Boasting a die-hard fanbase even more than 10 years after its final episode date, all 10 seasons of Friends are set to leave Netflix in January. Before you join all the Friends fans up in arms on the internet over the news, make sure you're taking notes on which episodes to binge before the sitcom is gone for good.
The show welcomed some pretty incredible guest stars throughout its years on NBC — from George Clooney to Brad Pitt to Reese Witherspoon to Julia Roberts to an especially hilarious Danny DeVito. With this list, you can catch the best-ever Friends cameo episodes before the iconic series exits Netflix and breaks hearts around the country.
George Clooney and Noah Wyle delighted TV fanatics when the ER stars showed up on Friends — as handsome doctors, no less, who inevitably try to date Rachel and Monica. What they don't know is that Rachel and Monica have committed insurance fraud after they switch identities so Rachel can use Monica's health insurance following an ankle injury.
In another delightful NBC quasi crossover, Jason Alexander hops from the world of one hit comedy, Seinfeld, to another as Earl, a miserable office manager who Phoebe encounters while trying to sell him toner as a telemarketer. As only Phoebe could do, she successfully convinces Earl not to kill himself.
Friends fans who were pop culture savvy received a Thanksgiving treat during the eighth season's iconic holiday episode when Brad Pitt, who was married to Jennifer Aniston in real life, guest starred. During the episode, it's revealed that he and Ross (David Schwimmer) were part of an "I Hate Rachel" club back in the day — and that they even convinced an exchange student to join their club. Watching Aniston and Pitt pretend to hate each other on screen was delightful fun for longtime Friends fans.
Rachel's younger sister, Jill (Reese Witherspoon) arrives in New York dead-set on following her sister's footsteps of living in New York without their father's financial help. Her likeness to her sister is a little too uncanny, however, when she tries to date Ross. Eventually, Jill decides to cut her losses and return to a bankrolled life.
Super Bowl viewers were treated with a Julia Roberts cameo on Friends when she played Susie Moss, aka Susie Underpants, aka Chandler's old classmate who he relentlessly bullied and who ultimately got revenge on him. Susie recounted the story to Chandler, telling him he lifted her skirt during a school play and "the entire auditorium saw my underpants." Decades later, she seduces him in a bathroom stall and steals his clothes.
Who could forget Danny Devito's iconic Friends cameo as the stripper at Phoebe's (Lisa Kudrow) bachelorette party? It went down as one of the best Friends guest appearances ever, especially when fans noticed Kudrow's wildly unsuccessful attempts to hide her real-life laughter at DeVito's performance.
Rachel spends the majority of this season 7 episode trying to convince the group that she kissed her sorority sister Melissa, (Winona Ryder) in college. The group was shocked when Melissa admitted that they did, in fact, share a kiss — and that she deeply enjoyed it.
The legendary Robin Williams and Billy Crystal appeared in a very brief, but very memorable cameo appearance during season 2 when a distraught Williams confided to his friend, Crystal (whose names were actually Tim and Tom) that he suspected his wife was cheating on him — just to find out that Crystal's character was the one Williams' character's wife was cheating with. The fact that the conversation took place with the Friends group literally inches away from them made it even better.
Many fans know that the conversation was totally improvised, as the cameo wasn't even scripted; Williams and Crystal just happened to be filming Father's Day nearby and the writers asked if they'd do an appearance.