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'Friends' fan favorites: The one with Rachel's best moments

As all Friends fans know, there’s nothing we like more than reliving our favorite episodes, debating which friend is the best, and quoting lines from both every chance we get. It’s practically a sport for us (Monica: Okay, we have to pick captains. Chandler: And then Tennilles).

For the past five weeks, we’ve been voting for our favorite Friends episodes for each character (it’s not too late to vote for your favorite Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, and Joey episodes), which will culminate in an ultimate Friends face-off next week!

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This week we’re closing the preliminary round with some of Rachel’s best moments.

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Keep in mind that narrowing each character’s “best of” down to just five episodes was challenging (there were charts and graphs and sleepless nights involved), but like all tournaments, not every deserving team (or episode) makes it to the end. (Sorry, Mrs. Ross, you’ll get your chance in a few weeks with a “best of Ross and Rachel” poll.)

Vote for your favorite Rachel episode below, and if it’s not listed, feel free to mention it in the comments. And don’t forget to check back next Friday for the epic, six-character showdown!

The One Where It All Began
Everyone, meet slightly narcissistic Rachel Green.

The One with the Ball (or, The One with Mr. Whiskerson)
Yeah, that’s not a cat.

The One with Rachel’s Inadvertent Kiss (or The One with Rachel’s Job Interview)
Awkward? Maybe. But also a true display of courage, integrity, courage (again), and non-litigiousness.

The One with Joey’s Big Break (or, The One Where Rachel Hates Eye Drops)
Be honest. You’ve thought of this episode every time you’ve had to use eye drops since, haven’t you?

The One with the Fake Party (or, The One Where Rachel Seduces Josh)
BRB, just going to go grab my old pom-poms from the basement.