BINGE AND PODCAST - “Do Chandlers Dream Of Inflatable Sheep?” (1996): Are you a Monica? Perhaps a Joey? Hopefully not a Ross? Well then double down on that latte and go commando with Must-See Friends Bob and Tim as they look back at a show that couldn’t BE more their life.
00:00:00 - UNLICENSED AUDIO CLIP - “Pool Table Rendezvous ”
00:00:24 - DULL RECAP - President’s day/ “My Best Friend"
00:03:58 - A BRIEF DEFINITION - What is binge watching
00:06:55 - A LOT LIKE LIFE - Bob and Tim pitched Friends first
00:12:15 - SEPTEMBER 26th, 1996 - The One Where We Watch Season 3
00:16:28 - EPISODE IN A BOTTLE - an ensemble of continuity
00:25:47 - CHANGING TECHNOLOGIES - plot contrivances, then and now
00:29:39 - A SITCOM LIFE - relating or ripping off?
00:36:26 - ADULT JOKES - working blue in the living room
00:39:58 - A GRATING KIND OF LOVE - Ross and Chandler and Rachel and Janice
00:47:17 - A SIT-COMMY SITCOM - Woman and men are different?
00:53:34 - FUN WITH FLASHBACKS - a perfect origin story
01:03:04 - TICKING TIME CAPSULE - Does FRIENDS hold up?
01:07:39 - CLOSINGS - Contacts, plugs and no catchphrase / "Friends Of P.”
Watch Joey wear Chandler’s clothes in “The One Where No One’s Ready” HERE
Watch Ross and Rachel teach Chandler about intimacy in “The One With The Jam” HERE
Watch Chandler attempt to play it cool with Janis in “The One With The Metaphorical Tunnel” HERE
Watch Phoebe try to connect with her long lost brother on “The One With Frank Jr.” HERE
Watch Ross and Phoebe fumble in “The One With The Flashback” HERE
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MUSIC FEATURED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:
"You’re My Best Friend” performed by Queen off their 1975 release “A NIGHT AT THE OPERA”
“Friends Of P.” performed by The Rentals on their 1995 debut e.p. “Return Of The Rentals”
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