Friends

Season 1 Episode 1

The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate (a.k.a. Pilot)

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 22, 1994 on NBC
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Episode Fan Reviews (78)

8.9
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  • Ross cut with rachel

    9.0
    That is so crazy and worry
  • love it and allways the best

    10
    best show ever made
  • l like it so much

    10
    Great
  • Why won't it play

    10
    I can't figure out how to play it somebody help please
  • A good start to a great show.

    8.0
    The highlight of this episode was Rachel figuring her life out after she left Barry at the alter. Running into the coffee shop with her wedding dress followed by figuring out what she was going to do with her life was memorable. It was also a good starting point to have Ross' wife leaving him for another women. The hints of them getting together at the end were great. Paul the Wine Guy wasn't that funny but it was kind of cool to figure out that he was really just using a line, and it was funny to see Monica follow his advice a destroy his watch. This episode didn't really have a lot of room for the entertaining storylines Friends is known for, but it was important that we got to know the characters.
  • When Rachel Greene, the daddy's girl who was obviously born with a silver spoon in her mouth, left boyfriend Barry Farber on their wedding day, she comes to old high school friend Monica Geller for help, who shows her how to live the simple life.

    9.0
    In the pilot episode, rich girl Rachel Greene ditches her fiance at the altar, and has nobody to run to in the city, apart from old friend Monica Geller. Coincidentally, with the gang in the local coffee shop talking about marriage, Rachel happens to run into the place wearing her dress, much to Ross Geller (Monica's older brother)'s shock, who has recently got divorced, as his wife left him for another woman. The other half of the group are funnyman Chandler Bing, womanizing wannabe actor Joey Tribbiani, and wacky singer Phoebe Buffay. In a sub-plot, Monica dates a man - Paul The Wine Guy, and happens to sleep with him on the first date. As the episode goes on, we learn of Ross' crush on Rachel. Will the fairytale come alive? Actually, yes.
  • Rachel leaves both Barry (and a upper middle class life-style at the alter). Monica really needs a new roommate and Ross is dealing with the divorce of his wife, who has come out as being gay

    9.0
    It is 1994 and a group of young, hip New York City dwellers meet and learn to deal with the ups and downs of their complicated lives with compassion, comedy and a sense of style. 'Friends' quickly became a global sensation, with well deserved fame and fortune for the cast and crew. Many television shows tried to copy the show's success (trendy coffee shops became all the rage) and some shows even took jabs at it (Murder, She Wrote) but their was nothing on television quite like Friends. True, the series was not beyond certain complaints and contradictions. The series that presented a positive portrayal of a same-sex couple, was the same series that struggled to portray the cities diversity in other areas (i.e. race, ethnicity or disability) and presented, at times, a totally laughable ideal of social class.

    All the major characters have nice, spacious apartments, designer clothing and furniture and could spend quite a bit of time hanging out in a trendy coffee shop talking about just about anything under the sun.

    Yet, the character's jobs, when they were employed, would probably not be able to support such a upper middle life-style, absent of some serious loans and credit card debt. Looking back at the series, which I personally felt came close to jumping the shark near the end, it is still funny, still creative, still showcases some real talents and a sincere desire to address some serious social issues.
  • Awesome.

    9.5
    Monica and the gang introduce Rachel to the "real world" by mugging her after she leaves her fiance at the altar. I have started to re-watch "Friends" again. This episode is awesome, I love it. Some really awesome lines in this episode. I love the gang, all of them the writers and everyone else did a great job getting the right people for each character in my opinion and don't think anybody else could of done the job these guys did. I loved every minute of this episode every time I watch it. All in all one of the best pilots ever
  • Monica gets a roomate

    9.0
    Very funny and interesting! I had a lot a plaisure to watch this episode. I watch this TV program to learn english and it helps me a lot. The caracters are original and so amazing. The actors are very talentuous. A real nice TV program that had a lot of success in the past. My mother used to watch to it when I was a teenager, and now I discover it by myself! It's fun to watch the really first episode of this serie. The actors had change till then! Well, that's about what I wanted to say... Goodbye and have a nice day!
  • Great Pilot Episode

    9.5
    The beggining of something wonderful. We delve into the lives of each character, and learn about who we will be watching. I think that the first episode was great. However, i did notice that after just the first episode a few things changed. The comedy in the first episode was great, but seemed somewhat different to even the second episode. I think this is probably one of the best pilot episodes for a t/v series. It'fun and entertaining. And i love how we see a little spark between Ross & Rachel, which will be a storyline continnued throughout the 10 years.
  • We're introduced to 6 people who whine about their dates!

