Friendships have the ability to grow over time and out of nowhere become the most important relationships in one’s life. Loving, compassionate, and heartfelt stories revolve around those strong bonds between people who are there for each other through thick and thin.
Sometimes, however, things can get a little messy. Joey almost lost Chandler over a misunderstanding while Ross was left heartbroken. When he thought that Rachel would never want anything to do with him again after their breakup. Soap opera situations are created as a consequence of these conflicts that tackle issues like betrayal, and family problems. Or abuse between two people. Who are intertwined in some way whether it’s through work or just being good old friends?
10. Monica & Rachel Fight Over Jean Claude Van Damme
There has been a lot of talk in the past about whether Monica or Rachel should have dated Jean-Claude Van Damme. For those that dedicated time to a full episode of them fighting, it will be evident that it is actually one of the longer episodes, rather than simply part of an argument. The interpretation we get here is that there isn’t anything wrong with these two characters making their own decisions. This can be used as an example for authority figures. Who is trying to persuade someone else about which option they should be taking at some point along the line. But don’t see the sense in forcing an opinion onto others. when maybe it may not suit the way they work.
09. Ross & Monica Reveal Secrets
Fans of Friends all know that there was always some kind of drama to look forward to in a Thanksgiving episode. Such as “The One Where Ross Got High.” Not only did this episode have Rachel’s iconic trifle and Ross and Joey’s desperation to spend time with Janine and her dancer friends. But it also revealed secrets among friends. The lie about Chandler smoking pot in college leads Monica and Ross into a fight. Jack and Judy can’t stop arguing; Rachel is overwhelmed. Finally, Phoebe tells Monica she’s pregnant. Everyone tries to hold it together. One last time before their feelings come spilling out.
08. The Gang Locked Out On Thanksgiving
Monica struggled to work in the kitchen, Ross was not a supportive husband. Rachel planned to go skiing with her family, Chandler hated everything about Thanksgiving. Joey was being treated as an outsider and Phoebe was too busy playing the piano. The housemates were locked out of their apartment when raging fire from the oven spread over the whole place. This led to an argument between them. But it also gave them time to reunite- with everyone sitting together for grilled cheese sandwiches.
07. Chandler & Monica Fight About Monica’s Lunch With Richard
When Monica and Chandler talk with Ross, Rachel, Joey, and Phoebe in Season 1, Episode 15. The One with All the Thanksgivings mentions that they are definitely not separating. Both have been together since college and have no intention of breaking it off despite Chandler’s joking threats. To end their relationship if Monica so much. s talks to another man (in this case her old high school boyfriend Richard), and Monica’s half-hearted attempts to test him. The fact that their relationship is still going strong will come as welcome news for fans of Friends who fear the worst every time Ross begins to get on Rachel’s nerves or when Ross reveals his secrets about both Laurel, the girl he secretly dated in London, and Julie, his ex-wife (see Season 2).
06. Ross & Rachel Argue Over The Letter
Even though Rachel is completely right to leave Ross after he slept with Chloe, it is hard for audiences to not feel the tears coming on. Everything in the episode, from Rachel comprehending what has happened to Ross begging for her forgiveness, is painful to watch even all these years later. Neither Rachel nor Ross are wrong – they both made some bad mistakes but ultimately they had simple emotional reasons behind their actions which makes you remember why you loved them as a couple.
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05. Joey Falls Out With Chandler Over Kathy
Perhaps the most well-known friendship within the group is that between Joey and Chandler. Though they have had quite a few arguments along the way (the time when Chandler broke Joey’s guitar comes to mind), Chandler actually takes it pretty far when he goes out of his way to kiss Joey’s sister, Kathy in “The One After Ross Says Rachel”. Seeing how angry this made Joey, he felt he had no choice but to pack up and move back home until Chandler agreed to make things right by letting him prove just how much their friendship means to him. To make amends with his best friend, Chandler allows himself to be locked in a wooden box where he breaks down in tears saying goodbye to everyone, thinking that Joey has kicked him out for good before being presented with an enormous surprise by waiting for it – Monica! And there you have it! The show’s most iconic prank!
04. Ross & Rachel Fight Over The Pro/Con List
Ultimately, the list was unavoidable. Ross and Rachel’s mutual loathing for each other was only exaggerated by their affection for each other – one moment they were breaking up with each other, and the next moment it was back on again. Talk about being caught in between a rock and a hard place! The list occurred because of Ross’ paranoia that Rachel had been sleeping with someone else while they were apart. He gave Joey and Chandler a pen with some very specific instructions but to no avail. They failed to complete the task correctly which made me wonder: who came up with this ludicrous idea of trying to come up with Good Reasons why you should date someone? Doesn’t it make more sense to give reasons as to why you shouldn’t?
03. Ross & Emily
When it comes to Ross and his relationships, we couldn’t have been more shocked when he ended up hurting one of his best friends. In an act that even the biggest “Friends” fans will remember forever. After Ross proposed to Emily. He, unfortunately, had a little momentary slip of the tongue that led to him saying Rachel’s name at the altar. Ross refused to acknowledge his mistake, leading to Emily kicking him out of their home. Reports then emerged that said something about how Emily must have kicked them both out before a day or two later, it turned out she had left for good!
02. The Apartment Battle
When Joey tries to test the bond between Rachel and Monica, jokingly asks which one of them. He should date and which one would be less weird about it, both are quick to answer. He then tries it out on Chandler who fails miserably in answering correctly. Thus showing how much closer the girls are. The boy’s joke that they need to do something drastic. Although what they do – moving their apartment into a bigger place – seems extreme at first. They don’t fight that much over it since they all reason that they are not losing each other but just an apartment.
01. The Gang Locked Out On Thanksgiving
Thanksgivings are a big deal. The one the gang got to celebrate together for the first time was no exception. It had snowed in New York and Joey made a big fire in Monica’s old fireplace. Which later turned out to be a terrible idea. Because of course, it smoked up the whole apartment by causing a spark that led to a fire. In fact, this mishap led to what was arguably one of the biggest breakdowns between all seven of them. As they ended up locked out on the roof with nothing but the clothes on their backs and half-burned-to-crisp Thanksgiving leftovers. However, even though they were frightened, then freezing, they also managed to come together and get over their old issues. With each other by using jokes as coping mechanisms. But really nothing could have prepared them for what would happen next that day. When Monica spontaneously burst into song thereby initiating her very own love affair in an iconic episode for the ages.