Will they attach so she can become an Aunt like me? Uncle. I mean Uncle... Dammit. Why is there no gender-neutral term for that? With Husband and Wife you could argue it imparts some useful information. But there’s literally no need to know if an Aunt/Uncle is male or female!
I’ve gone round my parents to ask my other sister what she knows about my own supposed, secret half-brother. Only for her to be asleep in bed!
I wouldn’t mind but it’s the second week in a row this has happened!! It’s a crying shame my mother’s chicken didn’t turn out to be a rooster like Chandler and Joeys’.
“The One Where My Sister is Asleep”
The rooster is a source of consternation between Rachel and the boys. But I’d much prefer that to the feathers and disembodied legs which greeted me on the floor this morning. Bloody cats!! I spent half an hour looking for the rest before giving up and heading to my parents.
It’s the only reason I don’t mind waiting for my sister. Knowing I’ll be returning to that.
(Just in case my wife is reading, that is a JOKE – I cleaned it up immediately.)
There’s a nice new picture of my sisters baby here. (The pregnant one, not the sleeping one). It’s still cooking away from the looks of things.
I assume it is hers; they all look the same to me. I wouldn’t be too surprised if my mum had gone fully crazy whilst my dad’s on holiday and started filling the house with mystery ultrasounds.
I’m no obstetrician (despite appearances) but I’m pretty sure it takes longer than two weeks to arrange an embryo implantation. Phoebe is straight on it! Implanted and lying on her back to let gravity do the work quicker than you can say “turkey-baster”.
Perhaps it’s because it’s all so sudden but the rest of the Friends seem pretty disinterested in Phoebe’s attempts at conception. They’re much more content to bicker over chickens and have a quiz. To be fair to them, I wasn’t particularly interested in my sister’s conception either. Certainly less so than Frank Jnr.
Let’s be honest here, in the last four years, this is probably the best episode I’ve watched so far.
I could easily spend hours assembling gifs, quotes, and memorable moments for your enjoyment.
And not just to further delay asking about my half-brother!
If, for some insane reason, you’re reading this and NOT watching the episodes with me PLEASE I implore you, re-watch this episode. You will not regret it. The sheer joy of everyone performing in it is infectious!
It’s taking me right back to Rachel Number 1 and Ross Number 2s stag/hen when David the Science Guy planned a treasure hunt based on them. I’m happy to say he did as great a job of Ross in terms of detail! (Though sadly no lightning round…)
But this quiz did make me a little sad too. I’m not sure I know my friends quite as well as the characters do. Although I did finally learn what Ross Number 2’s job was recently! Transpondster. Definitely a transpondster. At least I know them better than I know my brother! Who I may never know at this rate…
But it’s amazing how, even amongst so many jokes, Friends™ picks out so many of these little details that sum up our relationships so wonderfully!
For years I had a subscription to the Beano™ under a bizarre name after some poor intern misread my sisters writing.
Still nothing quite so bad as Miss Chanandler Bong!
Real Live Sitcom Moment:
One of my wife’s friends is getting married soon. And her husband came up with both one of strangest, and grimly amusing, wedding ideas we’d ever heard.
They were discussing all the people who wouldn’t be able to make the wedding. On account of being dead. And he suggested placing an extra table in the hall, complete with empty chairs and pictures of the deceased!
Imagine that, enjoying the happiest day of your life, meeting and greeting your loved ones at their tables, and then suddenly being reminded your dear uncle Jeremy’s got somewhere else to be!