    7.0
    We meet our heroes (?) in the coffee shop Central Perk. Monica (Courteney Cox) is trying to dispel rumors that she's dating a coworker, that they're merely going out to dinner. I honestly wonder what "date" meant in 1994. Time elapses and now Chandler (Craig Beirko.. Uh, I mean Matthew Perry) is telling a dream he had where he's naked in school, and instead of his… well… manhood there's a phone, and it's his mother calling him. Foreshadowing any parental issues Chandler may encounter in the future. Monica's older brother Ross (David Schwimmer) comes in depressed as ever. His wife Carol left him for…. another woman. Ouch! Joey (Matt LeBlanc) suggests he should go to some strip joints and have some hormones. Ross doesn't want that, he just wants to be married. A woman in a bride's dress runs into the coffee shop frantically (Chandler: "And I just want a million dollars!"). It's Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), and she has just walked out on her wedding to… Mr. Potato Head. Damn she passed up an opportunity to be Mrs. Potato Head! She could have been famous, for reasons I can't figure out yet. Actually, she says her fiancé only LOOKS like Mr. Potato Head. At Monica's apartment, Rachel tries to speak with her father on the phone, but that doesn't work out. Meanwhile, the others are playing an arousing game of "Foreign Film Dub". Later Rachel has an anxiety attack and does that thing where she breathes into a paper bag (hope she made sure there wasn't a receipt in there to accidentally choke on). Monica's date Paul the Wine Guy buzzes the apartment and then awards it 1,000 points. Well, I wish he did anyway. And how is it that I've made two references to "Whose Line is it Anyway?" in just one paragraph? Everyone gets excited for Monica that Paul has asked her out, including Rachel, even though she just got here and shouldn't have any idea who Paul is. Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) has a question about Paul: "Does he sell it, drink it, or just complain a lot?" Paul finally enters the apartment and we see that Paul is played by Baywatch's John Allen Nelson. Well, at least Monica won't have to worry about being in trouble on the beach. He'll be ready... Chandler and Joey head to Ross's apartment to watch porn. Well, that would have been ideal, but instead they're just helping him put up his new furniture. Useless fact: Ross has a poster promoting a Speed Racer animated film. The poster was designed by animation historian Jerry Beck. It's funny how we're all connected in some way. Now we have a bunch of scene transitions. Monica is at dinner with Paul, discussing smashing watches and shredding bath towels for no particular reason. Then, we see Rachel on the phone, talking to Barry… via the answering machine. Also, I love how when Rachel redials the number, it takes one second for the machine to pick up. In the late 90's that would have indicated he was home, and was using AOL. Back at Ross's apartment, Ross is moping about Carol leaving him. Chandler tries to console him by saying this is why Joey and him "don't do it". Whatever that means, I really don't want to know. Ross then ponders the possibility that there really is only one woman for every man, and once you lose her, that's it. Joey then introduces the analogy, that it's like saying there's only one flavor of ice cream for him: "Let me tell you something, there's lots of flavors out there. There's rocky road, and cookie dough, and BING cherry vanilla. This is the best thing that's ever happened to you! Grab a spoon!" By the way, all Friends fans know that "Bing" is Chandler's last name, so I think Joey saying "Bing" must have been a joke, but we never find out Chandler's last name until much later, so why the reference to "Bing" was added here is a mystery to me. We're back to Monica and Paul who is now depressed and talking about his ex-girlfriend, which in my opinion is something you really shouldn't be discussing on a date, but then, what do I know? I've never been on a romantic date before. Paul wines (oh, so THAT'S why he's called "Paul the wine guy"!) about his old girl leaving him (Dude! Chill! You're now with a woman who looks like Courteney Cox! Buck up!), and how since then he has not been able to perform sexually. This causes Monica to spit her drink out onto him. Ah, nothing beats a good old spit take. Paul reveals he's been impotent for two years, but Monica strangely doesn't care. She seems ready and willing to get in bed with him now. By the way, it's this subplot that NBC had a problem with when this pilot was being filmed. They felt that the storyline made Monica look like a slut, and make audiences dislike her. Now, I normally don't agree with network executives and their over-accusations, but here I kind of agree. If you're a fan of Friends, and have never seen the pilot, when you do see it, Monica's persona here is wildly out of place, and very different from subsequent episodes where she's more refined and obsessed, as opposed to man-hungry. That trait would be given to Rachel. Monica appearing to be a slut does make her a little unlikable, but I'm glad that personality flaw was thrown out by episode 2. Now, Rachel is seen watching an old rerun of "Happy Days". Or maybe it's the spin-off "Joanie Loves Chachi", I really don't know. On what series did Joanie and Chachi get married? Ross is still moping in his apartment. Joey and Chandler are quite tired of it, and Joey bails out, claiming to have a date with