List of Friends episodes

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Friends logo from the opening sequence of the series.

The American sitcom Friends was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, and produced by Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television for 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. On average, they are 22–23 minutes long, for a 30-minute time slot including commercial breaks.

The series narrative follows six friends living and working in New York City: Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Monica Geller, Chandler Bing, Joey Tribbiani and Phoebe Buffay, played by David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc and Lisa Kudrow respectively. All episodes were filmed at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. The fourth season finale, "The One with Ross's Wedding", however, was filmed on location in London, UK in front of a British studio audience.[1]

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, Blu-ray, and Netflix.

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedNielsen ratings[2]
First airedLast airedRankRating
124September 22, 1994 (1994-09-22)May 18, 1995 (1995-05-18)815.6
224September 21, 1995 (1995-09-21)May 16, 1996 (1996-05-16)318.7
325September 19, 1996 (1996-09-19)May 15, 1997 (1997-05-15)416.8
424September 25, 1997 (1997-09-25)May 7, 1998 (1998-05-07)416.1
524September 24, 1998 (1998-09-24)May 20, 1999 (1999-05-20)215.7
625September 23, 1999 (1999-09-23)May 18, 2000 (2000-05-18)514.0
724October 12, 2000 (2000-10-12)May 17, 2001 (2001-05-17)512.6
824September 27, 2001 (2001-09-27)May 16, 2002 (2002-05-16)115.0
924September 26, 2002 (2002-09-26)May 15, 2003 (2003-05-15)213.9
1018September 25, 2003 (2003-09-25)May 6, 2004 (2004-05-06)413.6

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1994–95)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
11"The Pilot"[a]James BurrowsDavid Crane & Marta KauffmanSeptember 22, 1994 (1994-09-22)45665021.5[4]
22"The One with the Sonogram at the End"James BurrowsDavid Crane & Marta KauffmanSeptember 29, 1994 (1994-09-29)45665220.2[4]
33"The One with the Thumb"James BurrowsJeffrey Astrof & Mike SikowitzOctober 6, 1994 (1994-10-06)45665119.5[4]
44"The One with George Stephanopoulos"James BurrowsAlexa JungeOctober 13, 1994 (1994-10-13)45665419.7[4]
55"The One with the East German Laundry Detergent"Pamela FrymanJeff Greenstein & Jeff StraussOctober 20, 1994 (1994-10-20)45665318.6[4]
66"The One with the Butt"Arlene SanfordAdam Chase & Ira UngerleiderOctober 27, 1994 (1994-10-27)45665518.2[4]
77"The One with the Blackout"James BurrowsJeffrey Astrof & Mike SikowitzNovember 3, 1994 (1994-11-03)45665623.5[4]
88"The One Where Nana Dies Twice"James BurrowsMarta Kauffman & David CraneNovember 10, 1994 (1994-11-10)45665721.1[4]
99"The One Where Underdog Gets Away"James BurrowsJeff Greenstein & Jeff StraussNovember 17, 1994 (1994-11-17)45665923.1[4]
1010"The One with the Monkey"Peter BonerzAdam Chase & Ira UngerleiderDecember 15, 1994 (1994-12-15)45666119.9[5]
1111"The One with Mrs. Bing"James BurrowsAlexa JungeJanuary 5, 1995 (1995-01-05)45666026.6[5]
1212"The One with the Dozen Lasagnas"Paul LazarusJeffrey Astrof & Mike Sikowitz & Adam Chase & Ira UngerleiderJanuary 12, 1995 (1995-01-12)45665824.0[5]
1313"The One with the Boobies"Alan MyersonAlexa JungeJanuary 19, 1995 (1995-01-19)45666425.8[5]
1414"The One with the Candy Hearts"James BurrowsBill LawrenceFebruary 9, 1995 (1995-02-09)45666723.8[5]
1515"The One with the Stoned Guy"Alan MyersonJeff Greenstein & Jeff StraussFebruary 16, 1995 (1995-02-16)45666324.8[5]
1616"The One with Two Parts: Part 1"Michael LembeckMarta Kauffman & David CraneFebruary 23, 1995 (1995-02-23)456665A26.1[5]
1717"The One with Two Parts: Part 2"Michael LembeckMarta Kauffman & David CraneFebruary 23, 1995 (1995-02-23)456665B30.5[5]
1818"The One with All the Poker"James BurrowsJeffrey Astrof & Mike SikowitzMarch 2, 1995 (1995-03-02)45666230.4[5]
1919"The One Where the Monkey Gets Away"Peter BonerzJeffrey Astrof & Mike SikowitzMarch 9, 1995 (1995-03-09)45666829.4[6]
2020"The One with the Evil Orthodontist"Peter BonerzDoty AbramsApril 6, 1995 (1995-04-06)45666930.0[6]
2121"The One with the Fake Monica"Gail MancusoAdam Chase & Ira UngerleiderApril 27, 1995 (1995-04-27)45667128.4[6]
2222"The One with the Ick Factor"Robby BensonAlexa JungeMay 4, 1995 (1995-05-04)45667029.9[6]
2323"The One with the Birth"James BurrowsStory by : David Crane & Marta Kauffman
Teleplay by : Jeff Greenstein & Jeff Strauss
May 11, 1995 (1995-05-11)45667228.7[6]
2424"The One Where Rachel Finds Out"Kevin S. BrightChris BrownMay 18, 1995 (1995-05-18)45667331.3[6]

