Friends: Season 8 (2001 - 2002)


Season 8
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Air date: Sep 27, 2001

The reception following Monica and Chandler's wedding is almost upstaged by the news that a member of the group might be pregnant.

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Air date: Oct 4, 2001

The gals speculate about the father of Rachel's baby, the guys scramble after Chandler loses the film from his wedding.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2001

The real father of Rachel's baby is revealed; Monica and Chandler struggle to make their honeymoon flight.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2001

Ross and Rachel argue over how they ended up in bed together weeks earlier, so Ross announces he has the encounter on tape.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2001

Ross is horrified when Rachel goes on a date with a soap-opera star (Johnny Messner); Phoebe is attracted to a clumsy chef whom Monica wants to fire.

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Air date: Nov 1, 2001

At Monica's Halloween party, Phoebe meets her twin sister's fiance and finds that she is attracted to him.

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Air date: Nov 8, 2001

Rachel wants to find her own apartment; Phoebe is ecstatic when Eric (Sean Penn) dumps Ursula to date her.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2001

Rachel's father confronts Ross after she admits that she's pregnant with Ross' baby; Monica reconsiders Chandler's wish for a stripper.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2001

Monica encounters a high-school friend (guest star Brad Pitt) and invites him to Thanksgiving Day dinner.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2001

Chandler is aghast when Monica buys expensive boots; Phoebe discovers that Ross' son attends school with Sting's son.

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Cast & Crew

Jennifer Aniston
Rachel Green

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Courteney Cox
Monica Geller Bing

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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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Sean Penn
Eric

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Elliott Gould
Jack Geller

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Amanda Carlin
Dr. Long

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Christina Pickles
Judy Geller

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Alec Baldwin
Parker

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Bonnie Somerville
Mona

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Eddie McClintock
Cliff

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Lauren Bush Lauren
Girl in Coffee Shop

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Maurice Godin
Sid

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Evie Peck
Nurse

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Cole Sprouse
Ben Geller

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John C. Moskoff
Uncle Dan

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James Michael Tyler
Gunther

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Maggie Wheeler
Janice

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Kevin Bright
Executive Producer
David Crane
Executive Producer
Greg Malins
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Wil Calhoun
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Critic Reviews for Friends: Season 8

Audience Reviews for Friends: Season 8

  • Aug 02, 2022
    Paul Rudd was not in this season
  • Jul 07, 2022
    Whilst slightly weaker than previous seasons, the show still knows what makes it so beloved and just carries on doing the same.
  • Apr 25, 2021
    "I was backpacking across Western Europe and watched a good season of Friends." Friends Season 8 is good but compared to all the others it's not great. Ross and Rachel have their baby but they don't get back together and it's just so artificially stretched out it's ridiculous. On the plus Monica and Chandler are married and they are still amazing together.
  • Apr 11, 2021
    One of the best seasons! The incoming baby and the awkward situation between Joey and Rachel are key highlights.
  • Nov 20, 2020
    Friends continues to offer good laughs and good entertainment throughout the episodes. How can it get better?
  • Jun 15, 2020
    This is where they go down a bit but still great. 'The one where the writers run out of ideas and made Rachel-Joey storyline' -The Good Place It was all about Rachel's baby and love the ones I was hiking in Barcelona story 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
    This season was GREAT! Definitely should watch it! I loved it, and of course, the ending!
  • Nov 25, 2019
    This season just has way too much of Joey. Joey who has in my opinion always been the weakest of the six friends I never minded him before because he wasn't being overused so he still blended in with the others just fine and he made me laugh just enough so I still loved him regardless. But this season gave him way too much spotlight and his crush on Rachel thing just didn't work out at all and is easily the worst and unfunniest thing Friends has ever done. However on to some positives because this isn't a bad season in the slightest. Rachel's pregnancy was a really good idea, Ross is brilliant in this season, Phoebe, Rachel and Monica continue doing what they've always done which is being awesome and Matthew Perry as Chandler is just perfection every line of dialogue this character says is downright hilarious and to me Chandler is the greatest sitcom character of all time.
  • Sep 01, 2019
    Just an amazing dynamic though the six friends.
  • Aug 09, 2019
    Rachel being pregnant isn't as funny as they had hoped but the show is still hilarious overall.

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