Today Would Be Ben Geller's 21st Birthday In Friends
Remember Ben, from Friends?
That cute blond kid Ross Geller had by his lesbian ex-wife Carol? No? Emma's brother? The helpless toddler Chandler and Joey left on the bus while they chatted up hot women (watch the video above to jog your memory). The baby whose head Monica banged on the pillar while babysitting?
Come on, you know the one. He's the child who disappeared in Series 8, weirdly close to the time his dad had a daughter with his childhood sweetheart and seemingly forgot all about him. HE WAS ADORABLE, if much maligned. And today would have been his 21st birthday, had his parents cared (and the show still been on).
Airing on 11th May, 1995, 'The One With The Birth' followed Ross' struggle to cope with his ex-wife's new lesbian relationship and the miracle of birth, as their son arrived in the world - who they named after a random caretaker, because Phoebe got locked in a broom cupboard and put on someone's overalls for a laugh (God, the more you look into it, they didn't care about him from the start, did they?).
Played by now-23-year-old actor Cole Sprouse, the kid went on to learn a bunch of pranks from his aunt Rachel, make an enemy of Sting's son and we're pretty sure he had psychic powers, too.
Ben, as with when you were in the show, we know nothing of where you are, who you're with or how you're celebrating. Because your family doesn't care. But we do, Ben Geller. We do. Happy 21st Birthday.
Here's what he looks like now, for the record. Phew. Is it hot in here?
— Cole M. Sprouse (@colesprouse) 30 March 2016
Related: We Edited Ben Geller Into All The Scenes He Should Have Been In
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