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to love Friends or am I very naff ?

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OhDearNigel Thu 23-May-13 22:18:08

I'm getting a bit old now to tell wink Is it cool to like Friends ?

Quangle Thu 23-May-13 22:32:40

And grin at "it's moo".


OhDearNigel Thu 23-May-13 22:33:07

We have the whole thing on Itunes. I watch it every night [probably tragic]. Am watching The One with The Routine right now.

Out of the 6 I am monica. No doubt about it !

OhDearNigel Thu 23-May-13 22:33:40

I also do that whole fist banging thing; people look at me oddly

WireCatWhore Thu 23-May-13 22:36:14

I love it.
Was watching some today.
I find it quite comforting.

EleanorFarjeon Thu 23-May-13 22:36:33

I used to love it in its heyday.

Don't think I could watch an entire episode now though. But funny to laugh at the clothes.

Quangle Thu 23-May-13 22:37:54

I'm afraid I'm Amanda the annoying friend who pretends to be British and shows off her hideously ungainly dancing.

Dfg15 Thu 23-May-13 22:38:53

I love it! it always cheers me up, no matter how many times I've seen it. Definitely not naff

amigababy Thu 23-May-13 22:41:37

it's fine. And sometimes you find an episode you've not seen before. Like finding lost treasure grin

70isaLimitNotaTarget Thu 23-May-13 22:43:48

I can't abide it and I'd never tire of bitch-slapping all 6 of them grin

I used to put the TV on and there always seemed to be a repeat of "Friends" on <<sigh>>

Lovecat Thu 23-May-13 22:44:05

DH and I do so much stuff from Friends it's embarrassing.

Moo points
Jumping out at each other shouting "Danger!"
Calling DD Princess Consuela Bananahammock (not now she's 8, she just rolls her eyes at her idiot parents)
Pretend-shouting 'you ate my sandwiiiiiiiiiich!'
If we end one another's sentences we wave our fingers between each others heads and go 'you and me, we've always been like THAT'
DH in any given restaurant "DH doesn't share food!"
Doing lunges whilst pretending to be going commando
Lightning Round! (this enlivens Monopoly and Chess no end)
Speaking French by going 'fluh fluh fluhhh' (DH works for a French firm so this is even funnier, saddos that we are)
And doing Jazz Hands at every given opportunity.

I'm sure there are more....

However, my enjoyment of old episodes has been utterly spoiled by the MN relationships board, as I now realise that Ross is a manipulative, abusive arsehole and I can barely watch him anymore, the evil gelled tosser.

Loulybelle Thu 23-May-13 22:44:59

I have a Phoebe, i just feel in love with the name, strangely, My Phoebe is a little kooky, just like Phoebe Buffet.

CambridgeBlue Thu 23-May-13 22:46:27

Lovecat you sound just like me and DH, we are also that sad smile

Lovecat Thu 23-May-13 22:48:04

grin Cambridgeblue Some days I don't know how DH and I would manage to communicate without Friends or the Simpsons...

SheepCantFly Thu 23-May-13 22:51:06

"I'm not very good at advice; can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?"

persimmon Thu 23-May-13 22:55:17

Funniest episode for me is when Chandler can't cry: "YOU ROBOT!!".
The dance routine.
When Phoebe tries to seduce Chandler: "I'm very bendy".
When Joey saves his sandwich from peril.

Actually, loads of favourites..

Pudgy2011 Thu 23-May-13 22:55:27

I knew I wasn't the only Friends loving weirdo out there.

It's total comfort watching for me, if I'm pottering about the house I have it on in the background and if I'm having a bad day it cheers me up no end.

When my brother died I just put the entire box set on to get me through, it's like curling up with your old mates!

I love the earlier series' with Tom Selleck as they seem so vintage now!

In fact, how sad is this? I was in NYC with DH and toddler last week and we went past the actual Lucille Lortel theatre in the West Village (the theatre that Joey was performing in that weird play where he flies off in the space ship) - anyway I nearly had a heart attack and had to take a picture on my phone. You can't imagine the look of sheer sympathy on DH's face when I told him why I was so excited. It's like he was working out the quickest way to get a divorce....

Pudgy2011 Thu 23-May-13 22:55:45

Fuck me. I'm sad.

manicinsomniac Thu 23-May-13 22:56:54

not cool but I love it. I have the box set and practically know them off by heart. But yet they're still laugh out loud funny.

I've even used Friends clips in English lessons:

Rachel - 'it's like all my life everyone's been telling me; you're a shoe, you're a shoe, you're a shoe. Well, what if I don't want to be a shoe. What if I want to be a ... hat? Not I don't want you to buy me a hat. I'm saying I am a hat. It's a metaphor Daddy!'
Ross - You can see where he'd have trouble ...

The importance of auxillary verbs:
Monica and Rachel arguing over whose fault it is that they are locked out of the apartment:
Rachel: You said 'got the keys.'
Monica: No I didn't. I said 'got the kee-eeys?' (rise in tone of voice supposed to indicate question)

SophieLeGiraffe Thu 23-May-13 23:00:10

When we had a tv in the bedroom we used to watch a DVD every night whilst we fell asleep, in constant rotation - now that's sad!

I can relate almost any real life situation to something that happened in a Friends episode.

DH and I do the swearing at each other using the elbow bump thing.

I like it less now it's on Comedy Central and the episodes are all mixed up. I rather liked turning on e4 and knowing where I was <Monica>

Lovecat Thu 23-May-13 23:00:47

grin Pudgy I too would have got unfeasibly excited about that. I'm also a fan of Big Bang Theory and when looking up some info about Disneyland got ridiculously excited at the discovery that the Cheesecake Factory is real and they have a branch in Pasadena and we are diverting from our holiday plan in order to go and eat there

There is something very comforting about watching the old episodes.

"Crossed the line? You're so far over the line you can't even see the line anymore!"

"The only thing I can't have is Dairy"

"No uterus, no opinion!"

The one where everyone has a baby except Rachel - I was about 3m pregnant when that one was aired and it struck the fear of God into me!

amigababy Thu 23-May-13 23:02:13

we have a strong chance of being locked out of our apartment when it's on the latch, we always say
"got the keys??? " as we leave.

KitNCaboodle Thu 23-May-13 23:04:38

On the way to school this morning I was asking my DS(5) about his Kar-a-te lessons (said a la Ross in the Unagi/salmon fish roll/DANGER! episode.)

His response was "mummy, please stop saying it like that and I know where you got it from, anyway...Friends."

Think I may watch it a bit too much although pleased I am producing a new generation of fans

DownstairsMixUp Thu 23-May-13 23:08:06

I still love friends though it annoys my other half! I love the PIVVAT!! episode trying to get the sofa up the stairs!

Summerblaze Thu 23-May-13 23:19:26

Love, love, love Friends. Used to watch it all the time in my late teens. Remember watching the last episode just after DD was born. I also am sad and do quotes.

DS1 doesn't share food
We were on a break
Could you be anymore xxxxxx
Thats a lot of information to get in 30 seconds
London Baby!!!!!
How u doin
Oh my gawd

Favourite episode is when they took the apartment back.

Loulybelle Thu 23-May-13 23:27:31

I like the episode, when they bet Chandler he couldnt make jokes about them for the whole day, and temptation to do so was everyone.

"Elizabeth Hornswoggle"

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