Last Updated on 5 May 2024

I searched the Internet for lists of the best episodes of Friends. Criteria included the episodes being ranked, not just listed, covering the entire run, not just lists of episodes featuring one actor, and generally created by groups, whether teams or committees or based on general public voting (like

I found 39 different ranked lists online of “best Friends episodes.” Then I averaged the rankings each episode got and divided that average by a factor of the number of lists that episode was on. The lowest score meant a high ranking average on many lists. The complete spreadsheet is attached at the bottom.

The episodes that were on the most lists (out of 39):

  • The One with the Embryos (S04 E12) – 37 lists
  • The One Where Everybody Finds Out (S05 E14) – 37 lists
  • The One with the Prom Video (S02 E14) – 33 lists
  • The One Where No One’s Ready (S03 E02) – 32 lists
  • The One Where Ross Got High (S06 E09) – 30 lists
  • The One with All the Resolutions (S05 E11) – 29 lists
  • The One with Unagi (S06 E17) – 28 lists
  • The One with the Football (S03 E09) – 27 lists
  • The One with the Blackout (S01 E07) – 25 lists
  • The One with the Jellyfish (S04 E01) – 25 lists

Here are links to the lists I used: