History Characters / Friends

21st May '16 2:07:14 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Downplayed with Amy, who's more of a rude, unsympathetic SpoiledBrat / {{Jerkass}}.



* BlondesAreEvil: Particularly when it involves screwing Phoebe.
14th May '16 9:30:02 PM nombretomado
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Ursula was appearing on ''MadAboutYou'' before ''Friends'' premiered; it was Kudrow's performance there that helped get her cast as Phoebe. When this series launched, it was decided to make Phoebe and Ursula twins to justify Kudrow playing characters on two different NBC shows.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Ursula was appearing on ''MadAboutYou'' ''Series/MadAboutYou'' before ''Friends'' premiered; it was Kudrow's performance there that helped get her cast as Phoebe. When this series launched, it was decided to make Phoebe and Ursula twins to justify Kudrow playing characters on two different NBC shows.
8th May '16 5:36:40 PM Arcana4th
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* GenreSavvy: She knows that it's a bad idea for Chandler to get advice from Ross and Joey, as they never had a successful relationship.
6th May '16 9:56:27 PM igordebraga
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* EvilTwin: Ursula

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* DysfunctionalFamily: A fierce competitor with Chandler, given her dad ran away, her mom killed herself, her twin hates her, grandma was weird, and then she met a half-brother who married a much older teacher.
* EvilTwin: UrsulaHas one in Ursula.



* LargeHam: Sometimes.

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* LargeHam: Sometimes. Helps she's enthusiastic and prone to yelling.



* DysfunctionalFamily: Part of why he's so quirky is being raised by two AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents, a mom who ReallyGetsAround and writes trashy sex novels, and a dad who became a DragQueen and ran away with the pool boy (on Thanksgiving to make him hate said holiday...).



* BlondesAreEvil

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* BlondesAreEvilBlondesAreEvil: Particularly when it involves screwing Phoebe.



* DumbBlonde: Even more on ''Mad About You'', where she didn't have to serve as {{Foil}} to Phoebe.



[[WMG: Frances]]

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[[WMG: Frances]]Frances (Phoebe's grandma)]]



* LineOfSightName: His name is taken from the tag on a janitor uniform Phoebe wears.



* TheDitz: Which barely helps Joey's fledging career.



%%* ButtMonkey

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%%* ButtMonkey* ButtMonkey: His scientific career, his romance with Phoebe, all goes south easily.



%% * ExtremeDoormat: More than Chandler and Ross combined. Especially in the Barbados episode.
%% * GibberingGenius

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%% * ExtremeDoormat: More than Chandler and Ross combined. Especially Specially in the Barbados episode.
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episodes, where he just wants to please Phoebe.
* GibberingGeniusGibberingGenius: Smart scientist, constantly stammering and such.
1st May '16 12:29:00 PM MisterCPC
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* HypocrisyNod: He can occasionally make some mean jokes towards his friends but gets upset if one of them does so to him. He brings this up in "The One Where Monica Sings" when Ross makes a remark about him and Chandler tries to remind him that "he can only dish it out."
26th Apr '16 6:49:16 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* TookALevelInDumbass: Ross was one of the most rational and serious members of the group in early seasons. By the end he becomes more of a neurotic mess and a ManChild prone to overreacting, often acting foolish, making bad choices and regularly putting himself into ridiculous situations.

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* TookALevelInDumbass: Ross was one of the most rational and serious members of the group in early seasons. By the end he becomes more of a neurotic mess and a ManChild prone to overreacting, often acting foolish, making bad choices and regularly putting himself into ridiculous situations. It could be that he was SurroundedByIdiots from the start and simply became one of them.
18th Apr '16 4:33:58 PM ajitter89
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** The fact that the actor was literally an underwear model might have something to do with it.
17th Apr '16 8:02:09 PM ChrisDen
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* PluckyGirl: Thanks to her dermination, she becomes a successful career woman.

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* PluckyGirl: Thanks to her dermination, determination, she becomes a successful career woman.



