Phoebe once said that her Friends‘ collective dating history read like a “who‘s who of human crap” — but was she being overly dramatic?
We here at TVLine decided to examine the Central Perk songstress’ audacious claim and revisit Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe’s romantic histories, singling out 20 significant exes who came and went before all of the gang — well, almost all of the gang (sorry, Joey!) — found their lobsters.
Our definitive ranking includes the worst of the worst (including a certain Italian playboy and a two-timing orthodontist) and the best of the best (including, well… you’ll have to keep reading to know who came out on top). There’s also everyone in between, including a pair of ex-wives who continue to get a bad rap, and an NYPD officer done in by fowl play.
We also considered those who we felt deserved better, even if they weren’t the most interesting characters — including not one, but two paleontologists, a Ralph Lauren assistant and a salmon shirt-hoarding beauty who Ross could barely remember.
Rounding out the list are a perky college student and her emotionally unstable dad, a billionaire who just wanted to be the Ultimate Fighting Champion, and a woman whose irksome cackle delighted just about everyone (except for Chandler).
Scroll down to review 20 of the most memorable Friends exes, then hit the comments and let us know if you agree (or disagree) with our ranking — and who you’d rank higher or lower. (And for even more Friends content, click here.)