Season 2 (1995–96)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
251"The One with Ross's New Girlfriend"Michael LembeckJeffrey Astrof & Mike SikowitzSeptember 21, 1995 (1995-09-21)45730132.1[7]
262"The One with the Breast Milk"Michael LembeckAdam Chase & Ira UngerleiderSeptember 28, 1995 (1995-09-28)45730229.8[7]
273"The One Where Heckles Dies"Kevin S. BrightMichael Curtis & Gregory S. MalinsOctober 5, 1995 (1995-10-05)45730330.2[7]
284"The One with Phoebe's Husband"Gail MancusoAlexa JungeOctober 12, 1995 (1995-10-12)45730528.1[7]
295"The One with Five Steaks and an Eggplant"Ellen GittelsohnChris BrownOctober 19, 1995 (1995-10-19)45730428.3[7]
306"The One with the Baby on the Bus"Gail MancusoBetsy BornsNovember 2, 1995 (1995-11-02)45730630.2[7]
317"The One Where Ross Finds Out"Peter BonerzMichael BorkowNovember 9, 1995 (1995-11-09)45730730.5[7]
328"The One with the List"Mary Kay PlaceDavid Crane & Marta KauffmanNovember 16, 1995 (1995-11-16)45730832.9[7]
339"The One with Phoebe's Dad"Kevin S. BrightJeffrey Astrof & Mike SikowitzDecember 14, 1995 (1995-12-14)45730927.8[7]
3410"The One with Russ"Thomas SchlammeIra UngerleiderJanuary 4, 1996 (1996-01-04)45731132.2[7]
3511"The One with the Lesbian Wedding"Thomas SchlammeDoty AbramsJanuary 18, 1996 (1996-01-18)45731231.6[7]
36
37
12
13
"The One After the Superbowl"Michael LembeckJeffrey Astrof & Mike Sikowitz
Michael Borkow
January 28, 1996 (1996-01-28)[b]457313
457314
52.9[7]
3814"The One with the Prom Video"James BurrowsAlexa JungeFebruary 1, 1996 (1996-02-01)45731033.6[7]
3915"The One Where Ross and Rachel...You Know"Michael LembeckMichael Curtis & Gregory S. MalinsFebruary 8, 1996 (1996-02-08)45731532.9[7]
4016"The One Where Joey Moves Out"Michael LembeckBetsy BornsFebruary 15, 1996 (1996-02-15)45731631.1[7]
4117"The One Where Eddie Moves In"Michael LembeckAdam ChaseFebruary 22, 1996 (1996-02-22)45731730.2[7]
4218"The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies"Michael LembeckStory by : Alexa Junge
Teleplay by : Michael Borkow
March 21, 1996 (1996-03-21)45731830.1[7]
4319"The One Where Eddie Won't Go"Michael LembeckMichael Curtis & Gregory S. MalinsMarch 28, 1996 (1996-03-28)45731931.2[7]
4420"The One Where Old Yeller Dies"Michael LembeckStory by : Michael Curtis & Gregory S. Malins
Teleplay by : Adam Chase
April 4, 1996 (1996-04-04)45732027.4[7]
4521"The One with the Bullies"Michael LembeckBrian Buckner & Sebastian JonesApril 25, 1996 (1996-04-25)45732124.7[7]
4622"The One with the Two Parties"Michael LembeckAlexa JungeMay 2, 1996 (1996-05-02)45732225.5[7]
4723"The One with the Chicken Pox"Michael LembeckBrown MandellMay 9, 1996 (1996-05-09)45732426.1[7]
4824"The One with Barry and Mindy's Wedding"Michael LembeckStory by : Ira Ungerleider
Teleplay by : Brown Mandell
May 16, 1996 (1996-05-16)45732329.0[7]

