Yet, as he says the wrong name at the altar, I feel like we’ve been here before.
Is it because it’s the fifth time I’ve started a season? We’re four years now into my quest to watch all of Friends™ as we age together.
Is it cause I’m married myself? Or even, it being Ross’s second attempt? This sense of Déjà vu.
Nah. It’s probably cause this isn’t the first wedding I’ve seen where the wrong name was said.
“The One Where Seriously, Friends™ is Just Copying Me Now”
Ross isn’t the only one shooting around false names. Phoebe cunningly tries to dig him out his hole by telling Eddie from Ab Fab™ Ross has a rare condition where he gets names mistaken. Perhaps a more convincing pseudonym than ‘Doctor Phalange’ might have helped?
Ask any Zooarchaeologist and they’ll tell you, it’s a bit weird to essentially call yourself “Doctor Toe-bone”.
Funnily enough Doctor Phalange doesn’t save the day and Emily makes a swift getaway from the wedding.
I guess you might say she got…
I guess it’s hard to get laughs from someone whose life’s just been ruined?
Although I’m familiar with the experience of your parents looking less than happy at your wedding this wedding couldn’t be further from my own. Least of all as there’s no way we could have afforded getting married in London.
I do like to think, if I were in Ross’s position, I’d totally go on the honeymoon by myself. Wouldn’t let that go to waste! Even if it meant swanning around Vietnam with a bunch of pensioners. Hey, you never know, I may have had a lucky rebound with one of them!
Rachel’s wrong, however, Ross should CLEARLY not go by himself on the honeymoon. Man’s a mess. As he proves by immediately asking her to go with him… The big idiot.
Fair play to him for choosing Emily when she catches them, but I suspect it won’t do much good… Plus he’s, presumably, now got to deal with the fact he’s just stranded Rachel alone in Athens? Not very wise. (A little joke for fans of Ancient Greece there...)
Athens is an interesting choice for a honeymoon. I suppose it makes sense for a history buff like Ross. I don’t really think of it as a romantic destination? But the show is setting the bar quite low for a “foreign romantic city” with even London getting a pass, as Chandler and Monica excuse their fling. Do Americans really think London is romantic??
Watching them try and secretly bang is my new favourite thing. It’s a great way for the show to express the excitement of when you first get with someone without being explicit. And the constant cock-blocking and interplay between them is hilarious. Certainly more than I imagine “My Giant” is. Which, surprisingly, is a real film!
Gona confess here, with no shame (ok, maybe a little…) I felt genuinely teary when Chandler and Monica get back to New York and it seems like it’s all over. Is there no greater romance than a holiday fling?
Real Live Sitcom Moment:
We’ve been catching up a lot recently. First Ross Number 2’s birthday lunch, and then we went out to see a play by Rachel Number 1’s elderly father (speaking of large numbers of grannies…)
They were both nice and relaxing occasions, but I found out Monica Number 2 has been doing a much better job of being Monica than I thought. No secret mate bonking (that I’m aware of), but they’re currently in-between jobs with little idea of what they want to do next. What is this? Season two?!?
But really it’s just another example of what a poor Real Live Friend I am. I’ve been so wrapped up in my own stuff I had no idea Monica’s been unemployed for three whole months! Maybe I should try and find her a job?