a girl. Now we get into a mercifully short montage that's supposed to make us sad. It features both Ross in his apartment, and Rachel at Monica's, and the song "Sky Blue and Black" plays. During this scene, Jennifer Aniston looks awkwardly like Cyndi Lauper. Probably the lighting. The next morning, Rachel has made coffee for Joey and Chandler, but I'm guessing it tastes terrible, because after one sip, they both pour the coffee into a potted plant when Rachel isn't looking. Poor, unlucky plant, I'm sure this isn't the first time it's had to consume a distasteful liquid. Monica comes out of her bedroom, and we get another Happy Days-related reference. She calls Joey and Chandler "Lenny and Squiggy". Paul comes out of Monica's bedroom as well (oooooh!), and everyone seems surprised that Paul spent the night. I don't know why Rachel is surprised, as she spent the night too, and surely would have heard the constant squeaky mattress throughout the night. Also, don't you think it's a little tacky that Monica had sex while her old friend Rachel is sleeping in the other room depressed about love? Monica walks Paul to the door, and he rambles on about how this was better than all his birthdays, and graduation, and he repeatedly thanks her, but doesn't say for what (I know, I know….). Chandler announces he has to go to work: "If I don't input those numbers… doesn't make much of a difference." Rachel asks if they all have jobs, and Monica says they do, that's how they buy things. Hey, you can buy things without a job! You just need a load of Monopoly money, and a really stupid sales clerk! Not that I've ever tried that… Joey proudly mentions that he's an actor. Rachel asks if she's seen him in anything, and Joey says he's mostly done just regional work, which I assume means foreign films. Monica spills out that he's actually a stage actor, and Chandler ranks on him for his apparently bad Pinocchio performance. Chandler demonstrates his own crappy Pinocchio by dancing wildly out the door [!]. Joey tells the girls he's going to go kill Chandler, and chases after him. Then, we have a really girly scene with Monica glowing and everything, and Rachel offering her friend her "hardly-used" wedding dress. Really, it'd only be "hardly-used" if she wasn't going commando. Monica says she has to go to work, and Rachel decides to get one of those "job things" as well. She tells Monica to wish her luck, even though Monica never actually does. Also it's interesting that she leaves the apartment in her night dress, plus the fact that she clearly didn't shower after making out with Paul. Monica is a chef, and she's violating health codes here! This definitely isn't the obsessive-compulsive Monica that we become familiar with later in the series. Monica cooks something up in the restaurant's kitchen when a coworker of her's Frannie returns from Florida, and she somehow senses that Monica has had sex. Perhaps she's a descendant of Anakin Skywalker. Monica reveals she's getting nailed by Paul the wine guy (and it's obvious at this point that even though Monica is seeing the guy, she has no clue what his last name is). Frannie comments about how she is the woman who "takes credit for Paul", and how before her there was "no snap in his turtle for two years." Okay, show of hands. Who here DIDN'T see this coming? Anyone? Um… *raises hand slowly and nervously* So, um… anyway, back at the coffee house, Monica is expressing her frustration and anger, and asks why a guy would do such a thing. Ross comments, "I assume we're looking for an answer more sophisticated than, to get you into bed." Rachel comes in wearing some spiffy clothes, and it's unclear if they're Monica's clothes, or if she bought them. The only thing she claims to have bought are a pair of fancy boots. And about he "job thing", she didn't get it. She says she was laughed at 12 interviews. Heh, you gotta love those arrogant managers who only look for people who have had "experience". If all managers were like that, NOBODY would have a job now! Rachel reveals she bought them using her dad's credit cards, which for some reason she has possession of. Monica takes her upstairs and makes her cut up her dad's credit cards, so she won't be tempted to use them again. Of coarse, Monica doesn't seem the least bit concerned that Dr. Green may show up at her front door one day, asking her daughter for his Visas and MasterCards only to find out, they have long since been recycled. That never happens, I'm just saying. Later that night, Monica leaves to get ready for bed, and Ross and Rachel have their first moment alone. Ross admits he had a crush on her in high school and asks her if it'd be alright if he asked her out sometime. Rachel says that'd be nice, but there isn't much sincerity in her tone. Rachel leaves, and Ross gulps down an Oreo and then grabs his coat to go home. Monica comes out of her bedroom in a robe and asks why he's smiling. Ross tells her he just grabbed a spoon. Monica just stands there not knowing what that meant. Maybe she should check the script. Back at the coffee house, Joey is finding out from Monica what she really thinks of his butt. Joey tells her she wouldn't know a great butt, if it came up and bit her. And just how would a butt bite a person? With it's crack? Ross puts it nicely, "There's an image." It's revealed now that Rachel is working as a waitress for the coffee shop. After it's confirmed that Rachel didn't make the coffee, everyone asks for a cup.
  • Good beginning. Not great.

