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(Hollywood.com)   "Friends" is returning to TV. Some say it's because fans have asked for it, but we all know Hollywood doesn't give a crap about what fans want   (hollywood.com) divider line 348
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2006-01-22 07:16:02 PM  
Dear Hollywood,

After M.A.S.H.

That is all,
Heroic Poser
 
2006-01-22 07:22:33 PM  
news.bbc.co.uk

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!eleventyone!

/Why can't their return to TV be their televised execution for crimes against taste?
 
2006-01-22 07:28:53 PM  
Isn't it enough that they're on TV 24 hours a day?
 
2006-01-22 07:29:12 PM  
I'm comfortable going on record saying I'll watch at least the first special and I'll give the new spinoff a shot too, although I wasn't able to hang in there for long with Joey.
 
2006-01-22 07:29:50 PM  
I hated that show. I'm not sure I ever watched a whole episode all the way through. What's the attraction to narcissists?

I didn't like Seinfeld either.....
 
2006-01-22 07:30:02 PM  
Other people like what I don't like, so they must be idiots.
 
2006-01-22 07:31:43 PM  
Might watch it, might not, it all depends.

People's tastes differ, live with it.
 
2006-01-22 07:32:08 PM  
I don't really care either way what they put on television, but this:

The new program will see the three male stars...pilot a series called It's A Guy Thing.

Made me wonder if anyone has bothered to give TV writers a refresher course in slang over the past fifteen years.
 
2006-01-22 07:32:23 PM  
Does Hollywood control what's on US T.V. was well?
 
2006-01-22 07:39:04 PM  
Cake Hunter: Made me wonder if anyone has bothered to give TV writers a refresher course in slang over the past fifteen years.

Don't go there!

/tv writer
 
2006-01-22 07:41:07 PM  
Dear Hollywood,

Friends sucks.
So does Seinfeld.
That is all.

Yours,
dj4aces
 
2006-01-22 07:41:24 PM  
An NBC insider says, "She's the one who had been holding out. But she's now agreed to reprise Rachel (Green).
...following dismal box office returns. Yeah, I'm guessing that Matt Blanc/Joey was the first one to sign.
 
2006-01-22 07:46:52 PM  
McDork
Don't go there!

Gag me!

/tv writer

We need more shows about everyday, blue-collar, salt-of-the-earth, talking hamster psychologists.
 
2006-01-22 07:51:04 PM  
Cake Hunter: We need more shows about everyday, blue-collar, salt-of-the-earth, talking hamster psychologists.

TV Development Executive: We already have something like that in the works. What else ya got?

/seriously how every pitch meeting goes
 
2006-01-22 07:52:25 PM  
The new program will see the three male stars--Perry, Schwimmer and LeBlanc--pilot a series called It's A Guy Thing.

If Chandler is MARRIED to Monica, and Ross and Rachel were together at the end, how in the fark are the women not going to be in the show?
 
2006-01-22 07:56:06 PM  
Whamdangler: If Chandler is MARRIED to Monica, and Ross and Rachel were together at the end, how in the fark are the women not going to be in the show?

Monica was his beard
 
2006-01-22 07:59:59 PM  
McDork
What else ya got?

- "Frond Life" - A large, neon fern on a windowsill is the centerpiece as three twenty-something couples grapple with thoughts of love, growth, spirituality, and their addiction to making ceramic statues of hobos.

- "Arnold Hightower: Live and on Fire" - People line up and set fire to a guy named Arnold as he solves crimes and is a doctor.

- "Officers" - Four twentysomethings get fed up with their high-paying advertising office jobs and start their own small-town police station, then systematically kill all the townspeople. Bob Euker stars.

- "Honk Bag" - Two-hour miniseries where people just whomp on trashbags full of squeaky toys
 
2006-01-22 08:24:25 PM  
so THIS is where that giant sucking sound was coming from...
 
2006-01-22 08:27:52 PM  
I would like this from another source besides "World Entertainment News Network," please.
 
2006-01-22 09:00:58 PM  
How would any show with just the guys work? They're too well known for their roles on friends.

But hopefully it won't have the black hole suckage of Joey
 
2006-01-22 11:43:46 PM  
- "Honk Bag" - Two-hour miniseries where people just whomp on trashbags full of squeaky toys

I would *so* watch that.
Do they eat bugs too?
Now *that's* entertainment.

Who_In_The_What_Now: But hopefully it won't have the black hole suckage of Joey

I don't know if it's actually physically possible to make a show worse than "Joey".
 
2006-01-22 11:56:28 PM  
The first few seasons of Friends were pretty good. Some classic episodes, even. But it became a white college girl's prime time soap.

And no, I don't think this story is true.
 
2006-01-22 11:58:50 PM  
This is ok, it even out things in the universe after the news about the new "Futuramas."
 
2006-01-23 12:14:39 AM  
Cake Hunter: - "Honk Bag" - Two-hour miniseries where people just whomp on trashbags full of squeaky toys

/sets Tivo to record season
 
2006-01-23 12:17:31 AM  
Cake Hunter: "Honk Bag" - Two-hour miniseries where people just whomp on trashbags full of squeaky toys

That seems like it would be a red dwarf episode
 
2006-01-23 12:35:56 AM  
imageserver4.textamerica.com
 
2006-01-23 01:46:32 AM  
You want a show?

