As a huge “Friends” fan who owns all of the seasons on DVD, trivia games and Central Perk memorabilia that’s ever been produced, I love how I’m still learning fun little tidbits about the show 20 years after it first premiered. Lisa Kudrow, who played my kindred spirit Phoebe Buffay on the show, guest starred on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night and told the audience how “Friends” was considered “racy” back in the day. Who knew?
Apparently, before the pilot episode, NBC was so concerned about having Courteney Cox’s character Monica mention having a one night stand, that they surveyed the show’s live audience about it. So did they think Monica was a super skank for doing the deed on day one? Watch the video after the jump to find out! Keep reading »
It’s been a big month for “Friends” fans. First, the show celebrated its 20th Anniversary by creating a functioning Central Perk replica in New York City, and then Netflix announced they’ll be adding all 236 episodes to their repertoire. All hail October 2014!
While “Friends” frenzy has been in full swing, a talented DeviantArt artist by the name of Ryan Derrick created some awesome artwork of Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Ross and Joey in various states of dress up, from holiday elves to the casts of popular TV shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “The Walking Dead.” And now I miss them…
Know-it-all alpha dudes without a care in the world are great and all, but who doesn’t love that their neurotic sidekick just as much? TV and movies are full of lovable, mildly troubled neurotic souls who spend their days worrying, analyzing and questioning every event — and I have a major crush on them. The traits that make these guys so quirky also make them thoughtful and loving, right? Not all of them are the perfect boyfriend material I wish they were, as exhibited by their many failed onscreen relationships, but a girl can dream, can’t she? Here are 12 neurotic characters I’m totally into.
Sometimes in life, we meet a person who we instantly connect with on soul-to-soul level. For me, that person is Phoebe Buffay. Phoebe, played by Lisa Kudrow, was kind of the wildcard character on “Friends,” who embraced her idiosyncrasies and had no problem telling it like it was. For this, I love her. I’m fairly certain we were created from some of the same molecules or cells or something, and these 14 GIFs perfectly demonstrate why Phoebe Buffay/Regina Phalange/Princess Consuela Bananahammock is my kindred spirit. Keep reading »
When it comes time for me to clean my apartment, I have no patience, no desire and no idea where to start. I usually get as far as taking out a spray bottle of disinfectant and cleaning around the various piles of clutter that have accumulated, before becoming overwhelmed and sitting down for a snack, never to finish my task. When I recently found myself in this exact scenario, I turned the TV on during my snack break and started watching “Friends.” It was The One With The Chicken Pox, and Monica was obsessing over the way her boyfriend Richard made the bed. In life, we can all take some notes from Monica’s OCD ways when it comes to tidying up, because wouldn’t life just be nicer when our toilet paper is folded at the tip? Here are 14 of Monica’s anal retentive rules to remember next time you need to clean. Keep reading »
My best friend is a woman. My best friend in college was a woman. In fact, a majority of my closest friends since college have been women. And this presents a problem in my dating life.
There isn’t one single reason why I have more female friends than male ones and if you looked at my weekly activities, it would seem strange that I don’t have more male friends. Every weekend I enjoy traditionally masculine, rip-my-chest-hair-out activities, like hockey and football. Yet it’s my female friends who I tend to call when I want to go out.
For starters, I do have a somewhat functional brain that is capable of functioning independently of my penis (albeit the little guy does occasionally develop a Napoleon complex). This has led to several of my close female friends starting out as love interests. Others I met while on my college’s ski team. Additionally, there is the fact that most of the closest male friends I had in college were the earliest to get married and have kids. Keep reading »