087 FRIENDS: THE ONE WITH ALL THE THANKSGIVING ONES

20th Century Pop! is a podcast that tries to understand the present by living in the past.  Each week hosts Bob and Tim take a sociological look at the pop culture of the '80s and '90s.  Its a ruining of their childhood that hopefully explains how they became adults.

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BINGE AND PODCAST: “How you chewin?” (1994-1999) It’s Thanksgiving, which means day-drinking to help talk politics with your in-laws around a table of stuffing, gravy and marsh-mellow ambrosia. So if you need to step away for a sec, why not join Bob, Tim and some of their favorite acquaintances as they indulge in six Must-Have-Seen episodes of the 90s sitcom classic FRIENDS. As a heads up … Ross will be there too.

00:00:00  PRE-SHOW PRATTLE - Medicinal Gummie Bears
00:00:55  A SIT-COMICAL FEAST - binging 6 episodes of NBC’s Friends
00:04:12  CHANDLER BEGINS - a friends as family plan
00:14:18  A MINUTE FOR SEASON TWO - actually … Bob’s not having it
00:15:18  BAD SPORTS - tension amongst the Friends
00:22:44  SIT-CONTINUUM -and paging Paget Brewster
00:31:08  BACK TO THE PHOEBE - but actually more about Chandler and Monica
00:47:34  BING BONG - and Bob brings the chips 
01:01:20  CLEARING THE TABLE - and clearing the room at 01:01:32 
01:04:55  CROWD-FRIENDED - Bob makes a proposition
01:06:02  CLOSINGS - contacts, plugs and no catch-phrase
01:08:44  SPECIAL FEATURES - invoking McGruff

FRIENDS is currently available for streaming on NETFLIX and purchase on AMAZON PRIME, GOOGLEPLAY and YOUTUBE. All sites unaffiliated with 20th Century Pop! and Calamity House Productions.  Rental and subscription rates may apply.

Watch, if for no other reason, than to witness David Schwimmer’s most triumphant line-reading in the show’s decade-long run with RACHEL’S DESSERT PART 2 from THE ONE WHERE ROSS GOT HIGH.

Hear the cast describe how they are thankful for the show’s first season success in FRIENDS CAST TALKS SHOW SUCCESS IN 1994 with Katie Couric on Today.


Don your best turkey carcass and gather round the coffee table to read the FRIENDS ORAL HISTORY: THE ONE WITH ALL THE THANKSGIVINGS as recounted at ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY ONLINE.

Read as COLLIDER.COM denies Mocklate its Holiday due when it only counts 9 of the 10 in “FRIENDS” THANKSGIVING EPISODES RANKED.

And, finally, be thankful that Bob and Tim didn’t binge on these 8 THANKSGIVING SPECIALS NO ONE IS THANKFUL FOR served a decade ago on the now-defunct TOPLESSROBOT.com

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MUSIC FEATURED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

“Super Poupi ” (opening theme) and "Poupi Great Adventures: The Arcade Game" (closing theme) performed by Komiku from the 2018 album POUPI'S INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES available at Freemusicarchives.org.   Cleared for public domain use through Creative Commons under a CCO 1.0 Universal License.   

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20TH CENTURY POP! will return next week to indulge a certain Protocol Droid’s bell fetish.