Friends (season 2)

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Friends (season 2)
Friends Season 2 DVD.jpg
Friends season 2 DVD cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Release
Original network NBC
Original release September 21, 1995 (1995-09-21) – May 16, 1996 (1996-05-16)
Season chronology
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List of Friends episodes

The second season of Friends, an American sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, premiered on NBC on September 21, 1995. Friends was produced by Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. The season contains 24 episodes and concluded airing on May 16, 1996. TV Guide placed the season 31st on their list of 100 all-time greatest television seasons.

Cast and characters[edit]

(In particular, Introduced in season 2 or Only in season 2)

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
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[1]
26 2 "The One with the Breast Milk" Michael Lembeck Adam Chase & Ira Ungerleider September 28, 1995 (1995-09-28) 457302 29.8[1]
27 3 "The One Where Heckles Dies" Kevin S. Bright Michael Curtis & Gregory S. Malins October 5, 1995 (1995-10-05) 457303 30.2[1]
28 4 "The One with Phoebe's Husband" Gail Mancuso Alexa Junge October 12, 1995 (1995-10-12) 457305 28.1[1]
29 5 "The One with Five Steaks and an Eggplant" Ellen Gittelsohn Chris Brown October 19, 1995 (1995-10-19) 457304 28.3[1]
30 6 "The One with the Baby on the Bus" Gail Mancuso Betsy Borns November 2, 1995 (1995-11-02) 457306 30.2[1]
31 7 "The One Where Ross Finds Out" Peter Bonerz Michael Borkow November 9, 1995 (1995-11-09) 457307 30.5[1]
32 8 "The One with the List" Mary Kay Place David Crane & Marta Kauffman November 16, 1995 (1995-11-16) 457308 32.9[1]
33 9 "The One with Phoebe's Dad" Kevin S. Bright Jeffrey Astrof & Mike Sikowitz December 14, 1995 (1995-12-14) 457309 27.8[1]
34 10 "The One with Russ" Thomas Schlamme Ira Ungerleider January 4, 1996 (1996-01-04) 457311 32.2[1]
35 11 "The One with the Lesbian Wedding" Thomas Schlamme Doty Abrams January 18, 1996 (1996-01-18) 457312 31.6[1]
36
37
12
13
"The One After the Superbowl" Michael Lembeck Jeffrey Astrof & Mike Sikowitz
Michael Borkow
January 28, 1996 (1996-01-28)[a] 457313
457314
52.9[1]
38 14 "The One with the Prom Video" James Burrows Alexa Junge February 1, 1996 (1996-02-01) 457310 33.6[1]
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[1]
40 16 "The One Where Joey Moves Out" Michael Lembeck Betsy Borns February 15, 1996 (1996-02-15) 457316 31.1[1]
41 17 "The One Where Eddie Moves In" Michael Lembeck Adam Chase February 22, 1996 (1996-02-22) 457317 30.2[1]
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[1]
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[1]
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[1]
45 21 "The One with the Bullies" Michael Lembeck Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones April 25, 1996 (1996-04-25) 457321 24.7[1]
46 22 "The One with the Two Parties" Michael Lembeck Alexa Junge May 2, 1996 (1996-05-02) 457322 25.5[1]
47 23 "The One with the Chicken Pox" Michael Lembeck Brown Mandell May 9, 1996 (1996-05-09) 457324 26.1[1]
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[1]

Ratings[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Episode Air date Time slot (EST) Rating/Share (18–49) Viewers (m) Weekly
Rank
Ref.
25 1 "The One with Ross's New Girlfriend" September 21, 1995 (1995-09-21) Thursdays
8:00 p.m.
20.5/33 32.1 3 [2]
26 2 "The One with the Breast Milk" September 28, 1995 (1995-09-28) 19.3/31 29.8 4
27 3 "The One Where Heckles Dies" October 5, 1995 (1995-10-05) 19.8/31 30.2 3
28 4 "The One with Pheobe's Husband" October 12, 1995 (1995-10-12) 19.3/31 28.1 3
29 5 "The One with Five Steaks and an Eggplant" October 19, 1995 (1995-10-19) 18.6/30 28.3 4
30 6 "The One with the Baby on the Bus" November 2, 1995 (1995-11-02) 19.7/30 30.2 3
31 7 "The One Where Ross Finds Out" November 9, 1995 (1995-11-09) 19.6/31 30.5 4
32 8 "The One with the List" November 16, 1995 (1995-11-16) 21.1/33 32.9 3
33 9 "The One with Pheobe's Dad" December 14, 1995 (1995-12-14) 18.8/30 27.8 3
34 10 "The One with Russ" January 4, 1996 (1996-01-04) 21.0/31 32.2 3
35 11 "The One with the Lesbian Wedding" January 11, 1996 (1996-01-11) 20.8/31 31.6 1
36 12 "The One After the Superbowl" January 28, 1996 (1996-01-28) Sunday 10:13 p.m. 29.6/46 52.9 4
37 13
38 14 "The One with the Prom Video" February 1, 1996 (1996-02-01) Thursdays
8:00 p.m.
21.7/32 33.6 3
39 15 "The One Where Ross and Rachel... You Know" February 8, 1996 (1996-02-08) 21.7/33 32.9 3
40 16 "The One Where Joey Moves Out" February 15, 1996 (1996-02-15) 21.1/33 31.1 3
41 17 "The One Where Eddie Moves In" February 22, 1996 (1996-02-22) 20.0/31 30.2 3
42 18 "The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies" March 21, 1996 (1996-03-21) 19.9/21 30.1 1
43 19 "The One Where Eddie Won't Go" March 28, 1996 (1996-03-28) 20.0/32 31.2 4
44 20 "The One Where Old Yeller Dies" April 4, 1996 (1996-04-04) 18.4/31 27.4 4
46 21 "The One with the Bullies" April 26, 1996 (1996-04-26) 16.6/30 24.7 5
46 22 "The One with Two Parties" May 2, 1996 (1996-05-02) 18.0/33 25.5 4
47 23 "The One with the Chicken Pox" May 9, 1996 (1996-05-09) 18.1/33 26.1 3
48 24 "The One with Barry and Mindy's Wedding" May 16, 1996 (1996-05-16) 19.1/34 29.0 4

Awards and Nominations[edit]

48th Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series
  • Nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (Marlo Thomas) (Episode: "The One with the Lesbian Wedding")
  • Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Michael Lembeck) (Episode: "The One After the Superbowl")

53rd Golden Globe Awards

  • Nomination for Best Comedy Series
  • Nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie (Lisa Kudrow)

2nd Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • Nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series (Lisa Kudrow)
  • Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (Regular Cast)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "Friends Nielsen Ratings Archive - Season Two". Newmusicandmore.tripod.com. Retrieved 2014-07-31. 
  2. ^ "Nielsen Ratings". http://newmusicandmore.tripod.com/. Retrieved November 1, 2016.  External link in |website= (help)

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