One fan said the six “friends” represent a different sin, with Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry) embodying the concept of laziness, “being that he doesn’t like his job but stays at it for 8 years, also being lazy in general.” They attributed greed to Rachel, due to her financial background, her tendency to love material things, and her well-documented buying habits. Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc), understandably, is a foodie due to his extreme love of food and eating. “[He] is always eating nonstop, like the time he ate the whole turkey.” Mischievous bachelor Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow) is committed to the sin of lust because she “often says sexual comments.” Ross Geller ( David Schwimmer), meanwhile, represents anger due to his frequent emotional outbursts and displays of anger. The original poster espouses the idea of pride to Monica Geller (Courteney Cox), as she “affirms that she best in all or [a lot] things throughout the show.”
And who would be jealous in this nasty confab? None other than Gunther (James Michael Tyler), who is jealous of Ross for winning the affections of the woman he has a crush on, Rachel.
Fans responding to the theory seemed to like it, though u/Lurkerfun2019 reportedly mixed Monica in the gluttony slot, Phoebe in the pride, and Joey in the lust. The most relevant comment comes from u/arrggg, who said “Maybe Envy, we’re the audience?” Anyone who lacks friendship – or who has tried to rent an apartment in New York – would agree.