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8th Apr '17 3:04:21 AM TheScottishGeek
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* In TOW Rachels New Dress Chandler decides he hates his name and declares he has no name so he temporarily assigns himself the name "Clint". One of Clint Eastwoods most famous rolls was the Man with No Name from the Dollars Trilogy.
10th Mar '17 2:55:53 AM Risaga54
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* In "The One With Rachel's Assistant" Rachel hires a guy named Tag who is completely unqualified to be her assistant because he's attractive. However, Rachel initially got a job in fashion despite being unqualified and remembers what it is like to beg for a job to take a chance on her. While she says she hires him because he's handsome, she might also be thinking about paying it forward and giving someone else their start.
11th Jan '17 9:11:00 PM ajitter89
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*** Ross has a successful career and is a well respected/PHD qualified and tenured professor in Paleontology having been covering his own rent in a spacious two bedroom apartment for years, considering that Rachel would probably immediately go to live with Ross with Emma, due to her fully ready to finally move forward with him and Monica, Chandler and Joey moving away and Phoebe a newlywed, she would have ample time to find another job.
21st Dec '16 2:33:28 PM DrOO7
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* At the end of "The One With Russ", Julie and Russ hook up. Terrific, she's a sweet and lovely girl who deserves a nice guy. . .except that she's probably making the exact same mistake Rachel was making throughout the entire episode. And doesn't Russ deserve better than being used as a ReplacementGoldfish--TWICE?
8th Dec '16 5:53:45 AM JubilantDelphine
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** Adding to that, this troper found it odd that Ross and Rachel, who were both adored when they were growing up, failed to establish a steady romantic relationship but Monica and Chandler, who had a lot more emotional baggage, succeeded. Then I realized that was the point. Ross and Rachel were both extremely spoilt, Ross as the previously mentioned 'star child' and Rachel as her daddy's darling. Consequently they were both self-centered and egotistical which caused problems romantically. Monica and Chandler however grew up fighting for love: Monica suffering her mother's criticism's and Chandler being neglected during his parents divorce. So when they established a loving relationship it was extremely precious to them. They worked harder to hold onto it than Ross and Rachel who had always received support and attention.

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** Adding to that, this troper found it odd that Ross and Rachel, who were both adored when they were growing up, failed to establish a steady romantic relationship but Monica and Chandler, who had a lot more emotional baggage, succeeded. Then I realized that was the point. Ross and Rachel were both extremely spoilt, spoiled, Ross as the previously mentioned 'star child' and Rachel as her daddy's darling. Consequently they were both self-centered and egotistical which caused problems romantically. Monica and Chandler however grew up fighting for love: Monica suffering her mother's criticism's and Chandler being neglected during his parents divorce. So when they established a loving relationship it was extremely precious to them. They worked harder to hold onto it than Ross and Rachel who had always received support and attention.
9th Nov '16 2:30:30 PM hordak27
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** Furthermore, Phoebe recounts how she cried for days after seeing ''Bambi'', which see saw mere days before her mother's suicide, indicating her mother was probably past caring what kind of movies her kids watched, and a distinct possibility that some well-meaning friend or neighbor overlooked all of this when offering to take Phoebe and Ursula to a nice Disney movie.

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** Furthermore, Phoebe recounts how she cried for days after seeing ''Bambi'', which see she saw mere days before her mother's suicide, indicating her mother was probably past caring what kind of movies her kids watched, and a distinct possibility that some well-meaning friend or neighbor overlooked all of this when offering to take Phoebe and Ursula to a nice Disney movie.
20th Oct '16 10:28:51 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Probably because [[TheyJustDidntCare he just didn't care]], or is a terrible co-worker. But he was "encouraged" to take a sabbatical after his outburst, not fired.

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** Probably because [[TheyJustDidntCare he just didn't care]], care, or is a terrible co-worker. But he was "encouraged" to take a sabbatical after his outburst, not fired.
18th Oct '16 5:13:49 PM nombretomado
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* Example from ''{{Friends}}'', which was going to be a JustBugsMe until I thought about it a bit more. In "The One Where Monica and Richard are Just Friends", the subplot is Joey and Rachel swapping the books they're reading: ''Literature/TheShining'' and ''LittleWomen'', respectively. So far, so sitcom. Joey talks about the scary twins, the blood in the elevator and "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy". The problem is, these bits aren't in the book. But, if Joey is so scared by the book that he ''puts it in the freezer'', maybe he's never actually finished the book - he's seen the [[Film/TheShining film]], so he makes up the details from what he's seen in the film in an attempt to appear less scared.

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* Example from ''{{Friends}}'', which was going to be a JustBugsMe until I thought about it a bit more. In "The One Where Monica and Richard are Just Friends", the subplot is Joey and Rachel swapping the books they're reading: ''Literature/TheShining'' and ''LittleWomen'', respectively. So far, so sitcom. Joey talks about the scary twins, the blood in the elevator and "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy". The problem is, these bits aren't in the book. But, if Joey is so scared by the book that he ''puts it in the freezer'', maybe he's never actually finished the book - he's seen the [[Film/TheShining film]], so he makes up the details from what he's seen in the film in an attempt to appear less scared.
18th Apr '16 4:26:58 PM ajitter89
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* In an amazing example of Cross-over consistency, in ''The One Where Chandler Can't Cry'' Phoebe finds out that her twin sister Ursula has been masquerading as Phoebe to make many, many porno's. What makes this so brilliant? Ursula, who was Creator/LisaKudrow most prominent character long before Phoebe came around, was featured on fellow ''Must See TV'' sitcom ''Series/MadAboutYou'' as the flighty waitress of Paul and Jamie's favorite restaurant. In that series finale, the show followed a now adult Mabel's, the lead characters daughter, documentary about her parents. During the credits of this episode, Mabel revealed the history of some of the characters between the then 1999 and her future era, including that Ursula, after having a successful career as a pornographic star, would eventually become the Governor of New York. This finale was aired before Friends season 6 began. The writers of Friends took a throwaway joke from one series, and made it an episode plotline in their own.
15th Jan '16 8:58:49 PM PriceCheck
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* In TOW the Baby on the Bus, Chandler and Joey cannot tell which of two babies is Ben, so they flip a coin to decide which one to take home. It's implied that Ross recognizes Ben later, but what if the babies really were too similar to tell? It's conceivable Ben ended up separated from his parents growing up in State care.
** Except the baby they bring home is shown with a "Property of State" diaper which Ross notices. So that confirms that was the wrong baby and they go back and switch them. So no FridgeHorror here.
** I always assumed the "Property of State" diaper came from when Ben needed to be changed, and a State diaper was used.
*** You've assumed right.
* One episode of ''{{Friends}}'' has Phoebe refusing to play foozball with Chandler, describing the game as "20 armless guys joined at the waist by a steel bar, forced to play soccer forever!" Kind of makes you think, doesn't it?
** Of course, Chandler argues that it's not so bad, as after the game he "breaks out the little plastic women, and everybody has a pretty good time."
** That's also assuming that you [[WhatAnIdiot genuinely believe]] that the tiny plastic men are sentient beings.



* How Chandler gets rid of his new roommate Eddie. Joey and him leave all his stuff downstairs and when Eddie comes to the door, they pretend that they have never met him before. Yes, Eddie may have been a bit strange, accusing Chandler of sleeping with his ex-girlfriend after just meeting her, and keeping a goldfish cracker in a fishbowl, but the guys basically [[{{Gaslighting}} gaslighted]] a mentally ill man and left him homeless.
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