According to a recent poll of fans, the least-liked episode of “Friends” was Season 9 Episode 4, “The One With the Sharks.” That the worst attack comes from unanimously recognised as the worst season is hardly a big shock to anyone. Monica (Courteney Cox) chooses to fly out to Oklahoma to surprise Chandler, who was transferred to Tulsa for work. In the episode, Monica flies to Oklahoma to surprise Chandler. A hotel room is where she finds him taking care of business. Seeing him watching Jaws on television, she believes that Chandler “gets his jollies from Jaws.”
Monica rents a shark attack film to show Chandler when he returns to New York in an attempt to rouse him. In a weird attempt to please her husband, she even offers to jump in the shower and thrash about. Chandler, who is completely baffled, asks Monica what is going on, and she confesses that she saw him watching the shark attack video and taking pleasure in it. While watching typical pornography when she entered, he changed the channel when he noticed the door was open. After a long period of uncertainty, Monica is pleased to learn the truth. Fans voted for it, and we couldn’t agree more.
With over 25 per cent of the vote, “The One With Chandler’s Dad” from Season 7 came in second. Unfortunately, because this episode was never acceptable, to begin with, it didn’t age well. Chandler’s father is a transgender woman for the duration of the attack — and the entire series. In this episode, Monica and her betrothed visit Charles Bing (Kathleen Turner), who works as a burlesque dancer in Las Vegas. Disrespectful handling of an LGBTQ+ character, every sequence in this episode involving Charles is cringeworthy.
Ross and Monica’s cousin’s episode from Season 7 came in at number three with over 16 per cent of the voting and has been lauded as yet another instance in which the programme went too far. Denise Richards, Ross’ cousin, is drawn to him, and he tries to kiss her. To this day, it remains a mystery why writers thought this incestuous tale would be a blockbuster. Fourth and fifth place, respectively, went to “The One With Christmas In Tulsa” and “The One With the Invitation,” which received 14.76 per cent and 14.29 per cent of the vote. As footage illustrates, both tend to be dull to sitcom aficionados.