"It's not that your friend is bad... it's that she's so bad she makes me want to stick my finger in my brain and twirl it around." -Terry

Terry is the manager of Central Perk, at least in the early seasons.

He can't stand Phoebe's singing, and in Season 2 hires a professional musician, Stephanie, to sing in Central Perk.

He also asks Rachel to retake the waitress training through Gunther at the start of The One Where Rachel Quits.


  • Terry was originally meant to be the face of Central Perk, regularly interacting with the friends, but Gunther ended up assuming the role in the end.