“It’s not that common, it doesn’t happen to every guy and it is a big deal!”


“I don’t want you to buy me a hat. I’m saying I am a hat! It’s a metaphor, Daddy!”


“Oh my God. I’ve become my father. I’ve been trying so hard not to become my mother, I didn’t see this coming.”


“Isn’t that just kick-you-in-the-crotch-spit-on-your-neck fantastic?”




“We were on a break!”


“You’re over me? When were you ever… under me?”


“You ate my sandwich? My sandwich?”


“I got really hot in my leather pants so I took them off, but they must have shrunk from the sweat or my legs expanded from the heat. I can’t put them back on!”




“Smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you? Smelly cat, smelly cat, it’s not your faa-aa-ult.”


“Something’s wrong with the left phalange!”


“If you want to receive emails about my upcoming shows, please give me money so I can buy a computer.”


“Your tombstone can say whatever you want it to say... Mine’s going to say: 'Phoebe Buffay, Buried Alive.’”




“OK, I’m responsible, I’m organised, but hey, I can be a kook.”


“Everyone knows the basic seven erogenous zones.”


“He told me about your apartment. And, well, I couldn’t sleep thinking about it. So would it be OK if I cleaned it?”


“I have you scheduled for nudity at 2300 hours.”




“I’m Chandler, I make jokes when I’m uncomfortable.”


“I’m not so good with the advice. Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?”


“Oh I know, this must be so hard. 'Oh no, two women love me. They’re both gorgeous and sexy. My wallet’s too small for my fifties. And my diamond shoes are too tight!’”


“Why yes, Ross. Pressing my third nipple opens the delivery entrance to the magical land of Narnia.”




“How you doin’?”


“It’s a 'moo’ point. It’s like a cow’s opinion; it doesn’t matter. It’s just moo.”


“Joey doesn’t share food”


“Not just a hat rack, my friend.”







Friends is an American sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which aired on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) from September 22, 1994 to May 6, 2004. The series revolves around a group of friends in Manhattan. The series was produced by Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. The original executive producers were Crane, Kauffman and Kevin S. Bright, with numerous others being promoted in later seasons.

Kauffman and Crane began developing Friends under the title Insomnia Cafe in November/December 1993. They presented the idea to Bright, with whom they had previously worked, and together they pitched a seven-page treatment of the series to NBC. After several script rewrites and changes, including a second title change to Friends Like Us, the series was finally named Friends and premiered on NBC's coveted Thursday 8:30 pm timeslot. Filming for the series took place at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California in front of a live studio audience. After ten seasons on the network, the series finale was promoted by NBC, and viewing parties were organized around the United States. The series finale (the 236th episode), airing on May 6, 2004, was watched by 51.1 million American viewers, making it the fourth most watched series finale in television history and the most watched episode of the decade.

Friends received positive reviews throughout its run, becoming one of the most popular sitcoms of all time. The series won many awards and was nominated for 63 Primetime Emmy Awards. The series, an instant hit from its debut, was also very successful in the ratings, consistently ranking in the top ten in the final primetime ratings. Many critics now regard it as one of the finest shows in television history, including TV Guide, which ranked it No. 21 on their list of the 50 greatest TV shows of all time. In 1997, the episode "The One with the Prom Video" was ranked No. 100 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All-Time. The series made a large cultural impact, which continues today. The Central Perk coffee house that was featured prominently in the series has inspired various imitations throughout the world. The series continues in syndication worldwide. All 10 seasons are available on DVD. The spin-off series Joey was created to follow up with the series after the finale.