Now that Friends spinoff and ratings juggernaut Joey has finished its critically acclaimed eighth season, here’s a look back at some of the less successful Friends spinoffs:
Chandler, etc. — Smart aleck Chandler gets more than he bargains for when the flea-market sofa he bargains for also contains a deed to Windberry Manor—the most haunted mansion in town.
Buffay of Lies — After a comical hunting accident claims the life of her sister Ursula, sweet-natured but ditzy Phoebe permanently assumes the role of her deceased twin.
Ramona’s Here — Entitled Ramona gets her famous haircut again, but that won’t help her adapt to marriage with a small-town Florida sheriff played by DJ Qualls.
Now That’s Ross! — Pathetic, bumbling nerd Ross is framed for arson and sent to prison, where his book smarts are no match for his fellow inmates’ relentless fear tactics.
Bing! — A second attempt at a Chandler spinoff. This time he runs a hotel and there’s a bell that always makes the sound of his name.
Central Pork — Live, costumed pigs reenact “The One Where Monica and Richard Are Just Friends.”