The ‘Friends’ Scenes That Fans think Went Too Far

“Friends” is one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time, and continues to bring new fans in droves as it’s become readily available to stream online 24 hours a day. For 10 seasons, Monica Geller (Courteney Cox), Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston), Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow), Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc), and Ross Geller (David Schwimmer) navigate work, friendship, and romantic relationships that frequently intertwine with one another. When the series begins, the group are all in their mid-20s, so it makes sense that they often discuss sex, which might make for some uncomfortable moments if you’re watching “Friends” alongside your parents. That said, though, most of the time, the series doesn’t cross the line.

Notice how we said “most of the time.” Even though it’s a largely family-friendly sitcom about dealing with life and love in New York City, “Friends” isn’t always squeaky-clean. There are two scenes from “Friends” that stick out amongst all the others — ones that fans watching back then thought went too far and fans today still talk about.

In Season 7, one Friends scene crossed a major line

Simply put, Ross is attracted to Cassie — his literal cousin — in the same way Chandler is, and toys with the idea of making a move on her. Viewers are treated to Ross’ cringe-inducing inner monologue as he debates going in for a kiss. To everyone’s shock and horror, Ross eventually does try to lock lips with Cassie while they’re sitting on the couch and watching a movie. Cassie pulls back in absolute disgust, and when she asks Ross what’s wrong with him, he responds by saying, “I haven’t had sex in a very long time.” 

Another moment with Ross went too far

In the Season 10 episode “The One Where the Stripper Cries,” Ross and Monica learn that they kissed one another back in college. Chandler ended up kissing Rachel that night, and Ross is only finding out about it now. He’s upset because it was the same night he kissed Rachel for the first time … or so he thought. When Ross recounts the events of the evening, Chandler is confused since he knows Rachel was sleeping in his bed, not Ross’. And Monica? She’s horrified, realizing that her brother was her “midnight mystery kisser” and her “first kiss ever.”

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