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9 Guest Stars You Forgot Appeared On Friends

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Were going to talk about guest stars you forgot appeared on Friends. I just can’t help but dance and clap along when you hear their catchy theme ‘I’ll be there for you’ by The Rembrandts.

The show is truly addictive and if you’re anything like me you just can’t help but learn every single detail about everything and everyone on the show!

Launched in 1994 the sitcom had 236 episodes over 10 seasons, and was so popular that it had over 70 guest appearances, but do you know who they were?

You probably remember guests like Brad Pitt, Danny Devito and Reese Witherspoon. Bbut I’m going to tell you about nine guest appearances that you either didn’t even realise made it to the show or simply just forgot about…

So here are 9 Guest Stars You Forgot Appeared On ‘Friends’, some even took me by surprise!

Hugh Laurie as Guy on the Plane

Season 4, Episode 24: The One With Ross’ Wedding: Part 2

Hugh Laurie’s hilarious appearance, playing a man who sits next to a nervous Rachel on a plane to London. This is where she plans to tell Ross her feelings towards him. Due to Rachel’s nervous fussing Hugh puts on his headphones in an attempt to ignore her.

Later into the flight, Rachel is seen talking to another passenger about her situation. Hugh suddenly interrupts by telling her that she is a horrible person. Claiming that she loves Ross when she may just be ruining the happiest day of his life.

Although there isn’t much information on his character. He does leave a memorable remark by saying “oh and by the way. It seems to be perfectly clear that you were on a break” before putting his headphones back on. Leaving Rachel shocked.

Mae Whitman as Sarah Tuttle

Season 3, Episode 10: The One Where Rachel Quits

When she was just 8 years old Mae played the adorable Sarah Tuttle. She was determined to sell enough holiday cookies to win a trip to Space Camp. Until Ross accidentally broke her leg. Feeling guilty Ross visited the little girl’s home where she revealed her goal to him making Ross fixed on helping her.

Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to sell enough cookies but teamed up with Joey and Chandler to bring Space Camp to her, instead.

Cole Sprouse as Ben Geller

Season 7, Episode 16: The One With The Truth About London

Cole made an appearance on the show from 2001-2002. Playing a young boy called Ben Geller who is the son of Ross Geller and Carol Willick. Ben was born in season 1, episode 23 known as ‘The One With The Birth’ and made a final appearance in season 8, episode 12 known as ‘The One Where Joey Dates Rachel’.

The character of Ben was in 24 episodes altogether, but, Cole only played Ben for the last 7 episodes.

Dakota Fanning as Mackenzie

Season 10, Episode 14: The One With Princess Consuela

At the age of 10, Dakota played a young girl called Mackenzie.

Mackenzie is an 8-year-old who is living in the house that couple Chandler and Monica have bought. The young girl is upset as she does not want to leave her home. This ends up being the reason she bonds well with Joey as he does not want his friends to move either.

The young girl is clearly a lot smarter than most kids her age and ends up telling Joey that if he wants his friends to be happy he should let them go. Joey, later on, calls Mackenzie for career advice.

Kristin Davis as Erin

Season 7, Episode 7: The One With Ross

Rachel meets Erin and likes her so much that they spend a whole day together. But, Joey wants to break up with her Rachel and Phoebe try to convince him not to as they believe it was “cupid” that brought them together.

In the end, Erin ends things with Joey as she explains to Rachel and Phoebe that there just wasn’t a spark.

Ellen Pompeo as Missy Goldberg

Season 10, Episode 11: The One Where The Stripper Cries

Missy is an old college crush that Ross and Chandler both shared. They all meet again at a college reunion. Where Ross asks Chandler if he can break the pact they made when they were in college preventing either one to ask Missy out. Ross then finds out that Chandler had broken the pact years ago as he used to make out with Missy in the science lab after hours.

Kathleen Turner as Charles Bing

Season 5, Episode 8: The One With All The Thanksgivings
Then Season 7, Episode 22: The One With Chandler’s Dad
And Season 8, Episode 1: The One After ‘I Do’

Professionally known as Helena Handbasket, Charles is the biological father of Chandler Bing and works as a drag artist in Las Vegas.

Charles Bing and Nora Bing had a divorce once Charles came out as gay, both discovering that they were having an affair with the pool guy. The news was given to nine-year-old Chandler after Thanksgiving dinner.

Monica wants Chandler to invite his father to their wedding. Chandler reveals that they haven’t spoken in years, they both fly out to Las Vegas to invite Charles where they both attend a show.

Charlie Sheen as Ryan

Season 2, Episode 23: The One With The Chicken Pox

Ryan is a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy. who dated Phoebe. He visits Phoebe for 3 whole days before returning to work every 2 years.

Ryan was visiting Phoebe once again but this time for 2 weeks, unfortunately, Ben had given Phoebe chickenpox. Phoebe tries to hide her face from Ryan with a scarf. When Ryan finally convinces her to take it off lighting suddenly strikes scaring Ryan as he calls it an “unfortunate coincidence”.

