Season 1 Episode 1

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

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 22, 1994 on NBC

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  • Monica and the gang introduce Rachel to the "real world" after she leaves her fiancé at the alter. (DVD Summary)

    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.