History YMMV / Friends

26th May '16 8:32:21 AM MattP5557
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*** LampShaded in an episode where she's writing a song and says she can't think of anything sad to draw inspiration from, Rachel suggests her mothers deaf or living in the street, Phoebe decides to use a bad hair day.
22nd May '16 11:28:08 PM maxwellsilver
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** Season 1: Chandler offers Monica a FallbackMarriagePact if they're both single when they're forty. Turns out he cashes in on that deal a lot [[{{HappilyMarried}} sooner]]...

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** Season 1: Chandler offers Monica a FallbackMarriagePact if they're both single when they're forty. Turns out he cashes in on that deal a lot [[{{HappilyMarried}} [[HappilyMarried sooner]]...



** In Season 3 Chandler spends an episode fruitlessly convincing Monica she should date him. She refuses for numerous reasons. (He's not 'mature' enough, puts on weird voices, is 'Chandler' and would always be the guy [[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} who peed on her]]). They go on to not only date, but fall in love, start a relationship, move in together, get engaged, get ''married'' and raise a family together.

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** In Season 3 Chandler spends an episode fruitlessly convincing Monica she should date him. She refuses for numerous reasons. (He's not 'mature' enough, puts on weird voices, is 'Chandler' and would always be the guy [[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} who peed on her]]).her). They go on to not only date, but fall in love, start a relationship, move in together, get engaged, get ''married'' and raise a family together.



** In Richard's first appearance, Phoebe simply says "James Bond!" because he was wearing a tuxedo. Tom Selleck later appeared as a retired spymaster in ''Film/{{Killers}}'', alongside Ashton Kutcher.

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** In Richard's first appearance, Phoebe simply says "James Bond!" because he was wearing a tuxedo. Tom Selleck later appeared as a retired spymaster in ''Film/{{Killers}}'', alongside Ashton Kutcher. In another episode, Ross asks if Richard was "in 'Nam". Tom Selleck later appeared in ''Series/BlueBloods'', where his character explicitly served in Vietnam.
13th May '16 2:11:49 PM Malloon
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** The word you're looking for is... anyway...
8th May '16 5:49:14 PM Arcana4th
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** Joey has a hard time finding a job, but also doesn't work nearly as hard as someone who really wants to make it in the business should. His first big role was actually gotten out of sleeping with the woman responsible for casting, and lost his role for taking credit for the writing when he actually did barely anything. It's hard to see his failing career as something bad happening to him rather than something he caused to himself.
7th May '16 4:39:17 PM nombretomado
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** [[TheOffice Melora Hardin (in the first season) and Craig Robinson (in the last season)]] both had guest spots on the show, though it would take another sitcom years later before anyone knew who they were...

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** [[TheOffice [[Series/TheOfficeUS Melora Hardin (in the first season) and Craig Robinson (in the last season)]] both had guest spots on the show, though it would take another sitcom years later before anyone knew who they were...



** [[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Cole Sprouse]] played Ben in the later seasons.
** [[GreysAnatomy Ellen Pompeo]] shows up in "The One Where the Stripper Cries."

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** [[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody [[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Cole Sprouse]] played Ben in the later seasons.
** [[GreysAnatomy [[Series/GreysAnatomy Ellen Pompeo]] shows up in "The One Where the Stripper Cries."



** In "The One With the Lesbian Wedding" [[OrangeIsTheNewBlack Big Boo]] hits on Phoebe.

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** In "The One With the Lesbian Wedding" [[OrangeIsTheNewBlack [[Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack Big Boo]] hits on Phoebe.



** Judy Geller, for her appalling cruelty towards [[{{TheUnfavourite}} Monica]]. [[{{CloudCuckooLander}} Jack]] was clearly InnocentlyInsensitive in mildly favoring Ross and horrified when he realized. However Judy's callous criticism of the insecure Monica, even it was PlayedForLaughs, made her an [[AbusiveParents abusive parent]] and ''hugely'' unpopular with fans. It's kind of hard to like someone who sends one of your main characters into depression or even tears everytime she appears.

