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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
45 Favorite Episodes: 7
The One with the Embryos is probably one of the most famous episodes of Friends. And it's widely considered one of the best. However, the episode title is misleading because while Phoebe does have embryos put in her uterus and she does end up pregnant, the episode is deservedly more remembered for the trivia contest. It's such a quick, funny, quotable series of events. ("It's all relative," "Actually, it's Miss Chanandler Bong," "Big fat goalie!") And the humor is definitely what vaults this one to the top ten of the list, but there's one other thing I love about it. The expected outcome would be that Rachel and Monica win the contest and the chick and duck are removed to, presumably, make the show easier to film. But Chandler and Joey end up being the victors after Ross stumps the Rachel and Monica and not only do the birds stay, but the apartments switch. It's just a complete subverting of common tropes and I love it.