Hubby surprised me with the complete box set of Friends episodes for my birthday. I’ve already watched almost 6 full seasons. In the background mostly. I realised the other day that they are more complex then they appear on the surface. So complex that there is a lesson in most episodes, lessons in life and love and friendship. No really, hang in there. This is probably not such a lame post when you finish it. If you finish it. Or maybe I’m a little bit obsessed. Whatever, here’s the list;

  • Friends forgive.
  • Jobs in New York are super easy. I know this because of the drinking coffee all day thing.
  • Getting to your feet after life knocks you down is important.
  • The nineties really were a pretty dodgy time for fashion.
  • Having your brother in your friendship group is weird.
  • Apparently 4 out of 6 people will marry someone they knew in high school.
  • Getting a job at Ralph Lauren is really easy, you need only have had one other fashion related job.
  • It’s possible to finalise a divorce and be married again within 4 episodes.
  • Twenty-somthings look a heck of a lot older in New York than they do in Australia.
  • Friends sometimes pee on you. But they’ll feel weird about it.

So there you go. You’re welcome. Is it just me or does this blog feel almost entirely full of list posts lately? I don’t know why that is. Looking forward to figuring it out though. Maybe it’ll come to me in my sleep. If I ever get any. Anyyyyyway.

Have you seen Friends? What’s the one thing you learnt watching it?

  • Anthony Roberts

    Not to mention, “Never have sex with any one ellse if you are ‘On a Break’ ”
    and the next one might be crude, but it was blatantly obvious. What was the go with Rachels Nipples??
    They cant accidentally be “out there” over that long a series.

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Yes. And yeeeeees! It’s like Charmed. Plenty of nipple on display in that one. Hubby and I would scream out shot every time there was nipple on display in Charmed. Sometimes we’d even do a shot. just not normally on weekdays. An excellent drinking game FYI. If that’s your thing.

      {but you know,l drink responsibly. Ha}

  • MyLifeAsACake

    I never got into the friends thing. I watch repeats now and it’s funny, and I’m sorry I missed the craze. 
    I love TV box sets though- addicted to buying complete seasons of pretty much anything! 

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      You’re too young probably. Sigh. Sorry you missed it.

      Friends and Sex & the city are the only ones I have. But I do own all the Potter movies. That counts right?

  • rinniez13

    hahahaahahahahahah. i love number two!
    and agree with comment by Anthony Roberts above – someone really shoulda bought Rachel a bra!!!

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Heehee. Me too!

  • Psych Babbler

    I love FRIENDS. I’ve got the boxset too and must have watched them a gazillion times! Having said that, I have not noticed Rachel’s nipples! Got to pay more attention obviously! What I learnt from FRIENDS (while watching in my late teens) was that jobs must be pretty easy if you can get paid to have coffee so often during the day! And mind you, not at your desk but at an actual coffee shop! Why can’t I do that at work?  

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      YES! Nipples. Everywhere. All the time. 😉

      I know, right!? Just imagine how many people hit the workforce after this show aired only to have their hearts broken or butts fired. Haha.