The 10 Biggest Arguments On Friends

Of course, the arguments are often resolved within one episode. But in the instances of one of Rachel and Ross’ spats, the effects can last way beyond the initial fight, and then some arguments even bring a new layer to a friendship like Chandler and Joey’s, making them far more significant for fans.

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What earns its place here, though, is the fact that it is one of the only times audiences see the gang get really physical with each other as the two best friends come to hair pulls and head flicks, prompting Phoebe to come in and sort the two out.

The Apartment Battle

After the game itself, fans see Rachel and Monica fight with Joey and Chandler about having to move out of the apartment. There is then Monica and Rachel’s hatred of the boy’s apartment, which led to them moving the apartments around again. It is a hilarious, lighthearted fight that lasted a few episodes but never looked like it would break up any friendships.

Ross & Monica Reveal Secrets

The episode has not only Rachel’s iconic trifle, as well as Ross and Joey’s desperation to spend time with Janine and her dancer friends, but it also has Ross and Monica reveal a slew of secrets to their parents. Stemming from Ross’s lie about Chandler smoking pot in college, Monica and Ross squabble until a boiling point is reached, and Judy and Jack are left to take everything in.

The Gang Locked Out On Thanksgiving

Monica got uncharacteristically frazzled at the challenge of cooking, Ross was no help, Rachel was meant to go skiing, Chandler hated thanksgiving, Joey was being treated as an outcast, and Phoebe was just Phoebe. When they all get locked out of the apartment and the Thanksgiving dinner goes up in flames, it is one of the biggest arguments between the group as a whole, but it also led to a touching moment as they share grilled cheese sandwiches.

Chandler & Monica Fight About Monica’s Lunch With Richard

 Arguably, the biggest argument they ever had came when it was revealed Monica had lunch with Richard. Phoebe revealing this to Chandler put a dampener on the gang’s trip to Las Vegas, which saw Chandler nearly leave altogether out of annoyance. The argument was more than just the lunch; it was the fact Chandler tried to forbid Monica from seeing Richard again, escalating the fight to an unnecessary level, until the two resolve it and nearly get married.

Ross & Rachel Argue Over The Letter

The entire letter ordeal is pretty unnecessary. Ross could have easily owned up to having fallen asleep and simply read the letter there and then to save a huge fall out which ended up catching Chandler in its crossfire. Luckily this temporary get-together of the couple never had many long-term effects on them or the gang; it simply continued the “we were on a break” saga.

Ross & Emily

By saying the wrong name at the altar, Ross kicked off a series of events that included fighting with Emily, agreeing to kick Rachel out of his life, adhering to all of Emily’s ludicrous demands before one final fight saw the pair finally divorced. Audiences never got to hear the majority of that final phone call, but it is easy to place it high on big fights in the show, given its repercussions.

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