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Never watched an episode either.

WB Jennifer Aniston in her prime though.
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The introduction song is cool though.

Don't debate me.
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(02-21-2016 05:43 AM)scotian Wrote:  If you ask a foreign girl where she learned English and she replies "from watching Friends", you should immediately next her, trust me.

Someone please explain this to me. I have such a foreign girl staying at my house. Confused
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(02-21-2016 07:59 AM)Pride male Wrote:  The introduction song is cool though.





It's in Spanish but the joke is still there.
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(02-21-2016 08:02 AM)Tactician Wrote:  
(02-21-2016 05:43 AM)scotian Wrote:  If you ask a foreign girl where she learned English and she replies "from watching Friends", you should immediately next her, trust me.

Someone please explain this to me. I have such a foreign girl staying at my house. Confused

He meant that you should try to re-enact this scene.

[Image: jennifer-aniston-in-horrible-bosses-imag...435578.jpg]
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I always hated friends too but I can understand why it appeals to certain foreign audiences.

It's light and the comedy is feel good low level comedy. It appeals to people with basic english and basic knowledge of U.S. culture. It hit it big in the U.S. because it appeals to the broadest spectrum of american women sensibilities.

It's not too different from some poorly acted tv serials in asia in structure too. Poorly acted comedy/romance tv serials are also wholely consumed by women.

Basically:

You have a house and some chode walks in and makes some "funny" comment, the girl reacts with another one liner, some situational scenario is set up (wedding, birthday, reunion, date, etc..), comedy happens in the situation, they make out, then the episode comes to a conclusion.

I actually do respect David Schwimmer a bit though. He was pretty good in Band of Brothers in the role of a total asshole which was a pretty good piece of acting or might actually be how he is in real life.
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(02-21-2016 09:57 AM)Horus Wrote:  
(02-21-2016 08:02 AM)Tactician Wrote:  
(02-21-2016 05:43 AM)scotian Wrote:  If you ask a foreign girl where she learned English and she replies "from watching Friends", you should immediately next her, trust me.

Someone please explain this to me. I have such a foreign girl staying at my house. Confused

He meant that you should try to re-enact this scene.

[Image: jennifer-aniston-in-horrible-bosses-imag...435578.jpg]


Or this one...




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Quote:It's in Spanish but the joke is still there.

Laugh I actually did LOL

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(02-20-2016 05:26 PM)RIslander Wrote:  After a thorough search of the forum, I couldn't find a thread detailing how shitty the TV show Friends is. [...] The creators of Friends were wildly successful and contributed significantly to the changing of the male/female dynamic forever. How I Met Your Mother came in afterwards and cemented the notion.

I just RVF googled "Friends and How I Met Your Mother" and my post was the 5th listing.

I posted this in another thread ("When did the modern beta male explode onto the scene?") a few weeks ago:

https://www.rooshvforum.com/thread-53485...pid1209452

Quote:The seed was planted in the 90s:

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Friends (1994-2004)

And watered in the 2000s:

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How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014)

These two shows were watched by millions (Friends averages 20-25 million per episode and HIMYM averaged around 10 million per an episode) and had a lot of influence on not just men and their behavior but women as well. And not just adults but impressionable teenagers.

I once watched How I Met Your Mother with a plate once and the behavior of the men and women in the show is beyond repulsive. The women are cunts and the men are bitches but this plate ate it all up like that shit was normal. And the one semi-player guy is a out and proud faggot in real life (so no one takes him seriously).

Not to discount other significant factors like militant feminism, political correctness, etc, etc but I think these two shows (along with lesser popular shows that made men look like bitches) had significant influence in creating beta bitch men and cunty snarky women

Probably an honest oversight and no biggie but a bit suspect nonetheless.
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Now this is what a real sit com looks like:



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(02-20-2016 08:33 PM)Rush87 Wrote:  Someone should do the numbers on how many people Robin nailed during the handful of years that show was running.

