The Very Best Jokes From Friends

For ten years, Friends filled our screens with laughter as we watched the six beloved central characters navigate love, life, and hardships. Today, it’s still considered one of the most successful shows in the history of television. With the sad news of Matthew Perry’s passing, let’s count down the funniest jokes that Chandler and the other friends gave us during those 236 episodes.

40. The pivot joke

Ross: “Pivot! Pivot! Pivot! Pivot! Pivot!” Chandler: “Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!” Any Friends fan will likely remember the moment when Ross’ plan to cut costs backfires. The character goes shopping for a sofa and doesn’t want to pay the delivery fee, insisting he can do it himself. But despite his best efforts – with some help from Rachel and Chandler – he can’t get it up the stairs.

39. The joke about Ross’s extreme tan

Ross: “I went to that tanning place your wife suggested.” Chandler: “Was that place the sun?” Ross takes Monica’s advice and goes to get a spray tan. But he can’t seem to follow the instructions when it comes to counting and turning around to cover his full body. So he repeatedly gets sprayed on one side only and comes back several shades darker – much to the amusement of his friends.

38. The trifle and shepherd’s pie joke

Joey: “What’s not to like? Custard – good. Jam – good. Meat – good!” Fans of the show will know that Rachel isn’t exactly a whiz in the kitchen. And when she tries to make a trifle for Thanksgiving, she accidentally combines it with a recipe for a shepherd’s pie. While the other friends don’t have the heart to tell Rachel the truth but also don’t want to eat her creation, Joey actually finds it delicious.

37. The answering machine joke

Chandler: “I got her machine.” Joey: “Her answering machine?” Chandler: “No. Interestingly enough, her leaf blower picked up.” For many, Chandler’s dry sense of humor is one of the best things about Friends. And his cutting response to Joey’s question in this season one episode is a perfect example of that.