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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  • A great start!

    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.