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Friends turns 22: 22 moments true fans remember

I don’t know about you, but aside from wearing overalls and listening to TLC on repeat because I don’t want no scrub, there’s nothing more nostalgic for me than watching Friends.

OK, you caught me, I didn’t watch the show from the get-go — I would have just been turning one. But I did grow up watching the sitcom, memorizing “Smelly Cat,” practicing Joey’s famous “How you doin’?” and learning about why “WE WERE ON A BREAK” was so controversial well before I should have. All 10 seasons are neatly lined up in my room and nearly every line from every episode is stashed away in the back of my mind in case I need it someday. Today might just be that day.

September 22 marked 22 years since the show began. So naturally, as the dedicated Friends fans we are, we should probably take this time to reflect on some of the best memories from the show. So, here’s 22 of my favourite quotes, moments, and songs from Friends to remind you just how great this show was.

1. “It’s a moo point. It’s like a cow’s opinion; it doesn’t matter. It’s moo.” – Joey

2. Unagi” – Ross 

    “Salmon skin roll” – Rachel

3. Chandler entered a Vanilla Ice look-alike contest and WON!” – Ross

    “Ross came fourth and CRIED!” – Chandler

4. Phoebe’s Songs:

    New York City has no power,

    and the milk is getting sour.

    But to me it is not scary,

    ’cause I stay away from dairy.

    LA la, la LA la, LA la . . .

5. “You know what’s weird? Donald Duck never wore pants. But whenever he’s getting out of the shower, he always puts a towel around his waist. I mean, what is that about?” – Chandler 

6. “Look at me, I’m Chandler, could I BE wearing any more clothes?” – Joey

7. “Je m’appelle Claude” – Phoebe

    “Jet aplee blooo” – Joey

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

9. “Pivot, Pivot, PIV-OT” – Ross

    “Shut up, Shut up, Shut UP” – Chandler

10. Phoebe’s Songs:

    Oh, the cow in the meadow goes moo,

    Oh, the cow in the meadow goes moo.

    Then the farmer hits him on the head and grinds him up,

    And that’s how we get hamburgers.

    Now, chickens!

11. “What’s not to like? Custard? Good. Jam? Good. Meat? GOOD!” – Joey

12. “Fine! Judge all you want to but married a lesbian, left a man at the alter, fell in love with a gay ice dancer, threw a girl’s wooden leg in a fire, LIVE IN A BOX!” – Monica

13. “Oh. My. God.” – Janice

14. Gum would be perfection” – Chandler

15. Phoebe’s Songs:

    Are you in there little fetus?

    In nine months will you come greet us?

    I will . . . buy you some Adidas.


17. “WOO! HOO! . . . Quick, help me get this off” – Phoebe

18. “Isn’t that just kick-you-in-the-crotch spit-on-your-neck fantastic.” – Rachel

19. “He’s a Transponster!” – Rachel

      “That’s not even a word!” – Monica

20. Joey’s song:

      This hand is your hand,

      This hand is my hand

      Oh wait that’s your hand

      Nope, wait it’s my hand

21. Phoebe’s songs:

      Now, Grandma’s a person who everyone likes,

      She bought you a train and a bright, shiny bike.

      But lately she hasn’t been coming to dinner,

      And last time you saw her she looked so much thinner.

      Now, your mom and your dad said she moved to Peru,

      But the truth is she died and some day you will too.

      Lalala LAlalala LAlalala LAlalala La La La La

      Lalala LAlalala LAlalala LAlalala La La La La

22. “WOOPAH!” – Chandler

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