Twenty years ago today, Friends debuted on NBC, opening its famous purple door to a decade-long parade of lovable lobsters, transponsters and Regina Phalange hijinks. While the sitcom wasn't always the most accurate when it came to depicting NYC life—who the hell did they think they were fooling with those apartments?—there were times when the show actually did hit the nail on the head.
If you've ever tried to haul a full-sized sofa into a five-floor walk-up sans movers, you can sympathize.
2. Ugly Naked Guy
3. "Oh. My. Gawd!"
4. Laundry laws
5. Natural History nookie
Don't know about you, but that was way more eventful than any of our grade-school museum field trips.
6. Wedding-gown beat-down
Remember those Running of the Brides sales at Filene's Basement? Well this is terrifyingly spot-on.
7. New Year's Rockin' Eve
We're still waiting for drunk revelers to recreate this epic dance in the middle of Times Square. Maybe 2015's the year?
8. Bus baby
As if we didn't have respect for MTA-using moms before.
9. Celebrity encounters
10. Cabdriver Phoebe
Phoebe inherited a Checker taxi from her grandmother, because of course she did.