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We know that Friends has had a lot of guest stars over their 10 years on air, but did you remember all of these? Here we’ve listed 77 famous faces that appeared on Friends, in order of season and episode.

SEASON 1

Jill Goodacre

… as herself, trapped in a vestibule (or is it an atrium?) with Chandler during a blackout. It’s times like these when gum would be perfection.

(“The One With The Blackout” S1,E7)

Hank Azaria

… as David “the science guy”, Phoebe’s first proper relationship in the show. He goes to work in Minsk and returns years later to find her with another man.

(“The One With The Monkey” S1,E10, “The One With All The Cheesecakes” S7,E11, “The One With The Male Nanny” S9,E6, “The One With The Donor” S9,E22, “The One In Barbados” S9,E23)

Jon Lovitz

… as Steve, a restaurant owner who gets high before sampling Monica’s cooking – then, 8 seasons later goes on a blind date with Rachel.

(“The One With The Stoned Guy” S1,E15 and “The One With The Blind Dates” S9,E14)

Helen Hunt

… as Jamie Buchman – a crossover of her character on the sitcom Mad About You – who mistakes Phoebe for her twin sister, Ursula.

(“The One With Two Parts: Part 1” S1,E16)

George Clooney & Noah Wyle

… as Dr Mitchell and Dr Rosen who treat Rachel in hospital after she falls off the balcony taking down Christmas lights.

(“The One With Two Parts: Part 1” S1,E16 and “The One With Two Parts: Parts 2” S1,E17)

Jennifer Grey

… as Mindy, Rachel’s ex-best friend who got with Barry after Rach jilted him at the altar.

(“The One With The Evil Orthodontist” S1,E20)

Harry Shearer

… as Dr Baldharar, the man who wants to buy Ross’s monkey for an animal fighting ring. “How is he at handling small objects? … Say a hammer or a small blade?”

(“The One With The Fake Monica” S1,E21)

Leah Remini

… as Lydia, the woman who breaks Joey’s baby-delivering virginity.

(“The One With The Birth” S1,E23)

SEASON 2

Chrissie Hynde

… as Stephanie Schiffer, the woman who steals Phoebe’s gig at Central Perk and who she teaches the infamous ‘Smelly Cat’ song to.

(“The One With The Baby On The Bus” S2,E6)

Giovanni Ribisi

… as the guy who accidentally tips Phoebe a condom, but who we later find out to be Frank Buffay Jr. – Phoebe’s half brother.

(“The One With The Baby On The Bus” S2,E6, “The One With The Bullies” S2,E21, “The One with Frank Jr” S3,E5, “The One with the Hypnosis Tape” S3,E18, “The One with Phoebe’s Uterus” S4,E11, “The One with the Embryos” S4,E12, “The One with the Free Porn” S4,E17, “The One Hundredth” S5,E3, “The One Where Ross Is Fine” S10,E2)

Michael McKean

… as Leon Rastatter, creator of ‘Mockolate’ – y’know… what evil must taste like.

(“The One With The List” S2,E8)

Marlo Thomas

… as Sandra Green, Rachel’s mother.

(“The One With The Lesbian Wedding” S2,E11, “The One With The Two Parties” S2,E22, “The One With The Baby Shower” S8,E20)

Fred Willard

… as Dean Lipson, administrator of the San Diego Zoo where Ross donated his monkey, Marcel.

(“The One After The Superbowl: Part 1” S2,E12)

Brooke Shields

… as Erika Ford, a fan/stalker who believes that Joey really is Dr. Drake Ramoray.

(“The One After The Superbowl: Part 1” S2,E12)

Julia Roberts

… as Susie Moss, AKA “Susie Underpants” – Chandler’s childhood friend and hot date. “FLYYYNUNSTOOON”.

(“The One After The Superbowl: Part 2” S2,E13)

Jean-Claude Van Damme

… as himself, filming a movie in New York – co-starring with Ross’s old monkey, Marcel.

(“The One After The Superbowl: Part 2” S2,E13)

Tom Selleck

… as Dr. Richard Burke, Monica’s May-December romance.