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** Judy Geller, for her appalling cruelty towards [[{{TheUnfavourite}} [[TheUnfavourite Monica]]. [[{{CloudCuckooLander}} [[CloudCuckooLander Jack]] was clearly InnocentlyInsensitive in mildly favoring Ross and horrified when he realized. However Judy's callous criticism of the insecure Monica, even it was PlayedForLaughs, made her an [[AbusiveParents abusive parent]] and ''hugely'' unpopular with fans. It's kind of hard to like someone who sends one of your main characters into depression or even tears everytime she appears.
26th Apr '16 6:51:03 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** Ross being SurroundedByIdiots could have lead to his {{Flanderization}} and him having TookALevelInDumbass.
25th Apr '16 3:27:25 PM MisterCPC
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** Joanna, Rachel's boss in the third and fourth seasons, who was nothing more than a smug bully. Nobody complained when she was hit by a car.


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** Rachel discovering that Joanna was hit by a car midway through the fourth season.
17th Apr '16 1:40:55 AM ChrisDen
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* ActorShipping: Matthew Perry/Courteney Cox have a pretty big fanbase due to their chemistry and close friendship. The shipping wasn't as prevalent during the actual show as Courteney was HappilyMarried to David Arquette, but after the couple split up 'Matteney' fans grew exponentially and were regularly fuelled by Cox guest starring on Perry's show, their habit of crashing each others interviews (in Courtney's case to kiss Matthew on stage) and Matthew throwing around comments like "I just wanted to make her laugh all the time" and "she's a very beautiful woman" and making sexual jokes about their relationship: "would Courtney be the bike?" and even a skit on Ellen joking that they're a couple. Not to mention Courteney posting on Twitter that, on a scale from 1 - 10, she loves Matthew '13.6'. When Courtney's guest starred on Matthew's show there were photos of them practically snuggling during breaks. Tumblr exploded.

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* ActorShipping: Matthew Perry/Courteney Cox have a pretty big fanbase due to their chemistry and close friendship. The shipping wasn't as prevalent during the actual show as Courteney was HappilyMarried to David Arquette, but after the couple split up 'Matteney' fans grew exponentially and were regularly fuelled fueled by Cox guest starring on Perry's show, their habit of crashing each others interviews (in Courtney's case to kiss Matthew on stage) and Matthew throwing around comments like "I just wanted to make her laugh all the time" and "she's a very beautiful woman" and making sexual jokes about their relationship: "would Courtney be the bike?" and even a skit on Ellen joking that they're a couple. Not to mention Courteney posting on Twitter that, on a scale from 1 - 10, she loves Matthew '13.6'. When Courtney's guest starred on Matthew's show there were photos of them practically snuggling during breaks. Tumblr exploded.



*** Then in the following episode, Ross is already in hot water after his affair with the copy girl and initially decided to just come clean to Rachel, only for the two to convince him to tryto cover it up, which just made things even worse for him when she did find out.

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*** Then in the following episode, Ross is already in hot water after his affair with the copy girl and initially decided to just come clean to Rachel, only for the two to convince him to tryto try to cover it up, which just made things even worse for him when she did find out.



** Another popular theory is that Monica and Chandler who adopted twins at the end of the show later managed to have a child naturally. (It was 'unlikely' not impossible'). Although their adoption storyline was popular fans found it hard to see the one committed couple who had worked so hard for a family struggle with infertility so this is a reassuring comfort. It also matches Monica's mother who was thought to be barren before having her and Ross. Bonus points if the kids called Daniel which was what Monica originally wanted to call her first son.

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** Another popular theory is that Monica and Chandler who adopted twins at the end of the show later managed to have a child naturally. (It was 'unlikely' not impossible'). Although their adoption storyline was popular fans found it hard to see the one committed couple who had worked so hard for a family struggle with infertility so this is a reassuring comfort. It also matches Monica's mother who was thought to be barren before having her and Ross. Bonus points if the kids kid's called Daniel Daniel, which was what Monica originally wanted to call her first son.