According to this Wiki list (which is the only think I could find on Google) she has documented dating 31 different men throught the series, and most likely slept with at least 21 of them

http://how-i-met-your-mother.wikia.com/w...s_romances

This is far less than Barney's reported "200+" Pimp

Also far less than Beta-boy Ted Mosby:

http://how-i-met-your-mother.wikia.com/w...s_romances

Also, a redditor did an analysis of Friends and tallied up all their sex partners as well. Each confirmed encounter was a "1" count and each hinted/uncomfirmed was a "0.5" count:

https://www.reddit.com/r/entertainment/c...total_sex/
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My stepdaughter was obsessed with Friends, and I can tell you exactly why. She didn't have many friends. And, being a typical girl, she felt superior to every member of her family, so. . . she fantasized, and, in truth, actually believed to a certain extent, that these were her real friends, or at least the real friends that she deserved to have.

When you think of the nineties, and on into the early two thousands, you get the rise of the helicopter parents, and the isolation in many ways of children, the cocooning, and the over protectiveness, you are seeing the beginning of the millennial mindset, remembering that we are excluding members of this forum, so let's not go down that road, and what you see is children who feel simultaneously insecure and transcendent.

Friends came out at a time just before kids had the option of instant messaging, texting, and whatever the name of that thing before Facebook, oh yeah, Myspace, so what you had was a whole generation of people turning inward, fine tuning their own personal preferences and predilections, and turning away from the actual people who they lived with and had communication with every day.

But, SAD FACE, no Tumblr yet. Guess I will just have to customize my desktop all over again.

Now, as pleased with themselves as this whole cohort became, deep down inside they knew on some primordial inchoate level that there was something big missing in their lives, something they couldn't quite put their fingers on.

And ta da! Friends comes along, and fills this need for community exactly.

Finally, said kids like my stepdaughter, I have found my tribe.

These are the people I should know, this is where I belong, this is my home.

So in a way, analyzing the writing or the acting is completely irrelevant.

Friends was exactly what this show was, friends for the friendless, but without the risk of actually going out and having to make friends with real people. At about the time that sites like Friendster were coming out.

Just think how it solved the friend problem for the inflated egos of so many scared little people. It was inspirational and aspirational, these six good looking ,basically interchangeable, affluent young men and women, who seemed to always be there for each other, and whose lives were so filled with fun and laughter and white people problems.

Couldn't the chubby little preteen to teenage girl just think, yeah, this is the life I was meant to have, as soon as I get away from my disaster of a family? Didn't she have three guys to moon over? And three non threatening and cute girls to identify with?

I don't think it was popular because of any great insight or writing, no, it was the timing. It came out and fulfilled a need for a bunch of lonely youngsters at the perfect time in history, and now that need is being fulfilled by social media, and Friends is no longer really necessary, except as nostalgia for people who happened to grow up with it, and you can't blame anyone for the things they grew up with. People grow out of this stuff naturally anyway.

It fulfilled a need, in a particular time and place, no more, no less.

Although, full disclosure, I did and do think Lisa Kudrow is pretty fucking funny.

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I love these posts. I always imagined the women's vaginas in these shows to look like a double-stuffed roast beef sandwich with how much mileage they put on.

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I wanted to make a separate thread about this but I think it's appropriate to post here.

This new Netflix Original show 'Love' has been shoved in my face for the past week, so I watched the pilot episode just now. The main character is a feminine faggot who gets cuckolded by his girlfriend in the first 10 minutes because he smothers her with "I love yous" and shit. Some real unintended red pill shit right there. I think the rest of the show (which I won't watch) follows his life as he moves out and dates this woe-as-me, life-sucks, drug-abusing Los Angeles loser.

Here's the trailer:





And here is our male lead:

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This isn't a sitcom, but it's worth throwing in this thread. Friends aired about 20 years ago which as The Black Knight said was the basic mainstream introduction of the feminized western man. How I Met Your Mother aired about 10 years ago which took it a step further. And now this shit aired a couple days ago, which takes it to lengths I've never seen. Honestly, I've never seen a straight male character so gay.

It's getting worse, guys.
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(02-21-2016 01:15 PM)Goldhawkstar Wrote:  This new Netflix Original show 'Love' has been shoved in my face for the past week, so I watched the pilot episode just now.

