I have watched my fair share of TV sitcoms before the internet took over my life. Besides watching TV series from the 80s, sitcoms from a couple of years back were memorable too. So far, my list of must watch TV programmes includes Malcolm in the Middle, Seinfeld and Judge Judy. Not that Judge Judy in anyway a comedy sitcom, but I just love to watch that old woman rips apart a court case and make a grown man cry. Below is one of the many examples how Judge Judy kicks so much a$$.
“Beauty fades, dumb is forever.” – How can you not love this woman?!
“I feel like my whole life is ridiculous really.” LMAO!
However the best TV sitcom to ever exist is “Friends” and I bet most of you would agree too. I can safely say that I have watched MOST of the episodes… a couple of times. So just for this article, let me share with you 5 reasons why I like watching Friends.
1) Monica is Hot!
If you are a fan of “Friends”, chances are, you had an ongoing debate with your pals on which is hotter – Monica or Rachel. In my opinion, which is the only opinion that matters by the way, Monica (Courtyney Cox) is waaaay hotter than Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) hands down. Rachel is NOTHING without her hairdo. If you shave both actresses bald, you will see that Monica has better facial features. Yup.. that is how they should judge beauty contests from now on. Shave all the women bald so we can only focus on facial bone structure. Whoever wins will be crowned Miss Botak Universe.
Anyway, one of the reasons why I like to watch Friends is because of Monica. I think she is good gf/wife material. Rachel is a little tad too high maintenance and Phoebe’s mind is not even in the same time zone as most people. Monica is a neat freak, loves to cook, attractive… hey what’s not to like
2) Ross is HILARIOUS
From all the 6 Friends characters, I like Ross the most because he is funny as hell. He also reminds me of myself because I am a huge nerd like he is. I totally can relate with him on stuff like;
a) being passionate about subjects that interests him
b) being awkward with the ladies.
c) In one episode, he made a comic book call “Science Boy”. I made a comic book based on a superhero monster when I was in primary school. Haa. I wish I still kept that thing
One of my favorite scenes is when Ross decides to save money and move a new couch to his apartment. Check it out below.
3) The Writers are Geniuses
If you ever got involved with a play during school or currently in the drama club, or you like to entertain strangers with Flash cartoons, chances are, you know that a good script is the backbone of the whole production. No matter how good the acting, or how pretty the actresses are, the TV sitcom will eventually be taken off the air if the story is written by a team of uncreative individuals.
That is why, whenever I am done watching an extremely hilarious episode of Friends, I will totally be in awe with the writers, that we audience, don’t see. Chandler keep coming up with witty comebacks is not because he is a funny person. Chandler is funny because he is fed funny lines written by very creative writers. I read that the actors/actresses from Friends are millionaires after the show grew in popularity. I hope the writers became millionaires too. And to top it all off, the writers were able to DELIVER…. EVERY SINGLE EPISODE. Bravo!
4) The whole show is unrealistic
This is not one of the reasons I like Friends but I thought I bring the topic up.
Stand up comedian Chris Rock did joked on the fact that Friends is totally unrealistic and I agree. If you ever been to or live in New York, you will come to know that there is no way in hell, Joey can afford rent in Manhattan that size. The rent in NYC is among the most expensive in the world. If you want cheaper, you gotta live in the Bronx or Queens. Same goes for Rachel and Monica.. their apartment is HUGE. What is that, a penthouse? How much are they paying for that monthly? 4k a month on a chef’s and fashion assistant’s salaries?
Another thing that made the sitcom Friends unrealistic is the fact that there is no African American people /black people around. (The term “Black” is not a derogatory term my fellow local Singaporeans. That is what they use.) The last time I checked, NYC has a lot of black people but if you watch Friends, you can barely spot one. Even in that Central Perk coffeeshop where most of them usually hang out, there are few black people. And where are the Hispanics? The set on Friends looks more like Los Angeles than New York to me.
I thought I wanna conclude this post by showing you guys a rojak mix of scenes from Friends. Enjoy!