Things I’ve Learned From FRIENDS

There’s really no doubt that Friends is the greatest show ever. Like you really can’t argue with me about it.

The Office is a close second, ok, fair enough. But no, Friends is the absolute BEST.

I’ve watched all 10 seasons endless times. It’ll never not be my go-to show for when I want something on in the background, when I’m falling asleep, when I’m having a really bad day, or if I’m bored and have nothing else to do. To be honest, there’s never not a time I wouldn’t be willing to watch Friends.

With my obvious obsession, I felt like it was necessary to write a post of all the things I have learned from the show. It has taught me a lot over the years. It gave me hope when I was having friendship problems, which let’s be real, has been constant.

Screw you girls who don’t value friendships!!

And it’s actually taught me how to incorporate more humor into my every day life. Which really can’t be topped much more, but whatevs. This is me 😀

P.S. My coffee isn’t usually that light, I put too much almond milk in it – oops
and yeah I’m rocking the big white socks, I am a total fashionista, follow me on IG for more 😉

Season 1

Be upfront with your feelings about people. Ross missed his chance when Rachel came back into his life by being too scared to tell her how he felt.

Make sure your wife is not a lesbian before marrying her.

You can still have slumber parties with your best friends when you’re older.

Monkeys do not make good pets. Like, no really. They do not.

Don’t get stoned before going on a date. Well, at least a first date.

If you ever need a stage name, use “Flame Boy.”

Season 2

Ross and Rachel are destined to be together.

Don’t ever make a pros and cons list about why you should or shouldn’t be with someone. Just don’t.

If a customer of yours dies on your massage table, just let her spirit enter your body. It’s totally fine.

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.

Ross is Rachel’s lobster.

How can you expect a woman to grow if you won’t let her blow?

Never make flan in place of birthday cake.

Season 3

The best way to get back at someone is to put on everything they own and do lunges.

If you’re a dude, the “hug and roll” technique is a perfect way to break your girlfriend’s arm.

Don’t trust Kevin. He has no idea how to pour milk like a normal human.

If ever in doubt for what a Friend’s middle name is, just go with “Fellulah.”

It is very clear that Ross and Rachel were indeed on a break. Sorry, but it’s true.

Season 4

You can’t quit the gym.

Phlegm makes for a sexy singing voice.

You can cross the line so far that the line becomes a dot.

“Transponster” is NOT A WORD! Nor is it a job.

When signing up for a TV guide, use the name Ms. Chanandler Bong.

The correct terms for fishing gear is “googly worm” and “glow-pop jiggly jam.”

Make sure to say the correct name at your wedding.

Season 5

There is no such thing as a selfless good deed.

The moist-maker is the most important part of a leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwich. Also, never eat someone else’s leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwich.

Phoebe doesn’t like to fly in the rain.

Don’t wear leather pants. But if you do find yourself wearing leather pants and you’re getting too sweaty, don’t take them off in someone else’s home. Paste pants are not a viable option.

“Nailing the old lady” means something completely different in Friends than it does in the real world.

They don’t know that we know they know we know.

When moving furniture around a tight corner, yelling the word “pivot” repeatedly usually doesn’t help at all.

If you’re ever throwing a party, make your more creative friend in charge of cups and ice.

Season 6

Mimosas at breakfast while on vacation are completely acceptable.

An English trifle and Shephard’s Pie should not be made together in one dish.

How can anyone HATE Pottery Barn?!?!

It’s just not possible to date someone who doesn’t get on with your best friends. It won’t work out.

Chandler is dead inside.

If you make a reservation right now, you could have unagi in 30 minutes.

A silent auction isn’t a guessing game. You actually have to pay with the number you put down if you win.

Season 7

The Holiday Armadillo is Santa’s part-Jewish friend who has come to teach us about Hanukkah!

Mama’s Little Bakery in Chicago, Illinois sells the best cheesecake. And honestly, it’s totally justifiable if you try to steal it from someone.

It’s probably a bad idea to put a beeping smoke alarm down the trash chute.

Chairs don’t miraculously heal themselves.

What even IS toner?

Great enunciation means you spit.

Season 8

Condoms are not 100% effective, and they do indeed put that on the label.

Make absolutely sure a person has actually stolen your clothes when you’re suspicious before sticking your head between her legs.

Playing Ms. Pac Man all day will give you a claw for a hand.

Never watch someone else’s birthing video. Like in what world would that be a good idea?

Living in a house of cheese would be incredibly hard to clean.

Tea gives Phoebe the trots.

Another way to describe the color “pink” is “faded salmon color” according to Ross.

Season 9

Don’t ever wake up a sleeping newborn on purpose.

Singing “Baby Got Back” to your baby is totally an appropriate thing to do to make her laugh.

What is the actual difference between beer and lager?

Blimps kill over 1 Americans each year!

It’s not a good idea to vacation in Barbados during monsoon season.

Season 10

Corn rows are an excellent choice to tame super frizzy hair.

If you’re feeling “totally fine” get really drunk off of margaritas and make FAJITAS.

When going for a spray tan, it’s best to know if you’re supposed to count Mississippily or not.

If you don’t want to catch someone on their mobile, then don’t call them on their mobile.

Emma, your name poses a dilemma. Because not much else rhymes with Emma. Maybe the actor Richard Crenna. (He played the commanding officer in Rambo) Happy Birthday Emma!

JOEY DOESN’T SHARE FOOD. (and neither do I if you’re wondering)

Why would there be a ghost in someone’s fridge?

If ever you decide to legally change your name, either choose “Princess Consuela Bananahammock” or “Crap Bag.”

I told you Ross and Rachel were destined to be together.

And there you go, almost 70 different things I’ve learned from Friends. And that’s not even all of them.

I think my absolute favourite episode is The One Where Everybody Finds Out. And my favourite Phoebe song is below:

I’m in the shower and I’m writing a song. Stop me if you’ve heard it.

My skin is soapy and my hair is wet. And tegrin spelled backwards is nergit.

Lather, rinse repeat. Oh, lather rinse repeat. Lather rinse repeat…. As needed.

Phoebe buffay

How can you not like this show?

Share your favourite episode, quote, or Phoebe song with me below!

Much Love,

Sam xx

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