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 good start to a great show.

    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.