She's loud, obnoxious, and has the world's most annoying laugh. She's made to be the butt of countless jokes. But despite her flaws, I have an important, controversial announcement: Janice is the best character on Friends. Don't believe me? Well, here are four reasons Janice is the real hero of Friends.
Don't get me wrong, the six main friends of the classic '90s series are ultimate friend goals in so many ways. From Chandler’s impeccable sense of humor to Rachel’s enviable style, there’s so much to love about the main six besties and I would gladly spend an afternoon in Central Perk with any one of them. But, if I had to pick one person from the extended Friends universe as my very best friend, it would, for sure be Janice.
Throughout her time in all 10 seasons of Friends as Chandler's on-again/off-again girlfriend, audiences meet Janice as a comedic foil to the main cast of characters, who constantly talk about how annoying they find her. But what's really so bad about her? So her voice is a little nasal, and so she doesn't always pick up on every social cue? The truth is, the audience only learns to hate Janice because the characters tell us we're supposed to. If you look closely, you realize Janice is warm, witty, and has an unshakeable sense of who she is as a person, which are all traits I'd love to have in a friend. Read on for four more reasons why Janice is way more than just an annoying supporting character.