11 'Friends' Episodes That Forced Us to Face the Realness of Adulthood

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Big news (that's bad for productivity) hit the Web Wednesday when Netflix announced that the beloved, iconic sitcom Friends would become available on the streaming site come January. Friends is one of the most memorable sitcoms of all time for a few key reasons, but chief among them isn't something the show had from the beginning, but something it gained through time and exposure. It was the adult equivalent of coming-of-age shows like Boy Meets World and movies like Boyhood. Over the course of 10 years, audiences watched these characters grow up, and in massive numbers. When you clock that many hours and that many milestones with a cast it's bound to stick.

As we celebrate the show's looming Netflix debut, let us take the time to remember some of the episodes that made the show's 10-year run all the more poignant.

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