Ryan, unfortunately, does end up getting the chickenpox, we never hear from Ryan again after this episode.

Robin Williams as Tomas

Season 3, Episode 24: The One With The Ultimate Fighting Champion

Tomas is at the coffee house with his friend Tim, who is played by Billy Crystal. Tomas and Tim ask the six friends to make some room for them to sit, interrupting Monica’s story. Once they sit and Monica continues her story Tomas begins to cry as he believes his wife is cheating on him.

Monica tries to continue her story for the third time. But gives up once she hears Tomas tell Tim that it may be because he is not attractive to his wife anymore because of his wound. Tim then confesses that it is him who has been sleeping with Tomas’s wife, causing Tomas to yell and Tim, resulting in both men leaving the coffee house.

Were you surprised by any of the names above? This sitcom was definitely one that everyone wanted to be a part of and even though it ended 16 years ago, more and more people are still watching it. ‘Friends’ will forever be number one in so many hearts.


Are there any other Friends guest stars you would’ve liked to have seen on this list that might’ve been forgotten about if so leave us a comment below.


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10 Years Of Game Of Thrones

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Since it first aired on 17 April 2011, Game of Thrones has captured the imagination of many fans from start to finish. But, after the lacklustre and rushed ending of this epic fantasy series in 2019, we find ourselves wondering: has its legacy been completely ruined? After 10 years is it worth looking again at the legacy of Game of Thrones? After all, like the fallen Ned Stark once said: “some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word”.

Have Game of Thrones fan’s been hit too hard by the hurried and unjust ending? Are there storylines and characters within the eight seasons that make up for the less than favourable ending?

After looking back through the seasons, below are what we think are some of the best and most redeeming moments and characters within the series. These could be the reason why fans stay loyal to Game of Thrones and even get excited about future prequels or sequels. We already have next year’s Game of Thrones – House of Dragons series to expect.

WARNING: Only read on if you have watched the entire series as there are spoilers.

Sansa Stark becomes Queen of the North

We ended the series with Winterfell once again being led by a member of the House of Stark. Queen Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), who regained The North as an independent Kingdom. This decision from the writers is easily the most satisfying conclusion to come out of the finale. And easily one of the best beginning to end character arcs in all Game of Thrones.

Starting out as quite an unfavourable character and the least liked Stark of the pack, mainly due to her spoiled and brattish behaviour. Sansa ended up being the character we were all rooting for. Especially when it came to regaining the north and standing her ground with Daenerys Targaryen – “What about the North”.

But it wasn’t an easy road for her to get to that point. She had to endure a lot of horrific scenes, storylines, and marriages which shaped her character from a little bird to a Queen. But as Sansa said herself, whilst talking to The Hound/Sandor Clegane (Rory McCann), “Without Little Finger and Ramsey and the rest I would have stayed a little bird all my life”. We’re glad she didn’t stay a little bird and became the Queen the North.

Arya Stark kills the Night King

When it came to the death of the Night King there were only a handful of characters who could do the deed. But, if you were anything like us, we had our money firmly on Jon Snow (Kit Harington). But, it was his kick-ass little sister, Arya Stark (Masie Williams), that ended the long night. With a fatal blow to the Night King’s heart with her Valyrian Steel Dagger.


In this episode, there was hardly any dialogue, especially in the last 30 minutes, which made the whole cinematography of the final scenes so much more poignant. From the camera angles to the incredible score which was accompanied only by sound effects and the odd fighting shout of pain. It left us in suspense and just as we thought all hope was lost, as the Night King approached Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) and fans started to believe that Game of Thrones was going to take another huge twist, winter was here to stay. Out came our hero from the dark, the epic shot where Arya was flying through the air will always be one of our all-time favourites.

The night before winter came

Another part of the final series that I think deserves some props, was episode two (mainly the last 30ish minutes). This episode was the calm before the storm. But it was also very well done, from this point, as a viewer we didn’t really know who was going to survive and who was going to die. Something that we were never sure with when watching Game of Thrones.

We managed to get some nice send-off scenes for most of the characters which kept the suspense alive. We saw Sansa and Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) meet again, Arya and Gendry (Joe Dempsie) finally ‘get together’ but most notably there was a comical and heart-warming meeting by the fire with Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Jamie Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), Brienne of Tarth (Gwendolin Christie), Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju), Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham) and Podrick Payne (Daniel Portman).

There were jokes, Brienne got knighted and we even got a song from Podrick. Which was made into a satisfying montage for other characters around Winterfell as well.

Arya Stark and the house of Frey

The demise of the House of Frey was indeed a good and a well-justified one. Positioned over the last episode of season six and the first episode of season seven. Arya Stark used her new newly found face-swapping abilities to first bamboozle Walder Frey (David Bradley) into eating a pie. Food made from his sons and then again to become Frey to poison the rest of the house.

This was the revenge we wanted for the fallen Starks of The Red Wedding and Arya was just the person to serve it! Because the revenge plot was separated between the two seasons it almost confused us fans. When we started to watch season seven and saw that Walder Fray was still alive the quick-minded ones of us straight away realised what was happening. Yet, there was a handful of us who looked just as confused at Frey’s wife/daughter who was standing next to him. That was until Arya took Walder Frey’s face off.

