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Friends: 10 of Ross Geller’s Funniest Meltdowns

Ross Geller was probably the most boastful member of the lovable Pals gang, but his hilarious meltdowns made him so memorable. Ross was at his funniest when he was within the midst of a mood tantrum, and it was in these unforgettable moments that David Schwimmer’s appearing expertise really shone. Over Buddies’ ten seasons, Ross offered some of probably the most comical scenes, as his storylines all the time tended to be probably the most absurdly humorous. Because of the character’s uptight nature, when unfortunate circumstances occurred to befall Ross, his reactions have been much more exaggerated than anybody else’s.

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This was absolutely sensible to observe. Pals just wouldn’t have been the identical if it weren’t for the satisfying comedy offered courtesy of Dr. Geller.

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10 “My Sandwich!”

Having begun airing on TV back in 1994, Buddies stays one of probably the most quoted exhibits ever. With witty writing and memorable jokes, the collection has aged very nicely, and it’s straightforward to overlook that it is over twenty years previous.

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While going by means of his second divorce, Season 5 introduced Ross in a particularly fragile state. He moped about how his life was falling apart and there were so few joys left for him. One of those joys occurred to be a turkey sandwich made for him by Monica. Ross thought-about the sandwich to be one of probably the most delicious things ever, so his coronary heart was broken when he discovered that somebody at his work had stolen and eaten it. The sandwich thief ended up being Ross’ boss, and so when Ross had his iconic sandwich-related meltdown, he wound up being laid off from work.

9 When He Finds Out That Rachel And Joey Are Courting

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The romance arc between Joey and Rachel was thought-about a really poor determination by just about the complete Pals fanbase. The storyline was contrived, and Joey and Rachel’s transition from familial greatest buddies and room-mates to lovers simply didn’t feel pure.

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Ross’ response, regardless that it stemmed from his personal jealousy and conflicting feelings for Rachel, served nicely to mirror the audience’s reaction. Ross was infuriated when he first found that Joey and Rachel have been courting, but after giving it some thought, he tried to be supportive. He invited Joey and Rachel to his house for dinner for a double date with him and Charlie. This was a nice gesture, however not the most effective concept on Ross’ part, as he finally ended up consuming slightly an excessive amount of, which resulted in a hilarious emotional outburst. He was undoubtedly not high quality!

eight When He Moves Into His New Condo

David Schwimmer as Ross Geller in Friends

Ross’ stubborn character doesn’t assist him out when he strikes into his new condo (which beforehand belonged to the infamous Ugly Bare Guy). Whereas he is shifting into his condo, one of his neighbors asks him to donate some money to a party that everybody who lives in the constructing is throwing for the retiring janitor.

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Ross refuses, shortly creating his personal popularity in his constructing as “the cheap guy.” To treatment this and get individuals to like him, Ross makes an attempt to throw his personal celebration, but his plan only ends up backfiring. Phoebe attempts to assist him, bringing Ross to the janitor’s retirement social gathering, but Ross is just not welcome. When Phoebe asks everybody, “who here actually likes Ross?” and Ross is the one individual in the room to boost his hand, that just about says all of it about his character.

7 “Get Off My Sister!”

Monica and Chandler hid their relationship from the gang for fairly some time once they first began courting. This resulted in humorous moments of them sneaking round behind their buddies’ backs. Ultimately, although, everyone started catching on. First Joey, who ended up having to maintain Monica and Chandler’s secret for some time. Rachel later realized what was happening, and Phoebe caught on shortly after.

Within the Season 5 episode “The One Where Everybody Finds Out,” Phoebe and Rachel confront Monica and Chandler, and because of this everyone in the gang has acknowledged their relationship. Everyone but Ross. This episode takes place shortly after Ross’ aforementioned sandwich temper tantrum, so in his try and show to his boss that he’s ready to return to work, Ross invites his boss to his new condo. The whole lot is going properly, and as Ross’ boss begins considering letting him come again to work, Ross seems to be via his window and catches sight of Chandler and Monica making out in Monica’s condominium. This leads to yet one more epic freak-out from Ross, unfortunately occurring again in front of his superior.

6 The Spray Tan Incident


Ross has had his share of “cosmetic” incidents. Specifically, the memorable episode during which he left whitening strips on for method too lengthy, and his tooth ended up being so white that they glowed.

