In 10 seasons, Monica, Chandler, Ross, Rachel, Joey, and Phoebe experienced a lot together — especially as some became parents themselves. When it comes to parenting lessons, they’ll be there for you.
OK, so maybe they were trying to get Emma to laugh and not fall asleep, but the fact that Rachel and Ross sing this song to their daughter means you can sing whatever your heart desires to your own kids.
Ugly Naked Guy is proof that even if your toddler never gets dressed again, their neighbors will still care enough about them to try and poke them with a giant poking device if they think they’re dead.
Here are a few examples: Don’t leave baby on a bus. Don’t bang their head on the ceiling beam. Don’t get their ears pierced without permission. Don’t teach them how to put plastic wrap on the toilet seat.
Rachel’s career in fashion, Phoebe’s songwriting, Monica’s cooking skills, Joey’s acting, Ross becoming a professor, Chandler…well, nobody’s really sure what he did, but they all unashamedly pursued their passions season after season.
From Phoebe’s surrogacy for her brother to Monica and Chandler’s adoption and Ross’ co-parenting with Carole and Susan, the show is just full of incredible examples of this important lesson.
In parenting and in life, Friends is proof that being yourself is always the right choice. So, wear the leather pants, dance around with a turkey on your head, and order a Joey special if you want to — your true friends will still love you.