Can You Guess the "Friends" Character?


By: Maria Trimarchi

6 Min Quiz

Image: NBC

About This Quiz

Think you know a lot about the characters from the hit sitcom "Friends?" Then you're in the right place!

Rachel was the spoiled one, Monica was the responsible one and Phoebe was the day-dreaming one. As for the guys, Ross was the intelligent one, Chandler was the witty one and Joey was the macho one. For ten seasons, these characters formed a bond with viewers that has been nearly unparalleled in television history. Watching them interact with each other, live and love, and make us laugh like never before, ensures that this sitcom will remain a Netflix-and-chill binge favorite for years to come.

A whopping 236 episodes also ensured that we have material for quizzes for decades!

Who knows which Friend worked as a butt double, which Friend has a monkey, who dated Janice and which two Friends got married (wait, there were more than two, right?) Can you name each characters' last name? How many famous guest stars do you remember? If you can answer each of these questions, then this quiz is for you.

Put those almost 5,000 viewing hours (yup, we did the math) to good use with this quiz, and see how much you absorbed!

Whose biggest pet peeve is animals dressed up as humans?

When Chandler and Joey claimed they knew more about Monica and Rachel than Monica and Rachel knew about themselves, the game was on. Ross created the questions and officiated. When asked what Monica's pet peeve was, Joey answered correctly, "animals dressed as humans."


Who is locked in a wooden box for six hours to earn Joey's forgiveness?

After kissing Joey's girlfriend, Kathy, Chandler agrees to be locked in a wooden box, on Thanksgiving, to prove he's sorry. Six hours later, Joey allows him out.


Who does Mr. Heckles, aka, "The Weird Man," leave all his possessions to when he dies?

Mr. Heckles lived in the apartment below Monica and Rachel (and, previously, Monica and Phoebe.)


Who doesn't share food?

When Joey goes on a date with Phoebe's friend Sarah, she happens to eat food (French fries) off his plate. We know, "Joey doesn't share food!" This was the kiss of death for a date.


Who has a twin sister named Ursula?

You might recognize Ursula Buffay, Phoebe's identical twin sister, from the TV show, "Mad About You." The Ursula character was a waitress at Riff's, but also, we learn when Phoebe is mistaken for her, had a career in porn. According to "Mad About You," Ursula eventually went on to become the governor of New York.


Who marries Mike Hannigan, played Paul Rudd?

Joey, who has forgotten he's supposed to set Phoebe up on a blind date, chooses a random person named Mike in the coffee shop, instead. But the two hit it off, and, although they're temporarily "on a break" when Mike feels he won't ever remarry, they do end up together (and married.)


During his wedding ceremony to Emily, Ross says who's name at the altar?

As he's marrying Emily, Ross, while reciting his marriage vows, says the name "Rachel" instead of "Emily." The marriage is off, but the two do try to remain together, as long as Ross cuts Rachel out of his life.


Who plays Dr. Drake Ramoray, in a fictional version of the soap opera, "Days of Our Lives?"

It's Joey who plays Dr. Drake Ramoray, a neurosurgeon on the fictional version of the soap opera, "Days of Our Lives."


Whose sister, Amy, thinks Phoebe's name is Emma?

Christina Applegate guest stars as Amy Green, Rachel's younger (middle) sister. She calls Phoebe, "Emma," and thinks that "Phoebe" is "a funny noise." And the actual Emma? She first thinks Ross and Rachel's daughter is a boy named Emmett.


Who spends $1,000 on a purebred Sphynx cat?

In season five, Rachel buys a hairless cat, the same breed her grandmother had when Rachel was a kid. Rachel and her cat don't end up getting along very well, and in the end, Gunther buys the cat, and we can assume they live happily ever after.


What is Ross' monkey's name?

Marcel, Ross's white-headed capuchin monkey from season one, liked to bop along with the song, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight."


Who is a surrogate to her brother's children?

During the fourth season of the show, Phoebe decides to help her brother Frank Jr. and his wife, Alice, start a family. She agrees to be the surrogate mother to triplets Lesle, Frank Jr. Jr. and little girl, Chandler.


Which is Janice's signature catchphrase?

Janice, introduced to the group when she and Chandler begin dating, has a habit of dropping the line, "Oh. My. Gawd," in her best nasally voice. "Could you BE more sarcastic?" is Chandler's signature one-liner in the first few seasons.


Who changes her name to Princess Consuela Bananahammock after getting married?

After Phoebe marries Mike Hannigan, she changes her name; eventually, to "Phoebe Buffay-Hannigan," but first to "Princess Consuela Bananahammock." Mike, in response, changes his name to "Crap Bag."


Whose middle name is Muriel?

Muriel, we find out, is Chandler's middle name. "Chandler Muriel Bing," says Ross to Chandler. "Boy, your parents never gave you a chance, did they?"


Chandler tries a hypnosis tape to quit smoking, but it has something unexpected in the script. What is it?

To help him quit smoking, Rachel gives Chandler a hypnosis tape she got from a woman at work. She used it, and it worked for her. But the tape isn't exactly what either expected, repeating, "You are falling fast asleep. Deeper. Deeper. Deeper. You are now completely asleep. You don’t need to smoke. Cigarettes don’t control you. You are a strong, confident woman, who does not need to smoke. A strong, confident woman."


Who makes an English trifle with a layer of "beef sauteed with peas and onions" for Thanksgiving at Monica's?

Rachel's holiday trifle includes: a layer of ladyfingers, then a layer of jam, then custard (which she made from scratch), then raspberries, more ladyfingers, then beef sauteed with peas and onions, then a little more custard, and then bananas, and then some whipped cream on top. Does it really "taste like feet," though?