(“The One where Ross and Rachel… You Know” S2,E15, “The One where Joey Moves Out”

S2,E16, “The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies” S2,E18, “The One Where Old Yeller Dies” S2,E20, “The One With The Chicken Pox” S2,E23, “The One With Barry And Mindy’s Wedding” S2,E24, “The One Where Monica And Richard Are Just Friends” S3,E13, “The One With The Proposal: Part 1” S6,E24, “The One With The Proposal: Part 2” S6,E25)

Adam Goldberg

… as Eddie Menuek, Chandler’s insane roommate.

(“The One Where Eddie Moves In” S2,E17, “The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies” S2,E18, “The One Where Eddie Won’t Go” S2,E19)

Charlie Sheen

… as Ryan, Phoebe’s onetime Navy lover who she kindly gives Chicken Pox.

(“The One With The Chicken Pox” S2,E23)

Mindy Sterling

… as Rachel’s ex-fiancé’s new wedding planner.

(“The One With Barry And Mindy’s Wedding” S2,E24)

SEASON 3

David Arquette

… as Malcolm, Ursula’s stalker.

(“The One With The Jam” S3,E3)

Isabella Rossellini

… as herself – and one of the celebrities Ross says he’s allowed to cheat with.

(“The One With Frank Jr.” S3,E5)

Mae Whitman

… as Sarah Tuttle, the girl scout – no, “Brown Bird” – whose leg Ross breaks and subsequently takes up her cookie route.

(“The One Where Rachel Quits” S3,E10)

Ben Stiller

… as Tommy AKA “the Screamer,” Rachel’s boyfriend.

(“The One With The Screamer” S3,E22)

Robin Williams & Billy Crystal

… as “Tim” and “Tomas,” Central Perk customers.

(“The One With The Ultimate Fighting Champion” S3,E24)

Christine Taylor

… Bonnie, the likes-to-shave-her-head woman that Phoebe sets Ross up with.

(“The One With The Ultimate Fighting Champion” S3,E24, “The One At The Beach” S3,E25)

SEASON 4

Rebecca Romijn

… as Cheryl, Ross’s date who turns out to be a slob.

(“The One With The Dirty Girl” S4,E6)

Michael Vartan

… as Richard Burke’s young and attractive doctor son, Tim.

(“The One With Chandler In A Box” S4,E8)

Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson, Duchess of York

… as herself, sharing a photo-op with Joey.

(“The One With Ross’s Wedding: Part 1” S4,E23)

Richard Branson

… as the guy who sells Joey a hat.

(“The One With Ross’s Wedding: Part 1” S4,E23)

Hugh Laurie

… as “the gentleman on the plane” who has an altercation with Rachel.

(“The One With Ross’s Wedding: Part 2” S4,E24)

Olivia Williams

… as Felicity, Ross’s fiancée’s bridesmaid, who hooks up with Joey.

(“The One With Ross’s Wedding: Part 2” S4,E24, “The One After Ross Says Rachel” S5,E1)

SEASON 5

Iqbal Theba

… as a doctor who helps Joey pass his kidney stones.

(“The One Hundredth” S5,E3)

Doug Benson

… as Tom, a friend of Rachel’s date Danny.

(“The One Where Ross Moves In” S5,E7)

Bob Balaban

… as Frank Buffay Sr., Phoebe’s dad.

(“The One With Joey’s Bag” S5,E13)

Soleil Moon Frye

… as Katie, Joey’s girlfriend.

(“The One With The Girl Who Hits Joey,” S5,E15)

SEASON 6

Elle Macpherson

… as Janine Lacroix, Joey’s roommate-turned-girlfriend.

(“The One Where Phoebe Runs” S6,E7, “The One With Ross’ Teeth” S6,E8, “The One Where Ross Got High” S6,E9, “The One With The Routine” S6,E10, “The One With The Apothecary Table” S6,E11)

Reese Witherspoon

… as Jill Green, Rachel’s sister.

