Tuesday, February 9, 2010


It’s a hot Sunday afternoon and you are chilling at home after a nice lunch...As you switch on the television, 9 times out of 10, you’ll end up watching the 100th re-run of FRIENDS (mostly for lack of a better option).. and you will find yourself laughing your heart out. still...
FRIENDS is almost everyone’s favourite. Everyone has watched it and everyone continues to watch it.
As I sat aimlessly this Sunday afternoon and watched the episode where everyone shows up late for Pheobie’s birthday dinner, I wondered what is it about this show that keeps us coming back for more??
Is it just the humour or the characters?? Or is it the setting or just the concept??? It is one of the very few cult shows everyone can relate to in some way or the other.
Just like all of us who have a group of girls (This holds true for all my girls) always imagine ourselves as the Sex and the City girls with our long lunches and cocktail dinners, all of us, somewhere, somehow know a Ross ( i sure know one ). While some of us might relate to Daddy’s girl turning independent Rachel, all of us have definitely met a Chandler and a Joey..Most of us indentify with at least one of their traits.. be it the sarcasm ,the commitment phobia, casual flirting or love for food
We have all at least once in our life said ‘Ohhh My Godd” ..
We have definitely wanted to sit on the couch in a coffee shop (Coffee shops have couches now thanks to FRIENDS)..
We even nickname people as adjectives ala Ugly Naked Guy.( I & the girls had nicknamed people Creepy Crawly and Jack in the Box in our bitchy days)
We would’nt think before telling someone, “God, Could you be anymore like Chandler” and expect him to understand what we are talking about.
Episodes, incidents and dialogues are top of mind recall for us
We all say we've had enough of FRIENDS but we still do watch it if it's on.. whatever the reason might be and crib about movies like Jab We Met which are on TV almost every week.
If that weren’t the case, we wouldn’t have both our English programming channels run FRIENDS for us day in and day out including weekends.
We quote FRIENDS like we would quote Shakespeare..
We even take quizzes on FB to test our FRIENDS IQ and anything less than a perfect score is a shame.
FRIENDS , a show that has captured the imagination of generations and continues to do so with its marathon re-runs.. A show that has become part of our lives, kind of like a real life Friend.
A show we might never ever get enough of.
My guess is, sometimes, it is all in a name.

P.S : This one’s to everyone who still loves FRIENDS like me.


  1. soo true.. and aptly said we quote F.R.I.E.N.D.S like Shakespeare... can watch them anytime... and it still makes me laugh...

  2. That's coz our life's as much about friends as theirs is :)! Are you lucky to have us in your life, we let you live their experience hahahhahahhahaha.....

  3. hehe.thxx.. now i kno how lucky i am :P