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Hah just kidding man. You made it longer than I did. I saw the brief preview for it and that was enough for me.

The image below tells me all I need to know about the show.

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The American public was told to use seat belts trough Hollywood and Television.
And Friends and those shitty Sit-com seeded the the ultimate Pyjama boys and Mega-Cucks.
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Fantastic post Debeguild.
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Like many here, I've never watched a single episode of Friends. I'd stumble upon it every once in a while but would always change the channel after a few seconds. I wasn't really into sitcoms and this one seemed rather unfunny.

I did follow HIMYM though. Actually, I watched the whole damn series with my friends. Of couse, those were our blue pill days. While something seemed wrong about the different relationship dynamics, I didn't think too much of it.

(02-20-2016 07:35 PM)Red_Pillage Wrote:  Friends is shit. Not sure which is worse, that or How I met Your (whore) mother
While I can't comment on the former, this (to me) is what ultimately made HIMYM the king of beta modern sitcoms. Straight from the series finale: (Spoiler alert I guess? Huh )

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"and it's the guy I probably should have ended up with, with the beautiful mother of his child".
Former carousel rider and now depressed Robin having a rare moment of clarity.

...But fear not my friend, despite years of rejection, a life filled with dogs & boyfriends and a brand new haircut, look who's still waiting for you down there!

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There's truth to this now I'm remembering in the 90s? Every girl you opened wanted to talk about the show I didnt watch it but really only watched what was on when I was passing out in those days..

I can remember now after seeing this that the women were kinda upset if you didn't know about it.

It was a game changer for sure.
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(02-20-2016 07:35 PM)Red_Pillage Wrote:  Friends is shit. Not sure which is worse, that or How I met Your (whore) mother

I watched ~20 minutes of a "Friends" episode, saw all I needed to see. I've never wasted my time or electricity watching "Met Your Mother". Any show that casts a Liberace-esque flamer as a ladies man should be characterized as "fantasy" not comedy.

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I don't know anything about this show, I have never watched an episode.

It's all about the title. How could I as a man take intrest in a show called "Friends"? Will never watch just like I will never watch something called "My little Pony"

If the show is not called "Game of Thrones" or ""Breaking bad" or "Vikings" or "Prisonbreak" or any other decent name implying at least moderate badassness I will surely not watch it.
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Just part of the overall lesson here....to the maximum extent possible, limit/eliminate TV time. There is so much more you could be doing than vegetating in front of a television set.

I watch some football, certain movies, and documentaries from time to time. I haven't watched a 'sitcom' in at least 15 years.

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Realising how much I hated Friends came around the same time as the discovery of my disdain for people over the age of 18 (I deliberately choose to not use the term 'adults') who were proud to declare how much they enjoyed reading the "Harry Potter" books.
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(02-21-2016 08:20 PM)LeeEnfield303 Wrote:  Just part of the overall lesson here....to the maximum extent possible, limit/eliminate TV time. There is so much more you could be doing than vegetating in front of a television set.

I watch some football, certain movies, and documentaries from time to time. I haven't watched a 'sitcom' in at least 15 years.

Agreed. I've cut way back on sports. I do like "Sunny in Philly" though. My favorite show on TV. "The League" got old, but the ball breaking on it was at times, epic.

I also like: "Tyrant", "The Strain" and "Fargo". That's about it for shows.

I have about 50-ish movies (mostly classics) that I'll watch.

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You all seem to forget the epsiodes where Monica dated Tom Sellick

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This could be used for any older guy opening younger girls. I think every bitch in my college dorm ended up trying to bang their professor, or at least teaching assistant when that season was on.

In the age of online dating, seeking arrangement would have crashed every night after those episodes aired.

edit: To those of you saying "boo, don't watch that shit!" wrong. Watch it, especially if you are actively gaming girls. You need to know their psyche and what they are consuming. If I turned 40 tomorrow and was going to start gaming 21 year old girls with daddy issues, I would be researching all of the vapid consumptive shit in my local area.

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Friends is trash indeed. Seinfeld is not bad. But watching a few episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm before going out takes my ramble and bullshit game to a whole new level.
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