(“The One With Rachel’s Sister” S6,E13, “The One Where Chandler Can’t Cry” S6,E14)

Cole Sprouse

… as Ben Geller, Ross’s son.

(“The One That Could Have Been: Part 1, S6,E15 was his debut, and he went on to appear in several other episodes throughout seasons 7 and 8)

Bruce Willis

… as Paul Stevents, the father of the student Ross dates.

(“The One Where Ross Meets Elizabeth’s Dad” S6,E21, “The One Where Paul’s The Man” S6,E22, “The One With The Ring” S6,E23)

SEASON 7

David Sutcliffe

… as Kyle, AKA “Hums While He Pees,” a friend of Ross and Chandler’s who dates Phoebe.

(“The One With The Engagement Picture” S7,E5)

Kristin Davis

… as Erin, a date of Joey’s.

(“The One With Ross’s Library Book” S7,E7)

Jason Alexander

… as Earl, a suicidal office manager who Phoebe tries to help.

(“The One Where Rosita Dies” S7,E13)

Susan Sarandon

… as Jessica Lockhart, Joey’s Days of Our Lives co-star.

(“The One With Joey’s New Brain” S7,E15)

Gabrielle Union

… as Kristen, the woman who dates both Ross and Joey.

(“The One With The Cheap Wedding Dress,” S7,E17)

Alison Sweeney

… as Jessica Ashley, Joey’s Days of Our Lives co-star.

(“The One With Joey’s Award” S7,E18, “The One With Ross And Monica’s Cousin” S7,E19)

Denise Richards

… as Cassie Geller, Ross and Monica’s cousin, who Chandler and Phoebe both fancy.

(“The One With Ross And Monica’s Cousin” S7,E19)

Scott Adsit

… as the director of the movie where Joey has a full frontal nude scene.

(“The One With Ross And Monica’s Cousin” S7,E19)

Winona Ryder

… as Melissa Warburton, Rachel’s former sorority sister (and make-out partner).

(“The One With Rachel’s Big Kiss” S7,E20)

Gary Oldman

… as Richard Crosby, Joey’s co-star in a World War II movie.

(“The One With Monica And Chandler’s Wedding: Part 1″ S7,E23, “The One With Monica And Chandler’s Wedding: Part 2” S7,E24)

SEASON 8

Chris Parnell

… as Bob, Chandler’s co-worker who can’t remember his name.

(“The One With Rachel’s Date” S8,E5)

Sean Penn

… as Eric, Ursula’s fiancé who Phoebe has the hots for.

(The One With The Halloween Party” S8,E6, “The One With The Stain” S8,E7)

Arden Myrin

… as Brenda, a maid Monica suspects of stealing.

(“The One With The Stain” S8,E7)

Brad Pitt

… as Will Colbert, former president of the “I Hate Rachel” club and real-life husband to Aniston at the time.

(“The One With The Rumor” S8,E9)

Alec Baldwin

… as Parker, Phoebe’s overly enthusiastic boyfriend.

(“The One With The Tea Leaves” S8,E17, “The One In Massapequa” S8,E18)

SEASON 9

Paul Rudd

… as Mike, Phoebe’s blind date and, ultimately, her husband.

(“The One With the Pediatrician” S9,E3 was his debut, and he went on to appear in several other episodes throughout season 9)

Freddie Prinze Jr.

… as Sandy, a male nanny Ross and Rachel consider hiring to look after Emma.

(“The One With The Male Nanny” S9,E6)

Christina Applegate

… as Amy Green, Rachel’s other sister.

(“The One With Rachel’s Other Sister” S9,E8, “The One Where Rachel’s Sister Babysits” S10,E5)

Selma Blair

… as Wendy, Chandler’s flirty co-worker.

(“The One With Christmas In Tulsa” S9,E10)

Dermot Mulroney

… as Gavin Mitchell, Rachel’s professional rival at Ralph Lauren.

(“The One Where Rachel Goes Back To Work” S9,E11, “The One With Phoebe’s Rats” S9,E12, “The One Where Monica Sings” S9,E13)

Jeff Goldblum

… as Leonard Hayes, director of a play Joey’s in.

