Friends: Season 4 (1997 - 1998)


Season 4
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Air date: Sep 25, 1997

Ross is dating Rachel again but hates what he had to do to get her back; Phoebe and her birth mother (Teri Garr) reconnect; Monica is stung by a jellyfish and has to resort to drastic measures to relieve the pain.

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Air date: Oct 2, 1997

Phoebe finds meaning in the appearance of a stray cat; Joey and Chandler agree to sell some furniture.

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Air date: Oct 9, 1997

Rachel's boss, Joanna, leaves Chandler in an awkward situation that will require Rachel's help; Monica's catering fiasco.

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Air date: Oct 16, 1997

Joey intervenes when the superintendent, Mr. Treeger, moves to evict Rachel and Monica; Chandler tries to quit a health club.

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Air date: Oct 30, 1997

Chandler falls for a woman who is already involved with Joey; Rachel and Ross play the jealousy game.

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Air date: Nov 6, 1997

Ross starts dating a beautiful but messy co-worker from the museum; Monica and Phoebe cater a sad event.

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Air date: Nov 13, 1997

Chandler faces a tough choice after his passionate kiss with Joey's girlfriend; Rachel has to learn about dining alone.

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Air date: Nov 20, 1997

To atone for kissing Joey's girlfriend, Chandler agrees to stay inside a shipping crate during the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Air date: Dec 11, 1997

Rachel's career is obstructed by her boss, Joanna; Monica faces a big decision; Chandler, Ross and Joey party.

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Air date: Dec 18, 1997

Ross struggles to maintain a long-distance relationship; Chandler's well-intended attempts to get Rachel a date seem to miss the mark; Monica's plan to assert some authority at her new restaurant goes awry.

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Cast & Crew

Jennifer Aniston
Rachel Green

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Courteney Cox
Monica Geller

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Lisa Kudrow
Phoebe Buffay

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Matt LeBlanc
Joey Tribbiani

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Matthew Perry
Chandler Bing

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David Schwimmer
Ross Geller

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Paget Brewster
Kathy

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Tate Donovan
Joshua Burgin

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Giovanni Ribisi
Frank Buffay Jr.

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Teri Garr
Phoebe Abbott Sr.

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Alison La Placa
Joanna

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Helen Baxendale
Emily Waltham

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Mike Hagerty
Mr. Treeger

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Christina Pickles
Judy Geller

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James Michael Tyler
Gunther

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Debra Jo Rupp
Alice Knight-Buffay

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Paxton Whitehead
Mr. Waltham

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Michal Connor
The Singing Man

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Laura Dean
Sophie

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Pat Crowley
Mrs. Burgin

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Kevin Bright
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Marta Kauffman
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David Crane
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Critic Reviews for Friends: Season 4

Audience Reviews for Friends: Season 4

  • Feb 07, 2022
    What a follow-up season to season 3! I love the acting in this season, except for Helen Baxendale (she wasn't bad just not as good as others), and I definitely love Ross and Rachel's constant nagging at each other. The comedy is really good and Frank Jr.'s role in this show stepped up and I love it.The pace of this series never stops, constantly making me want press 'Next Episode'. This is the season though that makes me say, "God Rachel just shut up". She is really annoying in this and is super annoying in the last episode.The ending though is just hilarious and I love it and it makes me want to watch season 5.
  • Apr 20, 2021
    Season 4 is Friends at its finest. In this season we get what's considered the best episode "The One With The Embryos." The only fault I find is actually in that episode I just mentioned. The episode should've been called "The One With All The Trivia" or something like that because lets face it everyone remembers that not Phoebe's B-Plot.
  • Mar 21, 2021
    Another perfect and hilarious season of Friends!
  • Jan 02, 2021
    Friends is amazing, this tv series is so funny, all the characters are really funny, everyone with their own personality, thanks.
  • Nov 14, 2020
    Season 4 presents Phoebe's pregnancy and reveals a Secret Romance than can lead to many problems.
  • Jun 15, 2020
    The best season of friends. Has my favourite friends storyline of Ross and Emily(love how they made Rachel & Ross), The boys getting the apartment, Phoebe's Triplets. The start of Chandler and Monica My full review of entire series- I am a gen z 2000s kid and have heard a lot about 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S'. Never gave it a try because it looked the most 90s show ever, and yes it is. Pandemic happened and everybody is worrying and panicking, so I said I will try to watch a sitcom to forget about all the sh!t around me. I watched friends as it had the highest ratings. God was I addicted, 236 episodes in 65 days, people have done better than me but for me this is a lot. Even when I wasn't watching the show I was laughing while playing the clips in my head. Many complain for the use of laugh-track but I see no problem with that, it is a scientific fact that if others laugh around you, you too break into laughter ( I am pretty sure this was the reason old sitcoms had those) My most laugh-out-loud moments that I felt didn't reach high internet fame were -Chandler and Joey with Ben, and Chandler says 'what kind of scary-a$s clown came to your party' -Joey going to Rachel Boss and asking why he wanted to buy Rachel's daughter -Janice showing up In all these scenes I fell from the place I was sitting in laughter I have already made so many great memories with the show, Janice showing up as she dates Ross, I screamed Ohh Myy Goooddd! in the most Janice way possible. My parents on the other room starts scream as to what happened to me. I remember a time when I was having great agony and started watching an episode and just forgot everything I was going through. It actually felt like having Friends in Real life. I knew everything, every secret, every little detail that another friend knows. Loved every stereotypical roles they had, Joey getting dumber as seasons progress was a wise decision as Dumb Joey had more comedic moments that will stick with me forever. Early Jo felt a weaker version of Chandler's Sarcasm. Phoebe being the different friend was fantastic as she brought something different, idk what but she's different and love these kind of characters I relate to mostly Chandler's comedy Ross's geekness Joey's idiotic remarks ( I still regret some of my idiotic moments) Definitely ganna rewatch the show in future and ganna watch it with more time so I live in the friends world for longer One the best time passing shows I have ever seen. All I know is that I will always have Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Dr.Drake Ramoray and Ragina Phalange to make to laugh.
  • Mar 17, 2020
    Phoebe was hilarious! The last episode of this was surprising! For new viewers out there, you better watch it to find out what I mean by surprising!
  • Feb 12, 2020
    From a filthy girlfriends apartment to Ross calling his soon to be wife Rachel at the alter this season was terrible. I have a hard time watching most of the episodes in this season. Rachel acting line a preen trying to impress a guy she meets at her work was real hard to watch. It was almost like the writers and producers hit a brick wall and couldn't come up with any witty fun ideas for this amazing cast to perform. Glad they got better the next year.
  • Nov 30, 2019
    Where to begin! The actors take their roles and go the extra mile by making this season unforgettable. Introducing new problems, making one liners memorable and somehow capturing the magic that made the first seasons to dazzling. This season makes history, managing to make those 22 minutes unforgettable.
  • Oct 26, 2019
    Season 4 of Friends is a slight disappointment when compared to its second and third season. While definately not without its funny moments, some questionable plot choices strip the overall season down, though I will say the ending with the two-parter is fantastic. Overall the chemistry between the characters is as good as anywhere here, and with its signature Friends humor present throughout season 4 is another success

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