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Old 01-09-2007, 11:07 AM   #46
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What ?? You've got to be kidding !!
I was sick-to-death of the fact that Ross and Rachel kept 'getting together' then 'breaking up' for so-ooo long.
I cried every time they were with other people ... (for example, when Ross was with Emily ... or Rachel had an interest in Joey)
I too was so-ooo excited that Ross and Rachel FINALLY decided to commit to 'staying' together for good.
I'm with you MsMofo

I'm just saying that they kept teasing us for so long, they could have put them together for good long before they did at the end.
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Old 01-09-2007, 11:10 AM   #47
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I love both shows equally. But I'm pretty sure I voted Seinfeld in the last poll.
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Old 01-09-2007, 11:31 AM   #48
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I'm with you MsMofo
Or was I agreeing with you ??

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I'm just saying that they kept teasing us for so long, they could have put them together for good long before they did at the end.
Absolutely true !!
But, I believe the writers knew exactly what they were doing. That was one of the reasons their ratings stayed constantly so-ooo incredibly high for this show. Every time Ross and Rachel had a conflict ... everyone had to tune in the following week to find out the outcome.
It's kinda funny, I started thinking the same thing about Monica and Chandler once they were together. (the episode of them together in Europe, especially, was GREAT.)
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Old 01-09-2007, 12:18 PM   #49
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Or was I agreeing with you ??



Absolutely true !!
But, I believe the writers knew exactly what they were doing. That was one of the reasons their ratings stayed constantly so-ooo incredibly high for this show. Every time Ross and Rachel had a conflict ... everyone had to tune in the following week to find out the outcome.
It's kinda funny, I started thinking the same thing about Monica and Chandler once they were together. (the episode of them together in Europe, especially, was GREAT.)
I think the Ross and Rachel story worked and so did Monica and Chandler, but the Rachel/joey thing I think was a stretch for me. Although I think the writers knew that Ross/Rachel was a popular story, I think when they knew it was the last season, they were trying to make a bigger story out of it because they had already written so much other material in the past seasons.
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Sienfeld is way better for the quotability factor alone...

Other than Joey's "How you doin?" line, are there any other good quotes?
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Old 01-09-2007, 01:24 PM   #51
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Aw, don't be mean. Some of us like silly things like Friends and Kelly Clarkson as well as smarter stuff like Seinfeld and literature. The two are not mutually exclusive, and it pisses me off when people get all superior and culture snobbish about it.



I hate Adam Sandler and find Friends funny. What do you make of that, smart guy?

Yeah, Friends was cheesy, and sometimes annoying (who cares about Ross and Rachel, really?), but I enjoyed Joey's inanity, Phoebe's randomness, and Matthew Perry's delivery of Chandler's one-liners.

So sue me.
Honestly it's just the fact that someone would compare Seinfeld and Friends. Seinfeld was quirky and worked well with the formula, but Friends always came off to me as completely blah. I, like everyone else, feel the need to fall into a lovable weekly group of characters, but when they're not doing anything remotely funny on a regular basis for me it really starts to irk me after a couple of viewings.

It's not even culture snobbery - I don't love Fraiser, I find it decent. I get tired of UK sitcoms' stereotypical stupid girl with an accent character too easily as well. It's just that Friends came off as even lower than 'safe' as a show. It was so lowest-common denominator it had no traction for funneh. The funny equivalent of mushy peas, if you will.
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I can answer this blindfolded with both hands tied behind my back: Seinfeld. I never found Freinds anything more than chuckle inducing now and then.
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Although I think the writers knew that Ross/Rachel was a popular story
Yes indeed ... we all knew it was !!

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I think when they knew it was the last season, they were trying to make a bigger story out of it because they had already written so much other material in the past seasons.
Possibly !! Or maybe during the final season, the writers just wanted to make Ross and Rachel a "huge" story because they were FINALLY gonna give their audience what most of us wanted ... to have both of them end up together once and for all !!
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There are loads of memorable quotes from Friends, just not memorable to anyone who doesn't watch the show.

I could say "Then I guess I'm going to Yemen!" in a Chandler-esque voice, but if you don't watch the reruns, it will mean nothing to you, and you'll just look at me strangely. (I get that a lot. Where are my people???)

Seinfeld has more quotes that sunk into the cultural lexicon.

I guess it just comes down to tastes in humor. I thought Friends was often very funny, not everyone does. Que sera sera!

Canadiens, you're right in that Friends vs. Seinfeld is a shoddy comparison to begin with. And right back atcha. No hard feelings - it's kind of a sore spot for me.

Oh, and the Joey/Rachel storyline was HORRIBLE. It's the one time I was pissed off at the show. It felt so forced and lame, just another wrench to throw into the Ross/Rachel saga.
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Oh, and the Joey/Rachel storyline was HORRIBLE. It's the one time I was pissed off at the show. It felt so forced and lame, just another wrench to throw into the Ross/Rachel saga.
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"don't steal my thunder"

I'm not american, but I think that phrase came from that Friends episode



BTW, Seinfeld RULES

PS: Chandler should've been a Seinfeld character... the best thing of friends was him
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PS: Chandler should've been a Seinfeld character... the best thing of friends was him


I think Seinfeld hasn't held up as well for me because I didn't really care that much about the characters. George made me tense and nervous!
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I remember and identify with the Seinfeld characters because they were fallible and human. I think that was a major appeal of the show. Not plain sillyness for sillyness' sake, but born out of retarded everyday situations.
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I like silliness.

I run in cycles for shows in syndication, and I've about had my fill with Friends and The Simpsons for a while. I ran out of Seinfeld love a few years ago, but maybe in a few more months it'll be Seinfeld's turn to fill my syndication needs.
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Aw, don't be mean. Some of us like silly things like Friends and Kelly Clarkson as well as smarter stuff like Seinfeld and literature. The two are not mutually exclusive, and it pisses me off when people get all superior and culture snobbish about it.



I hate Adam Sandler and find Friends funny. What do you make of that, smart guy?

Yeah, Friends was cheesy, and sometimes annoying (who cares about Ross and Rachel, really?), but I enjoyed Joey's inanity, Phoebe's randomness, and Matthew Perry's delivery of Chandler's one-liners.

So sue me.


I just laugh because my friends remind me so much of Joey and Chandler (I hang out with a lot of guys)

yes it was often silly, but I thought it was funny. and I didn't care about the romance element as much...the Ross/Rachel thing interested me sometimes, but it eventually got old, sometime after he married Emily and said Rachel's name (c'mon, was that not funny? i thought it was). Chandler and Monica was just weird.

i was never really a devoted watcher in terms of seeing new episodes, I just watched it whenever it was on, and I still will if reruns come on. it's funny to me
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