For some odd reason, F.R.I.E.N.D.S is really big in India. It came out on TV when I was in highschool which meant that we would watch it when the parents were asleep because OMG, kissing scenes. But it’s just one of those shows whose catchphrases have stuck with you even after all these years.

Case in point, sometimes I go running in the morning with Broseph. Today he did something like this –

He overtook me with a "That's not running. LET'S GOOOOO!". Erm, thanks Phoebe!
He overtook me with a “That’s not running. LET’S GOOOOO!”. Erm, thanks Phoebe!

But then I realised that these are somewhat worldwide.

I was in Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania) getting ice cream when I heard the nasly “OH.MY.GOD”. I nearly dropped my ice cream when the other person said “Oh hi Janice!”
I was in Inverness on the eve of Rockness 2013 and we were all jamming the good old jams – Beatles, Clapton and as the night wore on, a million renditions of Smelly Cat!
Broseph and I walked around, sometimes the whole day, in Malaysia. We’d work up monster appetites and when we sat down to eat, we’d always get interrupted by some tourist or the other, talking non-stop about their adventures. Till one of those days, Broseph really lost it and actually said “That’s a great story. Can I eat it?”
Men (and a few women) have actually tired to pick me up with Joey’s classic “How you doin’?”
When we were in school, and mind you, this is a catholic school, we’d do the Ross Gellar hand curse when we really wanted to get a certain point across
The number of times my male and female friends have used the “We were on a break” excuse, phew!

And lastly, I had a really intense conversation with Broseph last night. It went something like this!


Have you ever walked into situations where F.R.I.E.N.D.S references were being used? Or has Breaking Bad taken over the Empire Business these days?

62 thoughts on “F.R.I.E.N.D.S E.V.E.R.Y.W.H.E.R.E

  1. There was, of course no cursing at the Catholic school I attended in Liverpool I and the other pupils where as pure as the driven snow. Indeed we where veritable angels. My halo shines ever brighter, sometimes it’s light blinds me. Thanks for the post and have a great Tuesday. My day is just beginning, Kevin


  2. I love Friends! Gabe (my husband) and I have recently started watching it all over again so this blog has perfect timing! I’ve done the hand thing that Ross does, and I’m sure I’ve said some other things but I just woke up so my brain’s not cooperating.


      1. The two that immediately popped into mind are the one where Monica and Chandler’s relationship became public (“they don’t know that we know they know we know”), and the one where Ross and Rachel got married in Vegas. I’m sure as I rewatch the series I’ll remember others 🙂


          1. Yea it was fucking awesome. It was one of my favorite shows. I recently started watching Curb Your Enthusiasm very funny to me at least. Ive thought often of writing on the side, specifically comedy writing. I went to the Colbert Report last year it was amazing.


      1. HA – Thanks! The concept of age is always a relative benchmark. I think physically I’m not that old – however, I’m losing it per mass media culture/knowledge. I see folks on the cover of People Magazine all the time I have no idea who they are … it’s all good!

        BTW you have a pretty creative perspective which you effectively convey through your blog – life is never dull when viewed through the proper lens!


        1. Haha. Tom, I did an online test recently (cause I was bored) which tells you what your mental age is and they said I’m 60 cause I’m so out of touch with what;s happening. I don’t think age should be measured in how in touch you are with trends. It really should be about how old you feel!

          Thank you so much for your kind words, it means a lot to me. You are one of the many good lenses I like to use to view life so thank you for that! 🙂


          1. You know. TV-show with only one of the Characters wouldn’t be so funny. its they all combined that makes it the best 🙂


  3. OMG, I love FRIENDS. I started watching it sometime in high school as well and I still love it. Bestfriendboy and I use the Ross Gellar fuck off hand sign way too often and Oh. My. GOOOHD. I’m pretty sure FRIENDS is the show I have seen most often in my live and I regret none of it. Now that I know you’re a fellow FRIENDS lover, I missed a prime opportunity to quote the show with you last year.

    Also, I had to scroll such a long way down to finally reach the end of your comments, way to go girl!


    1. Hahaha! Shows how popular it is. And here I thought I was the only crazy one! And don’t worry, we’ll meet again just to quote these things. Maybe on a couch in some obscure coffee shop. That’d be sooo good!


  4. Yes, that’s the funny thing…Friends is still big in India! I watched it when I was in high school too, and my friends in college still watch it…
    I think its still airing……
    Friends references are everywhere! I was actually kind of flattered when a friend said that I’m like Phoebe 😛 Lol. I loved how weird and utterly random she was 😛


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