    8.0
    The One Where It All Began
    AKA The One Where None Of The Male Characters Are Likeable

    Seriously. Joey and Chandler just seem unpleasant, and Ross...well, is Ross. It may have been a bad idea to have literally the first time we see him he's distraught. I probably would have saven this for the third episode. The women are much better characters at this point; while seeing Ross when he's so depressed makes me wonder what he's like normally, Rachel is pretty much always like this, and pulls it off.

    So what's happening? Well, Ross is going through his divorce, Rachel has jilted her husband and Monica has made a fine start on the underlying subplot of the entire series; "Six People Attempt to Sleep their Way through the Entire Population of New York". This time, it's Paul. The wine guy. Something of a bizarre epithet, and while Phoebe wonders a bit about it, we never seem to get an answer.

    Speaking of Phoebe, why is she busking? I said that the women are good at this point, but Phoebe is somewhat lacking in a decent personality at this point. Later we find out she's sort of hippy and new-age but at this point it's the pilot and we're not sure if she's a hippy, got a mental problem or just plain weird. And while I'm being negative, what's with the sudden jump-cuts? Why are we subjected to the montage that, yes, Ross and Rachel should get together? We get it. She's lonely, he's lonely. We're not stupid. What's with everyone shoehorning in innuendo and 'naughty words'? Look, if you're a grown-up show, we'll realise ourselves. No need to shove it down our throats. And this marks the first appearance of the Invisible Wall between the Couch and the Kitchen, where a character will walk 12 feet away and everyone will start talking as though they're completely out of earshot. Turns out the wall is in Ross's apartment too.

    It's a good episode, though. Once he gets going, Ross is very funny, and the Monica/Paul plot is well done. And, in hindsight, Ross' lament that he's young and already divorced is even more hilarious. You ain't seen nothing yet...
  • Ross: (About Carol being a lesbian) She didn't know! How should I know? Chandler: Sometimes I wish I was a lesbian. (Everyone turns to stare at him) Did I just say that out loud?

    10
    Monica and the gang introduce Rachel to the "real world" by mugging her after she leaves her fiance at the altar. I have started to re-watch "Friends" again. This episode is awesome, I love it. Some really awesome lines in this episode. I love the gang, all of them the writers and everyone else did a great job getting the right people for each character in my opinion and don't think anybody else could of done the job these guys did. I loved every minute of this episode every time I watch it. All in all one of the best pilots ever.
  • great

    10
    Monica and the gang introduce Rachel to the "real world" after she leaves her fiance at the altar. Well I just started rewatching Friends last night and I found myself laughing at this episode more than I ever have, there are so many great lines in this fantastic Pilot episode and we are introduced to our favourite group of friends, Chandler, Pheobe, Monica, Rachel, Ross and Joey. My favourite part is when Chndler say, "Sometimes I wish I were a women... Did I just say that out load" it was really funny and it always makes me laugh, this was probaly one of the best pilots of all time after Lost's of course.
  • Brilliant to start the series off. Great to watch if you have no idea what the show is about.

    9.2
    Brilliant to start the series off. Great to watch if you have no idea what the show is about.

    This is where it all starts and I've not even seen one show that starts off better than this. This classic episode sets up the rest of the show. It includes Ross and Rachel getting close, Monica's relationship trouble and Phoebe's singing.

    Full of humour and laugh out loud moments.

    The only bad part was some of the continuity but apart from that it shows that we all knew it was going to be a great programme that would last a very long time.
  • A great start!

