How many Friends episodes is Janice actually in?

Friends has so many memorable characters, including Chandler Bing's on-again, off-again girlfriend Janice. But just how often have we actually seen her appear?

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For 10 years, the television sitcom series Friends hosted several memorable guest stars throughout the years. To this day, you can say the name of a particular character, and a fan could likely tell you every episode they were in. One such case would be Janice (Maggie Wheeler), Chandler Bing’s (Matthew Perry) on-again, off-again girlfriend. How often did she appear in the series?

Janice was Chandler’s girlfriend at the beginning of the show in season one, however, he was ready to break off the relationship. Besides finding her annoying, Chandler also struggled with commitment issues, so he wanted to end the relationship but always found it difficult to end things since he didn’t want to hurt her.

They would reconcile several times throughout the series, but in the end, he would eventually fall in love with, and marry, Monica Geller (Courtney Cox). Despite the core group finding her annoying, she still managed to give them helpful advice during some of her appearances.

In total, there are 236 episodes throughout the sitcom's 10 seasons, and we got to see Janice in just 19 episodes. Still, she was always memorable, especially due to her nasally voice and exclamation of “Oh my God!” She appeared in all 10 seasons, and her longest stretch was six episodes in season 3. So even if she wasn’t always a huge presence, just her personality and connection with the characters is enough to make us want to watch episodes where she is featured.

Technically, her appearance in season 6 was just through her voice on a mixtape in the episode, “The One With Unagi.” But if you want to rewatch episodes she is in, we have them listed below for you!

All 19 Friends episode Maggie Wheeler's character Janice appears in

  • "The One With The East German Laundry Detergent" (Season one, episode 5)
  • "The One With The Monkey" (Season one, episode 10)
  • "The One With The Candy Hearts" (Season 1, episode 14)
  • "The One Where Heckles Dies" (Season 2, episode three)
  • "The One With Barry And Mindy's Wedding" (Season 2, episode 24)
  • "The One With The Princess Leia Fantasy" (Season 3, episode one)
  • "The One With The Jam" (Season 3, episode three)
  • "The One With The Metaphorical Tunnel" (Season 3, episode four)
  • "The One With The Flashback" (Season 3, episode six)
  • "The One With The Race Car Bed" (Season 3, episode seven)
  • "The One With The Giant Poking Device" (Season 3, episode eight)
  • "The One With All The Rugby" (Season 4, episode 15)
  • "The One With Chandler's Work Laugh" (Season 5, episode 12)
  • "The One With Unagi" (voice only) (Season 6, episode 17)
  • "The One With Ross' Library Book" (Season 7, episode seven)
  • "The One Where Rachel Has A Baby, Part 1" (Season 8, episode 23)
  • "The One Where Rachel Has A Baby, Part 2" (Season 8, episode 24)
  • "The One With The Fertility Test" (Season 9, episode 21)
  • "The One Where Estelle Dies" (Season 10, episode 15)


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