Is Friends the Most Pathetic Comedy of Its Ilk?

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Re: Is Friends the Most Pathetic Comedy of its Ilk?

Postby GuyInTaiwan » 30 Aug 2010, 22:06

If anyone needs any further proof about the nature of Friends and those who watch it, they need go no further than Vang Vieng in Laos (and then, of course, get the hell out of Vang Vieng as I did).
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Re: Is Friends the Most Pathetic Comedy of its Ilk?

Postby Dr. McCoy » 30 Aug 2010, 22:14

Tigerman wrote:Never got to see it often, but, I always enjoyed Third Rock from the Sun when I was at meetings or visiting family in the States.

That was funny. I still haven't seen most of those. My favorite is where they sing Oklahoma in the diner.
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Re: Is Friends the Most Pathetic Comedy of its Ilk?

Postby TwoTongues » 30 Aug 2010, 22:33

GuyInTaiwan wrote:If anyone needs any further proof about the nature of Friends and those who watch it, they need go no further than Vang Vieng in Laos (and then, of course, get the hell out of Vang Vieng as I did).

Is Friends the Simple Jack of the Vang Vieng tribesmen?

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Re: Is Friends the Most Pathetic Comedy of its Ilk?

Postby Charlie Phillips » 30 Aug 2010, 22:36

TwoTongues wrote:Accent my tuckus, with the largest native English speaking population in the world (as India clearly doesn't fit the category), it's you inbred islander backwood swampland hicks who've got the accent, you don't see American singers singing with a silly english or scottish accent do you? and what accent do ALL movie bad guys have, even when they're Romans and Greeks!


Americans do have a silly English/Scottish accent with only slight modification.

It's quite similar to this one, for example:

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Re: Is Friends the Most Pathetic Comedy of its Ilk?

Postby GuyInTaiwan » 31 Aug 2010, 16:48

TT: If only it were so! It's the foreigners, high as kites, lounging around on cushions who watch friends. I can only imagine what the locals think of the whole spectacle. If I had to think of a show to watch whilst on mushrooms, Friends would not be high on my list.
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Re: Is Friends the Most Pathetic Comedy of its Ilk?

Postby TwoTongues » 31 Aug 2010, 17:00

GuyInTaiwan wrote:TT: If only it were so! It's the foreigners, high as kites, lounging around on cushions who watch friends. I can only imagine what the locals think of the whole spectacle. If I had to think of a show to watch whilst on mushrooms, Friends would not be high on my list.

Gut-dem foreigners, they're the same kinda people who think Jerry Lewis and Mr Bean are funny. Now The (british) Office or Flight of the Conchords, now they'd be funny on shrooms. Only great still running non cartoon US sitcom is 30 rock, and an occasional US The Office episode.
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Re: Is Friends the Most Pathetic Comedy of its Ilk?

Postby Whole Lotta Lotta » 31 Aug 2010, 23:10

The worst thing about 'Friends' was that it was about a bunch of thirtysomethings who never got over high school. :doh:
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Re: Is Friends the Most Pathetic Comedy of its Ilk?

Postby Matchstick_man » 01 Sep 2010, 07:23

I never thought of Friends as the same as Happy Days before other than being re-run way too much.
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Re: Is Friends the Most Pathetic Comedy of its Ilk?

Postby Whole Lotta Lotta » 01 Sep 2010, 14:09

Matchstick_man wrote:I never thought of Friends as the same as Happy Days before other than being re-run way too much.

There were episodes where the Friends remembered their High School days and the plot was about getting over some issue that happened during that time :loco: .
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