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Old 02-26-2008, 05:58 PM   #16
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I'd have to say that it's neither witty nor very amusing.
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Friends had a better-than-average writing staff. I won't claim that it didn't have good jokes. But it's the most generic sitcom imaginable. There's basically no premise. Just....friends. Well, white friends, to be exact. And I find that rather boring.

The idea that this show is some kind of gold standard is unsettling, because it's completely unchallenging in any way whatsoever.
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It's interesting, though, because I find that the people I knew in high school who loved friends were, in retrospect, very similar in their mutual lack of depth of character.
























































































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I never understood the hype of the show until recently when Babydoll recommended it.

Just thought I'd watched a few episodes to see what it's like. I ended up watching 4 episodes every night.
I think I watched seasons 1 - 9 in a month, and ready to start season 10 shortly.

Not my favorite show ever, but it still has some funny moments.
My favorite characters are Pheobe and Chandler.

Monica and Rachel annoy the piss out of me
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Dane Cook : stand up comedy :: Friends : sitcoms


Both wildly overrated and insipid. Both denounced by anyone with half a brain.


But actually, That 70s Show was worse.
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Dane Cook : stand up comedy :: Friends : sitcoms
That should be on the SAT that I'm taking Saturday.
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:20 PM   #22
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I got every analogy right on my SAT, bitch.

Beat that, YLB, and you might get into as fine an institution as mine. I don't even know how the new scoring system compares to the old, though. Maybe you will beat me. Maybe.
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:20 PM   #23
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Dane Cook : stand up comedy :: Friends : sitcoms


Both wildly overrated and insipid. Both denounced by anyone with half a brain.


But actually, That 70s Show was worse.

THAT 70'S SHOW !!!! oh geez, do you have no taste
sure these shows are mindless and don't really change the world. . . . . . . but they're funny. Sitcoms are supposed to be an escape from the real world and all it's problems.


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I didn't like the Rachel loves Joey thing either
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I got every analogy right on my SAT, bitch.

Beat that, YLB, and you might get into as fine an institution as mine. I don't even know how the new scoring system compares to the old, though. Maybe you will beat me. Maybe.
I got like a 930 or something according to the old scale back in 9th grade, I hope I do a bit better this time around.

Anyway, mindless humor is totally cool. I like mine to be funny, like The Office, 30 Rock, Seinfeld, and even Reno 911.
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Dane Cook : stand up comedy :: Friends : sitcoms


Both wildly overrated and insipid. Both denounced by anyone with half a brain.


But actually, That 70s Show was worse.
That analogy is so far off you'd need a plane to get from one side to the other.

Dane Cook is a terrible, terrible stand-up comedian. A more accurate sitcom counterpart would be something like 'According To Jim' or some shit like that. Friends is IONS ahead of ATJ(just staying with my example). As is That 70s Show. Well, at least the first four or five years of That 70s Show.

Friends is awesome.

Chandler: Condoms?
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Chandler: And condoms are the way to do that?

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THAT 70'S SHOW !!!! oh geez, do you have no taste

I guess not, because it patently sucks.
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It amazes me that people can watch both Seinfeld AND Friends. One totally subverts the whole sitcom genre and is endlessly inventive and brilliant. The other is just a bunch of punch-lines delivered by good-looking yuppies. You take away the rabid drooling over the cast members (male and female) and the show is cancelled after one season.

At least Fraiser (another standard sitcom) had interesting characters and wasn't aimed at the lowest common denominator.

And if you want the correct analogy:

Friends:Sitcoms :: Jay Leno: stand-up comedy

Inoffensive, whitebread, homogenized.
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I enjoy both Seinfeld and Friends.

I actually have a full brain, thankyouverymuch.

(And Dane Cook is horrendously unfunny.)
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I enjoy both Seinfeld and Friends.

I actually have a full brain, thankyouverymuch.

(And Dane Cook is horrendously unfunny.)
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I actually have a full brain, thankyouverymuch.

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