Friends: Ranking The Parents From Worst To Best
Even though it’s been over a decade since the season finale of Friends, it is just as popular today as it was back in the ’90s and early 2000s. The NBC sitcom ran for 10 seasons from 1994 to 2004 and made the careers of actors like Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer. Fans fell in love with the characters they played and their stories, including each of their parents who were introduced on the show at some point or another. Some played a bigger role than others, but they all showed up at one point or another! Here’s a look at 10 of the parents on Friends in a list that ranks them from worst to best!
10. Frank Buffay Sr.
We were really happy for Phoebe when she was finally able to reconnect with her dad, Frank Buffay, Sr., but let’s face it — he was a terrible father! Frank definitely falls into the category of ‘deadbeat father.’ When she finally mustered up the courage to confront him about abandoning his family, his excuse was that he was a terrible father. Lame excuse! He left not one, but two families and only decided to resurface at Phoebe’s grandmother’s funeral. He could never really pull his life together and just be there for his daughter. Phoebe gave him plenty of chances, but he did not deserve them.
9. Joseph Tribbiani
Joey’s parents are mentioned several times throughout the series, but we only ever meet them once and it wasn’t under good circumstances! In the episode “The One With the Boobies,” Joey finds out that his father is having an affair on his mother. Of course, once he finds out he puts a stop to it, or at least tries. The obvious reason we don’t like Joseph Tribbiani is because he’s cheating on his wife, but he also seems like a selfish person because he doesn’t divorce his wife; he’d rather have his cake and eat it too.