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(CNN)   Lisa Kudrow puts the world back at ease when asked about a 'Friends' movie; "It's really not happening"   (cnn.com) divider line 41
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2013-07-24 10:57:25 AM
So I still have a chance?
 
2013-07-24 10:58:43 AM
who?
 
2013-07-24 10:59:26 AM
They should call it "The One that Tanks and the Box Office"
 
2013-07-24 11:00:13 AM
I would probably download and see it, or watch it on Netflix.  Wouldn't pay to see it at the theatre though.
 
2013-07-24 11:01:25 AM
Where's my Parker Lewis Can't Lose movie?

Where?
 
2013-07-24 11:02:01 AM
I'm not sure why anyone would want this. I actually really like the show, but I just don't see how any aspect of it would ever work as a movie.
 
Ant
2013-07-24 11:03:48 AM
I was kind of hoping that Friends would be stuffed down the memory hole when it was cancelled.
 
2013-07-24 11:19:29 AM
Nobody with a brain will pay to see that bunch of has-been losers.
 
2013-07-24 11:22:53 AM
Meh - I would watch it. Jennifer Aniston still looks good & Courtney Cox has a new set of bolt-ons.
 
2013-07-24 11:24:35 AM
Only if it's rated R.

And Ross, Joey, and Chandler aren't in it.

OK, NC-17.
 
2013-07-24 11:27:42 AM
Nobody wants to see a "Friends" movie. That being said, "Friends" was a well-written television show, and dumping on it just makes you look obtuse.
 
2013-07-24 11:37:03 AM

someonelse: obtuse


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What? WHat did you call me?
 
2013-07-24 11:42:29 AM

Ant: I was kind of hoping that Friends would be stuffed down the memory hole when it was cancelled.


Um, I don't think it was cancelled.
 
2013-07-24 11:56:59 AM

Bslim: Nobody with a brain will pay to see that bunch of has-been losers.


If that was true then we would not have had two Sex and the City movies.
 
2013-07-24 12:00:29 PM
this whole thread should be a retrospective of Jennifer's headlamps from Friends until now.
 
2013-07-24 12:18:11 PM
Could I be less excited?
 
2013-07-24 12:35:09 PM
Been watching the reruns on TV Land(?)/NickTeen(?).....still a very funny show....little dated, but still funny.

/no, I don't care if you "cool" kids think it sucks
//a movie version wouldn't do anything to help the show's legacy, in fact would probably hurt it
 
2013-07-24 12:45:39 PM
Where's my Fall Guy movie?
 
2013-07-24 12:59:17 PM
Could I be anymore disappointed??
 
2013-07-24 01:09:09 PM

Fano: Where's my Parker Lewis Can't Lose movie?

Where?


Koob ate it.
 
2013-07-24 01:13:53 PM
i love "friends" and have seen most episodes multiple times. the reruns still make me laugh. all 3 of the women still look good 9 years after the last new episode. i see no reason for a movie/reunion.
 
2013-07-24 01:30:48 PM

someonelse: Nobody wants to see a "Friends" movie. That being said, "Friends" was a well-written television show, and dumping on it just makes you look obtuse.


It sucked.  What sucks more?  My kid is now rewatching the entire DVD collection.
 
2013-07-24 01:31:30 PM

Soup4Bonnie: My kid is now rewatching the entire DVD collection.


If it sucks so much, why do you own the dvds?
 
2013-07-24 01:33:46 PM

Kid Shelleen: Only if it's rated R.

And Ross, Joey, and Chandler aren't in it.

OK, NC-17.


And different (younger) actresses.
 
2013-07-24 01:41:31 PM
My wife and I (girlfriend then- college) were obsessed with that show. Thursday nights on NBC were GOLDEN to us.

Time passed.

We've watched snippets of the syndicated re-runs on TV recently.

crickets.

It's so painfully unfunny that we turn to each other and ask simultaniously, "Were we out of our minds?" And it's not an age thing- we still watch Seinfeld and laugh our collective asses off.
 
2013-07-24 01:43:12 PM
I'm sure she meant to say "so not happening".

dumb show.
 
2013-07-24 01:45:52 PM

LargeCanine: Kid Shelleen: Only if it's rated R.

And Ross, Joey, and Chandler aren't in it.

OK, NC-17.

And different (younger) actresses.


Uh, no.  I'm in my 50s, and these will do just fine.
 
2013-07-24 01:56:43 PM
She looked very MILFable on Letterman last night.
 
2013-07-24 02:11:49 PM

bungle_jr: i love "friends" and have seen most episodes multiple times. the reruns still make me laugh. all 3 of the women still look good 9 years after the last new episode. i see no reason for a movie/reunion.


I think the first 3 or so seasons were great (up until the time the Ross and Rachel took a "break")...fresh, original, well-written, and funny. After that, the show followed the typical sit-com path of decline into overused catch phrases, cliches, and one dimensional characters (Seinfeld did the same thing after Larry David left). Just my 2 cents, anyway.
 
2013-07-24 02:22:48 PM

Hawk24: bungle_jr: i love "friends" and have seen most episodes multiple times. the reruns still make me laugh. all 3 of the women still look good 9 years after the last new episode. i see no reason for a movie/reunion.

I think the first 3 or so seasons were great (up until the time the Ross and Rachel took a "break")...fresh, original, well-written, and funny. After that, the show followed the typical sit-com path of decline into overused catch phrases, cliches, and one dimensional characters (Seinfeld did the same thing after Larry David left). Just my 2 cents, anyway.


I wasn't a big fan of the show, but calling Rachel and Monica one-dimensional is wrong.  Their nips were ALWAYS poking through their shirts, yet in all those years, no one said anything.  Ever.  It's both mesmerizing and distracting.
 
