The sitcom Friends is still revered as one of the greatest comedy shows in the history of television. A show about six friends attempting to find happiness through the struggles of love, careers and friendship connected with the mainstream audience of the 90s. People still eat it up today with the sitcom being a massive hit on syndication. All six main characters have strong followings, but Phoebe Buffay may very well be the most entertaining of them all. Lisa Kudrow did a tremendous job using her comedic chops and general likeable nature to make Phoebe a true joy to watch grow through the seasons.
An offbeat personality with many charming intricacies provided the character with the tools to steal many scenes. All of the characters had their fair share of great quotes that still bring the laughs today, but Phoebe clearly was at the top of the list when looking back at the top one-liners. We will look at some of the funnier and more memorable quotes from the show to see just how well you remember Phoebe. You don’t even have to guess which character said it. Your task is to correctly predict if it is true or false that Phoebe Buffay was the one to drop the following quotes on Friends.
Did Phoebe say: "Your collective dating records reads like a who's who of human crap!"
The love lives of the Friends characters often led to humorous situations of heartbreak. Everyone struggled to find love through the various seasons before ending up with their eventual partners. At one point in the show, one of the characters snapped at their fellow friends by calling out their dating histories. In fairness, any of them could have said this to any combination of the others. Phoebe definitely did not have much of a filter. Was she the one to deliver the truth bomb to a couple of her pals?
Did Phoebe say: "Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it!"
The opening song of Friends discusses the difficulties of the real world regarding jobs, money and romance. It remains one of the defining themes of the show with everyone battling to find their eventual happiness. One character states this quote in a very cold manner to describe how the real world works. Phoebe is both a realist and a sweetheart. Could she have said such a blunt statement to someone entering the pains of the real world for the first time?
Did Phoebe say: "If you want to recieve emails about my upcoming shows, please give me money so I can buy a computer."
All of the Friends characters had their own passions and careers. Phoebe tried to get her singing career going with performances at Central Perk but a few other friends did their own projects at various points. Life in New York has always been expensive making it difficult for the struggling youngsters to afford the latest technology crazes. Someone clearly couldn’t afford a computer to keep up with email. Did Phoebe utter the aforementioned quote when attempting to get financially compensated for her talent?
Did Phoebe say: "I'm a lady. I don't kiss and tell, but this hickey speaks for itself."
Romance was always a big part of Friends with all six characters having countless relationships throughout the show. Phoebe had her fair share of love interests as well. One of the ladies stated the prior comment regarding a hickey. It could have been any one of them having fun following a date. Monica and Rachel both had strong comedic comments but Phoebe always had their number. Did Phoebe drop the following line about her love life to her other friends asking about it?
Did Phoebe say: "How long do cats live? Like assuming you don’t throw ‘em under a bus or something?"
Phoebe often experienced the important moments in life from the time she searched for her birth parents to the time she gave birth to triplets. Along the way, many significant questions were asked regarding the significance of the world. The quote in play here references a very important fact about the lifespan of cats. Phoebe clearly liked the feline but even the biggest cat fanatics have their questions. Did she ask the following question about a cat’s ability to age assuming no trucks are involved?
Did Phoebe say: "Your love is like a giant pigeon crapping on my heart."
Many of the romances in Friends provided odd dynamics. Love is not always the easiest thing to describe. One of the characters clearly had a unique way of expressing the love being bestowed upon them. There are worse things than to have your love compared to than a giant pigeon crapping on one’s heart. The description was uttered by someone that has a way with words. Was Phoebe the wordsmith to discuss the love being shown by one of her suitors?
Did Phoebe say: "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."
Most of the main characters on Friends had their fair share of ditzy moments. Phoebe definitely doesn’t escape this with her moments of brain farts creating great humor for the show. One of the characters struggles to figure out the difference between the very real phrase “moot point” and the very fake “moo point.” The funny mix up gives us a great one-liner that still stands out today two decades later. Is Phoebe the one that delivered this hilarious quote?
Did Phoebe say: "I have to go before I put your head through a wall."
