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to think that Ross was in the wrong not Rachel? That Emily wasn't an absolute cow? Please can we have an old school friends debate?!

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MandyMcFly Sat 02-Oct-10 13:53:41


Just been watching friends...and it's been a long time since I have had a truly deep and meaningful debate about it haha.

Emily - after her and Ross split for good they acted like she was a complete bitch. Well, no actually...Ross said Rachel's name at the wedding, but she went ahead with the service. Then decided to give him another chance and went to the airport to see Ross leaving for their honeymoon with Rachel, but she still was willing to give him another chance on the conditions that he didn't see Rachel anymore. Now I know that obviously they couldn't have had Ross not seeing Rachel, but Emily wasn't actually unreasonable was she? From her point obviously it wasn't a lot to ask and she was very fair giving so many chances, right?! grin

And what does everybody think about the 'We Were On A Break!!' thing?

[thinks about things too much emoticon]

Now, no spoiling my fun, telling me to get a life please. wink grin

nickelbabe Sat 02-Oct-10 13:54:55

yes, Ross was, yes Emily was a bitch.
Ross should have walked out of the wedding as soon as he said the wrong name, not married Emily! you don't marry someone just to get back at them!

They were on a break - I'm with Ross on that one.

nickelbabe Sat 02-Oct-10 13:56:06

(emily married him to get back at him, tno the other way round)

ChooksAway Sat 02-Oct-10 13:56:42

I've never understood why Emily was the bitch in the wedding fiasco, so, OP, YANBU!

crisproll2 Sat 02-Oct-10 13:56:58

I'm actually with Rachel's mum - ,"Once a cheater, always a cheater!" !!

fluffles Sat 02-Oct-10 13:57:41

i'm with emily on the whole marriage thing (except she shouldn't have married him when he was so obviously sitll in love with rachel) but with ross on the 'break' thing - they weren't just 'on a break' she had actually finished with him. he had every right to do anything with anybody else.

StealthPolarBear Sat 02-Oct-10 13:58:38

no emily wasn't a bitch
but they were on a break

MandyMcFly Sat 02-Oct-10 13:59:12

Oooh she did say they were on a break, but when he says 'I thought our relationship was dead' I agree with Rachel when she says 'Well you sure had a hell of a time at the wake!!' If he truly did think they were over, he didn't waste much time, before grovelling the next day!

I have clearly seen them all far too many times! grin

StealthPolarBear Sat 02-Oct-10 13:59:19

except he did cheat on Julie with Rache, if you want to be strictly accurate

HitGirlGrownUp Sat 02-Oct-10 13:59:22

Ross totally in the wrong. Emily did turn very controlling though but under the circumstances who wouldn't??! Yes, they were on a break and I can sort of see both sides but imvho if you really love someone then really the first night should be spent in floods not straight into he first skirt/pair of trousers you spot, although some might say he did it to blot out the pain. Can never really decide about that one.

My question is do we all agree that Monica really could have done better than Chander? Because I certainly do, she is stunning and he rather ordinary (especially during porky Chandler phase), I suppose that it all balances out though because she is so uptight and controlling.

The thing that used to bug me though was when Rachel had Emma and she just totally was carted around like a handbag. They could have done an awful lot more with the Ross, Rachel as parents thing.

God I love Friends. Do you know they still see Friends Calendars, saw one in Clintons for 2011.

Also do we think they should make a movie?

OP if you need to get a life, then I certainly do too grin.

Igglybuff Sat 02-Oct-10 14:00:15

Agree - they were on a break!

StealthPolarBear Sat 02-Oct-10 14:00:38

Oh they did plenty of parenting storyline, but not much of it involved Emma!
Life didn't really change much for them, did it, after the first month or so hmm

TheCrackFox Sat 02-Oct-10 14:01:20

Emily wasn't a bitch

Yes, they were on a break

HitGirlGrownUp Sat 02-Oct-10 14:02:10

No, she was always with one of their parents, like always! Rachel would walk in carrying her, dump her in the travel cot and that would be it, not a peep out of her, oh and the big moving to Paris Story Line really bugged me, no-one seemed to acknowledge that Ross would not be seeing his kid every day, least of all Ross, it was barely mentioned.

MandyMcFly Sat 02-Oct-10 14:05:24

I agree about Emma! And what exactly happened to Ben after Emma was born? hmm He was never in it again!

Emily did get a bit controlling I guess, but I think the insecurity of what had happened would make anyone like that. I agree though that they were stupid to try and think they could carry on past it!

I agree with hitgirlgrownup about Ross' behaviour after they went on a 'break' it's not really the kind of thing you would do if you were supposedly devastated? Hmm i don't know!

With Monica & Chandler, I did like them as a couple but I loved Monica and Richard, I thought they were much better matched!

I would love them to make a movie, or at least just a one off episode! grin

StealthPolarBear Sat 02-Oct-10 14:06:12

ooh yes ben vanished didn't he.

HitGirlGrownUp Sat 02-Oct-10 14:10:12

Yes, Monica and Richard were certainly a couple who "made sense" iyswim? So funny the episode where Chandler thinks Richard is going to propose to Monica and says to Joey they need to go and sort him out and Joey says "Chandler it's not going to help us BOTH getting our ass's kicked!" The implication being that Richard was so big and tough he would sort them both out at once. So funny grin.

nickelbabe Sat 02-Oct-10 14:11:16

If I had been standing at the altar with a man I'd only known 4 weeks, and he said someone else's name - someone who I know had been very much in the picture in the very recent past, I would question how right it was to get married.
I would have, at the very least, postponed the wedding - giving the excuse that people had flown thousands of miles to be there is crap.

she should not have married him.
and having married him, she should not have then turned into controlling super-bitch. that's not what she said in her contract in front of several witnesses.

HitGirlGrownUp Sat 02-Oct-10 14:12:38

Oh and Mike or David? Who should Phoebe really have ended up with?

I did like Mike, right choice there.

nickelbabe Sat 02-Oct-10 14:13:40

Mike, definitely. he was so cool, and not fazed at all by her weirdness.

they were a good balance for each other.

nickelbabe Sat 02-Oct-10 14:13:59

and David was too flakey. put science above her every time.

MandyMcFly Sat 02-Oct-10 14:15:51

I agree about Mike, I loved them together. He was just what she needed.

Nickelbabe I've never thought of it like that actually, I suppose the whole thing was a bit ridiculous actually!

hocuspontas Sat 02-Oct-10 14:16:10

Probably traumatised by the Holiday Armadillo...

Agree Monica could have done better than Chandler. I would have preferred Ross/Phoebe and Joey/Rachel pairings. Rachel just got on my nerves too much.

hocuspontas Sat 02-Oct-10 14:17:46

That Armadillo comment was about Ben BTW. Thread moved too quickly!

Definitely David over Mike though.

HitGirlGrownUp Sat 02-Oct-10 14:18:21

Who is your favourite as well.

For me Ross every time, his episodes always made me laugh the most, the teeth, the spray tan, "DR, Geller" grin.

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