How Janice Changed From 'Friends' Season 1 To The Finale Without Ever Losing *That* Voice

Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, and Ross… and Janice? Love her or hate her, there’s no denying that there was a seventh friend, and it was Janice. Sorry, Gunther. Just like the rest of the Friends gang, Janice grew up, survived her 20s, and lived happily ever after. Fans know this because she even got her own conclusion at the end of the series. To boot, girl even got a decent slice of character development. Yes, Janice from Friends evolved throughout the show, too.

Unlike the other extraneous pals of the Friends, Janice made an appearance or had a story arc in every season. That’s right, viewers could see Janice grow up right before their eyes from the first season to the last. But unlike the core group, Janice’s story often went uncelebrated or was broken up based on how her story affected the main group of Friends. And I don't know about all Friends fans, but it certainly left me asking, "What about Janice?"

It’s been over 20 years since the world met Janice Litman Goralnik. But the spotlight has yet to really shine on the big-haired, nasally former Mattress Queen, who was famous for taking the lord’s name in vain. OH. MY. GOD. Has it really been that long since we last saw her? Well, Janice, I’m here for you (*four claps*). Here is the unsung timeline of Janice on Friends, from Season 1 to 6.

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