Say "bye-bye" to that world, where everything was absolutely great, bar one thing. My daughter didn’t exist :(
My wife says that’s one of her favourite things about having a kid. It means you can’t regret anything in your past, as if you change a single thing they wouldn’t exist. Which is a nice way of looking at it.
Of course, now she’s been born I’m free to make as many mistakes as I like again. Yippee!
I pointed this out to my wife; that the regret-free thing only works for things you did before the baby was born, and she said:
“Well, what if you have another baby?”
Come now, I honestly don’t think continually pumping out babies is a sustainable way of never having regrets. The carbon footprint alone would be devastating…
“The One With the Scared Children”
Speaking of regrets, Joey’s talking about donating blood. Someone pause the episode, I feel sick. (Though that may just be the smell of the mushroom polenta my wife is making for the baby.)
Now Joey’s trying to scam his way onto a medical trial by paying an actor to pretend to be his twin!
Pain like for someone who does Karat-EY? (Now that’s what I call a smooth segue...)
Imagining his alternate life with Carol and Karate has obviously been playing on Ross’s mind. Man’s getting a bit obsessed if you ask me. And, trust me, I know obsession. Thinks he’s now some karate god! Keeps banging on about the quest for “Unagi”. Which, as the rest of my Friends™ rightly keep pointing out, is actually a type of eel.
But, err, fortunately Ross gets his comeuppance. It’s always good laughing at Ross’s expense.
What’s actually MORE dark (darker than Ross attacking two women he doesn’t know?? ... Yes.) Is the way Chandler acts with Monica.
They’re celebrating Valentine’s day. Hey! Didn’t we already do this?!
We DID. Rachel just confirmed it, Valentine's was two weeks ago. (Or was it a few months ago? I'm not sure.) I think this confirms the last two episodes did take up no time, and can now definitely be forgotten forever. Alas, poor motor home, we hardly knew ye.
Anyway, Chandler is being very dishonest in how he deals with Monica here. Both have forgotten to get the present they said they would, but he pretends an old mix-tape from Janice is his present.
Monica obviously finds out as Janice’s wonderful voice cuts through the mix-tape, and this is all we get from Janice in season six :( Alas, poor Janice, we hardly knew ye.
But this is AFTER Chandler uses the kudos from the tape to get mad kinky sex, AND a free meal.
Damn, Chandler. That is very not cool.
Real Live Sitcom Moment:
With rules finally relaxing we were able to host some people the other day, Ross Number 2, Rachel Number 1, and (checking my notes) the couple formerly known as Ross Number 3.
I have no idea what made them Ross Number 3 as being successfully married is the least Ross thing you can do. But anyway, they came round, and brought the kids too for a bit of BBQ action in the damp and cold.
I don’t know how we got onto the subject but somehow talk turned to what sort of person would, and wouldn’t, be appropriate dating material for our daughters in the future. Ross Number 2 immediately jumped on the chance for a joke, with all the speed of Chandler, and all the good judgement of Ross, turning to the nearest child, pointing his finger like a schoolmaster, and practically yelling “no dating drug dealers!” in their face.
Cue, three crying children.
Aw, it’s OK kiddies! Don’t worry, when you grow up, you can date whoever you want.