096 FRIENDS: THE BEST & WORST 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: “Still with one sixth Ross.“ (1995-1999) It would be odd if this episode was rating and debating people you didn’t actually know (or, given the listenership, were). That’s why Bob and Tim are instead looking at the 90s sitcom staple that wasn’t Two Guys A Girl And A Pizza Place. So main line that latte and make the best of that vest as they traverse the highs and lows of Must See TV’s FRIENDS. Again.

00:00:00 PRESHOW PRATTLE - carbo-hatred
00:00:49 NEW BEGINNINGS - Bob makes an unfortunate commitment
00:04:35 AGAIN WITH THE FRIENDS? - Venerable curation with varying quality
00:07:00 NO SITCOM FOR OLD MEN - and tripping over tropes
00:20:57 22 MINUTE PARTY PEOPLE - and emulating the early seasons
00:27:18 I’LL RECAP FOR YOU - a bridge from season 2 to season 5
00:29:55 GELLER INTERRUPTED - amidst a not so-stellar c-plot and sandwiches
00:36:53 SEX, LIES AND TRIBBIANI TAPES - being bad friends
00:41:47 BUFFAY INSTINCT- consistent characters in inconsistent situations
00:51:11 SEASONS WILL AFFECT THIS ORDER - and is that really the worst C story ever?
00:55:13 CLOSINGS - contacts, plugs and no catch phrase
00:58:50 BONUS FEATURES - still chewing

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 your five favorite Friends (and Ross) line up to sell out in these FRIENDS: WHO’S GOING TO DRINK THE DIET COKE? COMMERCIALS.

Go behind the scenes of this sitcom via a third generation VHS copy of the TV special FRIENDS: THE ONE IN THEIR OWN WORDS.

Cosplay in jeans and a turtleneck and sit on someone else’s couch to fell what its like to say WE WENT TO FRIENDS FEST.

And get a sense of the colossal effort that brought each episode to TV in FRIENDS: THE ONE THAT GOES BEHIND THE SCENES.

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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 get all apathetic with caffeine..