Whilst Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Ross and Chandler proved more than capable of keeping us entertained for a full 10 years, a large part of what made Friends such a fantastic show was its range of brilliant fringe characters. These were often family members, romantic partners, work colleagues or other friends, many of whom appeared sporadically throughout the show, while others appeared in just a few episodes. These fringe characters were used expertly in Friends to keep things fresh and inject humor into the show to help drive the plot forwards. Here are 12 of the best.
Used in just two episodes, Steve (Jon Lovitz) ends up stealing the show. He first appeared in “The One with the Stoned Guy” in season one, where he plays the title character who is a restaurateur looking for a new chef. Phoebe recommends Monica, who then prepares a gourmet meal for him at her apartment. Phoebe reveals that he smoked a joint on the way, and it soon becomes apparent that he is high as a kite. Instead of waiting for the meal, he is far more interested in taco shells and gummy bears. Steve does not reappear till “The One with the Blind Dates” in season nine, but it is another hilarious appearance where he is on a blind date with Rachel. The date is a complete nightmare, which sees Steve constantly insult himself, claim that he is infertile and begin to cry.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/11099822/Friends-30-best-quotes-in-pictures.html?frame=3040588 Source: Telegraph.co.uk