We all have our moments of frustration even when it comes to our best friends. Phoebe was known to snap at various times when her pals started to get on her nerves, but the same can be said for the other five characters as well. One of them nearly reached the point of no return when having to step out before developing the anger to throw the other’s head through a wall. Anger management would be suggested to most but it was just another fun moment for the friends. Was Phoebe the culprit of saying this threat?
Did Phoebe say: "I'm full, and yet I know if I stop eating this, I'll regret it. "
Everyone can appreciate this quote in any context of life. There are times when you know you’ve had way too much to eat, but the meal is so good that you have to keep on going. The decision to stop and leave some back will end with regret for the smart decision. Someone on Friends said this quote regarding a delicious food. Hint: It was about very addictive cheesecake. Was Phoebe the character to fall this in love with the incredible dessert?
Did Phoebe say: "I may play the fool at times but I'm more than a pretty blonde girl with an ass that won't quit."
Phoebe was very confident in what she brought to the table in the dating world. The bold commentary of Phoebe often led to quotes like this. However, Rachel also delivered similar lines when it came time to bring the sass during friendly conversations. One of the blonde Friends characters defended their intellect while dropping their confidence for their beauty. The description could be believable either way but true Friends fans remember who said it. Was it Phoebe that delivered the memorable quote?
Did Phoebe say: "I wish I could but I don't want to."
There are times when you just don’t want to help out your friends no matter how much you love them. A Friends characters perfectly sums up the struggle here when you wish you could help but you just don’t want to. The blunt Phoebe could very well be the one to drop the truth bomb, but all of the characters had their moments of dry humor. This one clearly is more subtle than the other jokes. It still brings the laughs. Do we owe Phoebe thanks for the memory?
Did Phoebe say: "Oh, are you setting Ross up with someone? Does she have a wedding dress?"
The gang often jokes with Ross Gellar regarding his history of failed marriages. Ross has taken the big steps towards commitment with it seemingly failing each time. All of his friends engage in banter at his expense when it comes to the divorce history. Someone had a hilarious line when it came time to set up Ross with a date. The callback to his marriages is used with the wedding dress joke. Was Phoebe the jokester to razz Ross for his failed marriages?
Did Phoebe say: "If we were in prison, you guys would be like my bitches."
Phoebe’s upbringing made her tougher than her other friends. This line definitely shows a bit of toughness when one of the friends pulls rank over the others. The quote comes when someone had to exude dominance to prevent multiple pals from bickering like school children. We all know how often the Friends gang would engage in petty arguments over the silliest things. Did Phoebe become the one to step up and put them in check before delivering the aforementioned quote?
Did Phoebe say: "How can you let him talk to your crotch like that?"
Rachel’s pregnancy in the later seasons gave us the following funny moment. Ross is talking to the belly of Rachel trying to give some early words of encouragement to the couple’s baby. One of the other characters decides to ruin the moment by chiming in with a humorous comment. To the random person, talking into the lower region of a woman can look ridiculous and it was perfectly used as humor here. Was Phoebe the one to call out Ross for his harmless excitement of becoming a father again?
Did Phoebe say: "Raspberries? Good. Ladyfingers? Good. Beef? GOOD!"
Food was a big part of Friends. Monica was a great chef well versed in cooking great meals. Joey was a great eater well versed in eating all meals. This led to many memorable meals shared between the friends. Thanksgiving episodes became a huge annual tradition thanks to the cooking aspect. Other episodes also featured various food related stories. Rachel made a horrible meal that led to one unique friend enjoying the unusual combination of foods. Did Phoebe enjoy the bizarre concoction from Rachel?
Did Phoebe say: "I just have this really strong feeling that this cat is my mother."
Phoebe would often find herself believing in many odd theories. The free spirit allowed her to live an oddball life with beliefs that the other friends would not know how to deal with. Someone definitely went a bit far off with their visions of spirituality and how the universe works. The theory that the soul of a cat was carried over from a parent is certainly one of the oddest things uttered by a Friends character. Was it Phoebe to give us this quote?
Did Phoebe say: "Come on Ross, you’re a paleontologist, dig a little deeper."
