The Ultimate Friends Quiz



By: Kelly Scott

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

"We were on a break!" If you're looking to take a break from your day, look no further! For a lot of laughs and maybe a few tears, you've come to the right quiz!

In 1994, NBC introduced the world to a dynamic group of friends. Starring an ensemble cast of Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer, these actors and actresses brought their characters to life.

From a jaded paleontologist to an eccentric masseuse, these characters changed the world and your world. Starbucks seems so impersonal when you compare it to Central Perk. A trip to NYC won't be official with a stop at Rachel's favorite store, Bloomingdales. Why settle for a cat or dog as a pet when you can have one with wings? 

For ten seasons, you were involved in the lives of Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, and Ross, but how well do you remember it? What country did Chandler 'move' to when he wanted to break up with Janice? What kind of dance classes did Monica sign up for when she had her identity stolen? 

If you answered Yemen and tap classes, you're ready for this quiz! The show might've ended over ten years ago, but "Friends" will always be there for you! Will you always be there in return? Let's find out!

Why does Marcel, Ross's pet monkey, need to be given away to a zoo?

Ross submits several applications to zoos, none of which are accepted. Just as he's about to give Marcel to an animal-fighting-ring owner, Marcel is accepted to the San Diego Zoo. As they share a last moment at the airport, Marcel says goodbye by humping his leg.


What was the name of the Australian girl that roomed with Joey for a period after Chandler moved out?

Janine Lecroix was Joey's Australian roommate for a brief period after Chandler moved out. Joey didn't know her at all and made his decision to let her move in based only on her looks. Her interest in girly decor and crafting changed Joey; he became surprisingly feminine.


What did Joey say about Rachel for "The List"?

Rachel gets her hands on the list and is devastated and hurt. She demands an explanation from Ross, who can't seem to put words together to explain everything, and when she reads Julie's flaws ("She's not Rachel" - a typo by Chandler), she thinks Ross is making fun of her for being just a waitress.


What is the name of Joey's "bedtime penguin pal?"

When Rachel and Emma moved in with Joey, Emma takes a liking to the stuffed penguin. Joey is jealous and tries to take the original back by buying Emma a new one, but no dice. When Joey tries to steal back the original, Rachel asks how Joey can take Huggsy from a little child, to which he replies, "How do you think I got him in the first place?"


Who guest starred as singer Stephanie Schiffer, taking Phoebe's place as singer at Central Perk?

At the end of the episode "The One with the Baby on the Bus," Phoebe teaches "Smelly Cat" to Stephanie, played by Christine Ellen "Chrissie" Hynde is an American musician best known as a founding member of the rock band The Pretenders.


Which character's parents were happily married for the duration of the series?

Judy Geller and her husband, Jack Geller love each other very much, although Judy has always seems to favor Ross over Monica.


What is the name of the club at which Chandler's father works?

Charles Bing, Chandler's father, is a drag queen with a show entitled "Viva Las Gaygas," which he performs under the pseudonym Helena Handbasket.


Which of the six "Friends" has been married the most times?

Ross married Carol (and then they divorced because Carol was gay), Emily (their marriage ended because he couldn't accept her condition that he stop seeing Rachel), and to Rachel (they married after a drinking binge in Las Vegas).


How many sisters does Joey Tribbiani have?

Joey has seven sisters: Gina, Tina, Dina, Mary-Angela, Mary-Therese, Veronica and Cookie. At a birthday party for Joey, Chandler gets extremely drunk and fools around with one of the sisters, but cannot remember which one. Eventually he figures out it was Mary-Angela, with consequences.


Which actress plays Rachel's little sister Amy?

Amy is one of the few women who Joey can't stand. At one point, he tells Ross "She may be the hottest girl I've ever hated."


What does Chandler do to imitate Monica's boyfriend, Richard?

In the episode "The One Where Old Yeller Dies" Monica encourages a friendship between Richard and the rest of the gang. When Joey and Chandler have an extra ticket for a Knicks game, Monica convinces them to take Richard, but they do it only because they can go in his Jaguar. Joey and Chandler start really liking him, so much so that Chandler starts growing a mustache and Joey starts smoking cigars. During a foosball game, Joey accidentally lets it slip that they see Richard more as a dad than as a friend, which really hurts Richard.


What is the name of the dog that Phoebe borrows to help cheer up Joey after he becomes upset over his obsession with Rachel?

Phoebe calls him the happiest dog alive, but after Joey begins to pour his heart out to Mozzarella, the poor dog becomes miserable and Phoebe takes him home. He now belongs to Jasmine, one of Phoebe's co-workers at the massage parlor.


Which actress plays Phoebe's twin sister Ursula?

Ursula originally appeared as a ditzy waitress on the sitcom Mad About You, working at Paul and Jamie's favorite New York City restaurant, Riff's. When Lisa Kudrow was cast as Phoebe, who also lives in New York City, the producers decided to have the character cross over into Friends.


What is the name of the manager of Central Perk?

Played by actor James Michael Tyler, Gunther is the character with the most appearances (after the main cast). He appears in 185 episodes, though the majority of these are non-speaking, as he is simply behind the bar.


What materials did the gang use to fashion a 'very long poking device'?

When Joey points out that Ugly Naked Guy has appeared unusually still, Phoebe thinks her curse killed him. After Joey constructs a giant poking device with chopsticks, the guys poke all the way from Monica's apartment to Ugly Naked Guy's. Phoebe is overjoyed to see that he's still alive.


