Chandler's best moments on Friends
The Best of Chandler
Husband to Monica, best friend to Joey, king of the one-liner, and dad to a chick and a duck, Chandler Bing lives forever in our hearts as one of our favorite Friends. In honor of Matthew Perry’s birthday, we’ve picked out Chandler’s best moment from each of the 10 seasons of the legendary sitcom, ahead.
Season 1: 'The One with the Blackout'
In Chandler’s best season 1 moment, he gets trapped in an ATM vestibule with Victoria’s Secret model Jill Goodacre during a blackout. Chandler obsesses, in voiceover, over how to talk to her, then calls Joey and communicates the situation to him using unintelligible noises. Always remember: “If Jill Goodacre offers you gum, you take it. If she offers you mangled animal carcass, you take it.”
Season 2: 'The One After the Super Bowl'
Julia Roberts guest stars in this season 2 episode as Susie “Underpants,” a girl that Chandler knew in elementary school, thus nicknamed because young Chandler humiliated her by lifting up her skirt and exposing her underwear in front of the entire student body. She gets her revenge by going on a date with Chandler, convinces him to change into ladies’ underwear in a restaurant bathroom, then steals his clothes and leaves him stranded.
Season 3: 'The One with the Hypnosis Tape'
Chandler’s most memorable season 3 escapade comes when he tries to quit smoking through the use of a hypnosis tape. It works, but as it turns out, the tape was made to help female smokers kick the habit, and Chandler internalizes not only its anti-smoking guidance, but also its message that he is a “strong, confident woman.”
Season 4: 'The One with Chandler in a Box'
Chandler is hardly visible (except for the occasional finger) in his most memorable season 4 appearance: He spends the annual Thanksgiving episode in a wooden box, trying to win Joey’s forgiveness after having kissed Joey’s girlfriend Kathy.
Season 5: 'The One Where Everybody Finds Out'
When Monica and Chandler realize Rachel and Phoebe know about their relationship, they try to force the girls to admit what they know. When Phoebe and Rachel find out that Monica and Chandler know that they know, Phoebe pretends to be interested in Chandler so he’ll confess his relationship with Monica. But when Chandler and Monica realize that Rachel and Phoebe know that they know that they know… Long story short: In this season 5 episode, Chandler admits to everyone, in the most wonderful and Friends-ian way possible, that he’s in love with Monica.
Season 6: 'The One on the Last Night'
While Chandler’s emotional proposal to Monica (initiated by her) in the season 6 finale is also one of his most memorable episodes, we have to give credit to a great Joey-and-Chandler moment the night before Chandler moves in with Monica and Rachel moves out. Concerned about Joey’s finances, Chandler invents a card game, “Cups,” making up a new excuse with each hand they play to give Joey money. He successfully loses $1,500 to Joey — who then loses it all himself when he teaches the made-up game to Ross.
Season 7: 'The One with Phoebe's Cookies'
Chandler had a VIP episode in season 7 when he tried to bond with Ross and Monica’s dad with a game of racquetball. After the match, they go into the steam room where Chandler is temporarily blinded by the fog on his glasses and accidentally (and nakedly) sits on his future father-in-law’s (also naked) lap.
Season 8: 'The One Where Chandler Takes a Bath'
Monica gets Chandler addicted to taking baths, but he has no talent for drawing it himself. When she prepares her own bath he sneaks into it before she gets a chance, and all of the friends gather around Chandler, sitting in the bathtub with a toy boat, when Ross and Rachel share the news that they’re having a girl.
Season 9: 'The One with the Mugging'
In season 9, Chandler realizes he wants a career change (nobody knows what he does, anyway) and gets an internship at an advertising agency. He feels like an old man compared to his youthful colleagues, but the generation gap inspires him to come up with a witty slogan for a rather horrible pair of sneakers.
Season 10: 'The One with Ross's Grant'
Once again trying to make amends for having hurt Joey and once again getting in touch with his feminine side, Chandler is forced to wear blue lipstick and call himself “a pretty little girl” after he lies to Joey about having watched a Japanese commercial for the beauty product that stars Joey.
Season 10: 'The Last One'
Okay, so we already picked a best moment from season 10, but we couldn’t help but include the very last scene of the very last episode. Before Monica and Chandler leave their beloved apartment and move to the suburbs with their twin babies, all six friends tearfully leave their keys on the kitchen counter, then Rachel suggests they all grab coffee once more before Chandler and Monica leave. As they all walk out the door, Chandler delivers the final line — and his final joke — of the series: “Where?”