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  • Kahmeela Adams

TOW My Top 10 FRIENDS Eps (S1)


Anyone who knows me, knows that the TV show Friends, is my all time most favorite sitcom ever. When the show ended, I cried real tears. I had friends over for comfort during the airing of the last episode, and my mom actually called me to make sure that I was ok. The phone call was weclomed...and needed.

As of Jan 1, 2015, the right permissions have been given in order for all of ALL seasons of Friends to be available on Netflix. Even though I own the whole series on DVD, this news set my heart a flutter. No more wasting time getting up from the couch to switch discs. I can just sink into my couch and let the sarcastic humor wash over me, for hours. Uninturrupted.

In doing this, I have complied my Top 10 eps from season one.

E1 The Pilot

The Breakdown:

Rachel barges in on Monica’s life, after running out on her wedding. Ross is sulking over the loss of his marriage to Carol.

Guest Stars:

John Allen Nelson as Paul “The Wine Guy”

Quotables:

Monica: “Welcome to the real world. It sucks! You’re gonna love it.”

Huh?

Rachel had a lot of nerve going to Monica for help when she wasn’t invited to the wedding.

Phoebe Sings:“Your love is like a giant pigeon, crapping in my heart.”

Ugly Naked Guy Sighting: Nope

Why So Great?

This is one of the best pilot episodes of a TV show ever. The character introductions don’t hit you over the head with as though you were reading the character description used for casting call.

E3 TOW The Thumb

The Breakdown:

After helping Joey prepare for a role, Chandler starts smoking again.

Phoebe has a fight with her bank over money they accidentally give her.

Monica starts dating a guy that the gang likes a bit too much.

Guest Stars:

Jennifer Grant as Nina

Beth Grant as Lizzy

Quotables:

Chandler: “I’ve had it with your cancer and your emphysema and your heart disease. The bottom line is, smoking is cool and you know it!”

Huh?

I love Phoebe, but sometimes...If my bank accidentally credited me any amount of money, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t tell anyone. ANYONE.

Phoebe Sings: Nope

Ugly Naked Guy Sighting: Nope

Why So Great?

The gang becomes obsessed with Monica's boyfriend, Alan, thus making it weird for everyone.

E4 TOW George Stephanopoulos

The Breakdown:

After getting her first paycheck, and a visit from some old bougie friends, Rachel is starting to second guess this whole independence thing. Ross is extra sad because it’s the anniversary of he and Carol’s “first time”. While the boys are at a hockey game, the girls have a sleepover and have a cleansing ritual.

Guest Stars: None worth mentioning.

Quotables:

Rachel: “What’s FICA? Why’s he getting all my money?”

Huh?

I would have reported the ER nurse for her snotty attitude.

Phoebe Sings: Nope

Ugly Naked Guy Sighting: Nope

Why So Great?

This is the first episode of Friends I ever saw. The one that got me hooked. And it was all due to the ER hi-jinks that ensue after Ross gets hit in the face with a hockey puck.

E7 TOW The Blackout

The Breakdown:

There’s a citywide blackout. Chandler gets stuck in an ATM vestibule with Jill Goodacre and the rest of the gang are at Monica’s apartment. Rachel meets Paolo, just when Ross is about ready to ask her out.

Guest Stars:

Jill Goodacre as herself

Cosimo Fusco as Paolo

Quotables:

Chandler (to himself): “What the hell was that? Mental note: If Jill Goodacre offers you gum, you take it. If she offers you mangled animal carcass you take it!”

Huh?

When Phoebe and Rachel look for the cat's owner, the go to Mr. Heckles' apt. If he is supposed to be bothered by all of their noise, it's on the wrong side of the building.

Phoebe Sings: "New York City has no power and the milk is getting sour."

Ugly Naked Guy Sighting: Lighting candles

Why So Great?

Because of Paolo, Ross is jealous and insecure. And that is always makes for good comedy.

E8 TOW Nana Dies Twice

The Breakdown:

While grieving the loss of their grandmother, Monica and Ross deal with their mom's nuerotic behavior. And Chandler struggles with the fact that people find that he has a "gay quality" about him.

Guest Stars:

Christina Pickles as Mrs. Geller

Elliot Gould as Mr. Geller

Quotables:

Mr. Geller: "I wanna be buried at sea. It looks like fun."

Huh?

Paolo calls from Rome. Why? Neither he nor Rachel speak each others languange.

Phoebe Sings: No

Ugly Naked Guy Sighting: None

Why So Great?

