Indeed, she’s the popular and pretty girl that isn’t always nice. She also grew up rich and privileged. In addition, She’s very bratty and stubborn. If she doesn’t get her away then everyone knows about it. Of course, that’s not to say she’s an awful person. She just struggles at being a good friend. She had some relationship issues as well. To be fair, that’s not all her fault but she certainly didn’t help matters. It’s time to take a closer look at Rachel Green and her friends.
Here are 20 Things Fans Choose To Ignore About Rachel Green.
SHE’S A LAZY ROOMMATE
Monica has to nag her until she’ll wash the dishes. Even then, she just pretends to do the work. In addition, she’s pretty bad at cleaning up after herself. In her defense, Monica’s a neat freak and has unrealistic standards. Regardless, Rachel still finds ways to avoid housework.
SHE LIES During The Annulment
To be fair, Ross shouldn’t have lied to Rachel. On the other hand, Rachel lies when she files for the annulment. She makes numerous wild claims just to get back at him. It backfires because the judge realizes they were a couple before and have a history. The judge refuses to annul the marriage and instead they have to go through a divorce.
SHE’S ANGRY WHEN MONICA AND CHANDLER WANT TO MOVE IN TOGETHER
She becomes angry that she has to move out and doesn’t think it’s fair. However, it’s clearly time that she moves on in life. The change ended being good for all of them. More importantly, it’s time to let her friend move on. It’s also possible that Rachel’s just not happy for Monica.
SHE LEFT BARRY AT THE ALTAR
Well, she could have chosen a better time. She literally left the guy waiting at the altar. In fact, she could have ended it at any point and it would have been fine. It would have been awkward but not as bad as leaving the guy on his wedding day. She should have done the mature thing and told him how she felt. Instead, she waits to tell the last possible second to leave him.
SHE ONLY LIKES ROSS WHEN HE’S IN A RELATIONSHIP
He had a huge crush on her but she pretty much ignored him. However, when Ross moves on she sulks and wants him back. For instance, she only wanted Ross when he was dating Julie, Bonnie, and Emily. In each case, she became very jealous and petty. However, once he’s single she doesn’t seem to care. In fact, when Ross and Emily break up Rachel moves on.
SHE TOLD EVERYONE ABOUT ROSS’S PRINCESS LEIA FANTASY
Ross reveals he has a Princess Leia fantasy, which is quite common. In fact, Rachel even puts on the Princess Leia outfit. Although, she first blabs everyone about it. It seems reasonable that he wouldn’t want those details out there. Especially since she’s really good friends with his sister.
SHE Asked Ross Not To Date People, But She Allowed Herself To Date
She asks him not to date anyone at the time. Later, that all seems to change for her. Rachel goes to the bar and gives her number to a guy. He calls later but Ross chooses not to give her the message. When Rachel finds out she’s furious at him. She fails to see the irony in her outrage. She wants to date but wants him to stay single.
SHE’S An Awful DRIVER
In season 7, she finds out that Monica let everyone drive her Porsche except for her. Rachel then steals the car keys and forces Ross to let her drive. However, the cops pull them over because of her awful driving. It’s only then Ross finds out she’s doesn’t have a valid driver’s license. That doesn’t sound like a very good friend.
SHE IGNORED GUNTHER
Rachel didn’t notice Gunther and barely knew he existed. It’s a bit mean since Gunther actually did a lot for her. He hired her at Central Perk and didn’t fire her even though he should have. He also bought a hairless cat from her for a fortune. She just wanted to get rid of the cat and didn’t care that Gunther bought it.
SHE HAS NO SYMPATHY FOR HER SISTERS
Her sisters Jill and Amy visit on separate occasions. In both cases, they turn to her for help. They assume she’ll understand the best because of her own life. However, she’s mad at Jill when she basically makes the same choices as her. She also doesn’t support Amy in her life choices at first.
SHE Doesn’t Switch With Phoebe
Rachel moves into Joey’s apartment, and Phoebe moves into Monica and Chandler. When Phoebe has had enough of them, she wants to switch with Rachel for Joey’s apartment, but Rachel doesn’t let her, even though the apartment fire was her fault, to begin with.
SHE CONVINCES BONNIE TO SHAVE HER HEAD
Rachel’s jealous of Bonnie and wants her gone. She becomes so jealous that she convinces Bonnie to shave her head bald. To be fair, Ross is the one that breaks up with her. Additionally, she didn’t look bad bald. Regardless, it’s petty of Rachel to pull a stunt like that.
SHE WON’T RUN WITH PHOEBE
Phoebe’s running style embarrassed Rachel. She tried to avoid running with her and even faked an injury. She could have tried talking to her friend about it but lies instead. Furthermore, Phoebe’s running styles weren’t that bad. Also, it’s Phoebe so Rachel should have expected a bizarre running style. In the end, they both tried Phoebe’s running style and loved it.
SHE TRIED TO STOP ROSS AND EMILY’S WEDDING
At the last minute, Rachel decides to go to London to stop the wedding. If she really cared about the guy she’d let him marry and move on. Instead, she shows up and confuses him. To be fair, Rachel does realize that stopping the wedding is a mistake. On the other hand, her showing up causes Ross to say her name instead of Emily’s during the ceremony. Although, that one is all Ross’s fault.
SHE WAS JEALOUS WHEN MONICA AND CHANDLER BECAME ENGAGED
In season 6, Monica and Chandler become engaged. Rachel’s jealous about Monica and Chandler’s big news. She’s not happy that her friend found love. She finds a way to make it about Rachel. She complained about being single and feeling alone. In addition, she can’t believe that Monica’s going to marry first. Monica’s happiness seems to make Rachel feel insecure about her life.
The ONE YEAR CELEBRATION PLAN
In season 3, Ross couldn’t wait to celebrate his one-year anniversary with Rachel. However, Rachel was too busy with work to celebrate. Later, Ross tries to celebrate at her work but sets the flowers on fire. Rachel became angry and yelled at him. Ross can be annoying but in this case, he was just trying to be nice. However, this leads to one of the most famous breakups in TV history.
SHE BROKE UP WITH ROSS AND INVITED MARK OVER
It’s normal for Ross to be jealous of a guy she’s working with. After Ross and Rachel’s fight, she invited Mark over to her place and Ross found out. It’s understandable that Ross would be so angry. She knew he was jealous of Mark and it might cause problems. Nonetheless, she invited him over anyway.
SHE’S An Awful EMPLOYEE
She often mixed up orders and made mistakes. In addition, she also ignored or was mean to customers. She only kept her job because Gunther had a crush on her. In fact, it got so bad that Gunther had to re-train her because she didn’t know how to do anything. She hated the job so much that she put in little effort. However, when she found a job she cared about she worked very hard.
SHE STEALS JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME FROM MONICA
Monica’s speechless when she sees action star Jean-Claude Van Damme. She has a huge crush on him but is too nervous to approach him. So she sends Rachel to talk to him for her. Instead of helping out her friend Rachel picked up Van Damme for herself. That seems like an odd thing to do to a friend. In addition, she didn’t understand why Monica was so angry about it.
SHE WAS A HIGH SCHOOL BULLY
Turns out she was the typical high school bully. In season 8, Ross’s old friend Will (Brad Pitt) comes to visit. Indeed, she picked on him for being overweight. Will hated her so much he started an “I Hate Rachel” club. Ross was the co-founder because she ignored him in high school. They also started a rumor about her getting back at her. Even as an adult it’s easy to see traces of the high school bully.