Season 3 (1996–97)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
491"The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy"Gail MancusoMichael Curtis & Gregory S. MalinsSeptember 19, 1996 (1996-09-19)46525126.8[8]
502"The One Where No One's Ready"Gail MancusoIra UngerleiderSeptember 26, 1996 (1996-09-26)46525226.7[8]
513"The One with the Jam"Kevin S. BrightWil CalhounOctober 3, 1996 (1996-10-03)46525325.2[8]
524"The One with the Metaphorical Tunnel"Steve ZuckermanAlexa JungeOctober 10, 1996 (1996-10-10)46525426.1[8]
535"The One with Frank Jr."Steve ZuckermanShana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott SilveriOctober 17, 1996 (1996-10-17)46525523.3[8]
546"The One with the Flashback"Peter BonerzDavid Crane & Marta KauffmanOctober 31, 1996 (1996-10-31)46525623.3[8]
557"The One with the Race Car Bed"Gail MancusoSeth KurlandNovember 7, 1996 (1996-11-07)46525727.4[8]
568"The One with the Giant Poking Device"Gail MancusoAdam ChaseNovember 14, 1996 (1996-11-14)46525828.7[8]
579"The One with the Football"Kevin S. BrightIra UngerleiderNovember 21, 1996 (1996-11-21)46525929.3[8]
5810"The One Where Rachel Quits"Terry HughesGregory S. Malins & Michael CurtisDecember 12, 1996 (1996-12-12)46526025.1[8]
5911"The One Where Chandler Can't Remember Which Sister"Terry HughesAlexa JungeJanuary 9, 1997 (1997-01-09)46526129.8[8]
6012"The One with All the Jealousy"Robby BensonDoty AbramsJanuary 16, 1997 (1997-01-16)46526229.6[8]
6113"The One Where Monica and Richard are Just Friends"Robby BensonMichael BorkowJanuary 30, 1997 (1997-01-30)46526528.0[8]
6214"The One with Phoebe's Ex-Partner"Robby BensonWil CalhounFebruary 6, 1997 (1997-02-06)46526628.9[8]
6315"The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break"James BurrowsMichael BorkowFebruary 13, 1997 (1997-02-13)46526327.3[8]
6416"The One with the Morning After"James BurrowsDavid Crane & Marta KauffmanFebruary 20, 1997 (1997-02-20)46526428.3[8]
6517"The One Without the Ski Trip"Sam SimonShana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott SilveriMarch 6, 1997 (1997-03-06)46526725.8[8]
6618"The One with the Hypnosis Tape"Robby BensonSeth KurlandMarch 13, 1997 (1997-03-13)46526928.1[8]
6719"The One with the Tiny T-Shirt"Terry HughesAdam ChaseMarch 27, 1997 (1997-03-27)46526823.7[8]
6820"The One with the Dollhouse"Terry HughesWil CalhounApril 3, 1997 (1997-04-03)46527024.4[8]
6921"The One with a Chick and a Duck"Michael LembeckChris BrownApril 17, 1997 (1997-04-17)46527123.2[8]
7022"The One with the Screamer"Peter BonerzShana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott SilveriApril 24, 1997 (1997-04-24)46527222.6[8]
7123"The One with Ross's Thing"Shelley JensenTed Cohen & Andrew ReichMay 1, 1997 (1997-05-01)46527424.2[8]
7224"The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion"Robby BensonStory by : Pang-Ni Landrum & Mark Kunerth
Teleplay by : Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri
May 8, 1997 (1997-05-08)46527323.1[8]
7325"The One at the Beach"Pamela FrymanStory by : Pang-Ni Landrum & Mark Kunerth
Teleplay by : Adam Chase
May 15, 1997 (1997-05-15)46527528.8[8]

Season 4 (1997–98)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
741"The One with the Jellyfish"Shelley JensenWil CalhounSeptember 25, 1997 (1997-09-25)46660129.4[9]
752"The One with the Cat"Shelley JensenJill Condon & Amy ToominOctober 2, 1997 (1997-10-02)46660225.5[9]
763"The One with the Cuffs"Peter BonerzSeth KurlandOctober 9, 1997 (1997-10-09)46660324.0[9]
774"The One with the Ballroom Dancing"Gail MancusoTed Cohen & Andrew ReichOctober 16, 1997 (1997-10-16)46660424.3[9]
785"The One with Joey's New Girlfriend"Gail MancusoGregory S. Malins & Michael CurtisOctober 30, 1997 (1997-10-30)46660524.4[9]
796"The One with the Dirty Girl"Shelley JensenShana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott SilveriNovember 6, 1997 (1997-11-06)46660625.7[9]
807"The One Where Chandler Crosses the Line"Kevin S. BrightAdam ChaseNovember 13, 1997 (1997-11-13)46660726.4[9]
818"The One with Chandler in a Box"Peter BonerzMichael BorkowNovember 20, 1997 (1997-11-20)46660826.8[9]
829"The One Where They're Going to Party!"Peter BonerzTed Cohen & Andrew ReichDecember 11, 1997 (1997-12-11)46660923.9[9]
8310"The One with the Girl from Poughkeepsie"Gary HalvorsonScott SilveriDecember 18, 1997 (1997-12-18)46661223.2[9]
8411"The One with Phoebe's Uterus"David SteinbergSeth KurlandJanuary 8, 1998 (1998-01-08)46661023.7[9]
8512"The One with the Embryos"Kevin S. BrightJill Condon & Amy ToominJanuary 15, 1998 (1998-01-15)46661127.1[9]
8613"The One with Rachel's Crush"Dana DeVally PiazzaShana Goldberg-MeehanJanuary 29, 1998 (1998-01-29)46661325.3[9]
8714"The One with Joey's Dirty Day"Peter BonerzWil CalhounFebruary 5, 1998 (1998-02-05)46661425.1[9]
8815"The One with All the Rugby"James BurrowsStory by : Ted Cohen & Andrew Reich
Teleplay by : Wil Calhoun
February 26, 1998 (1998-02-26)46661724.4[9]
8916"The One with the Fake Party"Michael LembeckStory by : Alicia Sky Varinaitis
Teleplay by : Scott Silveri & Shana Goldberg-Meehan
March 19, 1998 (1998-03-19)46661523.1[9]
9017"The One with the Free Porn"Michael LembeckStory by : Mark Kunerth
Teleplay by : Richard Goodman
March 26, 1998 (1998-03-26)46661623.2[9]
9118"The One with Rachel's New Dress"Gail MancusoStory by : Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen
Teleplay by : Jill Condon & Amy Toomin
April 2, 1998 (1998-04-02)46662021.7[9]
9219"The One with All the Haste"Kevin S. BrightScott Silveri & Wil CalhounApril 9, 1998 (1998-04-09)46661821.8[9]
9320"The One with All the Wedding Dresses"Gail MancusoStory by : Adam Chase
Teleplay by : Gregory S. Malins & Michael Curtis
April 16, 1998 (1998-04-16)46662121.9[9]
9421"The One with the Invitation"Peter BonerzSeth KurlandApril 23, 1998 (1998-04-23)46661921.5[9]
9522"The One with the Worst Best Man Ever"Peter BonerzStory by : Seth Kurland
Teleplay by : Gregory S. Malins & Michael Curtis
April 30, 1998 (1998-04-30)46662223.2[9]
96
97
23
24
"The One with Ross's Wedding"Kevin S. BrightMichael Borkow
Story by : Jill Condon & Amy Toomin
Teleplay by : Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri
May 7, 1998 (1998-05-07)[b]466623
466624
31.6[9]