2013-07-24 03:10:21 PM
What about some sort of spin off movie where its just Joey and Phoebe and they get kicked out of their fancy apartments and they are living on the street addicted to crack and decide to start a gang and the movie is all about their eventual gritty rise to become drug kingpins in new york? They could lampshade Matt Perrys drug addiction by having him do a cameo as some addict looking to score and then theres a funny bit where Joey keeps insisting that the crack addict looks like chandler and the addict keeps getting more and more scared because joey keeps getting angrier and angrier as he snorts scarface sized piles of cocaine and wont let him leave...  -- Phoebe sets Ross up with a hooker and blackmails him into using his university connections to ship drugs into the city under the guise of being "dinosaur bones"... Rachel finds out and breaks up with him and in a booze fueled bender ends up with Gunther -- who has become Phoebe and Joeys main hustler... Monica (as chefs are want to do) gets hooked on junk due to the stress of her job and ODs and the movie closes with Joey and Phoebe leaving her funeral -- knowing they are in a way implicit in her death and yet still grimly return to their trade.

You could call it "Requiem for some Friends"
 
2013-07-24 03:14:51 PM

PizzaJedi81: If it sucks so much, why do you own the dvds?


I'm married.  I have all the farking Sex in the City shiat, too.  God, you people watch some horrible farking shows.  I'd rather sit around hitting myself in the temple with a ballpeen hammer for a half an hour  than watch Two and a Half Men or whatever the fark it's called.
 
2013-07-24 03:34:01 PM

LargeCanine: Kid Shelleen: Only if it's rated R.

And Ross, Joey, and Chandler aren't in it.

OK, NC-17.

And different (younger and naked) actresses.


FTFY

Somene call Axel Braun stat!
 
2013-07-24 04:21:33 PM

DjangoStonereaver: LargeCanine: Kid Shelleen: Only if it's rated R.

And Ross, Joey, and Chandler aren't in it.

OK, NC-17.

And different (younger and naked) actresses.

FTFY

Somene call Axel Braun stat!


NC-17 typically indicates nudity. lots of nudity
 
2013-07-24 06:59:12 PM
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2013-07-24 07:07:46 PM

bungle_jr: DjangoStonereaver: LargeCanine: Kid Shelleen: Only if it's rated R.

And Ross, Joey, and Chandler aren't in it.

OK, NC-17.

And different (younger and naked) actresses.

FTFY

Somene call Axel Braun stat!

NC-17 typically indicates nudity. lots of nudity


I have nothing to add except to stress the point about the inclusion of nudity.
 
2013-07-25 09:19:47 AM

darch: My wife and I (girlfriend then- college) were obsessed with that show. Thursday nights on NBC were GOLDEN to us.

Time passed.

We've watched snippets of the syndicated re-runs on TV recently.

crickets.

It's so painfully unfunny that we turn to each other and ask simultaniously, "Were we out of our minds?" And it's not an age thing- we still watch Seinfeld and laugh our collective asses off.


someone is not being truthful.  if you were a dedicated fan of the show, there is simply no way that you would find the show unfunny NOW.   it is all the rage to hate on friends, but it remains one of the best sitcoms ever on television.

case in point - the jellyfish sting episode is HILARIOUS.  the episode when Nana dies ("she MAY have died") is HILARIOUS.  that show has so many classic episodes - and honestly, as much as I like Seinfeld  - Friends didn't date nearly as badly.  Some episodes of Seinfeld dated like old three's company episodes and far too many relied on "we can't gwt in touch with one another" gags.  same sort of thing with Fraiser - I love Fraiser, it was a good show, but rewatching it that show relied FAR too often on the "we have a wacky misunderstanding" trope.
 
2013-07-25 09:30:20 AM

frepnog: the episode when Nana dies ("she MAY have died") is HILARIOUS.


And touching...when the Sweet N Low falls on Ross? I choke up every time.
 
2013-07-25 01:49:18 PM

frepnog: Some episodes of Seinfeld dated like old three's company episodes and far too many relied on "we can't gwt in touch with one another" gags.


You are insane.

Old threes company episodes are golden.
 
2013-07-25 02:08:28 PM

mikefinch: frepnog: Some episodes of Seinfeld dated like old three's company episodes and far too many relied on "we can't gwt in touch with one another" gags.

You are insane.

Old threes company episodes are golden.


nope.  unwatchable garbage, much like most of the older sitcoms.  one way I can tell - I have seen probably every single episode of three's company.  the local station here used to re-run them all the time, and way back in the day when we only got like 4 channels anyway, you just watched whatever was on, even if it was three's company.

I can not recall even one specific episode.  not one sticks out with anything memorable.

now compare that to a classic like Sanford And Son, a show with so many memorable and classic episodes that I can't even today believe that there is a whole season without Red Foxx - and even those have memorable episodes.
 
2013-07-25 03:20:12 PM

frepnog: I can not recall even one specific episode. not one sticks out with anything memorable.


ALLL those shows are garbage if thats the metric your using. With threes company i could turn on any old episode and find it amusing. With friends i go 'wtf was this funny back in the day?"

I can recall a few episodes of threes company and only one episode of friends.

3's: The episode where jack orders a fancy pot for his restaurant and everyone thinks hes buying drugs... The episode(s?) with Jeffery Tambor And one golden episode where someone asks whether its nice to have a young man around the house and Mr Furley exclaims "Jacks not a man! Hes a fruitcake."

Friends: "The one where they are all whine abunch" -- Oh wait -- thats EVERY EPISODE.

Most sitcoms are garbage -- the metric i use for quality is that i can turn it on and any random episode will be amusing and the characters wont immediately grate on my nerves. Friends fails on both counts.
 
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