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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  • One of the best pilots I have ever seen and a wonderful beginning for an amazing show.

    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!
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