The insults: It’s impossible to rank them, but we especially loved the time when Rachel and Monica fought it out on their epic double date.
Thanksgiving: Monica loves to host. Chandler hates Thanksgiving. And Rachel really messes up the trifle.
Hilariously nonsensical additions to our vocabulary: Words like “phalange” and “unagi” are forever embedded in our vocabulary to stand in as an essential airplane part and the Japanese concept of wisdom.
All the marriages: OK, mainly Ross’s marriages. But there were some other surprises – like Phoebe’s first husband, Duncan.
Central Perk: The fictional Friends haunt literally brought coffee house culture to the mainstream.
Lovable underdogs: While every friend was a dark horse at some point, Miss Chanandler Bong, aka Chandler Bing, was undeniably the greatest of them all.
They taught us Loyalty: Whether it was making sure they had first dibs on a sweet apartment, or saving each other from the sting of a jellyfish, they would do anything for each other.
All the jobs:Friends proved that you could follow your dreams, fail a few times, keep working hard, and still make them come true.
Friends always came first: Through it all, the six friends always stuck together. They really wanted what was best for each other, no matter what.
They felt like our real friends: With the same flaws, trials, and successes we all experience, the Friends gang were some of the most real and believable characters on TV in the ’90s and are still relatable today.