Can You Name the Episode of “Friends” From One Screenshot?

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Jane Andrews

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About This Quiz

If you're a "Friends" superfan, you're not alone. The sitcom, which aired on NBC from 1994 to 2004, was a ratings smash throughout the entirety of its 10-season run. It also continues to reel in new fans — 25 years after it first premiered! — thanks to the show's DVD box sets and availability on streaming services. "Friends" fanatics have no shortage of material to binge on and obsess over, it's no wonder there are so many diehard fans all around the world. You know, those people who know all the quippy quotes, trivia tidbits and behind-the-scenes facts from every one of the show's 236 episodes. Tell us, is that you?

If your answer is yes, get ready to face the ultimate "Friends" challenge. In fact, this may be the toughest "Friends" quiz you ever take. That's because you'll be tasked with identifying each episode based on a single screenshot. It's not as simple as it sounds, because that screenshot may or may not be referenced in the episode's title. For example, you know the one where Ross yells "Pivot!"? That episode is actually called "The One With the Cop." (We just gave you a freebie. You're welcome). In order to ace this quiz, you have to know every "Friends" episode — and its related subplots — inside and out. In the words of Monica Gellar, "It just got interesting!" Can you do it? Let's find out!

Rachel makes her infamous trifle in this memorable episode. Which one is it?

Rachel's trifle includes a layer of beef sautéed with peas and onions because a couple of pages from the cookbook she uses are stuck together. As a result, she makes a concoction that's half trifle, half shepherd's pie.

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This is from the series finale (sniff!). Do you know what it's called?

The highly anticipated hour-long series finale aired on May 6, 2004. Well-received by both fans and critics, the show was watched by 52.5 million American viewers. After the finale was taped, the studio stage it was filmed on was renamed "The Friends Stage".

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Do you recognize this season six episode?

In addition to the apothecary table storyline, this episode marks the final appearance of Elle Macpherson as Janine, Joey's roommate-turned-girlfriend. Their relationship doesn't work out because she can't stand Monica and Chandler.

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This classic episode takes place entirely in Monica and Rachel's apartment. Do you recognize it?

Thanks to this season three episode, the slang term "going commando" became an oft-used phrase in the American lexicon. It was even given a definition in the "New Oxford English Dictionary," which attributes its popularity to "Friends."

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The gang learns the truth about Ross and Rachel — and who came on to whom — in this season eight episode. What's it called?

The videotape referenced in the title of this episode is a video of Ross and Rachel's hookup, which was recorded by accident. It reveals that Rachel came on to Ross using the infamous "Europe story."

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Can you name the show's very first episode?

As the pilot episode of the series, this installment is also often referred to as "The First One" and "The One Where It All Began." The show was watched by 22 million viewers, making it an instant hit.

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Do you know the name of this episode in which Phoebe comes on to Chandler?

This is the one where Phoebe pretends to be attracted to Chandler in order to get him to admit that he's been romantically involved with Monica. It works, but only after the two share a quick — and awkward — kiss.

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Here's a season six classic. Do you know it?

Monica and Ross (try to) steal the show on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" by performing a dance routine they made up in the eighth grade. Turns out, the cameraman filmed the sequence to include in the show's blooper reel.

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Kathleen Turner makes a notable guest appearance in this episode. Do you know which one it is?

This episode marks Kathleen Turner's second appearance as Helena Handbasket, a.k.a. Charles Bing a.k.a. Chandler's dad. She first popped up in the season five flashback episode "The One With All The Thanksgivings."

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Fans often refer to this one as the "Pivot" episode. Do you know its real name?

While Ross, Chandler and Rachel try to get his new couch up the stairs of his apartment building, Phoebe finds a police badge and goes out on a date with a cop, played by Michael Rapaport.

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What's the name of this season 10 episode?

This is not the first time Ross gets himself into an embarrassing situation involving a cosmetic procedure gone wrong. In the season six episode, "The One With Ross' Teeth," he over-whitens his teeth to hilarious results.

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Can you name this season six episode, which features a guest appearance by Bruce Willis?

This is the first of a three-episode arc that features Bruce Willis as Paul, the father of Ross's much-younger girlfriend, Elizabeth. Paul takes an instant dislike to Ross and is not shy about his feelings.

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What's the name of this Thanksgiving episode?

Chandler spends this season four episode in a box to atone for kissing Joey's girlfriend, Kathy. At the same time, Monica gets hit in the eye with a piece of ice and is forced to wear an eye patch.

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Do you recognize this early "Friends" episode?

In this season one episode, Ross and the newly independent Rachel bond at the laundromat when he teaches her how to wash, dry and fold her clothes. The detergent Ross uses is called Überweiss, which means "above white" in German.

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Which episode features Rachel in this over-the-top pink dress?

This season two episode features a classic quip from Chandler when he first sees Rachel in her pink bridesmaid dress and matching hat. "I’m sorry, we don’t have your sheep," he jokes.

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How about this cheerleader outfit from season four?

Rachel puts on her old cheerleading outfit from high school in the hopes that it will make her irresistible to Joshua, her new crush. Unfortunately, the plan backfires and she ends up busting her lip while performing a cheering routine.

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Phoebe gives birth to triplets in this season five episode. Do you know its name?

This is the 100th episode of the series, which is the reason for its title. All of the action takes place in the hospital — while Phoebe goes into labor and gives birth, Joey learns he has kidney stones.

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Ross has a major freakout in this episode. What's its name?

There is a clear lesson to be learned from this season five episode — don't mess with Ross Gellar's lunch. When someone steals it from the office fridge (it turns out to be his boss), Ross goes berserk and is forced to take a sabbatical.

