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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.

Episode Summary

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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"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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20TH CENTURY POPCAST! will return next week with POP CULTURE PSYCHOLOGY 101