Friends: Season 5 (1998 - 1999)

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Season 5
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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 23, 1998
2
Air date: Sep 30, 1998
3
Air date: Oct 7, 1998
4
Air date: Oct 14, 1998
5
Air date: Oct 28, 1998
6
Air date: Nov 4, 1998
7
Air date: Nov 11, 1998
8
Air date: Nov 18, 1998
9
Air date: Dec 9, 1998
10
Air date: Dec 16, 1998
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Ross becomes upset when someone at work takes his sandwich from the refrigerator and eats it. Joey finds himself in a terrible mess when he tries to cover for Chandler and Monica's dating.

Critic Reviews for Friends Season 5

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Of all the returning series, only a handful remain in consistently good form: "Friends" stays witty despite Ross and Rachel's endless seesawing.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Season five is the best because it's Chandler and Monica trying to keep their relationship under wraps, which improbably stayed funny over the course of fourteen episodes and STILL managed to pay it off with the best episode of the series.

Jun 27, 2018 | Full Review…
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Season 5 showcased the acting ensemble at their peak, making plenty of room for the blend of humor and heartfelt emotion that made the show a hit for 10 seasons.

Jun 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Season five had some incredible bits. It also had Emily, but never mind.

Jun 27, 2018 | Full Review…

The writers didn't rush [the Monica and Chandler] relationship to its conclusion...and it's this comedy mined from their sneaking around and trying to keep their relationship a secret that makes Season 5 one of the show's best.

Jun 27, 2018 | Full Review…

David Schwimmer pulls some comedy magic out of Ross' downward spiral.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Friends: Season 5

  • Jun 26, 2020
    Perfect season, one of my favorites
  • Jun 15, 2020
    Thought they will go downhill after this season but nope they still got that. 'The one where everybody finds out' is still my favourite episode. Resolution and Thanksgiving episode were memorable 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.
  • Apr 08, 2020
    I like friends but I did like Emily in the season
  • Mar 17, 2020
    Ross's sandwich was REALLY funny! David Schwimmer was awesome! Definitely should check this season out! Watch the whole show!
  • Nov 19, 2019
    The chandler and Monica relationship was what made this season really really good and Ross has many hilarious moments, not as good as the previous two seasons but yet again another fantastic season, with hardly anything to complain about
  • Nov 01, 2019
    Friends Fifth season is a great one with plenty of funny moments and the Chandler/Monica relationship arc is very memorable and funny as them trying to keep their relationship secret are some of the best moments in the season due to some brilliant acting from Perry and Cox. The rest of the cast do a very good job as usual. The finale while not as good as the season 4 one was still a very memorable one with Las Vegas being a good setting to end a memorable season on.
  • Sep 01, 2019
    Decent season. Funny in parts.
  • Jul 24, 2019
    Lots of comedy comes from Monica and Chandler sneaking around and Ross becomes less serious and it works.
  • Jun 26, 2019
    Uma das melhores temporadas.
  • Jun 12, 2019
    Season 5, episode titled ‘The one with all the resolutions' goes through each of the characters thoughts and opinions on creating a New Years Resolution. The characters decide to participate in the activity and each create a resolution. Voss vows to try something new each day, Phobe wants to fly a plane, Rachel ends all her gossiping and Joey decides to take guitar lessons from Phobe. Although they started off with good intentions everyone ends up falling down the 7 step formula of Slapstick as each of their resolutions start to take a turn. Through this process comedic use of Dramatic irony is strongly present near the end where Phobe and Joey have a misunderstanding of what Chandler is doing with Rachel. Voss's experience was covered by him deciding to wear leather pants for a day. This backfires when he is at his girlfriends house. The pants that he initially though would be a good change ended up causing him great discomfort. Voss rushed to the bathroom to seek a kind of relief, but in the process of taking them off and putting them on they get stuck at his thighs. Voss calls Chandler for help but instead gets the worst advice in the world and ends up making the situation even worse. How Voss performed in this scene made it most enjoyable to watch, as he suffered and ached in pain as the pants tighten up and his girlfriend knocked on the door. The episode was well structured and enjoyable and I would watch it again.

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