FRIENDS’ most hated episode ever has officially been revealed – but do you agree with the rankings?
The US sitcom is beloved around the world and is watched repeatedly by millions of fans despite coming to an end after 10 seasons back in 2004.
The most hated Friends episode has been revealed Credit: FRIENDS
However, like any show, fans have their favourite and least favourite episodes, and now Friends’ worst ranking episode has finally been confirmed.
The not-so-sought after honour goes to season four episode, The One with the Invitation, which sees Ross Geller (David Schwimmer) debating whether to invite his former girlfriend Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) to his wedding.
Ross had dramatically become engaged to Brit Emily (Helen Baxendale) earlier in the season after a whirlwind romance, much to die-hard Friends fans’ horror.
And their dislike of Ross’ new relationship could be the key to why this episode in particular ranks the lowest of all 10 seasons.
The One with the Invitation from series 4 is the least liked by fans Credit: FRIENDS
Ross debates whether to invite ex-girlfriend Rachel to his wedding to Emily Credit: FRIENDS
The invitation triggers the former couple to think back on their relationship through multiple flashbacks Credit: FRIENDS
The episode featured a number of flashbacks to earlier episodes in the show featuring Ross and Rachel’s love story, from him fancying her, to her falling for him, their relationship and subsequent split – which broke fans’ hearts.
Researchers from money.co.uk used IMDb ratings to chart how the audience reception to 15 of the most popular TV shows – including Friends – in the last decade have changed throughout their run.
The One with the Invitation scored 7.2 with viewers, while the show averaged 8.5 across its 10 seasons.
At the other end of the scale, Friends fans’ favourite episode from the whole series was The One Where Everybody Finds Out from season five.
The episode has the lowest rating from fans on IMDb for the whole series Credit: FRIENDS
This episode saw Monica and Chandler’s secret relationship finally exposed to their pals and Monica’s brother Ross, after they – ironically – hooked up at his wedding to Emily.
Season 10’s The Last One: Part 2 also proved a fan favourite, as Monica and Chandler welcomed twins and moved out to the suburbs and Ross and Rachel finally reunited after she decided not to move to Paris.
Friends is available on Netflix.
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