From 1995 to 2004, the world tuned in to catch up on the lives of six friends as they navigate through the grim realities of life in 90's New York. In its ten year run, the show gave us a million years of love, laughter, tears and a set of six best friends. There is the hopeless, awkward and desperate for love funnyman Chandler. His handsome and charming but dim-witted actor roommate Joey. Across the hall lives master chef and neat freak Monica, and fashionista self-involved Rachel. Monica's brother and Chandler's college roommate Ross is the group's hopeless romantic/divorcee and a full-time nerd.
But we left the most unique friend of them all - Phoebe Buffay. She is eccentric, a little ditsy and childlike but ultimately a kind and caring person. She is also tough and street smart since she was out on the streets since age 14. The self-taught musician performs her zany songs at Central Perk, the coffee shop the friends all hang out in. Phoebe routinely serves as a ridiculous palate cleanser between the series’ more serious-minded Ross/Rachel drama, and despite the heightened nature of her character, Kudrow’s performance is an undeniable banger.
And whether Phoebe Buffay is your favourite Friends character or not, there’s no denying that she’s the most shamelessly silly of the six leads, brought to life with an endearing daftness by Lisa Kudrow. Her portrayal of the character earned a Golden Globe nomination and won her a Primetime Emmy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Satellite Award, and an American Comedy Award.
Phoebe sure has gotten herself into some outlandish scenarios over the show’s ten-season run and said some truly mind-boggling things, but did you just laugh them off and move on, or do you still remember them to this day? Let's find out!
Answers are at the end!