(“The One With The Mugging” S9,E15)

Aisha Tyler

… as Charlie, Joey’s girlfriend – who quickly becomes Ross’s girlfriend.

(“The One With The Soap Opera Party” S9,E20 was her debut, and she went on to appear in several other episodes throughout seasons 9 and 10)

Alex Borstein

… as “Bitter Woman on Stage,” the star of a one-woman show Chandler attends.

(“The One With The Soap Opera Party” S9,E20)

Matthew Ashford

… as himself, and Joey’s guest at a cast party.

(“The One With The Soap Opera Party” S9,E20)

John Stamos

… as Zack, a colleague of Chandler’s who Chandler and Monica consider as a possible sperm donor.

(“The One With The Donor” S9,E22)

SEASON 10

Jennifer Coolidge

… as Amanda Buffamonteezi, Monica and Phoebe’s old neighbour.

(“The One With Ross’s Tan” S10,E3)

Greg Kinnear

… as Dr. Benjamin Hobart, head of Ross’s grant committee – who used to date his girlfriend, Charlie.

(“The One With Ross’s Grant” S10,E6)

Anna Faris

… as Erica, mother of Chandler and Monica’s adopted twins.

(“The One With The Birth Mother” S10,E9, “The One Where Joey Speaks French” S10,E13, “The One With Rachel’s Going Away Party” S10,E16, “The Last One: Part 1” S10,E19, “The Last One: Part 2” S10,E20)

Danny DeVito

… as Roy, the stripper at Phoebe’s bachelorette party.

(“The One Where The Stripper Cries” S10,E11)

Ellen Pompeo

… as Missy Goldberg, Ross and Chandler’s former college classmate (and mutual crush).

(“The One Where The Stripper Cries” S10,E11)

Donny Osmond

…as himself, when Joey appears on Pyramid .

(“The One Where The Stripper Cries” S10,E11)

Dakota Fanning

… as Mackenzie, the girl whose family is moving out of Monica and Chandler’s new house.

(“The One With Princess Consuela” S10,E14)

Craig Robinson

… as the clerk who Phoebe visits as she tries to have her name changed to “Princess Consuela Bananahammock.”

(“The One With Princess Consuela” S10,E14)

Jane Lynch

… as Ellen, a real estate agent showing the house next door to Monica and Chandler’s.

(“The One Where Estelle Dies” S10,E15)

Jim Rash

… as “Nervous Male Passenger,” who overhears Rachel’s phone conversation about the plane’s “broken left phalange”.

(“The Last One: Part 1” S10,E19, “The Last One: Part 2” S10,E20)


Is there anyone we missed off of our list of Friends guest stars? Which was your favourite cameo? Leave us a comment below.


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Squid Game – Review

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The Players and Games

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On 17 September 2021, South Korean, Netflix series Squid Game was released. Unbeknown to many including writer and creator Hwang Dong-hyuk, this nine-part drama quickly became the most talked about and watched show around the world.

The extremely well written, staged and thought-out show is a mix of ‘Black Mirror’, ‘Hunger Games’ and ‘Battel Royal’ all rolled into one. To make an intense and binge-able series from start to finish.

The series can be watched with subtitles or dubbed. We would suggest watching it subtitled as some of the dubbed voiceovers don’t quite match up to the characters and you can lose some of the intensity in the scenes. With both options, however, you will still be able to get a good handle of the story, as you follow hundreds of money-poor contestants take on the deadly childhood games.

SPOILERS: If you haven’t watched the whole of Squid Game yet. Stop reading here as we are about to review the players and the games, with some hefty spoilers added in.

The Players

All dressed in green tracksuits the players are the focus of the story, and the costuming made sure they did just that. In Screen Rants video Squid Game: 15 Things You Missed, we find out that Dong-hyuk wanted the players in school uniforms. But after realising they would have to wear shorts and skirts, he went with the PE style tracksuits in green, the opposite colour to red on the colour wheel… to make sure the blood stood out.

