Did you know there are TWO types of vertical jump? This encylopeadia side-project is leading to some really mind blowing stuff!
The “X character gets a new girlfriend” title format is turning into a bit of a tradition after Season 2’s opener: “The One With Ross’s New Girlfriend”. (Ah, Julie, we hardly knew ye…)
I’m looking forward to the, no doubt thrilling, conclusion to the trilogy: “The One Where Chandler Dies Alone”.
“The One With Yet Another Poor Haircut”
Things are getting a bit emotionally charged. Not in my life. Still happily married, thank you.
But Joey, Rachel and Ross all have new “baes”. Even Gunther gets some action! Phoebe kisses him to regain her “sexy” cold voice. She’s fallen on hard times after losing her job, resorting to making her own shoes, which look not dissimilar to the ones worn by Janice at our wedding...
You know things are desperate when you’re making your own shoes and kissing Gunther!
Unlike my (now mostly married) Real Live Friends there’s a feeling these new relationships aren’t gona stick. Poor Chandler seems to be a much better fit for Joey’s girlfriend, and Rachel and Ross are clearly just trying to make each other jealous! God, grow up guys. Can’t you do something constructive with your lives? Like writing a blog…
- Having a disappointing party of my own
- Being trapped in a study by a dog
- And getting the first of several, terrible, Friends inspired, haircuts
It also means Ross and Rachel broke up shortly before her birthday. As if we needed any more evidence that Ross is a huge tool!
It just occurred to me, I’ve never had to go through a messy break-up. I should count myself lucky I’ve, somehow, got to twenty nine without experiencing that pain. Given the main reason is most of my relationships fizzling out before they could get serious, it’s no great achievement. But even my previous, and most serious relationship, ended amicably over a meal deal sandwich.
Yet Ross and Rachel are continuing to battle. Why can’t they just be Friends™?
This episode is the first to hint it’s because they still have feelings for each other. Although Ross does seem genuinely excited for his play date with a M.I.L.F. he’s met. You know it’s serious because she’s given him her HOME phone number. Imagine if someone gave you a home phone number now! You’d think they were taking the piss.
It really is crazy how much has changed in only twenty years. No more home phones, no more staying up till two in the morning to watch an obscure TV show. I’m not one for nostalgia, but it does make me sad thinking of all the missed connections in today’s flat-shares. All the Chandlers not falling in love with Kathy’s over their shared love of late night Ernie Kovacs re-runs.
But we can never go back. And never should want to. Things are always different to how you remember. Things that seemed huge at the time were really just a tiny part of our lives.
Like Ross’s "arm swears".
Real Live Sitcom Moment:
My David the Science Guy just had their birthday. They generously got us some free drinks, as they needed to use a voucher they got from their wedding caterers. I’m not entirely sure you get generosity credits by sharing something that didn’t cost you anything, but then I am notoriously mean. What would I know?
Either way, it was lovely, but the best bit was actually after a, severely inebriated, David the Science Guy went home.
Joey Number 2 was wearing a strange bobble hat all evening. With their fringe poking out the front, looking like a chubby Justin Bieber. After several free pints they finally plucked up the courage to pull the hat off and show us the back half of their hair was significantly shorter.
Turns out if you cut your own hair, you’ve got to be pretty careful when setting the clipper settings. I feel a lot less silly about paying a ridiculous amount just to get my head shaved now.