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12 Reasons Monica Geller Is The Best Friends Character

by Emmy Griffiths Published on 25 February 2014

Being the highly-strung and obsessive compulsive one in a gang of laid-back funny people can be a chore - but shouldn't we all want to be more like Monica than Phoebe, Rachel, Joey, Chandler or Ross? She's the one with the apartment, a clear ambition and the organisational skills of a Army General. So forget about the rest and get on board with team Monica! Here's why we wanna be Monica Geller...

Her apartment is spotless

What’s your place looking like at the moment? Bowls in the sink perhaps? This morning’s pyjamas flung on the floor? A carpet that needs a good vacuum?

This would never happen at Monica’s place. Everything is perfect and has a place there. If we were Monica, we’d have people to stay all of the time, mostly so we could crack out the ‘fancy guest’ towels!

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She loves food

Monica was a big child (her nickname was Big Fat Goalie), and although she hit some low points, namely eating the macaroni off a homemade jewellery box, it made her an ah-maz-ing chef and we can definitely empathise when she falls off with wagon with cookies.

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She isn’t afraid to call people out

When her friends, brother, parents or colleagues are being especially judgemental or obnoxious, Monica has no problem on calling them out on their faults. If only we could be so open and honest!

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She has the best relationship with her sibling

Ross and Monica are great friends as well as brother and sister and have plenty of anecdotes about their childhood (in a nutshell: Monica ate everything and Ross was a nerd), but our favourite gem from their childhood has to be THE dance routine.

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She fell in love with her best friend

Monica and Chandler finally hook up at the end of the fourth season after Ross’s disastrous wedding in London, and ever since they were the best couple ever, the biggest perk being that they already knew everything about each other. So. Cute.

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She is HIGHLY competitive

This is NOT a fault. If only we could channel the energy and vivacity that Monica has when she wants to win. It’s admirable, albeit slightly frightening.

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She’s always willing to help out her friends

When Chandler is having some serious problems impressing his lady friends, Monica gives him some insightful and helpful advice about exactly what to do.

SEVEN!

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She is a hilarious drunk

We wish we were as half as funny as Monica is after she’s had a few bevvies. Unfortunately if we had a surprise party sprang on us after we got hammered at work, we'd probably just fall asleep on the sofa and cry. Sigh.

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She had Richard. Richard.

Monica had Richard (Tom Selleck) in his prime with a glorious, glorious moustache. Richard was everyone’s dream man, was it not? He was mature, sauve, kind and we assumed that his apartment smelt of rich mahogany. Even though it didn’t work out, we would kill for a Richard in our lives.

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She is highly impulsive

Monica does what she wants to do. She is a creature of impulse, and we love her for it.

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She enjoys praise

Monica enjoys being praised for excellence, which is why she goes out of her way to be so good at everything. Sometimes she goes too far, but we love that she’s sort of lame.

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She knows how to have fun

Monica knows her comedy. If it involves putting a turkey on her head with a fez and sunglasses, then so be it!

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We're all Team Monica now, right?! Tweet us @sofeminineUK

by Emmy Griffiths

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