Cersei Lannister blows up the Sept of Baelor

Another example where the series utilises an amazing music score is in the last episode of season 10. Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) finally goes all out with her vindictive evilness and blows up the Sept of Baelor. With her daughter in law Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer), The High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce) and a host of other people she didn’t like, locked inside.

The whole scene lasts about eight minutes and also includes Lancel Lannister (Eugene Simon), having his tendons slit by one of Lord Varys’s (Conleth Hill) little birds, so he couldn’t stop the destruction which was about to happen. There was also the violent demise of Pycelle (Julian Glover), once again by Lord Varys’s little birds. Which was orchestrated by the crafty Qyburn (Anton Lesser).

Whilst this is happening a very smug Cersei watches over the chaos, with a glass of red. But, one thing Cersei didn’t account for was after the acknowledgement of his new bride’s murder, her son, King Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman) walked himself out of the window to his death.

Battle of the B**tards

Most of the battle scenes in Game of Thrones are pretty epic, but The Battle of the B**tards was by far one of the best. Accompanied by a killer soundtrack and great sound effects this battle was both jaw-dropping and breathtaking.

From the moment Rickon Stark (Art Parkinson) was killed by Ramsey Bolton (Iwan Rheon) to the moment Sansa sets Bolton’s dogs on him, there was action scene after action scene that captivated all of us and also gave us the Winterfell redemption story we needed. The death of Ramsey Bolton was also the most satisfying death since that of King Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson).

In this section of high intercity scenes, we get to see Little Finger/ Lord Peter Baelish (Aidan Gillen) do something useful for once by bringing the Vale Knights of House Arryn to save Jon Snow from dying… for a second time.

Daenerys Targaryen and the unsullied

Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) was a fan favourite from her first scene. But the admiration for her character grew and grew throughout the seasons. One of the most defining moments was when she visits Astapor on the search for an army to aid her in reclaiming the throne.

After meeting the hostile and pig-headed Kraznys mo Nakloz (Dan Hildebrand), Master of Astapor, Slaver and Unsullied overseer, who taunts Daenerys, believing she didn’t know how to speak Valyrian, he agrees to sell her all 8,000 Unsullied members for one of her dragons.

As most of their communications were through his servant Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) he believed Daenerys didn’t hear all the things he was saying. Which made the end scene so much more satisfying. Once the exchange is done, she has the Unsullied whip in hand and Krazny is trying to hold on to the dragon on a chain. She speaks to the Unsullied in clear Valyrian and finally tells Krazny who she is – Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen the blood of old Valyrian.

The moment she tells the Unsullied to slay the masters and uttered the word Dracarys, will forever be the day when we truly started to see how badass she really is!

The red wedding

As horrendous as it is to watch it’s clear that the Red Wedding is still a highlight of season three and indeed the series.

Yes, we already knew by now that anything could happen in Game of Thrones. And blood and gore was a regular occurrence. But this scene took things to a new level with a blood bath no one saw coming… Not even King of the North Rob Stark.

This heart-stopping 10 minutes of cushion grabbing TV, not only saw the death of two of the most loved Starks Rob and Catelyn Stark but also the death of Rob’s wife and unborn child. As well as the betrayal of Roose Bolton a supposed friend of the Starks (Michael McElhatton) and the house of Frey.

This scene cemented for us that no one can predict what is going to happen when you play the Game of Thrones. You win or You Die, there is no middle ground.

The two most sassy characters

When it comes to Game of Thrones, I think we can all agree that the one thing they got right, time and time again was the casting. And this never rang truer than with Lyanna Mormont (Bella Ramsey) and Olenna Tyrell (Diana Rigg). They didn’t have the biggest parts within the series, but boy, did they make their presence known. It got to the point where we were just waiting for their scenes to see what would come out of their mouths next.

Lyanna Mormont

Who’s the most impressive pre-teen in the whole of Westeros? That’s right Lyanna Mormont. Even at 10 years old I wouldn’t mess with her. Through the whole three seasons she was in, she demanded and captivated the audience. She said it how it was, and she wasn’t scared of a single thing. She came in like a warrior, back chatting Jon Snow and Sansa and acting like a total boss. Finally, she went out like a warrior taking a giant walker down with her.

Olenna Tyrell

The original, potty-mouthed grandmother Olenna Tyrell had line after line of roasting stingers. No one was safe from her sharp-tongued antics. But the one person that was firmly on her radar was Cersei Lannister. Especially after Cersei killed her family in the sept. In true Olenna style, even after she had been fatally poisoned, she still had the last word, admitting to Jamie Lannister that it was her that killed his and Cersei’s son, King Joffrey Baratheon.


There you have it, some of our favourites and redeeming scenes from Game of Thrones after 10 years, what do you think? What are your favourite scenes or storylines? Let us know in the comments below.


Check out our seven lost plot threads from Game of Thrones HERE.

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