For 10 years, we laughed with our six favorite “friends” as they navigated through romances, job changes, and babies. But as much as we love Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Ross, Chandler, and Joey, their funniest moments have often been helped by unforgettable guest stars – many of whom went on to receive Emmy nominations and wins.
Throughout the decade, dozens of TV and film actors were eager to appear on this hot show. Some have appeared often enough to seem like part of the series, like Maggie Wheeler (“Janice”) or Elliott Gould and Christina pickles (Jack and Judy Geller). Others only appeared once or twice, but left a lasting impression, like Bruce willis, Christina applegate, Reese witherspoon and Brad Pitt.
The most-watched episode of the series is packed with guest stars. “The One After the Superbowl,” originally airing on January 28, 1996, is also the top-rated Super Bowl favorite. Brooke Shields, Jean Claude Van Damme, Chris Isaak and Julia robert were among the stars who made appearances in this remarkable episode.
From kisses to punches, bad dates to babies, egocentric actors to egocentric sisters, friends have had some unforgettable moments with family and friends. Visit our photo gallery with the top 30 guest stars who gave these moments a little extra magic.
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