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#FRIENDS25 Rankings: Season 2

Our Friends episode rankings continue with season two. A couple observations on this season:

  • It’s pretty clear the creators and writers started to really hone in on what worked and what didn’t in this season. The writing is funnier, episodes flow better and the character development is significantly more natural and less tedious.
  • Season two gives us the first truly iconic episode of the series – “The One With the Prom Video.” It was extremely tough to pick just one line from that one, but sacrifices must be made in the pursuit of quality journalism.
  • In the running overall rankings (seasons one and two), the second season occupies the top four spots, and six of the top ten. More evidence of the growing confidence in the writers’ room.

And now, the season two rankings.

24. “The One with Phoebe’s Husband”

  • Most memorable line: “Y’know, that’s bad for the paper tray.” -Joey

23. “The One After the Super Bowl: Part 2”

  • Most memorable line: “STOP THE MADNESS!” -Phoebe

22. “The One with Russ”

  • Most memorable line: “Yeah, but after Denise DeMarco, I had to promote it.” -Joey

21. “The One with Five Steaks and an Eggplant”

  • Most memorable line: “We’re just like, sitting at home, trying to guess Joey’s fingers, and you guys are out like partying and having fun, and you know, all, “Hey, Blowfish, suck on my neck”. -Phoebe

20. “The One with the Breast Milk”

  • Most memorable line: “Okay, Monica, I just have to know one thing. Did you go with her to Bloomingdale’s?” -Rachel

19. “The One with Barry and Mindy’s Wedding”

  • Most memorable line: “OH. MY. GAWD.” -Everybody, when it turns out Janice is Chandler’s online lover

18. “The One Where Old Yeller Dies”

  • Most memorable line: “No, no, no, no. He’s your buddy, he’s your Yeller! No, no, no, the end! THE END!” -Phoebe

17. “The One with the Bullies”

  • Most memorable line: “Stir and drink, stir and drink, never let it settle.” -Chandler

16. “The One with the Baby on the Bus”

  • Most memorable line: (Singing) “Terry’s a jerk, and he won’t let me work, and I hate Central Perk!” -Phoebe

15. “The One with Phoebe’s Dad”

  • Most memorable line: “Okay, I smell smoke. Maybe that’s because someone’s pants are on fire.” –Phoebe

14. “The One with the Lesbian Wedding”

  • Most memorable line: “I’m sorry! It’s the pigs, they’re reluctant to get the blankets!” -Joey

13. “The One with the Chicken Pox”

  • “Oh well it’s not me, it’s my character, Chandy. Yeah the rogue processor who seduces his co-worker’s wives for sport and then laughs about it the next day at the water cooler.” -Chandler

12. “The One Where Eddie Won’t Go”

  • Most memorable line: “Yeah okay, well at least I didn’t let some guy into the forest of my righteous truth on the first date.” -Phoebe

11. “The One with Ross’s New Girlfriend”

  • Most memorable line: “I mean isn’t that just kick-you-in-the-crotch-spit-on-your-neck fantastic?” -Rachel

10. “The One After the Super Bowl: Part 1”

  • Most memorable line: *Singing* “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.” -Phoebe

9. “The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies”

  • Most memorable line: “Oh, hey, if I make you laugh, here’s an idea, why don’t you invite Paulo over and have a little romp in the sack and I’ll just stand in the corner and tell knock-knock jokes.” -Ross

8. “The One Where Joey Moves Out”

  • Most memorable line: “This is a tattoo of the earth as seen from a great distance.” -Phoebe

7. “The One Where Heckles Dies”

  • Most memorable line: “So I figure I’ll be Crazy Man with a Snake, y’know. Crazy Snake Man. And I’ll get more snakes, call them my babies, kids will walk past my place, they will run. ‘Run away from Crazy Snake Man,’ they’ll shout!” -Chandler

6.“The One Where Eddie Moves In”

  • Most memorable line: “Hi sweetie. Look before I forget, did I leave my diaphragm at your place? …Hi, mom.” -Monica

5. S2E22 “The One with the Two Parties”

  • Most memorable line: “Hi. Uh, I have been in the bathroom. Stay clear of the salmon mousse!” -Ross

4. “The One Where Ross Finds Out”

  • Most memorable line: “You’re over me? When…when were you under me?” -Ross

3.“The One with the List”

  • Most memorable line: “It was summer, and it was hot. Rachel was there. A lonely gray couch. ‘Oh, look,’ cried Ned, and then the kingdom was his forever. The end.” -Chandler

2. “The One Where Ross and Rachel…You Know”

  • Most memorable line: “Oh, no…you just rolled over the juice box.” -Ross

1. “The One with the Prom Video”

  • Most memorable line: “See? He’s her lobster!” -Phoebe

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