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The 'Friends' Cast Members Have Surprising Favorite Episodes

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By A. Elise

By this point, "Friends" is more than a household name. The 1990s sitcom explored relationships, family, and work in the city to great acclaim. With more than 230 episodes to its name, the show has featured a variety of exciting episodes over the years.

While fans of the show have their own favorite episodes, many have wondered what the cast members' favorite episodes are. You may discover that some of their favorite episodes are surprising choices. Could your favorite episodes overlap?

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Jennifer Aniston, who played Rachel, happens to be a fan of one particular flashback episode. Her favorite is also a fan favorite: "The One with the Prom Video."

"The One with the Prom Video" is a very fashion-centric episode, showcasing how times have changed. It's also an episode the helped jumpstart the relationship between Rachel and Ross, played by David Schwimmer. For fans of the show, this makes a lot of sense. The episode was not only the first flashback, but it also provided a pivotal moment for the entire show.

Courtney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, and Lisa Kudrow
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The other cast members have favorite episodes too. Schwimmer loves "The One with the Holiday Armadillo." This episode features Ross trying to teach his son about the miracle of Hanukkah, even to the point of dressing as an armadillo.

Matt LeBlanc, who played Joey, loves "The One with George Stephanopoulos." That's the episode where Ross gets hit in the face with a hockey puck and has to sit in the emergency room while lamenting his divorce.

Matthew Perry, the actor behind Chandler Bing, revealed this favorite episode is "The One with Ross' New Girlfriend."


Courtney Cox, who played the unforgettable Monica, is also a fan of the flashbacks. She loved dressing up in the older clothes and playing young Monica. She specifically mentioned "The One with All the Thanksgivings" on "Ellen." Cox has also mentioned "The One with the Blackout" as a favorite.

Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe) loves "The One With Joey's New Brain," in which Ross decides to surprise Chandler and Monica by playing the bagpipes for their wedding. The classic moment of Ross playing "Celebrate" led to some very funny gag reel moments.

Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry
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While COVID-19 has put the upcoming "Friends" reunion special on hold, it is clear that the cast members are also happy to come together and discuss the show for their fans. It is expected to hit HBO Max in November.

The reunion is expected to be a conversation involving all six cast members from the show as they revisit the series, including specific moments they remember. Fans are excited to get some firsthand understanding of what filming the show in the '90s was like.

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