One of the best ways to make the most of your Monday is with a good laugh, and some people might just argue that the show Friends is the best place to find one.
The series, which ran from 1994 to 2004, featured a group of six buddies living in New York City. It sounds like a cliché, but it turned out to be so much more. The show still has die-hard fans today, even though it hasn’t aired a new episode in a decade.
The good news for you is that the cast and characters’ funny lines and bits can help you when you need a minute to re-focus. Did you know that laughing can do a lot to improve your workday? It can improve your work environment, improve your creativity and even cut through tension if you and a co-worker are disagreeing on something.
Read through the following 15 quotes from the cast of Friends, have a nice chuckle, feel refreshed and then get back to your productive day:
Joey: “Man, this is weird. You ever realize Captain Crunch’s eyebrows are actually on his hat?”
Chandler: “You think that’s what’s weird? Joey, the man’s been captain of a cereal for the last 40 years.”
Rachel: “Finally, I have someone I can pass on my wisdom to. Let me tell you about a couple of things I learned while working at the coffee house. First of all, the customer is always right. A smile goes a long way. And if anyone is ever rude to you: Sneeze Muffin.”
Monica: “Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it!”
Rachel: “Guys, guess what?!”
Chandler: “Ok, the fifth dentist caved and now they’re ALL recommending Trident?”
Phoebe: “She’s your lobster. C’mon you guys. It’s a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life. You can actually see old lobster couples, walking around their tank, you know, holding claws.”
Ross: “Chandler entered a Vanilla Ice look-alike contest and WON!”
Chandler: “Ross came fourth and CRIED!”
Joey: “If he doesn’t like you, this is all a moo point… Yeah, it’s like a cow’s opinion. It just doesn’t matter. It’s moo.”
Joey: “You guys don’t know what it’s like to put yourself out there like that and just get shot down.
Chandler: “I don’t know what that’s like? Up until I was 25, I thought the only response to ‘I love you’ was ‘Oh, crap.’ ”
Ross: “Do you have a minute? I’d like to talk to you about something I’m really uncomfortable talking about.”
Joey: “Sure. How about, uh, you showering with your mom?”
Ross: “I actually had a topic in mind!”
Joey: “Just because she went to Yale drama, she thinks she’s like the greatest actress since, since, sliced bread!”
Chandler: “Ah, Sliced Bread, a wonderful Lady MacBeth.”
Joey: “Pheebs, you wanna help?”
Phoebe: “Oh, I wish I could, but I don’t want to.”
Rachel: “Hey, Mon, look, I’m melting butter.”
Monica: “That’s great, Rach. You now have the cooking skills of a hot day.”
Joey: “Hey, Ross, I got a science question: If the homo sapiens were, in fact, HOMO sapiens…is that why they’re extinct?”
Ross: “Joey, homo sapiens are PEOPLE.”
Joey: “Hey, I’m not judgin’!”
Rachel: “How long do cats live? Like assuming you don’t throw ‘em under a bus or something?”
Chandler: “I’m not so good with the advice. Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?”
Feel better? Now, let that chuckle power you through the rest of your work day and enjoy the rest of the week.