Phoebe is the group's {{Cloudcuckoolander}} who has a bit of a dark past: her father walked out on her mother, her mother died, she was adopted, her ''adopted'' mother died, and she spent some time on the street before finding a stable job (as a masseuse) and roommate (Monica), before eventually moving in with her grandmother. She plays the guitar (badly) and sings (badly) at Central Perk, and exhibits traits of ThePollyanna.

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Phoebe is the group's {{Cloudcuckoolander}} who has a bit of a dark past: her biological mother left her and her sister with her biological father and adoptive mother, her biological father walked out on her, her mother, her adoptive mother died, she her stepfather was adopted, her ''adopted'' mother died, sent to prison, and she spent some time on the street before finding a stable job (as a masseuse) and roommate (Monica), before eventually moving in with her grandmother. She plays the guitar (badly) and sings (badly) at Central Perk, and exhibits traits of ThePollyanna.



* ParentalAbandonment: has lost more parents than most people ''have'': her birth mother leaves, her adoptive father walked out on them, her adoptive mother died, and her adoptive mother's second husband was in jail... And, as the pagequote reminds us, all this happened before she was 15.

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* ParentalAbandonment: has lost more parents than most people ''have'': her birth mother leaves, her adoptive biological father walked out on them, her adoptive mother died, and her adoptive mother's second husband was in jail... And, as the pagequote page quote reminds us, all this happened before she was 15.



* CannotKeepASecret: Chandler is pretty much made of this trope, several times during the series he has accidentally revealed his friends secrets. Probably his biggest offence is when he revealed to Rachel that Ross was in love with her. In a final season episode he reveals to a child that they were adopted and then later reveals to Phoebe's nieces and nephew that Phoebe actually gave birth to them.

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* CannotKeepASecret: Chandler is pretty much made of this trope, several times during the series he has accidentally revealed his friends secrets. Probably his biggest offence offense is when he revealed to Rachel that Ross was in love with her. In a final season episode he reveals to a child that they were adopted and then later reveals to Phoebe's nieces and nephew that Phoebe actually gave birth to them.



* InformedDeformity: It's revealed in a flashback that Monica accidently dropped a knife on his toe and he had to amputate the top of it. We would have no way of knowing prior to this episode.

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* InformedDeformity: It's revealed in a flashback that Monica accidently accidentally dropped a knife on his toe and he had to amputate the top of it. We would have no way of knowing prior to this episode.



* NoSocialSkills: Moreso by the end due to {{flanderization}}. Monica lampshades this in the finale by asking if there's ''any'' social situation he's comfortable with.

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* NoSocialSkills: Moreso More so by the end due to {{flanderization}}. Monica lampshades this in the finale by asking if there's ''any'' social situation he's comfortable with.



* GrammarNazi: He was often this kind of Nazi or at least his irriated friends had the opinion that he was. He had a habit of correcting people when they misused "who" for "whom" and occasionally could become quite irate when confronted with bad grammar (or he would get angry about something else but still feel compelled to nitpick).

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* GrammarNazi: He was often this kind of Nazi or at least his irriated irritated friends had the opinion that he was. He had a habit of correcting people when they misused "who" for "whom" and occasionally could become quite irate when confronted with bad grammar (or he would get angry about something else but still feel compelled to nitpick).



* MommasBoy: He's clearly Judy's favourite. And then there's this quote:

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* MommasBoy: He's clearly Judy's favourite.favorite. And then there's this quote:
9th Apr '16 9:40:30 PM SirVancelot131
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** Her "New Dress" in the appropriately-titled episode is basically her nightie.
2nd Apr '16 6:36:36 PM SirVancelot131
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** Later on, in TOW Rachel's Other Sister, Chandler is genuinely hurt that Ross wouldn't consider him a good parent to Emma if he and Rachel died without Monica around due to the perception that he makes jokes all the time and wouldn't put his foot down. When Rachel and her sister Amy get into a cat fight and break one of Monica's fancy plates, Chandler proves Ross wrong and calls them both out for acting childish, and makes them apologize to Monica and each other.
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