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Friends is a sit com about three guys and three girls living in New York who become best friends. Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey deal with life's adversities together. NBC 1994-2004


Episode 9 - TOW Ross got High

29 March 2012

Synopsis: The Gellars come to thanksgiving dinner but Monica hasn’t told them she is living with Chandler. Meanwhile Ross and Joey try to get out of dinner as quick as possible to join Janine and her dancer friends.

The Good: Ross is the star of the show. He has several funny moments; despite being stupidly geeky he holds it altogether with his childish lying to everyone. His relationship with his sister and parents is as fun as ever. Joey is ok as well and the idea of Rachel making the bad dessert is fun.

The Bad: I’m a fan of these episodes where all the characters are together and although a lot of good stuff is here, this is not that good. Phoebe spends the whole episode talking nonsense while Chandler and Monica just have cringe moments trying to suck up to her parents. Also Ross and Joey seem silly and spineless for not just leaving after they have eaten. The jokes in this episode demonstrate a deeply childish writing team. Ross’ lying has no subtlety, while Rachel saying she and Ross shouldn’t be together because it’s not the right time doesn’t seem realistic at all. And then there are all the characters pretending to like Rachel’s dessert. Is it funny? Sort of, but in an incredibly silly way. Having criticised it though, it is very watchable as these group episodes always are.

Best Line: (Ra) “Does it not taste good, let me try that.”
(Ro) “No, no (Eats frantically), all gone, so good! (grimaced smile) Maybe Chandler has some left. (To Joey) It tastes like feet!”

Best Friend: Ross



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