Forget-Me-Nots: Favorite Episodes And Moments From “Girlfriends”

December 9, 2012 ‐ By Drenna Armstrong



These are the women we screamed at through our televisions more than probably any other characters over the last 10-15 years.  Toni Childs, Lynn Searcy, Mya Wilkes and Joan Carol Clayton were such an interesting mix of women that in many ways, you wonder how they remained friends. Opposites attracting are one thing but these women each had a level of crazy that probably should have kept them apart. But it didn’t and we are glad about it! Check out some of our favorite moments and episodes – did yours make the list?

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  • kierah

    I thought Maya and Darnell’s relationship was the most realistic. His pain when he realized Maya did him dirty was so palpable.

    Loved Toni and Joan’s friendship, although I don’t know too many friendships strong enough to withstand all they went through.

    Lynn was good for quirky comic relief ie The Lynn Spin, the kangaroo, and Vosco (man and dog)
    And William as the 5th girlfriend was pretty awesome too. He had to hear some things that most men would gladly pop their eardrums to un-hear.

  • Cleo

    When Stan is stalking mya, and she was like Stan Stan go away I died lol and when Lynn was living with William

  • DinaLineth

    To this very day, I still refer to some slore-ish women of having “An alphabet soup of men”

  • Trisha_B

    I was watching re-runs yesterday!!! I love this show. I would always die when Toni would call Jabari every other name w/ a J besides Jabari. I want a movie!!!

    • Jabooboo was my favorite one of all them names

    • kierah

      Jujubee, Jumanji, Gymboree!!

      • toya

        Jafeefee, Jungle gym, jeep cherokee, lol

        • eden morales

          how about Joana Man? hahaha! that gets me! currently downloading every episode from season 1

  • GMOM

    Wish they’d bring it back or at least a made for TV movie to wrap it all up.

  • IllyPhilly

    I loved this show, it was like a reincarnation of Living Single. Those are my girly series of DVD’s I watch through and through.

  • thatonegirl

    The “Work those Hips” and the episodes where Mya was trying to keep her affair away from Darnell were EVERYTHING to me and I always found it funny how Toni could never get Jabri’s name right.

  • thatonegirl

    The “Work those Hips” and the episodes where Mya was trying to keep her affair away from Darnell were EVERYTHING to me and I always found it funny how Toni could never get Jabri’s name right.

  • Niki

    I loved this show. I have seen all the episodes. My favorite one was when Joan and Ellis argued when she failed to finish the marathon was she training for. She blamed it on Ellis, with Toni, Mya and Lynn present she told Ellis off. Lynn said she was a;ways there for the aftermath but never for the actual fight. It was funny!!!!

  • Guest

    I remember watching this show. My dad hated me watching this because I was only 12 and my dad thought this show was too mature for me.

    • NONEYA

      It was to mature, I was in my 30’s and cold totally relate to the show at 12 you should have been watching Teen Nick!

    • Reese

      I think I was younger than that when I was watching it. I wanted to be like Toni Childs, when I grew up.

  • cat

    We need this show to come back just like “Martin” but all we got are the reality show that the women fight and argue over nothing.


    Girlfriends my all time favorite show…..there so many great shows and moments.
    Joan pretending to be on her cell and then it rings…..Toni never pronouncing Jabaris name right…Maya & Darrel splitting up & getting back together…Joan and all her men…William firing Maya…and all those darn great handbags, wide legs pants & Joans awesome natural hair!!

    • TRUTH IS

      Yes, yes….I love Girlfriends and watch reruns all the time. I rather watch it than these mindless shows!!

  • AnonyChick

    Man, I LOVED ‘Girlfriends’!!!! It’s a shame how it ended just like that. I still laugh when I watch re-runs!

  • brooklyarcher

    the episode wen toni laid it on the alter…i still cry my eyes out.

    • YES! Girl that made me cry SO hard that i called my sister boo-hoo-ing to apologize over something we got into it over.