The game starts with 456 players, but there are eight main characters, who we are invited to find out more about within the story.

Seong Gi-hun (player 456)

The very first player we are introduced to is gambling addict Seong Gi-hun, Played by actor and successful model Lee Jung-jae. Gi-hun lives with his mother, bets all her money on horses, has a lot of debts, and gets his own daughter’s birthday gift from an arcade game. Which cleverly links to the boxes they use for coffins, within the game.

Gi-hun, is a great main character because through his lies and bad habits, his narrative is written to show that he has a compassionate side too, which you can relate to.

Kang Sae-byeok (player 067)

The next character we meet is Kang Sae-byeok, portrayed perfectly by model Jung Ho-yeon, in her first ever acting role. The character arc of the strong, independent, pickpocket, is so interesting and endearing to watch. She goes from depending on herself to becoming part of a team and putting her trust in others.

Her back story is of wanting money to help her brother leave an orphanage and to move her mother from North to South Korea. This puts her in a very sympathetic light which urges us the viewer to root for her.

Cho Sang-woo (Player 218)

The next player we are introduced to is Cho Sang-woo, this complex character played by popular TV actor Park Hae Soo. His own story and mannerisms are what make him such an interesting and confusing character who one minute you like, for example when he helps the team out in tug-of-war game or the other minute you despise especially after the stunt he pulled with Ali, in the marble arena. This makes him one of the best characters to have in a show like this as he is unpredictable, like we saw at the end of game six.

Oh il-Nam (player 001)

The heart and soul of the team… or so we thought! Was Oh il-Nam player 001- we should have known!

One of the smartest players in the game was expertly played by actor and writer, Oh Young-soothe. The likable old man had us going all the way to the end and even made some of us cry in the marble game making the twist at the end of the series even better.

Jang Deok-Su (Player 101)

All good games need a villain, luckily there were a lot within the 456 players, but none were as bad as actor Heo Sung-tae’s portrayal of tatted Jang Deok-su.

Player 101, comes in hitting one of the female players and leaves being dragged down by another one! His well-written character had us shouting at the screen and hoping for a worthy death, and after his betrayal to Han Mi-nyeo before tug of war, she served him the cruel departure from the game we had all hoped for.

Abdul Ali (Player 199)

After saving Gi-Hun in the red light, green light game. Abdul Ali showed not only his strength but his love and trust in others which unfortunately would also become his demise…Thanks to snaky Sang-woo.

Actor Anupam Tripathi took his first big TV role and ran with it becoming one of the most loved characters in the series. Even getting a barrage of meme’s made for the character following his wrongful and underhanded death.

Han Mi-nyeo (Player 212)

Due to the copious amounts of death and blood, it’s always wise to have a little comic relief. Han Mi-nyeo’s character was certainly that, with her frequently used catchphrase of ‘I’m good at everything, except for the things I’m not’. Portrayed by Californian born actress Kim Joo-ryeong, the loud and obnoxious character really gave the competitive edge to the game, especially in the honeycomb games when she cheated, using a lighter to melt the candy! Her character, however, did get a little grating at times.

Ji-yeong (Player 240)

Our biggest issue with this character was that there was simply not enough screen time! Played by Lee Yoo-mi in her first major role, the character of Ji-yeong captured our hearts in just three episodes. Particularly as we got to know more about her harrowing backstory if only there was a way that both Ji-yeong and Sae-byeok could have left the marble arena together!

The Games

The main part of the story of Squid Game, is the six schoolyard games, which the players must play and win to get their hands on the life-changing sum of money.

Game 1: Red Light, Green Light.

The aim of the game is not to move when the ‘creepiest doll in history’ is looking, otherwise you are eliminated, and in this game, this doesn’t just mean out! When the ‘creepy doll’ isn’t looking you need to run as quick as you can and try and cross the line within the time frame. Sounds easy right? Not when you realise if you move… you die!

Red Light, Green Light is where the players realise what kind of game they are involved in and where we lost over half to the players too!