Season 5 (1998–99)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
981"The One After Ross Says Rachel"Kevin S. BrightSeth KurlandSeptember 24, 1998 (1998-09-24)46765131.1[10]
992"The One with All the Kissing"Gary HalvorsonWil CalhounOctober 1, 1998 (1998-10-01)46765225.4[10]
1003"The One Hundredth"
"The One with the Triplets"
Kevin S. BrightDavid Crane & Marta KauffmanOctober 8, 1998 (1998-10-08)46765326.8[10]
1014"The One Where Phoebe Hates PBS"Shelley JensenMichael CurtisOctober 15, 1998 (1998-10-15)46765424.1[10]
1025"The One with the Kips"Dana DeValley PiazzaScott SilveriOctober 29, 1998 (1998-10-29)46765525.9[10]
1036"The One with the Yeti"Gary HalvorsonAlexa JungeNovember 5, 1998 (1998-11-05)46765625.0[10]
1047"The One Where Ross Moves In"Gary HalvorsonGigi McCreery & Perry ReinNovember 12, 1998 (1998-11-12)46765724.4[10]
1058"The One with All the Thanksgivings"Kevin S. BrightGregory S. MalinsNovember 19, 1998 (1998-11-19)46765923.9[10]
1069"The One with Ross's Sandwich"Gary HalvorsonTed Cohen & Andrew ReichDecember 10, 1998 (1998-12-10)46765823.0[10]
10710"The One with the Inappropriate Sister"Dana DeValley PiazzaShana Goldberg-MeehanDecember 17, 1998 (1998-12-17)46766123.7[10]
10811"The One with All the Resolutions"Joe RegalbutoStory by : Brian Boyle
Teleplay by : Suzie Villandry
January 7, 1999 (1999-01-07)46766027.0[10]
10912"The One with Chandler's Work Laugh"Kevin S. BrightAlicia Sky VarinaitisJanuary 21, 1999 (1999-01-21)46766324.8[10]
11013"The One with Joey's Bag"Gail MancusoStory by : Michael Curtis
Teleplay by : Seth Kurland
February 4, 1999 (1999-02-04)46766224.9[10]
11114"The One Where Everybody Finds Out"Michael LembeckAlexa JungeFebruary 11, 1999 (1999-02-11)46766427.7[10]
11215"The One with the Girl Who Hits Joey"Kevin S. BrightAdam ChaseFebruary 18, 1999 (1999-02-18)46766529.3[10]
11316"The One with the Cop"Andrew TsaoStory by : Alicia Sky Varinaitis
Teleplay by : Gigi McCreery & Perry Rein
February 25, 1999 (1999-02-25)46766626.0[10]
11417"The One with Rachel's Inadvertent Kiss"Shelley JensenAndrew Reich & Ted CohenMarch 18, 1999 (1999-03-18)46766724.5[10]
11518"The One Where Rachel Smokes"Todd HollandMichael CurtisApril 8, 1999 (1999-04-08)46766821.9[10]
11619"The One Where Ross Can't Flirt"Gail MancusoDoty AbramsApril 22, 1999 (1999-04-22)46766920.9[10]
11720"The One with the Ride-Along"Gary HalvorsonShana Goldberg-Meehan & Seth KurlandApril 29, 1999 (1999-04-29)46767019.6[10]
11821"The One with the Ball"Gary HalvorsonStory by : Scott Silveri
Teleplay by : Gregory S. Malins
May 6, 1999 (1999-05-06)46767120.9[10]
11922"The One with Joey's Big Break"Gary HalvorsonStory by : Shana Goldberg-Meehan
Teleplay by : Wil Calhoun
May 13, 1999 (1999-05-13)46767221.3[10]
120
121
23
24
"The One in Vegas"Kevin S. BrightTed Cohen & Andrew Reich
Gregory S. Malins & Scott Silveri
May 20, 1999 (1999-05-20)[b]467673
467674
25.9[10]