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In a Season 10 episode, literally referred to as “The One with Ross’ Tan,” Ross is impressed by Monica’s spray tan. He decides to get one of his personal, but as standard, issues don’t exactly go his means. The person who works on the tanning salon tells Ross to let the machine spray him for five seconds, then turn around, so he gets a fair tan. Ross messes this up spectacularly by counting “Mississippily,” and the result is totally hilarious.

5 The Leather-based Pants Catastrophe

In a Season 5 episode titled “The One With All The Resolutions,” the Associates gang make their New Years resolutions. Rachel’s is to cease gossiping, Chandler’s is to go a whole week without making fun of his buddies, Joey makes an attempt to study to play guitar, and as half of Ross’ “try something new” resolution, he buys himself a pair of leather pants.

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Ross is happy when he buys his scorching new leather-based pants, considering he seems to be very cool. He goes on a date sporting his new pants, which ultimately start to suffocate his legs. Ross hurries into his date’s toilet, taking his pants off in attempt to cool off. He’s horrified when he discovers that he can’t truly get the pants back on because of his legs swelling in the heat. Ross then has to stroll out of the toilet, sans pants, legs slathered in a paste produced from a mix of lotion and baby powder. This spectacular embarrassment is one of probably the most memorable Pals moments.

4 When Monica Was His First Kiss With Rachel


Since Monica and Rachel have been associates in highschool, Ross’ crush on Rachel started very early. Ross was obsessed with Rachel approach before they have been reunited at Central Perk within the collection premiere of Pals, and his infatuation was a operating storyline on the collection.

In Season 10, Chandler admits that he kissed Rachel once they have been in school. He tells Ross this whereas the two of them are at a university reunion, and Ross turns into incensed. It seems that the very night time Chandler kissed Rachel was the identical night time that Ross kissed Rachel for the primary time. When Chandler and Ross get house, they open up to Monica. When Ross tells her the story of him kissing Rachel whereas she was asleep on his mattress, Monica is shocked. She explains that it was truly her that Ross kissed, as Rachel was sleeping on Chandler’s bed.

3 When Rachel Gets With Paolo

Another Rachel-related meltdown, Ross becomes depressed when Rachel begins courting her charming Italian neighbor, Paolo. This happens early on in Associates, and Rachel meets Paolo during a blackout one night time. In line with Ross, he was planning to “make his move” with Rachel on this very night time.

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Rachel’s fling with Paolo makes Ross extraordinarily upset. In a Season 1 episode referred to as “The One With Mrs. Bing,” Chandler’s outgoing mother comes to visit the gang. They go out to dinner, the place Ross mopes always while watching Paolo and Rachel work together. Later that night time, Joey catches Ross kissing Chandler’s mother. Ross’ excuse for that is his distress over the whole Rachel-Paolo state of affairs. Regardless of the reason although, Ross kissing Mrs. Bing was only a dangerous, gross move.

2 “Three Divorces!”

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In Season 6, Ross and Rachel famously get drunk and wind up eloping. This happens in the course of the gang’s journey to Vegas, and Ross and Rachel find yourself sharing a lodge room. After having a battle because Ross drew on Rachel’s face with a (permanent) marker, Ross and Rachel drink approach an excessive amount of and end up going to a chapel.

They get married that night time, and once they get up the subsequent morning, the reminiscences come dashing back to them. In horror, they understand what they’ve finished and determine to get an annulment. That’s until Ross realizes that he can’t stand the thought of being the guy with three failed marriages, so decides to remain married to Rachel without telling her. When Rachel finds out, she is infuriated, and the two of them end up having to get a divorce. Ross then earns his title, “three divorces guy.”

1 “We Were On A Break!”

One of Pals’ most well-known and iconic strains originated in a single of its early seasons. When Ross and Rachel break up for the primary time, it’s after he sleeps with an acquaintance and justifies it by the very fact they have been “on a break.” The romance between Ross and Rachel is probably one of probably the most well-known storylines on Pals, and it’s one of the best-known TV relationships ever. Since Ross and Rachel have been so well-liked, many of their moments are very notable. “We were on a break!” is one of probably the most well-known strains ever spoken on Pals, and additionally it is one other one of Ross Geller’s iconic meltdowns.

Not solely does Ross say this multiple occasions proper after he and Rachel break up the primary time, however he additionally reiterates this point several occasions throughout your complete collection. It’s stated so much that “we were on a break” has principally turn out to be Ross’ catchphrase, which is sort of becoming.

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