The schoolyard set and creepy doll voice just add to the tension of this game, which is also amplified by the visuals of the game in play accompanied by the switch over to the Front Man as he watched the game through monitors whilst listening to the song ‘Fly me to the moon’.

Game 2: Honeycomb/Dalgano Candy

To be safe in this game you need to successfully cut out a shape from Honeycomb, without damaging or breaking the shape. The only tool you are given to help you is a needle.

At the beginning of this game, we truly see the back-stabbing side of Sang-woo, as he realises what game it is, as the players start to pick their shape, before knowing what they need to do.

In the know, Sang-woo goes for the easiest shape, a triangle, and neglects to warn the others as Gi-Hun walks over to pick the hardest shape, the umbrella. This game separates the cheaters from the thinkers as Mi-nyeo and Deok-su use a lighter and Gi-Hun uses his brain and licks the shape free.

The climbing frames, bright colours, childish music and gunshots provide the perfect setting to make this whole scene completely unnerving for the players and the viewers.

Game 3: Tug of War

In teams of ten, it’s time for the players to play Tug of War. The main basis of this game needs no introduction, but instead of being pulled into a pile of mud like the classic game… you get pulled to your death.

Due to the Dr, Player 111, and his extra gameplay with some of the guards. (That involved selling body parts) Deok-su and his team know what game was coming up and managed to put together a team of strongmen to win their heat. Unfortunately, Gi-hun and his team didn’t have the same knowledge and in turn looked to have a weaker team than others. Luckily Il-Nam and Sang-Woo had solid gameplay ideas which saved the team.

The setting for Tug of War, took a bit of a dark turn and away from the schoolyard setting. With yellow and grey platforms set in a pitch-black room. Within this game, we lost half the players.

Game 4: Marbles

With this series, we all had the fear that at one point out favourites would be pitted against each other but not this early! Asked to pair up the players thought they would be playing together in teams like the last game, but that was not the case.

In the game of Marbles, the pairs were left to decide for themselves what game they wanted to play, with the loser being eliminated!

Probably one of the hardest games to watch as most pairs were playing a game of chance. If you were anything like us, we were hoping there was going to be another twist where some of the characters would survive in pairs but instead, we lost some big players and learned who were not to be trusted.

Having two games back-to-back where we lost half the players each time really helped keep the momentum of the story.

Game 5: Glass Bridge

To start this horrifying game of chance, the players had to pick their order, before knowing what the game was which led to a very tense moment where Gi Hun, almost went first. His indecisiveness helping him hugely here.

The aim of this game is for the remaining players to make their way across the glass bridge hopping from glass square to glass square, hoping to land on the tempered glass, rather than the normal glass which would break instantly sending them plummeting to their death.

Again, set in a pitch-black room with a few lights this game was intense! But it did however whittled the players down to three and showed Sang-woo’s ‘do anything for the money’ character again.

The added glass blasts at the end of the game also added an extra twist of tension as front runner Sae-byeok got severely injured.

Game 6: The Squid Game

With only two players left after Sang-woo eliminated Sae-byeok with a dinner knife, it was on to the final game and namesake of the series, Squid Game.

This game is divided into attacker (Gi-hun) and defender (Sang-woo). The attackers’ objective is to reach the “home” square marked on the opposite side of the field, while the defender’s purpose is to block them and push them out to win.

However, let’s be honest we saw very little gameplay as it ended up in a fight between the two finalists. The end of the game was gripping to watch, particularly with the knives in play and Gi-huns indecisive personality. Just as we think it’s all over, rather than putting his foot in the home square Gi-hun tries to get an injured Sang-woo to walk away from the game so they can both survive, giving up on the money.

But it a massive twist Sang-woo picks up the knife from the floor and instead of killing Gi-hun, like we anticipated, he kills himself. This was a great call from writer Hwang Dong-hyuk as it was unexpected and gave us a little extra from Sang-woos character. However, we can’t help but think that maybe it would have been a bigger twist if Sang-woo did kill Gi-Hun and won the games as no one was routing for him.


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