Friends is great, Friends is life - we all know that.
But when you really think about it, the show ruined us for life a little bit. We grew up with all these expectations and behaviours that made it hard for us to face the real world...
11 Ways Friends Ruined Everything For YouIt made you believe that “How you doin’” is a good way to flirt with people.
1 of 11Warner Bros./Comedy CentralThe show made you believe that one day you’ll be able to afford living in an apartment the size of Monica’s in a big city such as NYC - Rent control my ass. Less than 2% of New Yorkers have ever had such apartments. The rest of us need to pay up!
2 of 11Warner Bros./Comedy CentralIt also convinced you that “How you doin’” is a good way to flirt with people - Sadly, it’s not. Flirting's way more complicated than that.
3 of 11Warner Bros./Comedy CentralIt made you think that having a part-time, minimum wage job is enough to survive in today’s world. How did Rachel do it? How did JOEY DO IT? We barely make ends meet with our two side hustles.
4 of 11Warner Bros./Comedy CentralIt made you believe that it’s hardly ever super busy in cafes in big cities like NYC. We dare you to find a spot for SIX people to sit down in the middle of Manhattan, in the middle of the day.
5 of 11You thought that adulthood meant having time to hand out with your friends every day for prolonged periods of time. In reality, you’re running around every minute of every damn day and every moment of peace and quiet is cherished.
6 of 11Warner Bros./Comedy CentralThink that if you suck at something, people will applaud you anyway? WRONG. People would eat Phoebe alive if she tried to perform in a downtown cafe today.
7 of 11Warner Bros./Comedy CentralFriends made you think that you could sleep with most of your friends and still stay friends. Just sayin’.
8 of 11Warner Bros./Comedy CentralIt also made you think that being obsessive about something, like winning or cleaning, is funny. No, it’s not. Monica should have been in therapy. Also, mental illness is not funny.
9 of 11Warner Bros./Comedy CentralAnd that being overweight or gay is a punchline. Obviously, it’s not. Most of us know better now. But for the longest time, we laughed and laughed…
10 of 11Warner Bros./Comedy CentralWe STILL sort of think everyone has a lobster out there. Which might be true… For some. Unfortunately, not everyone will find their true love *cry face emoji*.
11 of 11Warner Bros./Comedy CentralAnd finally, we’ll never be able to listen to the hit single ‘I’ll be there for you’ by The Rembrandts without clapping four times. EVER.
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1 of 20Warner Bros./Comedy CentralWhen Monica and Joey ended up with a turkey on their heads. That fez on top did not help tbh.
2 of 20Warner Bros./Comedy CentralWhen Phoebe had rat babies.
3 of 20Warner Bros./Comedy CentralWhen Joey found his hand twin in Las Vegas. WTF IS A HAND TWIN?
4 of 20Warner Bros./Comedy CentralWhen Ross drank breast milk. Ew.
5 of 20Warner Bros./Comedy CentralWhen Ross was dating a student. Double ew.
6 of 20Warner Bros./Comedy CentralAlso, that time Ross was crushing on his cousin. Let’s just admit that Ross had a problem, shall we?
7 of 20Warner Bros./Comedy CentralWhen Danny DeVito was a stripper. As Phoebe wisely put it: “Our eyes, OUR EYES!”
8 of 20Warner Bros./Comedy CentralPhoebe’s ‘Smelly Cat’ video was a hella strange too.
9 of 20Warner Bros./Comedy CentralWhen Joey’s girlfriend 'really sweetly' BEAT HIM UP.
10 of 20Warner Bros./Comedy CentralWhen Phoebe’s date admitted he writes erotic novels… for children.
11 of 20Warner Bros./Comedy CentralWhen Ross and Rachel sang ‘Baby Got Back’ to Emma.
12 of 20Warner Bros./Comedy CentralWhen Joey hugged the director during an audition and then… Peed on him. While still hugging. Awkward.
13 of 20Warner Bros./Comedy CentralAlso, when Chandler peed on Monica.
14 of 20Warner Bros./Comedy CentralWhen Chandler and Joey lived with a bloody duck and a chick. How did they not get kicked out of their apartment for that?
15 of 20Warner Bros./Comedy CentralMonica’s competitiveness pretty much every time it happened: the ping pong game with Mike, the Geller cup american football game, the cooking class with Joey…. The list goes on and on.
16 of 20Warner Bros./Comedy CentralWhen Ross didn’t tell Rachel they were still married. Not only weird but extremely creepy.
17 of 20Warner Bros./Comedy CentralWhen Phoebe gave out 3D glasses at her grandma’s funeral.
18 of 20Warner Bros./Comedy CentralWhen Ross went ballistic over a sandwich.
19 of 20Warner Bros./Comedy CentralWhen chandler said this to Monica: "You're still a little fat girl inside, aren't you?" Also, basically, any time she was bodyshamed.
20 of 20Warner Bros./Comedy CentralAnd finally, when Monica found out her first kiss was with Ross. HER BROTHER, Ross. 50 shades of WRONG AND INAPPROPRIATE.
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