David’s love of scavenger hunts took us on our own trip through the touristy sites of LONDON, baby.
We had to find and consume a “delicacy” from all the countries of Europe, finishing in a lovely Belgian alehouse.
I take thee, Belgian Beer, I take thee Belgian Beer, I take thee…
“The One With Too Much Belgian Beer”
Yes, I’m feeling it a little today, why do the Friends™ never seem to get drunk? Sure, Chandler’s got a bottle of Champagne™ for him and Monica. But I don’t see them getting drunk on anything other than love. At least one good thing came from Ross’s wedding!
Elsewhere, Ross is now starting to go fully crazy, harassing Emily’s family as he tries to get in touch with her. It’s a difficult situation, how would you get a person to re-open a dialogue after something like that? But he’s rewarded for bad behaviour, as she finally relents, if only to tell him to bugger off.
Being rewarded for your behaviour is a bit of a theme, as Phoebe and Joey are arguing over whether any deed is truly selfless.
I’d say David the Science Guy’s wife planning a scavenger hunt for his birthday is pretty selfless. But then she got the fun of taking part, judging who’s the best; and incorporating her love of mediaeval shipping into it.
Hrrm, like Phoebe I’m struggling to think of a selfless deed. Which I doubt will surprise my wife as she thinks it's an alien concept to me. I think I’m with Joey on this one; people claiming to act selflessly usually get something out of it. Even if it’s just satisfaction.
But what’s wrong with that? This whole question seems irrelevant to me. If a person doing something for someone else gets something out of it too, doesn’t it give people MORE motivation to put a little goodness in the world? What’s wrong with things being mutually beneficial?
If we had a little more kindness, even for selfish reasons, maybe people like Phoebe wouldn’t grow up living in a box??
Perhaps Emily and Ross would find it easier to patch things up if either of them were willing to act selflessly? Alas, there’s a big difference between donating a bit of money to charity and leaving your family behind in another country. If I were Emily I certainly wouldn’t move to America after that wedding. But Ross can’t leave his kid either… So Emily is prepared to act “selflessly” and move to America. But only if Ross cuts out Rachel from his life…
Isn’t cutting a spouse off from their friends one of the first signs of domestic abuse? God this is a level of complexity my hung-over brain did not expect Friends™ to throw at it.
For the second time in a row I’ve been jolted by a sudden switch to sad, as Ross decides to let Rachel go at her own (unknowing) insistence. Well I guess that’s the end of Friends™ then? It’s been fun…
To be fair, given Rachel was barely in the episode and I didn’t even notice, I say go for it Ross! Similarly, Rachel Number 2 was only at part of the scavenger hunt, and on the other team so I didn’t see her! Certainly missed her more than the real Rachel. Oh man, now Friends™ is starting to interfere and cutting me off from MY friends.
Hey, Ross, wait! Rachel’s given you the right advice; so you can’t lose her! You need to keep people like that in your life!!!
Real Live Sitcom Moment:
A little bit grim, this one…
My night’s sleep was very broken as I struggled to digest my beers.
Eventually it was too much to take and I stumbled to the bathroom, where I loosed the fury of the last couple of pints through my face, like a fresher at a rugby club initiation. Only without the pig’s head and piss.
After flushing I stared forlornly at the bowl, getting ready to clean the seat, when my wife habitually came in and immediately took her usual position on the throne.
I’m sure I looked triply pale at this point, and her concern for me must have been strong, as she got quite a way into asking if I was OK before realising what she’d done. And coldly asking me to turn the shower on for her.
That’ll be the last time she asks me to leave the seat down.