Which of the following was NOT one of the potential names for the twins that Phoebe surrogate-mothered for Alice Knight and Frank Buffay Jr?

It seems that Alice is not entirely on board with the "Frank Jr Jr" idea when Chandler asks her, "Wouldn't that be Frank the III?" She replies, "Don't get me started."


Which band wrote the opening song for Friends?

"So no one told you life was gonna be this way? Your job's a joke, you're broke, your love life's D-O-A. It's like you're always stuck in second gear. Oh when it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year..." (You're welcome for getting that stuck in your head!)


How does Ross first get baby Emma to laugh?

Ross is the first to make baby Emma laugh, but Rachel is disgusted to learn that he made her laugh by rapping 'Baby's Got Back' by Sir Mix-A-Lot. She eventually relents, and at the end of the episode the others catch them both rapping to Emma and dancing provocatively.


When Ross buys a new couch but refuses to pay for delivery, what does he end up chanting to Rachel and Chandler as they attempt to carry it up the stairs?

Later in this episode, the following conversation takes place. Ross: This couch is cut in half. I would like to exchange it for one that is not cut in half. The saleswoman: You're telling me this couch was delivered to you like this? Ross: Look, I'm a reasonable man. I will accept store credit. The saleswoman: I'll give you store credit in the amount of four dollars. Ross: I will take it.


What is the profession of Phoebe's first husband, Duncan?

Duncan Sullivan, played by actor Steve Zahn, is a Canadian ice skater who married Phoebe to get a green card.


What is the nickname the gang initially had for Monica's boyfriend Bobby?

Bobby's not so funny once he quits drinking, and Monica begins to drink heavily around him so she can be somewhat entertained. In the end, they break up. Bobby tells her he thinks she has a drinking problem and he is "not capable of being in a co-dependent relationship right now".


What guest star says this when Rachel and Monica refuse to have a threesome with him: "You sure? I can crush a walnut with my butt?"

He plays himself as an actor on the set of the fictional movie Outbreak 2. In the end, Rachel and Monica refuse the threesome though Monica does comment that his walnut-crushing talent "is impressive though."


Where did Rachel purchase the "apothecary table" that she and Phoebe fight over in their shared apartment?

Phoebe hates mass-produced products and anything that does not have a history. In order to keep the table Rachel pretends to have bought it at a flea market, so Phoebe will think it's an antique.


What is the name of the woman Ross slept with while he and Rachel were on a break?

Chloe works at a Xerox store in Manhattan, and the audience first meets her when she asks Joey and Chandler out and the two men spend the time before the date wondering how they would manage the subsequent threesome.


What is the secret sexual fantasy that Ross discloses to Rachel?

Rachel tells Phoebe about the fantasy, and Phoebe makes a joke in front of Ross while holding two buns to the side of her head to look like Leia.


Whose butt does Joey double for when his agent scores him a movie role?

Joey manages to ruin the butt double shower scene by overacting, which gets him fired. This comes on the heels of Joey’s awful musical, “Freud!”


Who pees on Monica after she gets stung by a jellyfish?

Joey remembers a documentary from the Discovery channel that suggested urinating on a jellyfish sting to make the pain go away. He "steps up" to help her, but gets stage fright and cannot go through with it, so Chandler is forced to do it instead.


What is Janice's trademark saying?

In the closing moments of the season two finale, Janice walks into Central Perk and upon seeing Chandler, exclaims her catchphrase "OH MY GOD!!!" The two later rekindle their relationship, much to Joey's chagrin.


How does Phoebe learn that Monica and Chandler are secretly dating?

The gang go through all sorts of shenanigans (yes, we said "shenanigans") to keep the relationship a secret from Ross, including Phoebe flirting with Chandler.


What is the name of the character Joey plays on Days of Our Lives?

Dr. Drake Ramoray was a neurosurgeon working at the fictional hospital on Days of Our Lives. His time on the soap ended when Joey offended the writers, who had his character fall down an elevator shaft. He is left in a coma with such serious brain damage that Drake himself was the only person who could have treated the damage.


Who annoyed the gang by tapping on his apartment ceiling with a broom whenever they got loud?

When Mr. Heckles complains to Monica and Rachel (and before that, Monica and Phoebe), he usually starts his lines with "You're doing it again! You're disturbing my..." followed up with a far-fetched claim such as oboe practice, birds or dinner party.


What is the name of Rachel's Italian boyfriend from season 1?

Ross detests Paolo and makes fun of him behind his back every chance he gets (even taking advantage of the fact that he understands little English and calling him a "crap weasel" to his face). Eventually Paolo makes a pass at Phoebe during a massage, and that ends his relationship with Rachel.


Who is Chandler describing when he says, "Hannibal Lector? Better roommate than you!"

Chandler and Eddie met at the grocery store, where Eddie helped Chandler pick out a chorizo. Chandler later discovers they have nothing in common and that Eddie hates Baywatch and foosball.


Why did the relationship between Phoebe and David the Scientist Guy end?

The pair meet when Phoebe yells at him for interrupting her guitar playing at Central Perk with his loud conversation with fellow scientist Max. When David explains that they were talking about how beautiful she was, all is quickly forgiven.


What two animals do Joey and Chandler keep as pets?

Joey bought the chick from an animal shelter as a gift for Chandler. When Chandler tries to return the chick he finds it's in danger of being euthanized. He returns home with the chick and a duck.


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