If you ask someone who their favorite character from Friends is, more often than not, it will be Chandler. Chandler is easily one of the more relatable friends: He’s terrible at relationships, his job is a bit of a dead end, and he uses sarcasm to avoid dealing with real emotions. In an often unrealistic portrayal of life in New York City, he often feels like the one most grounded in reality. Sure, that reality can be a bit grim, but that just makes Chandler’s jokes funnier.
As the show marched on through 10 seasons, Matthew Perry (who turns 46 today) remained consistent, earning an Emmy nomination in 2002. Chandler was also the character who matured and grew the most as the series went on, eventually entering into a loving and committed relationship with Monica. Even though he did learn how to become an “adult” along the way, though, Chandler never stopped being hilarious. Let’s take a look at some of the funniest lines from the most awkward Friend.
“If I’m gonna be an old, lonely man, I’m gonna need a thing. You know, a hook, like that guy on the subway who eats his own face. So, I figure I’ll be Crazy Man with a Snake, y’know? Crazy Snake Man. And I’ll get more snakes, call them my babies, kids will walk past my place, they will run. ‘Run away from Crazy Snake Man,’ they’ll shout!”
When their grouchy, hoarding neighbor Mr. Heckles dies, the gang is tasked with going through his belongings and cleaning out his apartment. When he starts to see some similarities between himself and Heckles, Chandler handles it in the only way he knew how… panic.