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Why was the spin-off of Friends, Joey, such a failure?

“Joey” was a spin-off television show of Friends. In this show, Joey moves to LA to pursue his acting career. His sister Gina sets him up with a place and her son is Joey’s roommate.  According to some reviews, people felt that the audience should have given the show more of a chance and reminded …

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Why No Movie?

Many avid fans of Friends have awaited either a re-unions of Friends or a movie. With movies based off of shows like Sex in the City flourishing, Why hasn’t NBC decided to make a movie? According to the attached article, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1030981/Friends-reunited-Jennifer-Aniston-gang-set-return-big-screen-blockbuster.html, there was once discussion of a Friends movie. The actors saw how successful the …

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The Audience, Now and Then

Research shows that audiences did not like the Pilot Episode and the show almost did not make it. But, as people got into the show it became a “rating powerhouse” according to an internal NBC research report obtained by The Smoking Gun.  The research report explained that audiences were tested prior to the shows debuted …

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Interview #2 – Margaret (54 years old)

Do you remember when Friends first aired? What drew you to the show? Yes. I saw I t advertised on the television and I thought it was interesting because it was a bunch of young, fun people. It seemed like a fun idea that all of these people with different personalities, and careers. I also …

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Interview #1 – Kristi

How old are you? 22 How old were you when you first started watching Friends? I used to watch it with my mom when I was about 5 or 6, but I’m not sure if I really followed half of what was going on in the show. But, by the time I was about 8, …

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Pro- Interracial Relationships

The writers make it clear that there is nothing wrong with having interracial couples on television. Ross meets a beautiful African American woman named Kristen on the street and offers to help her move. At this point, Rodd finds it very hard to catch a date because of all of his failed marriages and his …

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Pro-Gay Marriage

The characters feel strongly about marrying and staying with the person only if you truly love them. Ross Gellar (David Schwimmer) married Carol after dating for seven years. In the first episode Carol realizes that she is a lesbian and that she is in love with her friend Susan, who in turn loves her back. …

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Anti- Smoking

The writers of friends place a heavy emphasis on the negative effects of smoking. In the first season, the friends catch Chandler smoking a cigarette in Central Perk.  The conversation leads the audience to believe that he has quit smoking for a long time and had recently started again. Rachel and Monica get up because …

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Weight Continued…

When Friends first aired, Both Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox were a healthy size 6 in jeans. They both had toned bodies without being twigs. But as the seasons moved on, it was almost as if Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox were in a battle to see who could lose the most weight. Audiences questioned …

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Weight

In the early seasons of Friends, none of the main characters were depicted as overweight.  But, throughout the seasons, the writers put a lot of emphasis on weight. There are several blogs which focus solely on Chandler’s extreme weight gains and losses: http://www.tv.com/shows/friends/forums/matthew-perrys-weight-changes-186-1011849/ Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry) starts off the season as a very jumpy, …

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