey's Interview" Gary Halvorson Doty Abrams April 4, 2002 (2002-04-04) 227424 22.59[7]
190 20 "The One with the Baby Shower" Kevin S. Bright Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer April 25, 2002 (2002-04-25) 227421 22.24[7]
191 21 "The One with the Cooking Class" Gary Halvorson Story: Dana Klein Borkow
Teleplay: Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones
May 2, 2002 (2002-05-02) 227419 23.97[7]
192 22 "The One Where Rachel is Late" Gary Halvorson Shana Goldberg-Meehan May 9, 2002 (2002-05-09) 227420 24.32[7]
193/194 23/24 "The One Where Rachel Has a Baby" Kevin S. Bright Part 1: Scott Silveri
Part 2: Marta Kauffman & David Crane
May 16, 2002 (2002-05-16)[b] 227422/227423 34.91[7]


Season 9 (2002–03)[edit]

Main article: Friends (season 9)
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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
millions
195 1 "The One Where No One Proposes" Kevin S. Bright Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer September 26, 2002 (2002-09-26) 175251 34.01[13]
196 2 "The One Where Emma Cries" Sheldon Epps Dana Klein Borkow October 3, 2002 (2002-10-03) 175252 28.93[13]
197 3 "The One with the Pediatrician" Roger Christiansen Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones October 10, 2002 (2002-10-10) 175254 26.63[13]
198 4 "The One with the Sharks" Ben Weiss Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen October 17, 2002 (2002-10-17) 175253 25.82[13]
199 5 "The One with Phoebe's Birthday Dinner" David Schwimmer Scott Silveri October 31, 2002 (2002-10-31) 175255 24.46[13]
200 6 "The One with the Male Nanny" Kevin S. Bright David Crane & Marta Kauffman November 7, 2002 (2002-11-07) 175256 27.51[13]
201 7 "The One with Ross's Inappropriate Song" Gary Halvorson Robert Carlock November 14, 2002 (2002-11-14) 175257 25.35[13]
202 8 "The One with Rachel's Other Sister" Kevin S. Bright Shana Goldberg-Meehan November 21, 2002 (2002-11-21) 175258 26.76[13]
203 9 "The One with Rachel's Phone Number" Ben Weiss Mark Kunerth December 5, 2002 (2002-12-05) 175259 25.43[13]
204 10 "The One with Christmas in Tulsa" Kevin S. Bright Doty Abrams December 12, 2002 (2002-12-12) 175260 22.29[13]
205 11 "The One Where Rachel Goes Back to Work" Gary Halvorson Story: Judd Rubin
Teleplay: Peter Tibbals
January 9, 2003 (2003-01-09) 175261 23.67[13]
206 12 "The One with Phoebe's Rats" Ben Weiss Story: Dana Klein Borkow
Teleplay: Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones
January 16, 2003 (2003-01-16) 175262 23.66[13]
207 13 "The One Where Monica Sings" Gary Halvorson Story: Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer
Teleplay: Steven Rosenhaus
January 30, 2003 (2003-01-30) 175263 25.82[13]
208 14 "The One with the Blind Dates" Gary Halvorson Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer February 6, 2003 (2003-02-06) 175265 23.37[13]
209 15 "The One with the Mugging" Gary Halvorson Peter Tibbals February 13, 2003 (2003-02-13) 175264 20.85[13]
210 16 "The One with the Boob Job" Gary Halvorson Mark Kunerth February 20, 2003 (2003-02-20) 175266 19.52[13]
211 17 "The One with the Memorial Service" Gary Halvorson Story: Robert Carlock
Teleplay: Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones
March 13, 2003 (2003-03-13) 175267 21.00[13]
212 18 "The One with the Lottery" Gary Halvorson Story: Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones
Teleplay: Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer
April 3, 2003 (2003-04-03) 175268 20.79[13]
213 19 "The One with Rachel's Dream" Terry Hughes Story: Dana Klein Borkow
Teleplay: Mark Kunerth
April 17, 2003 (2003-04-17) 175269 18.25[13]
214 20 "The One with the Soap Opera Party" Sheldon Epps Story: Shana Goldberg-Meehan
Teleplay: Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen
April 24, 2003 (2003-04-24) 175270 20.71[13]
215 21 "The One with the Fertility Test" Gary Halvorson Story: Scott Silveri
Teleplay: Robert Carlock
May 1, 2003 (2003-05-01) 175271 19.03[13]
216 22 "The One with the Donor" Ben Weiss Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen May 8, 2003 (2003-05-08) 175272 19.55[13]
217/218 23/24 "The One in Barbados" Kevin S. Bright Part 1: Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri
Part 2: Marta Kauffman & David Crane
May 15, 2003 (2003-05-15)[b] 175273/175274 25.46[13]


Season 10 (2003–04)[edit]