Who is Regina Phalange?

"Regina Phalange" is Phoebe's alter ego. She used this alias first when calling Ross in England, and then we see Regina become "Dr. Regina Phalange" and the French Régine Phillange.


Who officiates at both Monica and Chandler's wedding and Phoebe and Mike's wedding?

Joey, in preparation for going to London for Monica and Chandler's wedding, gets ordained over the internet in order to officiate at their ceremony. When the day comes, he's working and ends up officiating while still in costume from his war movie.


Whose drag-queen father has a burlesque show called, "Viva Las Gaygas"?

Chandler's father, Charles Bing, is a drag queen played by Kathleen Turner who performs as "Helena Handbasket" in a Vegas show called "Viva Las Gaygas." Chandler and his father reconcile just before Monica and Chandler's wedding, after not speaking for years.


Mrs. Braverman lives on the first floor of the same building as Chandler, Joey, Monica and Rachel. Who eats her cheesecake?

At least two cheesecakes ordered from Mama's Little Bakery in Chicago were never eaten by Mrs. Braverman, who actually ordered them. The first was accidentally delivered to the wrong apartment, and Chandler takes the first bite. They accidentally drop the second cheesecake on the floor in the hallway, but it doesn't stop them from eating it.


Who does statistical analysis and data reconfiguration as a career?

Chandler Bing's career is in statistical analysis and data reconfiguration. He is an IT procurements manager, which has nothing to do with "transponding" or being a "transponster."


The series ends with Chandler and Monica adopting twins. What do they name them?

Monica and Chandler, after struggles with infertility, decide to adopt. At the end of the final season, they not only purchase a home outside the city, but they become parents to Jack, named after Monica's father, and Erica, named for their birth mother.


Rachel and Monica frequently steal Joey and Chandler's TV Guide. Who's it addressed to?

During the contest for Monica's apartment, Ross asks, what name appears on the TV Guide address label? Rachel guesses, "Chandler Bing." But the correct answer, says Ross, is "Chanandler Bong." "Actually," Chandler corrects him, "it's MISS Chanandler Bong."


Who almost gets married to Dr. Barry Farber?

When we first meet Rachel, she's just left Barry at the altar and still wearing her wedding dress. "And that's when it hit me," she explains, "how much Barry looks like Mr. Potato Head. Ya know, I mean, I always knew he looked familiar, but..."


Who dates Ross, her paleontology professor?

Elizabeth Stevens, a student at New York University, dates Ross, her paleontology professor. To make things more awkward, Rachel begins dating Paul Stevens, Elizabeth's father.


Who's Joey's first roommate after Chandler moves in with Monica?

After Chandler and Monica move in together, Joey places an ad for a new roommate. When Janine LaCroix, an Australian dancer played by Elle Macpherson, answers the ad, he picks her immediately. Eventually, Joey and Janine get together, but it doesn't last when she admits she doesn't like Monica and Chandler, and she moves out.


Who guest stars as Roy, the stripper?

When Rachel and Monica plan Phoebe's bachelorette party, they don't plan on hiring a stripper until they find out that the bride-to-be was counting on "entertainment." Panicked, they hire the first one available, Roy. Roy, in character as "Officer Goodbody" and played by Danny DeVito, turns out to be an aging stripper who cries.


Now friends as adults, who mugged Ross when the two were kids?

Spurred on by a recent mugging, Phoebe confesses and apologizes to Ross that she often mugged people when they were kids, and that she'd mugged him once when they were teenagers. It turns out she kept his comic, "Science Boy," and the two make up reading it.


Which royal does Joey meet while in London for Ross and Emily's wedding?

Joey, while out walking around London, meets Sarah Ferguson. Sarah, after marrying Prince Andrew, was given the title Her Royal Highness The Duchess of York.


Which of Phoebe's boyfriends thinks Massapequa "sounds like a magical place?"

Happy-go-lucky Parker, played by Alec Baldwin, isn't liked very much by the friends because of his enthusiasm for everything and his overall exuberance for life.


Who has a Cabbage Patch Kid named Alicia May Emory?

Joey loves sandwiches. He loves his stuffed penguin named Huggsy (as does baby Emma,) his imaginary friend Maurice (who's a space cowboy) and his Cabbage Patch Kid named Alicia May Emory.


Who has seven sisters?

The Tribbiani's had eight children, seven girls and one boy: Gina, Tina, Dina, Mary-Angela, Mary-Therese, Veronica, Cookie and Joseph Francis "Joey" Tribbiani Jr.


Who books a job as Al Pacino's butt double?

Joey gets some interesting gigs when he begins working with an agent, Estelle. She books him a job as Al Pacino's butt double in the episode, "The One with the Butt."


Jessica Rabbit is on who's "freebie" list?

"You do realize that she's a cartoon and way out of your league?" says Rachel when Chandler reveals that Jessica Rabbit is on his five "freebies" list, which also includes Kim Basinger, Cindy Crawford, Halle Berry and Yasmine Bleeth.


Explore More Quizzes

About HowStuffWorks Play

How much do you know about dinosaurs? What is an octane rating? And how do you use a proper noun? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks Play is here to help. Our award-winning website offers reliable, easy-to-understand explanations about how the world works. From fun quizzes that bring joy to your day, to compelling photography and fascinating lists, HowStuffWorks Play offers something for everyone. Sometimes we explain how stuff works, other times, we ask you, but we’re always exploring in the name of fun! Because learning is fun, so stick with us!