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E4 waves goodbye to Friends


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When the last series of friends was aired in 2004 many disappointed fans mourned its death, with a cult following the end of the American sitcom left a huge whole in quality television.

However constant repeats of past episodes on E4 have meant that it has never really left our lives. Three hours of friends have been a weekday occurrence on channel 4’s digital station and the 400,000 viewers are accredit to the series never fading popularity.

But this weekend Friends finally waves a last goodbye to E4. On Sunday the 4th of September channel 4’s sixteen year rights to Friends will come to an end.

However fear not, as each cloud has a silver lining. Those TV addicts whose channel list extends to ‘Comedy Central’ which be able to carry on feeding their Rachel, Ross, Joey, Chandler, Phoebe and Monica habit as the American satellite channel will pick up the series from October.

In light of the E4 loss we have put together some of the best quotes and moments from our favourite stateside chums. Please read, enjoy, laugh out loud and feel free to add your own.

  • Ross and Rachel
Rachel: You know, Ben, I was your daddy's girlfriend.
Ben: But you're not anymore. Because YOU WERE ON A BREAK!!

[Ross and Rachel are trying to decide a name for their baby]
Ross: OK, how about Ruth?
Rachel: Oh, I'm sorry, are we having an 89 year old woman?

  • Janice
“Oh... my... God!”

  • Phoebe
Reporter: I like that. what's your name?
[pointing tape recorder at Pheobe]

Phoebe: Pheobe. That's, P, as in Phoebe, H, as in heobe, O as in oebe, E, as in ebe, B, as in bebe, and E as in... Ello there mate.

  • Joey
[Ross is newly divorced from his lesbian wife]
Ross: You know what the scariest part is? What if there's only one woman for everybody, you know? I mean, what if you get one woman, and that's it? Unfortunately, in my case, it was only one woman for her.
Joey: What are you talking about? One woman? That's like saying there's only one flavor of ice cream for you. Let me tell you something, Ross. There's lots of flavors out there. There's Rocky Road, and Cookie Dough, and Bing. Cherry Vanilla. You could get them with jimmies, or nuts, or whipped cream. This is the best thing that ever happened to you. You got married, you were, what, eight? Welcome back to the world. Grab a spoon.
Ross: I honestly don't know if I'm hungry or horny.
Chandler: Stay out of my freezer.

Ross: Wow, Joey, that's a steamy picture.
Joey: Yeah, I know. The magazine said it was for my gay fans.
[winks at Ross]
Ross: Why'd you wink at me?
Joey: Don't look at me. You're the one who like the picture so much.

  • Ross
The leather pants. "Why? Why do bad things happen to good people?"

Ross: I guess I should have known... we'd be out somewhere, and a beautiful woman would go by, and Carol would go, "Ross, look at her." And I'd think, "My wife is cool."

Ross: you threw my sandwich away MY SANDWICH? MY SANDWICH!

Ross: [after trying to kiss his cousin]
Ross: Say something. Say anything. Nothing you say could make this situation worse. Oh my God, this is the longest that anyone has not spoken EVER.
[actually speaking to his cousin]
Ross: I haven't had sex in a very long time.
[thinking again]
Ross: Yeah you really shouldn't have said anything.

  • Chandler
Ross: Chandler entered a Vanilla Ice look-alike contest and *won*!
Chandler: Ross came fourth and cried!

 [Chandler and Joey got two lawn chairs, a chick and a duck]
Chandler: Could we BE more white trash?

  • Monica
Monica: Ross, foot on the floor, or come over no more.

Monica: I gotta go to work. Has anybody seen my left boob?

  • Gunther
[Ross is about to tell Rachel that he loves her before she leaves for Paris, but Gunther walks up to her first]
Gunther: I... I know you're leaving tonight, but I just have to tell you. I love you. I... I don't know if that changes your plans at all, but I thought you should know.
Rachel: Gunther... Oh... I love you too. Probably not in the same way, but I do. And, and when I'm in a café, having coffee, or I see a man with hair brighter than the sun, I'll think of you. Aw.
[kisses him on the cheek]

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