    9.0
    This was a perfect way to start the series counting on the fact this episode develops throughout the 10 year long series. The plots go in so perfectly with major plot development. Ross gets dumped by his wife cause she is a lesbian, which develops throughout Seasons 1-3. Rachel leaves Barry at the altar, develops in to Seasons 1-2. The only plot that didn't develop, is the whole Paul The Wine Guy, but it's still a great plot with a lot of funny scenes & punch lines. Plus my favorite part is when Ross is talking with Chandler & Joey about his failed marriage while they keep cutting to Rachel by the window which shows that they will be together someday which develops in to an on & off again relationship for 10 years. A great way to start a wonderful comedy.
  • Rachel Moves In With Monica After Dumping Barry At The Altar, Monica Sleeps With Paul The Wine Guy And Ross Splits Up With Carol Because She Is A Lesbian.

    10
    Rachel Moves In With Monica & Meets The Rest Of The Gang, She Dumps Barry At The Altar Because He Looked Like Mr Potato Head!
    Monica Sleeps With Paul, The Wine Guy :) Ross Divorces Carol Because She Is Now A Lesbian With Susan, And Ross Moves Into A New Apartment With The Help Of Chandler & Joey.
    Joey & Chandler Try To Cheer Up Ross, Who Is Sad That Carol Is A Lesbian.
    This Is Such A Great Start To A Amazing Show Which Has Taken The World & Lasted 10 Years!
    What A Great Show, I Love Friends So Much, Especially Rachel, She's Funny :)
  • Phoebe: Ooh... I just pulled out four eyelashes. That can't be good

    10
    Monica and the gang introduce Rachel to the "real world" after she leaves her fiance at the altar. Well I just started rewatching Friends last night and I found myself laughing at this episode more than I ever have, there are so many great lines in this fantastic Pilot episode and we are introduced to our favourite group of friends, Chandler, Pheobe, Monica, Rachel, Ross and Joey. My favourite part is when Chndler say, "Sometimes I wish I were a women... Did I just say that out load" it was really funny and it always makes me laugh, this was probaly one of the best pilots of all time after Lost's of course.
  • perfect start to a perfect show!

    10
    Meet Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, Ross and the newest addition, Rachel.

    Monica is a chef and Ross's younger sister. Phoebe is a musician/massager. Joey is a struggling actor. Chandler is an office worker and Ross, the paleontologist is recovering from his recent divorce to his now lesbian ex-wife, Carol.

    Rachel has just left her husband, Barry Farber, at the altar and storms into Central Perk, looking for old high school friend, Monica. Rachel is very spoilt, and relys on her 'daddy' to do everthing for her, so its up to Chandler, Joey, Ross, and Monica to introduce her to the real world!

    This truely is a GREAT start to the GREATEST show ever created! Thankyou to Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman and David Crane for creating the best show ever!
  • This turned into ten years of magic!

    9.9
    This turns into ten years of magic. An under the radar show turns into a huge hit and making the cast not just well-known but millionaires in the process. Still a hit in syndication. As we are introduced to Joey an actor, Chandler the wise-cracker, Ross the divorcee with the ex who is a lesbian, Monica the level-headed chef, Phoebe the musician-librarian, and Rachel, the bride who got cold feet. As they hang around not just Central Park cafe, like a Starbucks in NYC. But they hang around their apartment building. As Rachel the rich girl gets a job from the coffee-restaurant. Never having to work in her life until now. Everybody greets her when Monica calls her out. It starts into huge magic for the six.
  • The beginning of 10 years of magnificent entertainment.

    10
    We are introduced to six very different, but all very lovable characters. Each with his or her own weaknesses and strengths and each with his or her own lovable attributes. We are introduced to Monica Geller, sister of Ross Geller, who's best friend is Chandler Bing, who's roommate is Joey Tribiana and who's friend, Phoebe Buffet. Wait, that's only five. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the spoiled little girl who is introduced a little later to everyone else. Her name is Rachel Green and she my friends, has never worked a day in her life. No it is up to the gang to teacher her how to live a normal life and they also teach her the way to live. Amazing episode, the beginning of it all!
  • This is where it all began.This where I got addicted to my Favourite sitcom ever.

    9.4
    This is where my favourite situation comedy ever began its brilliant ten year run which had us laughing, shouting and crying.In this very special episode We meet Phoebe, Monica, Ross, Chandler and Joey for the first time in there favourite place a coffee house called Central Perk. Monica and the gang introduce Rachel to the "real world" after she leaves her fiancé Barry at the altar. Ross struggles with his marriage life after finding out that his wife is a lesbian and he also struggles to keep his nerve around Rachael who he had a crush on for many years while he was in high school.This episode is superb and well written and it introduced us to our favourite friends.
  • If this episode aired, and everyone had to post their comments on it, I dont think the show would go anywhere. This si probably the worst episode, ironic, it is the pilot, It should have done better, much much better.

