A man so suave he can make Hawaiian shirts AND a moustache look cool.
A man fancied by mothers and daughters alike (according to my partner…)
You really need someone of his calibre to pull off the slightly weird storyline of Richard and Monica. But, boy, does it work!
Right from the off, there’s a wonderful chemistry between Courtney Cox and everyone’s favourite G-DILF.
I wish I had a hot older man in my life…
“The One Where I Fall Out of the Loop”
Monica isn’t the only one getting lucky now, as we pick up right where we left off. A newly smitten Rachel and Ross. Why is it that we always say “Ross and Rachel”? Even in the title of this episode… surely it should be alphabetical?
Even though my Real Live Friends have loads of couples that started as friends (Rachel Number 1 and Ross Number 2, Cannibal Boss and Other Boss, Joey Number 1 and Chandler Number 2) I don’t think any of them were ever as visibly affectionate at the start as Rachel and Ross. Maybe we’re all just repressed Brits? Or maybe it’s because a lot of the hook ups started more privately? More like Monica and Chandler’s later relationship? I don’t know, but I certainly would have noticed if any of them had started smooching when I was trying to watch TV.
Or maybe not, given my recent skills of observation. I’m sad to report that Joey Number 1 and Chandler Number 2 have called it a day. Six weeks ago. Why does no-one tell me anything? I’m tremendously sad about the whole thing. There was something very neat about two of the last single people getting together. Honestly, it’s like they only care about themselves…
I’m also pretty annoyed about how long it’s taken me to find out. A timely reminder that I should be making more of an effort to see my Real Live Friends. That is after all part of the point of this silly project! It makes me feel doubly sad being reminded of what a crap friend I can be, for something like this to have passed by without me knowing. I just hope they’re not too upset, and can be happy knowing that, like their Friends™ characters, they’re better off as flatmates.
With Rachel and Ross getting together but Chandler Number 2 and Joey Number 1 splitting it looks like Friends™ and real life have got pretty out of sync here. Unless they’ve secretly got back together, in which case I’d definitely have to change them to Rachel and Ross Number 3. I’ll probably find out six months from now…
Speaking of Ross and the number 3, congrats to him on finally sealing the deal with Rachel and adding another “notch to his bed post”! And in a museum no less. I used to work in a museum too. Wish I’d managed to do it in there…
I’m definitely seeing more similarities with me and Ross as the series goes on. Not just in the museum job. (Wait, not that type of job…)
With my long-term crush on my current partner I can relate to his frustrated “this is a thing I’ve been wanting since 9th grade”, although mercifully the first time we got together there wasn’t any laughter. Although I did follow it up with “wow, twelve years gone in twelve seconds…”
This wasn’t the first time I made a lame joke after sex. Weirdly that was with my own third sexual partner, ten years ahead of Ross. We sadly aren’t in contact anymore, but they were a good friend for many years, and, with hindsight I suppose, one of the other potential lobsters I spoke about last time.
After we got together I revealed it was only the fifth time I’d had sex. She asked me how it was. My reply: “easily in the top five.”
Perhaps I’m still Chandler after all…
Real Live Sitcom Moment:
A Real Live Friend at work just went on a long holiday to America. Where they, no doubt, hoped their charming British accent would be a hit with the ladies, a la Kris Marshall in Love, Actually™.
They came back having had no such success, after spending a whole evening speaking with some beautiful young women only to find they were wearing purity rings.