Main article: Friends (season 10)
No. in
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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
millions
219 1 "The One After Joey and Rachel Kiss" Kevin S. Bright Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen September 25, 2003 (2003-09-25) 176251 24.54[7]
220 2 "The One Where Ross Is Fine" Ben Weiss Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer October 2, 2003 (2003-10-02) 176252 22.38[7]
221 3 "The One with Ross's Tan" Gary Halvorson Brian Buckner October 9, 2003 (2003-10-09) 176253 21.87[7]
222 4 "The One with the Cake" Gary Halvorson Robert Carlock October 23, 2003 (2003-10-23) 176254 18.77[7]
223 5 "The One Where Rachel's Sister Babysits" Roger Christiansen Dana Klein Borkow October 30, 2003 (2003-10-30) 176255 19.37[7]
224 6 "The One with Ross's Grant" Ben Weiss Sebastian Jones November 6, 2003 (2003-11-06) 176256 20.38[7]
225 7 "The One with the Home Study" Kevin S. Bright Mark Kunerth November 13, 2003 (2003-11-13) 176257 20.21[7]
226 8 "The One with the Late Thanksgiving" Gary Halvorson Shana Goldberg-Meehan November 20, 2003 (2003-11-20) 176259 20.66[7]
227 9 "The One with the Birth Mother" David Schwimmer Scott Silveri January 8, 2004 (2004-01-08) 176258 25.49[7]
228 10 "The One Where Chandler Gets Caught" Gary Halvorson Doty Abrams January 15, 2004 (2004-01-15) 176268 26.68[7]
229 11 "The One Where the Stripper Cries" Kevin S. Bright David Crane & Marta Kauffman February 5, 2004 (2004-02-05) 176260 24.91[7]
230 12 "The One with Phoebe's Wedding" Kevin S. Bright Robert Carlock & Dana Klein Borkow February 12, 2004 (2004-02-12) 176262 25.90[7]
231 13 "The One Where Joey Speaks French" Gary Halvorson Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer February 19, 2004 (2004-02-19) 176261 24.27[7]
232 14 "The One with Princess Consuela" Gary Halvorson Story: Robert Carlock
Teleplay: Tracy Reilly
February 26, 2004 (2004-02-26) 176263 22.83[7]
233 15 "The One Where Estelle Dies" Gary Halvorson Story: Mark Kunerth
Teleplay: David Crane & Marta Kauffman
April 22, 2004 (2004-04-22) 176264 22.64[7]
234 16 "The One with Rachel's Going Away Party" Gary Halvorson Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen April 29, 2004 (2004-04-29) 176265 24.51[7]
235/236 17/18 "The Last One" Kevin S. Bright Marta Kauffman & David Crane May 6, 2004 (2004-05-06)[b] 176266/176267 52.46[7]
Special No. Title Original air date U.S. viewers
millions
S02-S03 "The One with All the Other Ones" May 6, 2004 (2004-05-06) 36.89[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Alternate titles given to the pilot episode are "The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate", "The One Where It All Began" and "The First One".[3]
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i These episodes originally aired as a single double-length episode but are sometimes split into two episodes for syndication, reruns and DVD presentation.

References[edit]

Specific
  1. ^ "NBC Extends Friends to Compete With Survivor 2". Variety (ABC News). 16 January 2001. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Company Focus: Fountain Studios". The Production Guide. Archived from the original on 22 May 2007. Retrieved 12 August 2007. 
  3. ^ Sangster & Bailey, p. 11.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Nielsen Ratings". USA Today (Gannett Company). Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Nielsen Ratings". USA Today (Gannett Company). Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Nielsen Ratings". USA Today (Gannett Company). Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd de df dg dh di dj dk dl dm dn do dp dq dr ds dt du dv dw dx dy dz ea eb ec ed ee ef eg eh ei ej ek el em en eo ep eq er es et eu ev ew ex ey ez fa fb "Friends Nielsen Ratings Archive - Season Two". Newmusicandmore.tripod.com. Retrieved 2014-07-31. 
  8. ^ Burnett, Marie Miranti (2005). Sex, Secrets, And Lies: The Marriage Vows Revisited. iUniverse. pp. 7–8. ISBN 9780595340828. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Friends Nielsen Ratings Archive - Season Six". Newmusicandmore.tripod.com. Retrieved 2014-07-31. 
  10. ^ Rick Kissell @ratesrick (2000-02-21). "Peacock pumped". Variety. Retrieved 2014-07-31. 
  11. ^ DVD audio commentary for "The One with Joey's New Brain".
  12. ^ Sangster, J. and D. Bailey. Friends Like Us: The Unofficial Guide to "Friends". London: Virgin Books, 2000. ISBN 0-7535-0439-1.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Ginsburg, Dan (2003). "Friends Nielsen Ratings Archive: Season Nine". New Music and More. 
General
Bibliography
  • Moses, Robert P. (1997). "1996–97". The 1998 A & E Entertainment Almanac. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 039588277X. 
  • Sangster, Jim; Bailey, David (2000). Friends Like Us: The Unofficial Guide to Friends (Second ed.). London: Virgin Publishing. ISBN 0753504391. 

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