This page is a timeline of events that have occurred in Friday Night Funkin'. The game itself is set during Friday nights of various weeks in the unspecified year of 20XX. The order of events has been subtly confirmed by PhantomArcade. The in-game lore behind the weeks are subject to change.
According to a piece of art drawn by PhantomArcade, 14 years prior to the events of the game, Daddy Dearest seals away a person inside of Girlfriend's favorite dating sim video game. That person would come to be known as Spirit. Who he was or what his relation to Daddy Dearest was remains unknown. Many other people who have crossed Daddy Dearest are suggested to have suffered similar fates.
Daddy Dearest retires from being a rockstar.
Boyfriend and Pico are shown to be a couple in Pico's School: Love Conquers All, but they break up sometime after the events of Pico's School. Years later, Boyfriend drops out of college to pursue a rap career and later meets and falls in love with Girlfriend.
Tutorial & Week 1: Daddy Dearest
Boyfriend wants to date Girlfriend, but her family does not welcome him. After some warm-up training with Girlfriend, Boyfriend has a sing-off with Daddy Dearest, Girlfriend's father, to decide whether or not he is worthy to date his love interest. Boyfriend emerges victorious, but it was made clear that Daddy Dearest will be keeping a close eye on them.
Week 3: Pico
Unaccepting of his loss, Daddy Dearest hires a mercenary, Pico, to kill Boyfriend. However, Pico is only given a location for his target which happens to be on the rooftop of the Newgrounds office building. Once Pico arrives at the specified destination, he recognizes Boyfriend and realizes he is his target. Instead of going through with the job, he decides to spare him, but not before having a rap battle.
Week 4: Mommy Must Murder
Boyfriend has a rather dangerous sing-off with Girlfriend's mother, Mommy Mearest, on top of moving limousines surrounded by Henchmen that act as backup dancers. Boyfriend wins and with this victory, he is finally "accepted" into the family.
Week 2: Spooky Month
On Halloween night, Boyfriend is invited over to Girlfriend's family home to give out candy to trick-or-treaters. Skid and Pump were passing by when Monster convinces them to retrieve Girlfriend for him. When the two arrive at the house, they challenge Boyfriend to a sing-off for Girlfriend as their "treat" if they win. Boyfriend wins the battle, but after the kids leave, Monster steps up to the challenge himself, threatening their lives due to Boyfriend's interference with his plans of devouring Girlfriend. However, he ultimately loses as well and the couple lives.
Week 5: Red Snow
During a nighttime trip to the mall around Christmas time, both Daddy Dearest and Mommy Mearest take the mall Santa working there hostage to have another sing-off with Boyfriend in front of a large crowd. However, Monster later crashes the sing-off and uses his demonic abilities to twist everyone's perception, causing the mall to look abandoned (except for Boyfriend and Girlfriend), and make the once bright location suddenly become dark and gory. He challenges Boyfriend once more, but is beat once again, leaving the two with their lives.
Week 6: Hating Simulator ft. Moawling
Boyfriend and Girlfriend are playing video games in her room when she pulls out an old dating simulator that she used to play a lot prior to them dating. While they are playing it, Daddy Dearest, being the vindictive man he is, sneaks up and throws them both into the game. Inside the game, Boyfriend is quickly challenged to a duet with Senpai, a love interest in the game, in front of the school and several avid female students. As Senpai loses to Boyfriend, he breaks down due to not being able to win over Girlfriend, only ever being programmed to win and be loved.
With Senpai in his most vulnerable state, he is brutally killed when Spirit awakens. He reveals himself to be one of Girlfriend's father's many victims who has been trapped inside the game for a long time. He challenges Boyfriend to a sing-off, hoping to steal both his and Girlfriend's bodies for himself to escape the game and take revenge should he win. Boyfriend however, ends up winning and he and Girlfriend are able to escape the game, leaving Spirit inside alone once more.
Week 7: Tankman
During the events of a week taking place before Week 7, Daddy Dearest and Mommy Mearest send Boyfriend and Girlfriend on a "vacation," when in reality, it was a plot to have Boyfriend killed. Pico is hired once again and sent to the vacation spot in secret with the simple task of confirming Boyfriend's death. Boyfriend and Girlfriend are both secretly equipped with trackers that detect their life signatures as well, though her parents already knew Girlfriend will be fine. Suddenly, they fall off the plane they were in and end up in a desert. Regaining consciousness, the couple find themselves in the company of Tankman and his army who holds them both captive.
Since their day was going so slow and to alleviate their boredom, Tankman decides to challenge Boyfriend to a sing-off instead of killing them on the spot. After being humiliated in battle twice, Tankman orders his men to open fire on Girlfriend. Just as she is about to unleash her demonic powers however, Pico arrives on the battlefield in the nick of time to shoot down Tankman's army. Rather than sit idly and confirm Boyfriend's corpse like he was supposed to do, Pico helps him and Girlfriend. Boyfriend, now with Girlfriend at his side, and Pico assisting the couple by single-handedly fending off the Tankmen, they're challenged by Tankman one final time. He is ultimately defeated, and the trio survives.
Unfortunately for Pico, he's in deep trouble with Daddy Dearest and Mommy Mearest now for failing them twice.
The next level is set to continue where Week 7 left off and will feature Pico, Nene and Darnell, with Darnell being the level's opponent and Pico being the player character. Another upcoming week is confirmed to take place before Week 7 and is set in a plane.
Daddy Dearest is set to return in the future, with Cassette Girl, Hank J. Wimbleton, Ritz The Rat and Cassandra possibly appearing as future antagonists. Additionally, a future level will be about what happened after the end of Week 4.