Here's a reality show:

Fat-asses are put into a house. They can't leave the property throughout the course of the show.

The person who loses the most weight over the course of the show wins the weight they lost in gold.

Here's the kicker:

The only food they can eat is what's in the house. The house is stocked with nothing but the most fattening, disgustingly rich junk food imaginable.

Just go ahead and cut me my royalty check now.
 
2006-01-23 03:45:05 AM  
*raises hand in vote for Honk Bag*

/honk
 
2006-01-23 03:47:10 AM  
dj4aces: Friends sucks.
So does Seinfeld.
That is all.



Abso-freaking-lutely agree with you. Thank goodness there remains some people with taste in this world!
 
2006-01-23 05:22:39 AM  
Not that I care one way or the other, but this article is obviously complete bullsh*t.
 
2006-01-23 05:24:06 AM  
Schling, the winner would likely end up owing a lot of money.
 
2006-01-23 05:24:10 AM  
SchlingFo

When I become a billionaire by inventing a pornography compression algorithm, I will fund your show.

/the trick is, it caches and reuses the same patches of skin
 
2006-01-23 05:24:47 AM  
I wouldn't be too sure about this. None of the mainstream entertainment pubs like Variety, Hollywood Reporter, etc. have any mention of it.

/YMMV
 
2006-01-23 05:25:22 AM  
"Honk Bag" is going to my new cutesy lover's name for the girlfriend.
 
2006-01-23 05:25:26 AM  
Excellent! I'll be able to NOT watch it a second time!

/Television - A unidirectional sludge pump - Sideshow Bob
 
2006-01-23 05:25:29 AM  
Whamdangler: If Chandler is MARRIED to Monica, and Ross and Rachel were together at the end, how in the fark are the women not going to be in the show?

Two words:

Budget
Cuts

Besides, people will watch it anyway, even if they never explain it. I mean, hey - It's On TV.


/Has always hated Friends
//Can't stand Joey
///Likes Seinfeld
////It took the local Fox affiliate running Seinfeld between two of the three Simpsons episodes they show each weekday to bring me around though
 
2006-01-23 05:26:19 AM  
I'm not sure I believe this. I mean, they all got paid a TON of money to do the show in the last few years. So I can't imagine it's for the money. Strange...
 
2006-01-23 05:26:28 AM  
Should cite the following in a high pitched sing-song like voice:

"Shenaanigaans"

There, that should make you feel better.
 
2006-01-23 05:27:17 AM  
MonkeyBoy666

Besides, people will watch it anyway, even if they never explain it. I mean, hey - It's On TV.

Besides, people will believe it anyway. I mean, hey - It's On The Internet.
 
2006-01-23 05:27:19 AM  
Best comedy on TV today?
pictures.jeffool.com
 
2006-01-23 05:28:18 AM  
Cake Hunter

I can't remember the last time I laughed out loud reading Fark. You are truly a genius.

/Still missing Larry Sanders
 
2006-01-23 05:28:54 AM  
Seinfeld was good! There are way too many heartwarming sitcoms out there. Comedy is a lot better without morality.
 
2006-01-23 05:30:21 AM  
This is exactly why schools need more funding for the arts, because anyone who has the artistic ability to make a macaroni necklace knows Friends (and most everything on network TV) blows chunks. Cable isn't much better, but at least you have the swearing and occasional hooter.
 
2006-01-23 05:31:25 AM  
so nbc cancels the west wing and pays five million dollars each to the actors (six of them i think) in Friends to do what, four or five shows? so basically nbc is admiting it has no interesting in airing anything decent, it just wants people to turn on their channel and pass out in front of it at night?

couldn't nbc just give people free fruity rum drinks if they watch bad law and order spin offs?
 
2006-01-23 05:33:11 AM  
But it's not funny
 
2006-01-23 05:34:56 AM  
HOLLYWOOD - Seminal sitcom Friends is returning to television after each of its six stars agreed multi-million dollar deals to star in four one-hour specials.

I suppose the emphasis would have to be on "special."

Then again, it could be like those afterschool specials or a 'very special Friends' where we learn about sex-ed or the dangers of drugs.

On a very special friends... Monica is touched in a private place by her eye doctor. (an actual episode which is even creepier)
 
2006-01-23 05:36:03 AM  
Best comedy on TV today?

www.bbc.co.uk

Enjoy it for the remaining few minutes it'll be here.
 
2006-01-23 05:36:11 AM  
Holy crap. This show was on TV for 10 seasons, 8 seasons too long in my opinion. By the end, it was just as bad as Simpsons is now, and they were only dragging it out for the money. How can they possibly return a show to tv, when it just recently went off air and had a 10yr run? It's not like when they brought back family guy, or any other show that was axed prematurely. Can't they find ANYTHING else to put on tv?
 
2006-01-23 05:36:22 AM  
I think American tv producers should follow the example of their British counterparts. Instead of producing 26 mediocre episodes a season, why not have a wider variety of series, but only 6 shows per series? Writers would be able to bring their A game to each and every episode and they would leave the viewers wanting more instead of jumping the shark, losing viewers and ending up sucking.

The only current American sitcom that I find consistently funny is Scrubs, for some reason they manage to be successful each and every episode, so I would make a special exception for that show.
 
2006-01-23 05:37:07 AM  
No. No. No.

Please.NO.
 
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