It’s a well-loved theory on the internet that Ross Geller is the worst boyfriend in the history of TV boyfriends.
Despite all of us shipping Ross and Rachel during ten series of Friends, it is universally understood that he was pretty terrible, and a Twitter thread that went viral last month explained this perfectly.
Arguing that Rachel would have been better off with Joey (controversial, we know), Claire Willett said that Ross never supported Rachel’s career, and never saw her as a friend.
So, when we met Jane Sibbett and Jessica Hecht – aka Carol and Susan – we had to ask, is Ross really that bad?
The actresses were in London to promote Comedy Central’s FriendsFest, and seemed shocked by the suggestion that Ross was The Worst.
Jane, who played Ross’s ex-wife Carol, joked: ‘Well, I did leave him.’
She continued to Metro.co.uk: ‘I don’t think he was the worst ever, I don’t think that’s very nice.’
Jessica, who played Ross’s nemesis and Carol’s wife Susan, said: ‘It’s so funny because I do remember watching the episodes and feeling that I was very critical of him unnecessarily.
‘I sort of liked him more than my character liked him, so I couldn’t comment on that.’
However, the ladies have differing views on the part of the theory that thinks Joey Tribbiani was Rachel’s lobster.
Jane said: ‘Not Joey, Joey wasn’t smart enough for Rachel. Not that Rachel was necessarily brilliant.’
While Jessica said: ‘But Joey was very kind, though. He was sweet and thoughtful… I can’t really speak about it because I’m so conflicted about my own relationship with Ross, I wouldn’t want to add any more negativity.’
Jane concluded: ‘He is the father of our child so I will always speak good things of him.’
The jury may be out on Ross, but the sitcom stars do know which member of the Central Perk gang they would like to hang out with.
Jessica said: ‘I always thought that Rachel was a really girlfriend-y character, I probably would be friends with her’, while Jane opted for ‘Chandler, ‘cause he’s so funny’.
Comedy Central’s FriendsFest is on until September 24 in London’s Clissold Park – for more details, visit their website.