Season 6 (1999–2000)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
1221"The One After Vegas"Kevin S. BrightAdam ChaseSeptember 23, 1999 (1999-09-23)22555127.7[11]
1232"The One Where Ross Hugs Rachel"Gail MancusoShana Goldberg-MeehanSeptember 30, 1999 (1999-09-30)22555222.9[11]
1243"The One with Ross's Denial"Gary HalvorsonSeth KurlandOctober 7, 1999 (1999-10-07)22555321.6[11]
1254"The One Where Joey Loses His Insurance"Gary HalvorsonAndrew Reich & Ted CohenOctober 14, 1999 (1999-10-14)22555421.1[11]
1265"The One with Joey's Porsche"Gary HalvorsonPerry Rein & Gigi McCreeryOctober 21, 1999 (1999-10-21)22555522.4[11]
1276"The One on the Last Night"David SchwimmerScott SilveriNovember 4, 1999 (1999-11-04)22555623.6[11]
1287"The One Where Phoebe Runs"Gary HalvorsonSherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen PlummerNovember 11, 1999 (1999-11-11)22555722.7[11]
1298"The One with Ross's Teeth"Gary HalvorsonStory by : Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen
Teleplay by : Perry Rein & Gigi McCreery
November 18, 1999 (1999-11-18)22555822.1[11]
1309"The One Where Ross Got High"Kevin S. BrightGregory S. MalinsNovember 25, 1999 (1999-11-25)22555919.2[11]
13110"The One with the Routine"Kevin S. BrightBrian BoyleDecember 16, 1999 (1999-12-16)22556122.4[11]
13211"The One with the Apothecary Table"Kevin S. BrightStory by : Zachary Rosenblatt
Teleplay by : Brian Boyle
January 6, 2000 (2000-01-06)22556022.3[11]
13312"The One with the Joke"Gary HalvorsonStory by : Shana Goldberg-Meehan
Teleplay by : Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen
January 13, 2000 (2000-01-13)22556222.3[11]
13413"The One with Rachel's Sister"Gary HalvorsonStory by : Seth Kurland
Teleplay by : Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer
February 3, 2000 (2000-02-03)22556324.1[11]
13514"The One Where Chandler Can't Cry"Kevin S. BrightAndrew Reich & Ted CohenFebruary 10, 2000 (2000-02-10)22556423.8[11]
136
137
15
16
"The One That Could Have Been"Michael LembeckGregory S. Malins & Adam Chase
David Crane & Marta Kauffman
February 17, 2000 (2000-02-17)[b]225565
225566
20.7[11]
13817"The One with Unagi"
"The One with the Mix Tape"
Gary HalvorsonStory by : Zachary Rosenblatt
Teleplay by : Adam Chase
February 24, 2000 (2000-02-24)22556822.1[11]
13918"The One Where Ross Dates a Student"Gary HalvorsonSeth KurlandMarch 9, 2000 (2000-03-09)22556720.5[11]
14019"The One with Joey's Fridge"Ben WeissStory by : Seth Kurland
Teleplay by : Gigi McCreery & Perry Rein
March 23, 2000 (2000-03-23)22556921.5[11]
14120"The One with Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E."Kevin S. BrightDoty AbramsApril 13, 2000 (2000-04-13)22557518.8[11]
14221"The One Where Ross Meets Elizabeth's Dad"Michael LembeckStory by : David J. Lagana
Teleplay by : Scott Silveri
April 27, 2000 (2000-04-27)22557020.6[11]
14322"The One Where Paul's the Man"Gary HalvorsonStory by : Brian Caldirola
Teleplay by : Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer
May 4, 2000 (2000-05-04)22557120.0[11]
14423"The One with the Ring"Gary HalvorsonTed Cohen & Andrew ReichMay 11, 2000 (2000-05-11)22557220.9[11]
145
146
24
25
"The One with the Proposal"Kevin S. BrightShana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri
Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen
May 18, 2000 (2000-05-18)[b]225573
225574
30.7[11]

