YMMV / Episodes

  • Acceptable Targets: Studio executives and hotshot actors.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: A bus full of clowns pulls up outside the studio. The clowns have nothing to do with the plot, they don't appear in "Pucks!" and they're never brought up again.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: At his father's funeral (which the whole network attends), Merc stops greeting guests in order to scream across the graveyard at an employee: "Your one job is to stop her falling into the goddamn hole!" Cut to Jamie, his blind wife, walking slowly towards the grave.
    • Labia's Ms. Fanservice scene. It's the first time bare breasts are seen and it happened midway through the second series, so the audience's collective guard was down.
    • Matt LeBlanc calling up his Friends co-stars and finding out that they're all still pissed off at him for various slights. David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry tag-team against Matt, who is so frustrated by this point that he slanders them respectively for being "an asshole" and on drugs.
    • Sean and Matt's brawl. To say the least neither are very good at fighting.
    • Pretty much anytime Sean and Beverly have to remind Matt that he's had sex with one of them.
    • When Castor is prescribed some experimental medication, he starts masturbating to some very strange things e.g. A woman trapped under rubble, Merc shouting and a (fat, male) journalist drinking through a straw.
    • Matt teaches his sons how to draw a naked woman in the missionary position. Vagina-end first.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Beverly reflects that what she misses most since her breakup with Sean is him holding her. At the end of the episode, he shows her how to ice-skate via the Hands On Method, and she settles contentedly into his arms.
  • It Was His Sled: The only other cast member from Friends to appear on the series is James Michael Tyler (Gunther).
    • Subverted in Series 4 when David Schwimmer appears.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Matt LeBlanc. He's boorish and insensitive, yet when you see him getting hounded by the tabloids or fighting a losing battle for custody over his sons, you really feel for him. Plus, despite everything he does genuinely value Sean's friendship.
    • Carol to an extent. She's manipulative and engaging in a May-December affair with her boss, but there's hints that her attraction to him is based on a sense of insecurity rather than status-seeking. Also, like Matt with Sean, Carol genuinely cares about Beverley and values her as a friend, even if she is a little too self involved to show it.
  • Moral Event Horizon: When Matt LeBlanc finds out his ex-wife is getting serious with someone called Ollie. Seeing an opportunity to get out of alimony payments, Matt encourages her to marry the guy. She later mentions that Ollie has anger problems, but Matt convinces her to stick with him, potentially endangering herself and their children purely for his own gain.
  • Our Nudity Is Different: The culture shock of seeing what looks at first like an American show, but created in accordance with British TV values - ie, a less neurotic attitude towards nudity.
  • Shipping Bed Death: Explicitly brought up by Matt in defense of a change in the show's romantic dynamics.

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