Ok, I am going to get a lot of flak for this entry. I am talking of the series that ended more than five years ago and not about my friends. Well now that I say it out loud, it does seem weird that the series ended so long ago although with all the reruns in so many different channels, it’s hard to miss it!
Well, to be honest, and to announce it publicly, I am a friends-addict! I have all the seasons and end up watching them over and over and over!!!! I now almost know all the dialogues verbatim and if you give me a dialogue randomly, chances are, i can precisely tell you who said that to whom!!! Every night when I am about to sleep I put it on hoping and imagining I can handle just one bit or few bits here and there but end up watching episode after episode every night!!!!!!!! Well, as I said, I am addicted and I need something else to de-addict me from it!!!!
Well there are too many favorite moments, but to me the best pieces of dialogue have gone to Chandler and Phoebe. But recently I found even Ross had some very funny moments and his trademark quirkiness was, well quite endearing!!!
So, best moments… I don’t know, and as I said there are quite a few. Here are just a few which I can readily recollect (and cross check at http://www.friendscafe.org/scripts/, the best website I think for Friends…)
One is when the boys get the girl’s apartment and how competitively they win it!!! That is quite great to know if there is someone who can so precisely point out and know your pet peeves, ‘real’ favorite movies, menstrual cycles and still don’t know where you work! (TOW the embryos 4.12)
Phoebe not having a ‘pla’ in her life in “TOW George Stephanopolous (1.04)” (I don’t know if i got that name right!)!!!
The old man trying his shot at Phoebe through his dead wife’s unfulfilled wishes in the “TOW Lesbian Wedding (2.11)”
Chandler in the ending of “TOW the Racecar bed (3.07)”, I mean I don’t remember ever laughing that hard the first time I saw it…
I think the best pair for Chandler was Kathy, and she was reallllllllllllly good too!!! All the scenes between the two are like so great!!! That’s the one time I think Chandler really went head over heals in love!
The inability of Chandler to control himself from making fun of people… great… (TOW all the resolutions 5.11)
The Holiday Armadillo was another really great episode… (7.10)
Ross’s tan (10.3) and Princess Consuela Banana Hammock (10.14)!!!
Why, why, why Friends!?
That’s a question my dad would definitely ask me! To anyone ever not interested in such mindless sitcoms, it is just boring lines said by dumb people and artificial laugh in the background (which I knida agree with, it is not always so funny to hear those laughs!)
But I think the biggest draw for it (more than the innuendo) is the concept of friends who are there for you always, people whom you don’t have to impress always and can just be comfortable with, who will not judge you. Which can also mean that they don’t much care about you.
But isn’t it like your birthright to screw your own life!?
I rejoice for Uganda! It is the first country to be totally free of landmines! And here is the BBC News article on it.
India is not part of the signatories though.