My wife is a lezbian and I’m in love with a gravy boat

Does that line sound farmiliar? Well of course it does. It’s the first episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Why was I watching FRIENDS at the age of four you say? I didn’t watch it that young. I think I started watching episodes on television at the age of six or seven, although I didn’t understand what was going on, I still enjoyed it. They looked like a bunch of friends who had fun around each other. I didn’t get the deal with Rachel and Ross. I liked Monica more because I felt like the series was leaving her out of the bigger storylines, plus she was really pretty so I didn’t understand why the show had to focus so much on Ross and Rachel. At that age I didn’t know Monica and Ross were brothers and sisters, so I thought they would make a great couple. I’ve seen all episodes from every season and I love every single one of them. My opinion with Ross and Rachel changed, so I was so glad that they ended up together, and hated it every time they fought.

The first episode wasn’t that funny, and I didn’t care because it was a pretty good pilot. Ross was suffering heart ache with his wife spending time with another woman (a lot of tv characters like the idea of seeing their girlfriend with another girl) and must buy new furniture for his new apartment since Karol kept everything. Rachel just ran away from her wedding to Barry, which was a big opener. Chandler Bing was the funny sarcastic guy right from the start and Phoebe was without a doubt, one weird chick. The best thing from that episode was when Phoebe sang in the subway.

“Love is sweet as summer showers, love is a wondrous work of art, but your love, oh your love, your love . . . is like a giant pigeon . . . crapping on my heart. La-la-la-la-la-” guy give her some change “Thank you! La-la-la-la ohhh!”

I kept singing that song for a whole week and I have never gotten sick of it. People thought I was weird. That was fun.

I thought Monica’s and Joey’s character hadn’t been developed very well in the first couple of episodes.

In Australia, FRIENDS created a war between the two biggest channels. Channel seven and channel nine were playing the show at the same time, does anybody remember that?

Did you know that Matt Le Blanc dislocated his shoulder whilst leaping onto a chair on the FRIENDS set? Well . . . I didn’t.

The first episode, TOW Monica Gets a Roommates, was a really long one. It either ran for twenty nine minutes or thirty nine minutes, which meant there weren’t any room for chemercials unless they allowed it for one hour. It’s playing reruns here and skipped many of the scenes of the episode! I was so happy that they were going to play it in a channel where many of it’s audience were teenagers. It meant FRIENDS may get a new generation of fans. I think they skipped my favorite scene. That upset me.

Not only was FRIENDS a hit tv show, it made fashion history. Specifically Rachels hairdo.

Still want it?

Next time you go to the hairdresses ask, “Give me the Rachel.”

I wonder if they still know what you mean.


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