I did the exact same thing with my boss a while ago. So many people wear glasses now, maybe our imagination adds a pair when we remember people?
I swear I’ve seen Chandler wearing glasses before though? Perhaps in some other timeline.
“The One With the Unfortunate Meal”
When, oh when, will I get to see Joey’s boat?? Oh my god! Thar she blows. What a beauty!!
Rachel (conveniently) knows how to sail so she takes Joey out on the water. Mostly to stop him tanking six and a half beers by himself next to a large body of water. Couldn’t you have taken me with you!? A boat AND beers? I’m sold. I’ve been trying to arrange a follow-up to my stag sailing weekend, but no luck yet.
Let’s take a second to talk about Joey’s drinking. I’ve been thinking about this for a while.
People always say “Joey gets stupider as Friends™ goes along”. Based on what we’ve seen so far I’m definitely not disputing that. But have we ever thought about the possible causes of this??
I reckon our boy’s got a bit of a secret drinking problem. All the signs are there. Single guy who struggles to maintain relationships, often seen with a beer despite his mate’s predilection for coffee. But here it’s finally coming to the fore. The dude’s drinking six and half beers on a boat by himself! Even by my standards that’s a lot of beers in one session, especially by yourself. Sure, maybe in our early twenties we’d regularly hit those numbers, but at 32? That can’t be good for you.
Makes me think, people always criticise Friends™ for Joey getting more stupid as he gets older, but maybe it’s all intentional? His stupidity isn’t a bug of the show, it’s a feature!
Or maybe I’m just looking for excuses? We went on holiday this week with my wife’s family and it’s fair to say I had more than six and a half beers. One night, to my wife’s amusement, I stayed up late drinking and chatting, just me and her mum. My wife used to get annoyed at me for treating her mum more like a friend than a mother-in-law but I think it’s great we get on so well! She’s a very cool woman, and I hope she feels the same about me. I mean, I hope she likes me. Not that she thinks I’m a cool woman. Now, that would be weird.
Another episode done. My one year old, who now is very much taking after me in the TV obsession department, gestures at the remote. “You want another episode of Friends™?” I ask, delightedly.
Well tough, you’ll have to wait.
Real Live Sitcom Moment:
We took the baby to see some Real Live Friends the other day. Finally following up a double date with them prior to the pandemic. After a long car journey we unpacked the kid, showed them round the living room, and our mate went to finish lunch preparations.
But unfortunately, it seems the curse of the Friends™ duck was upon us. My bro brought the first two plates in, beaming with pride at cooking for my kid for the first time and full of happiness at finally being able to do our meal. Only to find a floor covered in baby sick. And my wife and I frantically trying to mop it up.
I really hope it was something about the décor and not our baby developing a habit for car sickness.