Friends Characters Are Total Dicks, According to Vanessa Bayer

Monday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, SNL’s Vanessa Bayer broke out her startlingly excellent impressions of the Friends cast to prove a very evident point—that hanging out in real life with Rachel, Monica, Ross, Chandler, Phoebe, and Joey would be close to unbearable, as the characters were so damn smug, self-absorbed,… » 6/30/15 5:40pm 6/30/15 5:40pm

Jerry Seinfeld Says Political Correctness Is Killing Comedy

During an interview with Colin Cowherd on ESPN radio, Jerry Seinfeld spoke about the problems with all those youngs being too politically correct. “I don’t play colleges but I hear a lot of people tell me, ‘Don’t go near colleges, they’re so PC.’ I have no interest in gender or race or anything like that,” Seinfeld… » 6/07/15 9:20pm 6/07/15 9:20pm

Judge Makes Friends Reference in Legal Decision

Showing solidarity with ‘90s kids everywhere, D.C. Circuit Judge Janice Rogers Brown referenced a Friends episode during her majority opinion on the case of U.S. v. Emor., which centered on civil asset forfeiture laws following the government-seized goods that Charles Emor—the founder of a special-needs school—stole… » 5/07/15 12:30pm 5/07/15 12:30pm

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin's Husbands Come Out in Grace & Frankie

The trailer for Friends creator Marta Kauffman’s upcoming series Grace & Frankie was released today. The Netflix comedy stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two women whose friendship evolves after their husbands (Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston) come out and announce plans to marry each other. The 13-episode season… » 4/09/15 5:50pm 4/09/15 5:50pm

Wanna Predict When You'll Die or Who You Should Marry? Ask Your Pals.

You can only know yourself to a certain point, in that all the introspection in the world can't compete with your ego always inserting itself into situations and mucking it up. And it turns out that your friends know you better, anyway—so much so that their assessment of your character can predict, more than you can,… » 1/30/15 5:00pm 1/30/15 5:00pm

Realizations We Had Rewatching Friends on New Year's Day

Before 2015, the only programming I regularly watched on New Year's Day was the Rose Parade, the best televised parade in America. Past childhood, when I was forced to wake from precious slumber by my parents, I'd usually rise early enough to catch just the end, mentally chastising myself for (despite the… » 1/02/15 1:30pm 1/02/15 1:30pm

NYC Now Has a Real, Friends-Approved Central Perk

Let's say you're the kind of dorkwad who's spent the last twenty years being obsessed with the sitcom Friends even though plenty of other TV shows (better TV shows, even) have come out since then. Well, congratulations, you hypothetical loser! You can now turn your your sad, pathetic fantasies of hanging out at… » 9/16/14 5:15pm 9/16/14 5:15pm

What to Do on Christmas When You Don't Celebrate It

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year—unless you're like me and don't celebrate it. Then you're stuck with a world mostly shut down and seemingly nothing to do. Fortunately you have quite a few options, whether you're along or with friends, to make December 25th a fun day off regardless of your observances. » 12/24/13 4:18pm 12/24/13 4:18pm