Sunday, April 3, 2011

30 Days of Pictures: Day 3

Day 3: A picture of the cast from your favorite show

Growing up as a child of the 90s, I was beholden to Must See TV on NBC, Thursday nights. Sure, ER was good, Seinfeld had its moments and there were the other two shows that filled a slot, but the one television show I never missed, during its 10 year run was Friends.

Ross, Chandler, Joey, Monica, Rachel and Phoebe will always have a special place in my heart. They were funny, real (at times), went through many situations I had either experienced or would experience eventually and the mix of sarcasm, dry humor and slapstick was right up my alley. The Thursday night gatherings around the TV with friends and Taco Bell or Leeann Chin were something to which we always looked forward. Even now on Thanksgiving we watch the Thanksgiving episodes of Friends along with How I Met Your Mother. It's a tradition.

I was Chandler. I was dry, bitter, sarcastic and was the one who could always find a joke in any situation. No, I didn't have the same close-knit group of friends that he did, but I had my own support network and could rely on them in a similar fashion. None were as neurotic or obsessive or paranoid or manic as the Friends, but each had their own quirks. All of us growing up with Friends could find the one with whom we could relate.

Now, years after the show ended, I can always pop in my DVD collection of the full series run, pick my favorite episodes and have a cup of coffee with my friends at Central Perk.

Image copyright NBC.

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