This is my second FRIENDS post, as you must have guessed from the title. I had said I wanted to write about the characters but I am not going to. What I am going to write about is all (okay, almost all) my favourite parts of the series. First of all, this picture echoes my sentiments about the characters…..in fact it’s perfect!
I think I fell in love with the characters in the very first scene…especially Chandler with his “And I want a million dollars!” There are so many scenes I want to write about…one of my most favourite ones is where Phoebe is singing Smelly Cat and she asks the others to join in. It is so cute and Joey is just adorable. Phoebe’s songs are something else, huh? Like this one for example..
Then there’s the scene where Phoebe tells Ross about how she never learnt to ride a bike and Ross gets her a bike exactly like the one she wanted when she was a little girl. That’s what friends are supposed to do for each other, of course later Ross tries teaching her and probably regrets getting the bike, but still. Also so many scenes with Joey and Chandler, Joey and Chandler with the duck and chick, Chandler telling Monica that they will have to keep a room above the garage for Joey, their foosball matches (“Italy vs China, apparently”) etc. etc. I am sure you have thought of a few more.
All the Thanksgivings and Christmases. The scene where the girls sit and watch TV in wedding dresses. When Phoebe gives birth to triplets (“Chandler is a girl!”). When Joey proposes to Phoebe when he thinks she’ll have to be a single mother ( and then asks for the ring back when he realizes it’s Rachel who is pregnant)..in this scene I loved Joey so much, he is the best friend a girl could have. All the scenes where each of the friends realizes the truth about Monica and Chandler…especially the scene where Ross comes to know, it is hilarious! (” My best friend and my sister!”). All the flashback scenes, I especially like The One That Could Have Been. Everyone looks so funny in these flashback scenes.
So many scenes where the friends are at work. Ross’s impromptu British accent, Rachel’s crush on her customer, Monica’s situation with her fellow colleagues, Joey’s many auditions, Chandler’s job which nobody understands. Oh and how can I forget the episode where Rachel and Monica lose their apartment in a game of ‘Who knows their friends better?’ It is quite an amazing game, and the number of things they know about each other!
Then comes the proposal! Monica and Chandler are so good together! They are both a little weird, I have to say, but together they are the best. Theirs is an ideal relationship I think, there is so much love and understanding (sniff, sniff..)
And Ross and Rachel. Throughout the series their relationship sees so many ups and downs but their last scene together is just amazing! Ross talking on the phone and Rachel right behind him..I was thinking “Finally!”, just like many of you I am sure. Seriously these two take too much time getting to where they should have been right from the beginning. But it’s worth the wait.
You know, though there is no romantic relationship between Phoebe and Joey, it is something special. They understand each other so well and they are,somehow, perfect for each other. I found this great picture which sums up these couples nicely.
It won’t do to forget Mike and Phoebe though. I had been waiting for Mike to come along for a really long time and I loved the way they have introduced him (Joey shouting “Mike!” in Central Perk). It was exactly like something that would happen to Phoebe, it was meant to be! And I think their relationship works so well because Mike’s normalcy perfectly balances Phoebe’s craziness. I loved the episode where they get married, it is so spontaneous and beautiful. Just look at them!
There are two other characters that I HAVE to mention. One is Gunther and the other is Janice. Gunther because he is there, even though in the background, for all the ten seasons. He has some really funny scenes and he even beats Ross and declares his love for Rachel before him.
And Janice because, well, she’s Janice. How can anyone forget her? Just ask Chandler, who tries so hard to forget her but keeps bumping into her. I think I am going to write my address as ’13, Yemen Road, Yemen’, whenever I don’t want to write my real one. The last scene between Janice and Chandler is, again, hilarious. Telling Janice he has always loved her…stroke of genius on Chandler’s part!
There is so much more I could write, so many scenes and dialogues. I have missed so many. But I have enjoyed writing this post a lot. It has been just as much for me as all of you because I just don’t want to let them go. I hope you have liked reading and reliving these scenes and all the others that you must have invariably thought of, as much as I have.
Until the next post.