These are the best Friends cameos—the fans have spoken

From Danny DeVito to Anna Faris!

Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Kristin Davis as Erin, star in NBC's comedy series "Friends" episode "The One With Ross's Library Book." Phoebe and Rachel befriend Joey's new love interest, "Sex and the City's" Kristin Davis guest-stars.
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We all have our own favorite episode, whether it’s all the Friends Thanksgiving episodes or the Halloween episodes of Friends. But for many of us Friends fans, the best episodes are the ones with the celebrity special guests. So which are the best friends cameos?

Friends is the sort of show you can watch over and over, it’s wholesome, funny, and just overall one of the best series ever. There’s a reason why Friends had so many special guests, including everyone from Julia Roberts to George Clooney.

But have you ever wondered which cameo fans love the most? Well, wonder no more, Maplecasino (opens in new tab) has uncovered which one takes the top spot and it might surprise you—or not!

1. Brad Pit 

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Taking top spot—and no, we’re definitely not surprised either—is, of course, Brad Pitt who starred in ‘The One With The Rumor.’ It’s one of the Thanksgiving episodes, where Brad plays ‘Will from high school’ who was BFF’s with Ross but hated Rachel. So much so that he and Ross started an I hate Rachel Green club and started a rumor about her.

What gives this episode an extra layer is that Brad and Jennifer Aniston were actually married at the time, you know before the whole Brangelina thing *cry*

This episode has a 9.3/ 10 rating on IMDB—which is higher than the average episode rating for the whole of season 8.

2. Jill Goodacre 

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Next up is model Jill Goodacre who starred in 'The One With The Black Out’ in Season one, where she played herself. 23 million US viewers tuned in to watch its premiere in 1994. 

The episode saw Chandler stuck in an ATM vestibule with Jill Goodacre during a citywide blackout. Jill saved him from choking on a piece of gum…

3. Gary Oldman

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Gary Oldman made a cameo in two episodes in season 7, as a famous, Oscar-winning British actor called ‘Richard Crosby’ who was acting in a movie alongside Joey in 'The One With Monica and Chandler's Wedding: Part 1 and 2.’ 

He was drunk during filming, making Joey late for the ceremony and having to turn up in his bloodied WW1 uniform, Monica was not happy. 

4. Morgan Fairchild

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Morgan Fairchild plays Chandler's mom, Nora Tyler Bing who features in 5 episodes, the favorite of which is in season seven—the same episode as Gary Oldman and Monica and Chandler’s wedding. 

5. Kathleen Turner

Kathleen is also a clear fan-favorite, playing Helena Handbasket AKA Chandler's father. The episode that fans love is ‘The One With Chandler's Dad ‘ and has an 8.8 / 10 rating! 

It’s unsurprising as this episode is the first time we meet Chandler’s dad and we find out Chandler used to dance in her Vegas show!

While we're a bit sad Paul Rudd and Reese Witherspoon didn't make the top list, the episode ratings have spoken!

Best Friends cameos: the full top 10 list 

  1. Brad Pitt
  2. Jill Goodacre
  3. Gary Oldman
  4. Morgan Fairchild
  5. Kathleen Turner
  6. Danny DeVito
  7. Brenda Vaccaro
  8. Robert Costanzo
  9. Denise Richards
  10. Anna Faris 
Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.


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