Sunday, March 18, 2007

F.R.I.E.N.D.S

I know there are thousands of people around the world who think that FRIENDS is just an overrated sit-com not worth their time. I couldn’t disagree more. I adore it.
For those who feel the way I do, read on.
I’ve been watching Friends, ever since it first aired on Star Plus (before the latter turned completely Hindi centric). I can surely say, I’ve watched almost every episode 4 to 5 times and some of the episodes maybe even 10 times. I know it sounds crazy but I just can’t seem to get enough of it. In my opinion has been one of the best sitcoms ever to hit television. It could not have got all those Emmys just by being ordinary.
Every character is unique. Monica, the finicky, obsessive, clean-freak who lets you eat cookies only if you promise to vacuum the apartment later; Rachel, the self declared fashion queen, who gossips like there’s no tomorrow; Chandler, quick-witted, commitment phobic, chilled out guy who is always trying to get in touch with his feminine side; Joey, the dumb but sweet neighbor to the girls, who never remembers the name of the girl he spent the night with; Ross, the geek of the group who still thinks that it was ok for him to cheat on Rachel cos “They were on a break!” and Phoebe (alias Pheebs), the craziest among them all but the sweetest.
I guess I’m gushing but I can’t help it. Let me list some of the best lines from the show.

Phoebe and Monica are out with two guys. Phoebe’s date is foreigner who can’t speak English and Monica’s date is that guy’s interpreter.
Monica: “My guy has coupons. You guy can’t even say coupons!”

The first episode. Rachel has run away from her wedding and is taking refuge in Monica’s house.
Monica: “Joey, don’t hit on her. It’s her wedding day!”
Joey: “What? Like there’s a rule??!”

Joey buys a couple of hideous bracelets for Chandler and himself.
Joey: “Look! We’re bracelet buddies!”
Chandler: “That’s what they’ll call us!”

At the hospital, when Karen (Ross’s ex-wife is about to give birth to Ben).
Ross: “Where is she? She must still be in the cab….”
Rachel: “Don’t worry Ross, it’s probably $1 for the first contraction and 50cents for every additional contraction!”
Ross stares at her
Rachel: “What! It’s ok when Chandler does it?”
Chandler: “You have to pick your moments”

Rachel wants to get an annulment from her marriage to Ross.
Ross is trying to convince her not to.
Ross: “Common… just once in a while when you fill out some form, you check the box that says Mrs instead of the box that says Miss. Its right next to it!”
Rachel: “Oh! I was under the impression the boxes were far apart!”

Let me end with…..
Smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you?
Smelly cat, smelly cat, its not your fault...

1 comment:

meena said...

I think it is the best show ever which must have been viewed countless number of times across the globe!I myself dont miss out the telecast on Zee Cafe though i have a personal copy of almost all the ten seasons... And talking aboutlines...How could you miss... Joey's pick-up line, "How *you* doin'?"