Season 7 (2000–01)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
1471"The One with Monica's Thunder"Kevin S. BrightStory by : Wil Calhoun
Teleplay by : David Crane & Marta Kauffman
October 12, 2000 (2000-10-12)22640125.54[12]
1482"The One with Rachel's Book"Michael LembeckAndrew Reich & Ted CohenOctober 12, 2000 (2000-10-12)22640227.93[12]
1493"The One with Phoebe's Cookies"Gary HalvorsonSherry Bilsing & Ellen PlummerOctober 19, 2000 (2000-10-19)22640522.70[12]
1504"The One with Rachel's Assistant"David SchwimmerBrian BoyleOctober 26, 2000 (2000-10-26)22640322.66[12]
1515"The One with the Engagement Picture"Gary HalvorsonStory by : Earl Davis
Teleplay by : Patty Lin
November 2, 2000 (2000-11-02)22640424.43[12]
1526"The One with the Nap Partners"Gary HalvorsonBrian Buckner & Sebastian JonesNovember 9, 2000 (2000-11-09)22640622.01[12]
1537"The One with Ross's Library Book"David SchwimmerScott SilveriNovember 16, 2000 (2000-11-16)22641023.73[12]
1548"The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs"Kevin S. BrightPatty LinNovember 23, 2000 (2000-11-23)22640716.57[12]
1559"The One with All the Candy"David SchwimmerWil CalhounDecember 7, 2000 (2000-12-07)22640821.08[12]
15610"The One with the Holiday Armadillo"Gary HalvorsonGregory S. MalinsDecember 14, 2000 (2000-12-14)22640923.26[12]
15711"The One with All the Cheesecakes"Gary HalvorsonShana Goldberg-MeehanJanuary 4, 2001 (2001-01-04)22641224.37[12]
15812"The One Where They're Up All Night"Kevin S. BrightZachary RosenblattJanuary 11, 2001 (2001-01-11)22641322.86[12]
15913"The One Where Rosita Dies"Stephen PrimeStory by : Ellen Plummer & Sherry Bilsing
Teleplay by : Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones
February 1, 2001 (2001-02-01)22641522.24[12]
16014"The One Where They All Turn Thirty"Ben WeissStory by : Vanessa McCarthy
Teleplay by : Ellen Plummer & Sherry Bilsing
February 8, 2001 (2001-02-08)22641122.40[12]
16115"The One with Joey's New Brain"Kevin S. BrightStory by : Sherry Bilsing & Ellen Plummer
Teleplay by : Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen
February 15, 2001 (2001-02-15)22641621.75[12]
16216"The One with the Truth About London"David SchwimmerStory by : Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones
Teleplay by : Zachary Rosenblatt
February 22, 2001 (2001-02-22)22641721.22[12]
16317"The One with the Cheap Wedding Dress"Kevin S. BrightStory by : Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones
Teleplay by : Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen
March 15, 2001 (2001-03-15)22641420.84[12]
16418"The One with Joey's Award"Gary HalvorsonStory by : Sherry Bilsing & Ellen Plummer
Teleplay by : Brian Boyle
March 29, 2001 (2001-03-29)22641817.81[12]
16519"The One with Ross and Monica's Cousin"Gary HalvorsonAndrew Reich & Ted CohenApril 19, 2001 (2001-04-19)22642116.55[12]
16620"The One with Rachel's Big Kiss"Gary HalvorsonScott Silveri & Shana Goldberg-MeehanApril 26, 2001 (2001-04-26)22641916.30[12]
16721"The One with the Vows"Gary HalvorsonDoty AbramsMay 3, 2001 (2001-05-03)22642415.65[12]
16822"The One with Chandler's Dad"Kevin S. Bright & Gary HalvorsonStory by : Gregory S. Malins
Teleplay by : Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones
May 10, 2001 (2001-05-10)22642017.23[12]
169
170
23
24
"The One with Monica and Chandler's Wedding"Kevin S. BrightGregory S. Malins
Marta Kauffman & David Crane
May 17, 2001 (2001-05-17)[b]226422
226423
30.05[12]
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[12]

