When a show becomes a certain level of popular, it no longer needs to lure big names to appear on-screen as guest stars. As soon as a show can help the stars shine brighter, they’ll show up in droves. Friends experienced this kind of bonus cast-bumping privilege not long after launching and the stars kept coming right up until the series ended. Excluding Paul Rudd as Mike Hannigan and Tom Selleck as the older Monica-dating Richard (their characters were on the show for more than just a few episodes, so were more than just bit-part guest stars), there were a slew of famous actors who took their turn appearing on the show. Frankly, there are too many to mention and no doubt everyone has their own favorites, but you’ll have to agree that these were some of the most fun. Here are 12 of Friends’ most memorable guest stars.
12. Christina Applegate as Amy Green (Episodes in Seasons 9 and 10)
In an appearance that ended up with Christina Applegate winning an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy, Rachel’s sister Amy Green was certainly a piece of work. Not hugely into being an aunt and having no clue what to do, she tries to bond with her little niece “Ella”….um, Emma and after Rachel lets her babysit, the little one comes back with her ears pierced and her parents react in the only way you can imagine, i.e. they completely and utterly freak out. But Amy had her reasons, reassuring the parents with, “Doesn’t it make her nose look smaller?!” SMH!