** In 'The One Where Heckles Dies' Chandler freaks out that his committment phobia will prevent him from finding the one, and he'll be left alone when the others settle down. Flash forward to later seasons, and he has found the one, (she was living across the hall the whole time), and he and Monica are the ''first'' to get married (and ''stay'' married) and start a family.

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** In 'The One Where Heckles Dies' Chandler freaks out that his committment commitment phobia will prevent him from finding the one, and he'll be left alone when the others settle down. Flash forward to later seasons, and he has found the one, (she was living across the hall the whole time), and he and Monica are the ''first'' to get married (and ''stay'' married) and start a family.



** In Richard's first appearance, Pheobe simply says "James Bond!" because he was wearing a tuxedo. Tom Selleck later appeared as a retired spymaster in ''Film/{{Killers}}'', alongside Asthon Kutcher.

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** In Richard's first appearance, Pheobe Phoebe simply says "James Bond!" because he was wearing a tuxedo. Tom Selleck later appeared as a retired spymaster in ''Film/{{Killers}}'', alongside Asthon Ashton Kutcher.



** Especially in the episode where Ross, Chandler, and Monica were telling each other embarrassing stories from their childhood. One of the first was Chandler drunkenly making out with a man dressed like a woman at a party. As the episode progresses, the stories get more and more humiliating (Chandler winning a Vanilla Ice look-a-like contest, Ross coming in fourth and crying '''and''' sleeping with the college maid, Monica being unable to tell time until she was 13 and ''eating'' the macaroni from a homemade jewelry box after being sent to bed without dinner.) However, none of these simply compare to "Whatever, dude, you kissed a guy." That alone undercut everything else. This was even weirder because it was established in an earlier episode that Joey had made out with a "girl" who had the biggest adam's apple he'd ever seen... the audience and the gang knew exactly what that meant, but Joey didn't. Joey wasn't teased about that event, but Chandler was about his.

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** Especially in the episode where Ross, Chandler, and Monica were telling each other embarrassing stories from their childhood. One of the first was Chandler drunkenly making out with a man dressed like a woman at a party. As the episode progresses, the stories get more and more humiliating (Chandler winning a Vanilla Ice look-a-like contest, Ross coming in fourth and crying '''and''' sleeping with the college maid, Monica being unable to tell time until she was 13 and ''eating'' the macaroni from a homemade jewelry box after being sent to bed without dinner.) However, none of these simply compare to "Whatever, dude, you kissed a guy." That alone undercut everything else. This was even weirder because it was established in an earlier episode that Joey had made out with a "girl" who had the biggest adam's Adam's apple he'd ever seen... the audience and the gang knew exactly what that meant, but Joey didn't. Joey wasn't teased about that event, but Chandler was about his.
2nd Apr '16 5:06:59 PM Tidal_Wave_17
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* UnfortunateImplications: There's a [[http://www.dazeddigital.com/satellitevoices/rome/art-design/1370/homophobic-friends-by-tijana-mamula fifty minute]] montage of all the gay jokes, and the person who made it explains in the interview below how alienating it can be.

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* UnfortunateImplications: There's a [[http://www.dazeddigital.com/satellitevoices/rome/art-design/1370/homophobic-friends-by-tijana-mamula [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsQ5za-J6I8 fifty minute]] montage of all the gay jokes, and the person who made it explains in the interview below how alienating it can be.jokes.
4th Mar '16 1:16:12 PM MisterCPC
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** Phoebe's song about sexuality in "The One After the Super Bowl", which includes the bit, "then there are bisexuals, but some just say they're kidding themselves," becomes downright amusing when Phoebe herself started explicitly being shown to be ''at least'' AmbiguouslyBi as the series went on.

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** Phoebe's song about sexuality in "The One After the Super Bowl", which includes the bit, "then there are bisexuals, but some just say they're kidding themselves," becomes downright amusing when Phoebe herself started explicitly showing signs of being shown to be ''at least'' AmbiguouslyBi bi as the series went on.
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