Sitting Down With Your TV Friends? Well, Phoebe Says You're Fat

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A new study indicates that women who watched Friends reported "the segment had a significantly adverse effect on the participants' satisfaction with their own appearance" and weight. They were always silently judging you from beyond the screen! []


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In college mid 90s, I would watch 90210 on Monday nights and feel judged by Tori Spelling's belly shirts. I would tell myself to stop watching teevee shows that made me feel bad about my body. And then Friends would come on Thursdays, and Rachel's mini skirts would do it to me all over again.