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Lanolin

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I recall one of my uni hostel mates dubbed herself 'Fibi' after the character. She was blonde too. I cant even remember her real name now.

I would have been the Julie character of course. Dang if it hd been all different, Ross could have stayed with Julie, and Rachel would have gotten over it. She could have gone with that guy who played the president of the I hate Rachel Club, it was so obvious he was in love with Rachel! He was probably a beard for Gunther.

Then Monica and Chandler would have a normal relationship without Rachel getting in the way as potential sister in law. (worming her way into the Gellers lives again) and Joey and Phoebe would have had a chance. They could have been parents to the chick and the duck. wHy not lol.
 

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well if you a Friends fan anything would have been good to see them all together in one room again.
Perry didnt out right say he was drinking, but he did admit to getting anxiety. He felt the need to be perfect and wisecrack his way in all situations...a lot of the lines he delivered were ones He had personally adlibbed. He was the only Friend who was allowed some say in the script, or at least, his own lines.
That put a lot of stress on himself. I dont think he implied that it pushed him to drink though obviosly there would have been other issues that made him an addict not just being on the show - all the other friends coped fine and didnt go off the rails or on the wagon. But there was nothing they could really do to stop Perry from drinking.

I cant really pinpoint when the show jumped the shark..most people say near the end when Rachel got paired up with Joey and Joey couldnt speak French. But there were some episodes that were like really you are kidding me. lol

But then its comedy its not meant to be taken seriously
One of my favorite scenes of the series was when Joey told Rachel he loved her at the restaurant. I think that scene, her reaction to the news, was Jennifer Aniston funniest moment, and when she finally reached the top of her comedic talent. So, of course I don't associate that marker as Jumping the Shark; but I certainly mark Monica and Chand getting married the Shark Jump, eventhough those events may have close together.

At the beginning of the show, I think (using their character names) Phebe and Chandlier were the funniest actors, with Joey a little behind. And Rachel, Monica and Ross were far behind. Part of that is the actor's talent, and partly the writing.

Very quickly Joey/Matt LeBlanc became a fantastic comedic actor in the series, nailing the character and was excellent throughout.

Midway through the series Monica/Courtney Cox found some sharpness that was effective for her character, which was a bit of a Straight-man character. Ross/Schwimmer also slowly matured into a very nuanced and funny Ross character, a step funnier than Cox. Unfortunately for Schwimer, he got stuck the horrible monkey, his-son and Julie plots, which by-in-large were unfunny material.

Rachel/Aniston was surely the least funny actor and character at the start, but in the late-middle-to-the-end of the series she really became a fine character/comedic actor, giving-up trying to be a sex symbol.

Despite having the least screentime and character development, Phebe/Lisa Kudrow was funniest and steadiest actor throughout.

Chandlier/Perry was one of the least funny actors at the end, unfortunately coupled with Monica/Cox, who was the weakest comedy actor of the group, in their boring marriage.
 

Lanolin

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One of my favorite scenes of the series was when Joey told Rachel he loved her at the restaurant. I think that scene, her reaction to the news, was Jennifer Aniston funniest moment, and when she finally reached the top of her comedic talent. So, of course I don't associate that marker as Jumping the Shark; but I certainly mark Monica and Chand getting married the Shark Jump, eventhough those events may have close together.

At the beginning of the show, I think (using their character names) Phebe and Chandlier were the funniest actors, with Joey a little behind. And Rachel, Monica and Ross were far behind. Part of that is the actor's talent, and partly the writing.

Very quickly Joey/Matt LeBlanc became a fantastic comedic actor in the series, nailing the character and was excellent throughout.

Midway through the series Monica/Courtney Cox found some sharpness that was effective for her character, which was a bit of a Straight-man character. Ross/Schwimmer also slowly matured into a very nuanced and funny Ross character, a step funnier than Cox. Unfortunately for Schwimer, he got stuck the horrible monkey, his-son and Julie plots, which by-in-large were unfunny material.

Rachel/Aniston was surely the least funny actor and character at the start, but in the late-middle-to-the-end of the series she really became a fine character/comedic actor, giving-up trying to be a sex symbol.

Despite having the least screentime and character development, Phebe/Lisa Kudrow was funniest and steadiest actor throughout.

Chandlier/Perry was one of the least funny actors at the end, unfortunately coupled with Monica/Cox, who was the weakest comedy actor of the group, in their boring marriage.
hmm I think Chandler tried too hard, but they were going to make him the gay character. However he was perfect foil for Joey.

Chandler and Monica are both obssessives, so, maybe they were best suited to each other.

I didnt like Ross all that much, he could be sweet but he was also the boring one.
Phoebe was always brilliant if ditsy. Rachel as you can tell I wasnt a fan but she had her moments.

My favourite was when she and Joey swapped books.
 

Lanolin

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Can you imagine if the series had continued and it focused on Monica and Chandlers marriage, twins and neighbour Janice in the upscale home they bought in Westchester.

How would that have even worked. What did they name their babies again? I dont know if anybody would have watched it, though Joey had his own spin off series.

Julie ought to have come back. realised Russ was a clone, and sent on another dig with Russ to Olduvai Gorge where they discovered the fossilised skeletons of six homo sapiens who all lived in the same village and drank coffee together.
 

Lanolin

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I have an old couch in the library I have been told to move...arrgh

I want it to stay until it collapses but the teachers dont really want the children to make any friends.
 

Lanolin

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I have turned the library into a yum cha restaurant and hidden the ugly couch away.
The children sit at tables chatting till I come round with books on a trolley

They already started reserving tables. I have made it so there are 3 to a table.
I figured 6 friends might be too much.