Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Saved! Access Favorites in your account profile. Removed from my favorites

Why Monica Geller Is The Most Relatable Friend

  1. Begin
    Video: Courtesy of NBC.

    SHARE IT

    comments
    See All Slides
    Rachel is the stylish one. Phoebe is the cool, hippie one. Chandler is the funny, sarcastic one. Joey is the dumb, womanizing one. And Ross is the endearingly geeky one. Monica is supposedly the anal-retentive and ultra-competitive one, but that's only part of the Friends story.

    She's scrappy and a survivor. She's the friend you'd turn to if you decided you didn't want to marry a boring dentist. She nurtures, cooks, and loves. She'll put on a wedding dress when you get dumped, and a turkey head when you're pissy. Things don't come easily to her — least of all romance — but it only makes her more determined and, of course, more relatable.

    In honor of Courteney Cox's 52nd birthday tomorrow — yeah, we're struggling to believe it, too — we're going to break down just why there's a little bit of Monica in all of us. For the record, though — you'd never catch us hooking up with a Blowfish.

    Begin Slideshow
  2. <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ISCrrkSg8Zw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Video: Courtesy of NBC.

    SHARE IT

    0 Comments
    See All Slides
    0 of 10

    She is feeling herself.
    Producer be damned — those Gellers have some serious moves. Is it just us, or did Amy Poehler and Tina Fey totally steal this routine for Sisters?

  3. <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/tASga46yNJg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Video: Courtesy of NBC.

    SHARE IT

    0 Comments
    See All Slides
    1 of 10

    Work is a bitch.
    Crap jobs, she's had a few. The chef's job where everyone hates her and she gets canned for accepting a steak. Waiting tables in a '50s-themed diner. Catering with Phoebe. It almost makes your company's total disregard for summer Fridays seem less annoying. Almost.

  4. <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/c4rxPb3C3dE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Video: Courtesy of NBC.

    SHARE IT

    0 Comments
    See All Slides
    2 of 10

    Bad hair happens.
    What's worse: That Barbados 'fro, or Phoebe's confusion between Dudley Moore and Demi Moore?

  5. <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/X5LPuZrQryc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Video: Courtesy of NBC.

    SHARE IT

    0 Comments
    See All Slides
    3 of 10

    The sibling rivalry is real.
    Much as we love our sibs, anyone who swears they haven't recreated this insult-off is probably lying. Harmonica for the win.

  6. <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/xLnahXpHsN4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Video: Courtesy of NBC.

    SHARE IT

    0 Comments
    See All Slides
    4 of 10

    She dates a-holes.
    Girl, we've been there. Only we weren't bad-ass enough to hire a barbershop quartet to tell our rotten dates how lousy they actually were. Respect.