Open Thread: What Is Your Favorite Quote From Friends?

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Today is the tenth anniversary of the series finale of Friends. That means the show premiered almost twenty years ago. Even if you were a wee child or (gulp) not even born yet when the show premiered, and even if you didn’t watch the finale when it aired, there’s a good chance you’ve still managed to become obsessed with this show. I know I have. In fact, if there’s a Friends rerun on television, I’m probably watching it. I have a sixth sense for it.

In honor of this anniversary, let’s reminisce about how funny this show was, shall we? Unless you don’t think it was funny, in which case it’s kind of awkward that you clicked on a post about it. Anyway, I’ll start by sharing mine. It’s just one word, and it’s actually not even a real word: “Mississippilessly?!” Ross says it in the episode “The One With Ross’s Tan” in (appropriately) the tenth and final season. Turns out counting with “Mississippi” in between the numbers leads to disastrous spray tan consequences. I love that line so much I even made a reference to it in my Twitter bio. I cannot hear it without laughing, and whenever I count anything for any reason, it comes to mind. But believe me, I have many, many more favorites that would take forever to list.

So now I’ll ask you to comment with your favorite quote from the show. It can either be the one you find yourself using the most, or the one you think is the funniest or the most clever, or the one you relate to most, or just the first one that pops into your mind that you feel like sharing. We’ve had our hopes of a reunion or comeback squashed so many times at this point, quoting the show is the only way to comfort ourselves. Well, that and watching the episodes over and over. Speaking of, my rerun sense is tingling. Gotta go.

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    • Alexis Rhiannon

      My dad is really obsessed with “Joey, some people don’t like that.” From really early on, when Ross walked into a bathroom and Joey was peering over the top of a stall.

      But I have no idea what mine is…I’ll think about it.

      • Bad Dad

        I was going to post that!

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Hahaha I beat you to it!

        Also — she should NOT be wearing those pants!

      • Bad Dad

        Oh, yes! Classic! Hola!

      • Bad Dad

        How many cameras are on you?

    • Vanessa Vieira

      “We will give you ten dollars” – has been and will always be my favorite line from friends.

    • Mai Linh Phan Le

      Phoebe: I just realized something. Joker is poker with a j… coincidence?
      Chandler: Hey, that’s “joincidence”… with a c.

      Every time I think about this scene I just laugh so much!

      • Cassandra Hough

        This is also a fave of mine!

    • guest

      Pivot, Pivot, PIVOT!!

      • Jill O’Rourke

        Classic.

      • LadyClodia

        This couch is cut in half.

    • I’M A TWELVE?!?!

      The article pic is from my favorite episode ever! I had gone through a really bad break up, and Ross screwing up a simple spray tan was the first thing that made me really, truly (bladder testingly) laugh. To this day even thinking about that episode makes me literally lol.

      • Jill O’Rourke

        It’s so great. All of Ross’s misfortunes amuse me so much. The Thanksgiving sandwich episode is another favorite.

    • guest

      Oh man! I’ll probably have like 50 comments on this thread… so let’s get started! Joey on Pyramids is absolutely hilarious. “Paper, snow, A GHOST!”

      • capoupascap

        Ugh how did I forget about that “girls Chandler could never get?” Too many good quotes!

      • Jill O’Rourke

        His delivery makes everything 10 times funnier.

      • guest

        He is SUCH a good physical comedian!!

    • capoupascap

      I have two: “it’s a moo point. It’s like a cow’s opinion, it doesn’t matter, it’s moo.” And then Rachel thinking that made sense and when Ross says “I lived with Monica, if you didn’t eat fast you didn’t eat” cracks me up every time

    • Cassandra Hough

      One of my favorites: “Monica played field hockey in high school. What was her team nickname?” “Oh, BIG FAT GOALIE!”

      And from the Jon Lovitz episode: “Sugar O’s? We gotta eat these.” And also: “Bears overboard! They’re drowning…hey fellas, grab onto a Sugar O and save yourselves!”

      • Jill O’Rourke

        The entire trivia game episode is amazing.

      • Cassandra Hough

        “Uhh let’s see…there’s ‘guest’, ‘fancy guest’…I don’t know, 11?” “ELEVEN IS CORRECT!”

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Weekend at Bernie’s…eurghhh.

      • Mollie

        NOT Dangerous Liaisons :-)

      • Jill O’Rourke

        “His legs flail about as if independent from his body!”

    • MerlePerle

      No uterus, no opinion!

    • guest

      Oh when Chandler and Ross help Joey learn how to be a host for Bamboozle! Chandler: “Hi Rasputin!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0xERWYs55g

    • http://cettevieprovinciale.com/ Allie Dempsey

      A bunch of quotes always come up in everyday conversation for me. They include “I want to quit the gym!” and “I got tricked into all those things!” Also I love saying “Gum would be perfection.”

      • http://apropernoun.blogspot.gr/ Yakumtsaki .

        “I could have said gum would be nice but no, to me, gum is perfection”

    • MaryJLong

      then Rachel thinking that made sense and when Ross says “I lived with Monica, if you didn’t eat fast you didn’t eat” cracks me up every time http://num.to/8387-4353-4653

    • MaryJLong

      then Rachel thinking that made sense and when Ross says “I lived with Monica, if you didn’t eat fast you didn’t eat” cracks me up every time http://num.to/8387-4353-4653

    • Olivia Wilson

      Without a doubt, mine is: WE WERE ON A BREAK!

    • guest

      Could I BE wearing anymore clothes??

      • Jill O’Rourke

        Oh my god I love that one so much.

    • guest

      When Phoebe and Chandler are trying to have seduction competition. “There are my breasts.” “They are very nice.”

      • Jill O’Rourke

        I think that’s the episode I’ve seen the most out of all of them. “I’m very happy we’re going to have all the sex.”

    • Mollie

      1. Monica, only dogs can hear you now!
      2. Well, with a name like Crystal Chandelier, of course she’s a stripper!
      3. Isn’t that how they do pants? Yes..yes it is–IN PRISON!

    • LadyClodia

      Mine are:

      Chandler: “Hey, that monkey’s got a Ross on its ass!”

      Joey: “Ducks is heads, because ducks have heads.”
      Chandler: “What kind of scary-ass clowns came to your birthday?”

    • The Redhead

      Chanandler Bong!

      • guest

        Miss Chanandler Bong! ;)

    • Lindsey Conklin

      “I’m thinkin of joining an ‘I hate turkey club,’ although I do love a turkey club” –joey. BUT HONESTLY TOO MANY TO PICK JUST ONE!