Tag: Friends

  • Must See TV: Blackout Night
    Must See TV: Blackout Night

    At the height of its Thursday night dominance, NBC was still trying to find ways to grab more viewers. And so they hit upon the idea of a themed night of shows, where all four of the big sitcoms would have a sort of overlapping thing going on. In 1994, they chose a black out…

  • Ruddy Hell, It’s Conan And Paul
    Ruddy Hell, It’s Conan And Paul

    As Conan slowly bows out of the late night talk show space, it also brings an end to one of the longest running returning jokes on television. I totally forgot that Paul Rudd was in Friends. And this is the origin of the joke. Here’s a bit of a supercut of many of the times…

  • Jennifer Aniston’s Other Sitcoms
    Jennifer Aniston’s Other Sitcoms

    We’ve talked before on this blog, and on the Comedy Is … podcast about Jennifer Aniston’s role in the much maligned, and quickly cancelled sitcom Ferris Bueller. The season before this though, in 1990, she was cast as a regular in the Fox sitcom Molloy. This was a starring vehicle for the hotly touted Mayim…

  • Lisa Kudrow’s Other Sitcoms
    Lisa Kudrow’s Other Sitcoms

    I expect we all know that before Friends, Lisa Kudrow appeared in the sitcom Mad About You as a character called Ursula. Later, Ursula would be revealed as Phoebe’s twin sister in Friends. Kramer also appears in Mad About You, so these kinds of cross-overs were common. The seed for the twin thing was set…

  • What is Sprito?
    What is Sprito?

    I’m sure I must be missing something with this, so forgive me if I’m being dumb (it’s more than likely). I was watching an episode of Cybill the other day, and this shot came on the screen. And I thought ‘oh look, a little bit of product placement for Sprite around the time it was…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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