This morning, I asked a bunch of nice people to rank seven Friends characters -- Phoebe, Monica, Rachel, Joey, Chandler, Ross, and Gunther -- in order of best to worst. To properly understand who likes who, I also asked respondents to note their gender, passion for the show and overall confidence in their answer -- just in case any particular trends emerged.
No, not really, save for the conclusion that Ross is the worst. Lots of people think Ross is the worst. Of the 1,000 applicants, 131 admitted on the very form itself that they didn't really know what they were talking about, and that their answers should not be counted. So, accordingly, I tossed those out, leaving 869 meaningful surveys. In all, just over half of those surveys -- 50.7 percent -- listed Ross as the very worst character.