Ross’ job as a paleontologist gave the friends many opportunities to make fun of him through the form of wordplay. In general, looking at the fossils of dinosaurs and other old creatures is a pretty impressive career, but Ross found his way as the butt of many jokes. Someone used tremendous wordplay to tell Ross to dig a little deeper by referencing his career for the subtle joke. Is Phoebe the genius character to have masterfully pulled this one off during a conversation with Ross?
Did Phoebe say: "They don't know we know they know we know."
One memorable quote comes from the time Monica and Chandler started dating. The two friends kept their relationship a secret from the others until it was discovered. Some of those in the know decided to punish Monica and Chandler by pranking them. This confusing quote is the one uttered as the plan gets set into motion. The person to deliver this quote is the one that becomes one of the leaders to make the couple uncomfortable. Did Phoebe say this and help start the plan for revenge?
Did Phoebe say: "When I walk outside naked, people throw garbage at me."
Phoebe doesn’t seem like the obvious choice for this quote given the obvious beauty of Lisa Kudrow. However, stranger things have been said by the characters with humor creating odd moments. None of the Friends stars were unattractive enough to believe someone would throw garbage at the sight of their nudity. One of them did however joke about it with the self-deprecating humor. Was Phoebe the one that claimed she would be met with unbearable hostility at the reaction of strangers seeing her naked?
Did Phoebe say: "Sure I peed on her. And if I had to, I’d pee on any one of you!"
The friends of Friends found their way into many awkward predicaments through the years. One specific moment featured one of them in peril following a painful beach incident involving jellyfish. The only way to treat the pain was for another one to urinate on the person in pain creating the hilariously uncomfortable quote. Upon being judged for helping a friend, a character dropped the quote to describe their actions out of love. Was Phoebe the friend that had to defend the terrible moment of friendship?
Did Phoebe say: "Everyone looks so happy. I hate that."
The moment of happiness isn’t always shared, and some of them can be downright painful. One of the Friends characters showed this by delivering a quote that hit at the strings of anyone that has been disgusted at the overwhelming happiness by others. The bitterness can become comical when the right character delivers the line. We all felt agreement when this specific quote was said on Friends. Was Phoebe the one to give us a harsh dose of reality that connected with our jaded side?
Did Phoebe say: "Isn't that just kick-you-in-the-crotch, spit-on-your-neck fantastic?"
Another snarky comments on Friends comes in the theme of reacting to bad news. The over the top reaction provides the perfect combination of anger and sarcasm to bring hilarity to the quote. A unique new uniting of words can truly create a new phrase when you least expect. One of the characters could have sold t-shirts with the following phrase that adds new meaning to fantastic. Did Phoebe deliver this line of cynicism that would become a great quote in Friends history?
Did Phoebe say: "You always see these really beautiful women with these really nothing guys. You can be one of these guys."
The pep talks on Friends ranged from heartfelt words to lift the spirits of loved ones to a hilarious line that put things in perspective. This specific quote came from one of the ladies giving advice to a guy going through his own personal lows. Many of the relationships on Friends featured a beautiful woman with a significantly less impressive guy proving the theory of this quote right. Was Phoebe the one to say it during a moment of sage advice?
Did Phoebe say: "Just so you know, it's not that common, it doesn't happen to every guy, and it is a big deal!"
The arguments on Friends could get hostile when the characters were mad enough. This specific quote features a moment where a couple breaks up in very angry fashion. One of the ladies gets angry towards her former boyfriend and delivers the savage comment to put him in his place. It is remembered as one of the funnier insults from the storied sitcom. Did Phoebe say this in a moment of rage at one of her relationships ending in memorable fashion?
Did Phoebe say: "I've been reading up on it and for your information, minks are not very nice."
One of the characters gets heat for wearing a fancy mink coat due to the issue of animal skin being responsible for it. The humorous quote comes at the defense of the guilty person just wanting to enjoy her new favorite jacket without the negativity associated with it. Chandler is the one to call out the woman in question for wearing the jacket before getting shut down with the one liner. Was Phoebe the one to say the memorable quote defending the fur coat?