It's kind of a sweet and sentimental episode. Ross adds a bit of sap when he gets hopped up on muscle relaxers.

E9 TOW Underdog Gets Away

The Breakdown:

It's Thanksgiving, and everyone has a problem with that. Rachel can't go skiing with ther family, Joey gets shunned from his, Ross and Monica's parents are going on vacation, Chandler just hates Thanksgiving, and Phoebe just wants in on the fun.

Guest Stars:

Jessica Hecht as Susan

Jane Sibbitt as Carol

Max Wright as Terry

Quotables:

Chandler: "Yes, it's very difficult to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, once you've seen it in reverse."

Huh?

During her fit, Monica cries that this is her first Thanksgiving, but a future Thanksgiving ep has a flashback that suggests that she's overexaggerating.

As for the three different types of potatos, everyone would have been making their own.

Phoebe Sings: No

Ugly Naked Guy Sighting: Taking his turkey out of the oven. And he has a guest.

Why So Great?

I have a tradition. Every Thanksgiving, I watch all of the Friends Thanksgiving episodes, and this of course, kicks it off. I can almost smell the turkey.

E11 TOW Mrs. Bing

The Breakdown:

Phoebe and Monica catcall a guy on the street, which causes him to get hit by a bus. That puts him in the hospital, in a coma. They feel so responsible, they start visiting him, giving him presents, etc. Chandler’s unconventional mom comes to town and Ross ends up kissing her.

Guest Stars:

Morgan Fairchild as Mrs. Bing

Cosimo Fusco as Paolo

Jay Leno as himself

Quotables:

Joey: "Hey! I'll have you know that Gloria Tribianni was a handsome woman in her day."

Huh?

The girls don't know Coma Guy's name. He didn't have a wallet on him?

When Joey is telling Ross what a bad thing it is to kiss your friend's mom, he says sisters are ok. Really Joey? Really.

Phoebe Sings: “You don’t have to be awake to be my man.”

Ugly Naked Guy Sighting:

Why So Great?

Chandler's spastic embarrassment towards his mom.

E13 TOW the Boobies

The Breakdown:

Joey’s finds out that his dad has been cheating on his mom for six years. Phoebe is dating a psychiatrist, and his psychoanalyzing is causing everyone to hate him.

Guest Stars:

Fisher Stevens as Roger

Robert Costanzo as Mr. Tribbiani

Lee Garlington as Ronni

Brenda Vaccaro as Mrs. Tribbiani

Quotables:

Chandler: "Rock. Hard place. Me."

Huh?

Why was Rachel so broken up about Weebles?

Phoebe Sings: Nope

Ugly Naked Guy Sighting: Nope, unless you count Joey's dad.

Why So Great?

Chandler accidentally sees Rachel's boobs and that sets off a game of tit for tat.

E17 TOW the Two Parts part 2

The Breakdown:

Also known as the one where Monica and Rachel commit insurance fraud. Ross starts to panic about becoming a father. Joey falls for Phoebe's twin, Ursula.

Guest Stars:

Loretta as ER Nurse

George Clooney as Mr. Mitchell

Noah Wiley as Dr Rosen

Elliott Gould as Mr. Geller

Quotables:

Chandler: “Man if you tried something like that on my birthday, you’d be staring at the business end of a hissyfit.”

Huh?

Would a hospital really help a choking monkey? I feel like there are all sorts of health violations being made at this point.

Phoebe Sings: Nope

Ugly Naked Guy Sighting: With a hula hoop

Why So Great?

For insurance purposes, Rachel and Monica pretend to be each other. They invite the "cute doctors" over and start airing out each other's dirty laundry.

E23 TOW the Birth

The Breakdown:

Carol goes into labor! The entire gang is waiting at the hospital

Guest Stars:

Jonathan Silverman as Dr. Franzblau

Leah Rami as Lydia

June Gable as Nurse (She also plays Estelle)

Quotables:

Chandler: “Dear God! This parachute is a knapsack!”

Huh?

After they were rescued from the locked closet, why did Phoebe stay in the vent?

Phoebe Sings: Three songs! One about your children growing up to hate you, she serenades the babies and while trapped in a custodian closet,“And they found their bodies the very next day.”

Ugly Naked Guy Sighting: Nope

Why So Great?

Phoebe becomes the voice of reason between Ross ans Susan's bickering. Also, I feel Monica's baby fever pain.

...coming soon, season 2.

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