Flashback episodes are boss. They give you back story, context and usually involve funny wigs and '80s music. What's there to hate?
Unfortunately they are pretty hard to find on the internets (let alone embed, god help us) but we've managed to track down ten of the most memorable flashback episodes on TV.
There are so many Friends flashback episodes! Like one a season! Apart from the Monica-and-Joey-almost-getting-together and Rachel-and-Chandler-almost-getting-together, there was also the Ross and Rachel Prom episode (sigh). But the best has to be the Thanksgiving episode when Monica cutting off Chandler's toe, right?
AND THIS ONE!
When your main characters are hundreds of years old, there's lots of flashback potential. Bill being a punk and Eric being a viking prince were cool, but inject Nazi werewolves into the mix, and everything is so much better.
SO. MANY. FLASHBACKS.
The best Simpsons episodes are the flashback ones, so it is super hard to choose the best. Is it copping out to choose this one?
Wanna know how Lorelai got pregnant?? She had sex when she was a teenager! SURPRISE!
The West Wing
How the gang got together! Josh+Donna 4 ever.
Will and Grace
"I'm gay. Are you hungry?"
Spike being a punk badass in the '70s. Why do flashbacks always make vampires punks?
You know how hard it is to find that episode which flashbacks to Darla being a prostitute dying of syphilis in 1609? Really hard. Enjoy this shitty fan video!