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Janice Litman Goralnick
Janice litman
Portrayer Maggie Wheeler
First seen The One With The East German Laundry Detergent
Last seen The One Where Estelle Dies
Duration 1994-2004
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Chandler's on-again off-again girlfriend for the first four seasons. Janice is one of the few characters besides the six main friends who appears in all of the Friends seasons. Chandler has trouble dumping her in "The One with the East German Laundry Detergent"[e 12] but gets back together with her for New Year's in "The One with the Monkey"[e 13] and for Valentine's in "The One with the Candy Hearts".[e 14] In Season 2, Chandler is disappointed to discover that she is married and pregnant. In "The One with Barry and Mindy's Wedding",[e 3] Chandler arranges a meeting with a mystery woman over the Internet, who turns out to be Janice. Their relationship lasts into the third season, when Janice decides to leave her husband to be with Chandler. In "The One with the Race Car Bed",[e 15] Joey sees her kissing her husband. Chandler dumps her in "The One with the Giant Poking Device".[e 16] In "The One with All the Rugby",[e 17] Janice returns to Chandler's life. To try to get away from her, Chandler pretends to be moving to Yemen. She has a brief fling with Ross in "The One with Chandler's Work Laugh",[e 18] and makes a cameo on a mix tape in "The One with Unagi".[e 19] In "The One with Ross's Library Book",[e 20] she tries to interfere with Monica and Chandler's wedding plans. In "The One Where Rachel Has a Baby",[e 21] she is placed in the same labor room as Rachel at the hospital. She later gives birth to a son, Aaron, who she jokes will be Emma's future husband. In "The One with the Fertility Test"[e 22] she offers Chandler advice and support at a fertility clinic. In "The One Where Estelle Dies",[e 23] she comes close to buying a house next door to one Monica and Chandler want to buy. To get rid of her, Chandler pretends he still loves her.

In "The One Where Estelle Dies",[e 23] Chandler gives her full name as Janice Litman Goralnick (née Hosenstein). She spoke with a nasal New York accent and emphasized each word of her catchphrase "Oh, my God!" Janice's distinctive laugh was borne out of a slip-up Wheeler made during the rehearsal of "The One with the East German Laundry Detergent";[e 12] after Chandler and Janice's "More latté?"/"No, I'm still working on mine" lines, Wheeler laughed.[27] The Seattle Times ranked Janice as the best guest character of the series in 2004.[23]

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