Season 8 (2001–02)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
1711"The One After 'I Do'"Kevin S. BrightDavid Crane & Marta KauffmanSeptember 27, 2001 (2001-09-27)22740131.70[13]
1722"The One with the Red Sweater"David SchwimmerDana Klein BorkowOctober 4, 2001 (2001-10-04)22740230.04[13]
1733"The One Where Rachel Tells..."Sheldon EppsSherry Bilsing & Ellen PlummerOctober 11, 2001 (2001-10-11)22740329.20[13]
1744"The One with the Videotape"Kevin S. BrightScott SilveriOctober 18, 2001 (2001-10-18)22740625.58[13]
1755"The One with Rachel's Date"Gary HalvorsonBrian Buckner & Sebastian JonesOctober 25, 2001 (2001-10-25)22740425.64[13]
1766"The One with the Halloween Party"Gary HalvorsonMark KunerthNovember 1, 2001 (2001-11-01)22740526.96[13]
1777"The One with the Stain"Kevin S. BrightR. Lee Fleming Jr.November 8, 2001 (2001-11-08)22740724.24[13]
1788"The One with the Stripper"David SchwimmerAndrew Reich & Ted CohenNovember 15, 2001 (2001-11-15)22740826.54[13]
1799"The One with the Rumor"Gary HalvorsonShana Goldberg-MeehanNovember 22, 2001 (2001-11-22)22741024.24[13]
18010"The One with Monica's Boots"Kevin S. BrightStory by : Robert Carlock
Teleplay by : Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones
December 6, 2001 (2001-12-06)22740922.44[13]
18111"The One with Ross's Step Forward"
"The One with The Creepy Holiday Card"
Gary HalvorsonRobert CarlockDecember 13, 2001 (2001-12-13)22741123.85[13]
18212"The One Where Joey Dates Rachel"David SchwimmerSherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen PlummerJanuary 10, 2002 (2002-01-10)22741225.53[13]
18313"The One Where Chandler Takes a Bath"Ben WeissVanessa McCarthyJanuary 17, 2002 (2002-01-17)22741329.24[13]
18414"The One with the Secret Closet"Kevin S. BrightBrian Buckner & Sebastian JonesJanuary 31, 2002 (2002-01-31)22741428.64[13]
18515"The One with the Birthing Video"Kevin S. BrightDana Klein BorkowFebruary 7, 2002 (2002-02-07)22741528.64[13]
18616"The One Where Joey Tells Rachel"Ben WeissAndrew Reich & Ted CohenFebruary 28, 2002 (2002-02-28)22741627.52[13]
18717"The One with the Tea Leaves"Gary HalvorsonStory by : R. Lee Fleming Jr.
Teleplay by : Steven Rosenhaus
March 7, 2002 (2002-03-07)22741726.30[13]
18818"The One in Massapequa"
"The One with the Zesty Guy"
Gary HalvorsonStory by : Peter Tibbals
Teleplay by : Mark Kunerth
March 28, 2002 (2002-03-28)22741822.05[13]
18919"The One with Joey's Interview"Gary HalvorsonDoty AbramsApril 4, 2002 (2002-04-04)22742422.59[13]
19020"The One with the Baby Shower"Kevin S. BrightSherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen PlummerApril 25, 2002 (2002-04-25)22742122.24[13]
19121"The One with the Cooking Class"Gary HalvorsonStory by : Dana Klein Borkow
Teleplay by : Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones
May 2, 2002 (2002-05-02)22741923.97[13]
19222"The One Where Rachel is Late"Gary HalvorsonShana Goldberg-MeehanMay 9, 2002 (2002-05-09)22742024.32[13]
193
194
23
24
"The One Where Rachel Has a Baby"Kevin S. BrightScott Silveri
Marta Kauffman & David Crane
May 16, 2002 (2002-05-16)[b]227422
227423
34.91[13]

Season 9 (2002–03)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
1951"The One Where No One Proposes"Kevin S. BrightSherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen PlummerSeptember 26, 2002 (2002-09-26)17525134.01[14]
1962"The One Where Emma Cries"Sheldon EppsDana Klein BorkowOctober 3, 2002 (2002-10-03)17525228.93[14]
1973"The One with the Pediatrician"Roger ChristiansenBrian Buckner & Sebastian JonesOctober 10, 2002 (2002-10-10)17525426.63[14]
1984"The One with the Sharks"Ben WeissAndrew Reich & Ted CohenOctober 17, 2002 (2002-10-17)17525325.82[14]
1995"The One with Phoebe's Birthday Dinner"David SchwimmerScott SilveriOctober 31, 2002 (2002-10-31)17525524.46[14]
2006"The One with the Male Nanny"Kevin S. BrightDavid Crane & Marta KauffmanNovember 7, 2002 (2002-11-07)17525627.51[14]
2017"The One with Ross's Inappropriate Song"Gary HalvorsonRobert CarlockNovember 14, 2002 (2002-11-14)17525725.35[14]
2028"The One with Rachel's Other Sister"Kevin S. BrightShana Goldberg-MeehanNovember 21, 2002 (2002-11-21)17525826.76[14]
2039"The One with Rachel's Phone Number"Ben WeissMark KunerthDecember 5, 2002 (2002-12-05)17525925.43[14]
20410"The One with Christmas in Tulsa"Kevin S. BrightDoty AbramsDecember 12, 2002 (2002-12-12)17526022.29[14]
20511"The One Where Rachel Goes Back to Work"Gary HalvorsonStory by : Judd Rubin
Teleplay by : Peter Tibbals
January 9, 2003 (2003-01-09)17526123.67[14]
20612"The One with Phoebe's Rats"Ben WeissStory by : Dana Klein Borkow
Teleplay by : Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones
January 16, 2003 (2003-01-16)17526223.66[14]
20713"The One Where Monica Sings"Gary HalvorsonStory by : Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer
Teleplay by : Steven Rosenhaus
January 30, 2003 (2003-01-30)17526325.82[14]
20814"The One with the Blind Dates"Gary HalvorsonSherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen PlummerFebruary 6, 2003 (2003-02-06)17526523.37[14]
20915"The One with the Mugging"Gary HalvorsonPeter TibbalsFebruary 13, 2003 (2003-02-13)17526420.85[14]
21016"The One with the Boob Job"Gary HalvorsonMark KunerthFebruary 20, 2003 (2003-02-20)17526619.52[14]
21117"The One with the Memorial Service"Gary HalvorsonStory by : Robert Carlock
Teleplay by : Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones
March 13, 2003 (2003-03-13)17526721.00[14]
21218"The One with the Lottery"Gary HalvorsonStory by : Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones
Teleplay by : Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer
April 3, 2003 (2003-04-03)17526820.79[14]
21319"The One with Rachel's Dream"Terry HughesStory by : Dana Klein Borkow
Teleplay by : Mark Kunerth
April 17, 2003 (2003-04-17)17526918.25[14]
21420"The One with the Soap Opera Party"Sheldon EppsStory by : Shana Goldberg-Meehan
Teleplay by : Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen
April 24, 2003 (2003-04-24)17527020.71[14]
21521"The One with the Fertility Test"Gary HalvorsonStory by : Scott Silveri
Teleplay by : Robert Carlock
May 1, 2003 (2003-05-01)17527119.03[14]
21622"The One with the Donor"Ben WeissAndrew Reich & Ted CohenMay 8, 2003 (2003-05-08)17527219.55[14]
217
218
23
24
"The One in Barbados"Kevin S. BrightShana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri
Marta Kauffman & David Crane
May 15, 2003 (2003-05-15)[b]175273
175274
25.46[14]