    7.3
    This is probably the worst episode, ironic, it is the pilot, It should have done better, much much better. It is a great series, but, just, not good enough to be the pilot. This episode is also called The Pilot, the only episode without the The one (with.)

    The acting wasnt that good, and it went very slow, very slow. But do not let this bad illistration be a bad mark on the series, just the pilot episode is not, well not "that" good, its ok, I should say. They have done better, but never worst, but other than that, it is just ok.
  • One of the best pilots I have ever seen and a wonderful beginning for an amazing show.

    9.5
    Monica, her brother Ross, his best friend Chandler, his room mate Joey and their friend Phoebe live their lives like normal twentysomethings did in the nineties: looking for love, working, chatting with their friends and drinking a lot of coffee. One day, Monica's old high school friend (and Ross' old crush) Rachel walks in, a spoiled girl who just left her fiancé at the althar. Although not hearing from her in years Monica decides that Rachel can stay with her and so the gang becomes the friends we'll know for the next ten years.

    What a great beginning for this wonderful show: Everything was already there: Ross's "hi" and his crush on Rachel, Joey's sex stories, Rachel's sometimes spoiled attitude, Phoebe's wonderful weirdness, Chandler's hilarious jokes ("I want a million dollars) and Monica's caring side.
    The jokes were funny and the stories touching, so this is a great episode.

    To sum it up, once again: What a beginning!
  • A great start to a great show

    10
    This show is awesome. You can usually tell how well a show is going to be by the pilot episode. The pilot episode for this show gets a 10/10 from me. It's stylish, sexy and funny. What more could we wish for. I hope the six are around for a long time filled with comedy and laughter.
  • Monica and the gang introduce Rachel to the "real world" after she leaves her fiancé at the alter. (DVD Summary)

    9.5
    As often as I have seen Friends, the show never ceases to amaze me. In the pilot episode the character mannerisms and personalities are already formed and remain rather consistent throughout the next ten years. In so many television series, the characters and their personalities change drastically over the show's course. Although the Friends evolve, they are still the same as when we meet them in this pilot episode. The comedic timing is already flawless. I truly believe it is impossible to watch Friends without falling in love with the show. The actors made the characters real. You could relate to them. Even years after the series has ended, the friends of Friends remain abundant and loyal.
  • One of the best pilots i've seen ever!

    9.5
    ok so this episode is pretty awesome. we start meeting the characters and automatically fall in love with them. We see how some are funny in a stupid kinda way and others in other ways. Personally my favorite is Phoebe. Phoebe was the funniest girl in my point of view. She comes from the streets. She changes through the seasons and becomes a very funny character. Ross' lesbian wife. Oh my god what can i say. The writers did such an awesome job with that. Who would think of that. Apparently this was the first of many episodes to come.
  • The Pilot, what can i say?

    9.5
    The one where it all began, the one 20minute episode that result in one of the most sucessful TV series of all time! One of my personal favorites, it is just so funny, you start to get to know Monica and her brother Ross, Joe, Phoebs and Chandler and suddently Ross just says ' I just want to be married' and Rachel enters in the Central Perk with a wedding dress it's just hilarious and Chandler seeing that said 'And I just want a million dollars!' i have never forgot those two lines since the first moment i saw them! A perfect episode, a classic!
  • Excellent start to the series.

    9.6
    The friends pilot is an excellent start to the first series of the best show ever!! This episode is sometimes called the one where it all began or the one where Monica gets a new roommate. This episode is the one where Rachel leaves Barry at the alter and moves in with Monica, Monica sleeps with Paul the wine guy, Ross tries to get over Carol being a lesbian and the gang try to help Rachel fit in, she gets 'one of those job things'. You are introduced to everyone, Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler and Monica. We also see where the gang live and hang out; Central Perk, Monica's Apartment and Joey's Apartment. An excellent start.
  • great start

    10
    THis episode is just the beginging. We learn about Ross and his divorce with this lesbian wife. We learn that phoebe is quirky and different but brings great humor to the group. We learn that Rachel is used to being spoiled and someone else caring for her but now she's ready to make a new start and get her first job. We learn that Joey is a goofy actor and Monica is obsevssive compulsive about keeping things clean. THis is a wonderful comedy about 6 friends in their mid twenites trying to make it in the world with work and love.
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