Thanks Netflix Singapore (and superfan Gavin) for helping us start 2018 on the right foot cos the popular American ‘90s sitcom, FRIENDS, is now streaming. For people who aren’t familiar with the show (even though it baffles us as to why that would be the case), the show is about six friends living in Manhattan (played by Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox and David Schwimmer). It aired from 1994 to 2004, and has been nominated for 62 Primetime Emmy Awards.
For the people who like us, were obsessed with FRIENDS, we’ve listed our top five favourite party episodes so we can all relive some of the best moments.
Season 2: The One With Two Parties
It’s Rachel’s birthday and Monica wants to throw a classy party. But after finding out that Rachel’s parents cannot get along, Monica invites only Rachel’s mother to the party. When Rachel’s dad turns up unexpectedly, the guys hide him in their apartment to keep the parents in separate rooms.
After Ross and Rachel return from their romantic dinner, Rachel is surprised to find she has not just one, but two parties. Monica being Monica, kills the fun at her party with her strict rules and boring games, and guests start leaving her party to join Joey and Chandler’s bash.
Moral of the lesson: It’s like Phoebe said, “Fancy parties are only fun if you’re fancy on the inside, and I’m just not sure we are.”
Season 5: The One With All The Thanksgivings
The main characters recall their worst Thanksgivings. Cue great moments like seeing retro Ross and Chandler; the story of Chandler losing his toe and of course, the strangest way to ask for forgiveness.
Moral of the lesson: There are easier ways to ask for forgiveness than putting a turkey on your head. We’ll choose Chandler’s punishment of having to stay in a wooden box any day.
Season 6: The One with the Routine
Monica and Ross manage to get an invitation to Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and bust out their epic coordinated dance routine from 8th grade, proving the Gellers are the geekiest of them all.
Moral of the lesson: Loved ones can help you achieve your dreams. They can also make you blind to terrible ideas.
Season 7 – The One With The Holiday Armadillo
Who can forget this episode? Chandler comes as Santa Claus, Joey comes as Superman, and Ross unable to find a Santa outfit, comes dressed as an armadillo to teach his son about Hanukkah. Best Christmas episode ever!
Moral of the story: It is what’s under the suit that truly matters.
Season 8: The One with the Rumour
Moral of the story: Brad Pitt.