Season 10 (2003–04)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
2191"The One After Joey and Rachel Kiss"Kevin S. BrightAndrew Reich & Ted CohenSeptember 25, 2003 (2003-09-25)17625124.54[15]
2202"The One Where Ross is Fine"Ben WeissSherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen PlummerOctober 2, 2003 (2003-10-02)17625222.38[15]
2213"The One with Ross's Tan"Gary HalvorsonBrian BucknerOctober 9, 2003 (2003-10-09)17625321.87[15]
2224"The One with the Cake"Gary HalvorsonRobert CarlockOctober 23, 2003 (2003-10-23)17625418.77[15]
2235"The One Where Rachel's Sister Babysits"Roger ChristiansenDana Klein BorkowOctober 30, 2003 (2003-10-30)17625519.37[15]
2246"The One with Ross's Grant"Ben WeissSebastian JonesNovember 6, 2003 (2003-11-06)17625620.38[15]
2257"The One with the Home Study"Kevin S. BrightMark KunerthNovember 13, 2003 (2003-11-13)17625720.21[15]
2268"The One with the Late Thanksgiving"Gary HalvorsonShana Goldberg-MeehanNovember 20, 2003 (2003-11-20)17625920.66[15]
2279"The One with the Birth Mother"David SchwimmerScott SilveriJanuary 8, 2004 (2004-01-08)17625825.49[15]
22810"The One Where Chandler Gets Caught"Gary HalvorsonDoty AbramsJanuary 15, 2004 (2004-01-15)17626826.68[15]
22911"The One Where the Stripper Cries"Kevin S. BrightDavid Crane & Marta KauffmanFebruary 5, 2004 (2004-02-05)17626024.91[15]
23012"The One with Phoebe's Wedding"Kevin S. BrightRobert Carlock & Dana Klein BorkowFebruary 12, 2004 (2004-02-12)17626225.90[15]
23113"The One Where Joey Speaks French"Gary HalvorsonSherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen PlummerFebruary 19, 2004 (2004-02-19)17626124.27[15]
23214"The One with Princess Consuela"Gary HalvorsonStory by : Robert Carlock
Teleplay by : Tracy Reilly
February 26, 2004 (2004-02-26)17626322.83[15]
23315"The One Where Estelle Dies"Gary HalvorsonStory by : Mark Kunerth
Teleplay by : David Crane & Marta Kauffman
April 22, 2004 (2004-04-22)17626422.64[15]
23416"The One with Rachel's Going Away Party"Gary HalvorsonAndrew Reich & Ted CohenApril 29, 2004 (2004-04-29)17626524.51[15]
235
236
17
18
"The Last One"Kevin S. BrightMarta Kauffman & David CraneMay 6, 2004 (2004-05-06)[b]176266/
176267
52.46[15]
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[15]

Ratings[edit]

Friends : U.S. viewers per episode (millions)
Audience measurement performed by Nielsen Media Research.[citation needed]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Alternative 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. ^ "Company Focus: Fountain Studios". The Production Guide. Archived from the original on 22 May 2007. Retrieved 12 August 2007.
  2. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present (Ninth Edition). Ballantine Books. p. 1694=1697. ISBN 978-0-345-49773-4.
  3. ^ Sangster & Bailey, p. 11.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Nielsen Ratings" (PDF). USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Nielsen Ratings" (PDF). USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Nielsen Ratings" (PDF). 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 "Friends Nielsen Ratings Archive - Season Two". Newmusicandmore.tripod.com. Retrieved 2014-07-31.
  8. ^ 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 "Friends Nielsen Ratings Archive – Season Three". Newmusicandmore.tripod.com. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
  9. ^ 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 Four". Newmusicandmore.tripod.com. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
  10. ^ 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 Five". Newmusicandmore.tripod.com. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
  11. ^ 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 Six". Newmusicandmore.tripod.com. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x "Friends Nielsen Ratings Archive – Season Seven". Newmusicandmore.tripod.com. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
  13. ^ 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 Eight". Newmusicandmore.tripod.com. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
  14. ^ 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 Nine". Newmusicandmore.tripod.com. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Friends Nielsen Ratings Archive – Season Ten". Newmusicandmore.tripod.com. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
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.

External links[edit]