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This season nine episode marks Paul Rudd's first appearance as Mike. Can you identify it?

Paul Rudd appears as Mike Hannigan, Phoebe's boyfriend, in 17 episodes of "Friends", including the series finale. The two tie the knot during in the episode "The One With Phoebe's Wedding."

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This episode features a very special guest. Do you know what it's called?

Brad Pitt was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his appearance in this season eight episode. The actor was married to Jennifer Aniston when it aired in 2003.

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Can you identify this episode, which features a very special trivia contest?

While Monica and Rachel lose their apartment to Joey and Chandler during a trivia contest, Phoebe agrees to undergo IVF so she can carry her brother and sister-in-law's embryos (hence the episode's name).

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In this episode, Ross and Chandler are excited to hang out with an old college friend. Can you name it?

While Ross and Chandler get excited to party all night with their old pal Gandalf, Phoebe and Monica get a secondhand van for their catering business, and Rachel applies for a new job.

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This season seven finale features a plot-twisting cliffhanger. Do you know its name?

The big reveal at the end of this episode is the fact that it's not Monica who's pregnant — it's Rachel! Of course, this episode also features the long-awaited nuptials of Monica and Chandler.

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What's the name of this 10th season episode guest starring Danny DeVito?

Reportedly, Danny DeVito created the dance routine he performs as "Officer Goodbody" in this episode. While the ladies enjoy Phoebe's bachelorette party, Joey appears as a celebrity guest on the game show, "Pyramid," and Ross and Chandler attend their high school reunion.

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Do you know the name of this episode from the show's seventh season?

Susan Sarandon plays a soap star named Cecilia Monroe in this episode. Her character is killed off of "Days of Our Lives" so her brain can be used as a transplant to save the ailing Dr. Jake Ramoray, Joey's character.

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This is the premiere episode of the show's eighth season. What's it called?

This episode marks the first appearance of Mona, who becomes Ross's girlfriend throughout most of the show's eighth season. She's played by actress Bonnie Somerville, who's also appeared on popular shows such as "Law & Order" and "Criminal Minds."

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Joey has a hernia in this episode. Do you know which one it is?

Because his health insurance has expired, Joey refuses to get treatment for his (obviously painful) hernia. Meanwhile, Ross starts using a fake accent when he's ask to be a guest lecturer at the university.

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This episode features Joey's hilarious "Hand Twin" song. Can you name it?

This hour-long episode was the show's fifth-season finale. In addition to Joey's hand double and Monica and Chandler's anniversary celebration, this is also the episode that features Ross and Rachel's drunken nuptials.

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Ross gets a little tipsy in this season 10 episode. Can you tell us which one it is?

While Ross insists he is fine, it's clear that's he's bothered by Joey and Rachel's new romantic relationship. At the same time, Phoebe gets a visit from her brother and his triplets.

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Chandler tries to quit smoking in this episode. What's it called?

While the hypnosis tape does help Chandler quit smoking successfully, it also forces him to tap into his feminine side. This season three episode also marks the first appearance of Alice, Frank Buffay Jr.'s older fiancée.

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Do you recognize this sixth season premiere episode?

After their drunken wedding in Vegas, Ross tries to convince Rachel to stay married to him because he can't stand the thought of getting divorced for a third time. To this, Rachel retorts: "Ross, this is not a marriage. This is the world's worst hangover!"

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David Schwimmer did double duty in this episode playing two parts. Which one is it?

In this episode from the second season of the show, Rachel starts dating a guy named Russ, who closely resembles Ross (and is played by David Schwimmer). Meanwhile, Joey gets his big break on "Days of Our Lives" as Dr. Drake Ramoray.

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Can you name this fourth season episode in which Joey and Chandler are robbed?

This episode is called "The One With the Cat" because Phoebe finds a cat that she believes to be the reincarnation of her dead mother, Lily. Meanwhile, Chandler and Joey's apartment gets robbed.

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What's the name of this Halloween-themed episode?

In this classic eighth season episode, Monica throws a Halloween party and buys Chandler an unfortunate bunny costume. This episode also features Sean Penn as Eric, the fiancé of Ursula, Phoebe's twin sister.

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This season 10 episode features Amy, one of Rachel's two sisters. Do you know what it's called?

This episode is Christina Applegate's second appearance on "Friends" as Amy Greene, Rachel's sister. She's first introduced in the season nine episode "The One With Rachel's Other Sister."

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Joey scores his first film role in this first season episode. Can you tell us which one it is?

In addition to Joey's job as a butt double, this episode features his (unintentionally) hilarious scene from the fictional off-Broadway musical "Freud!" which is about the life of the famous psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud.

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Here's a famous scene from the fourth season finale. What's its name?

If you're ever interested in the making of this episode, which was primarily filmed in London, get the DVD sets for seasons four and five. They feature two behind-the-scenes mini documentaries called "Friends Goes to London" and "Friends on Location in London."

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What's this season seven episode called?

While Rachel teaches Joey how to sail, Monica tries to figure out the delicious cookie recipe created by Phoebe's grandmother. Turns out, it was a recipe found on the back of a bag of Nestle Toll House cookies.

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Freddie Prinze, Jr. makes a guest appearance in this episode. Do you know what it's called?

This season nine episode, which marks the 200th episode of the series, also features a guest appearance by Hank Azaria as David, Phoebe's ex-flame from all the way back in season one.

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What's name of this season five episode, in which Rachel has an embarrassing incident?

While Rachel accidentally kisses her potential boss during a job interview, Joey becomes infatuated with a woman in the building across the street, and Monica and Phoebe become competitive about their relationships.

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