Friday, April 29, 2005

Summer of '00

I discovered this great site today, it has excerpts from Friends, all episodes and all seasons. (You can send me a thank you note if this is where you heard of it first) I stumbled on it because I was searching for my favorite quote from Friends.

It is from Season 7, episode 8 where --
"The gang all play a game where they have to try to list all 50 states; Ross gets so involved in it that he misses Thanksgiving dinner. Chandler and Monica find out that Phoebe is keeping a dog in the apartment; Chandler reveals his fear of dogs. Rachel invites Tag over for Thanksgiving dinner. He's depressed because he and his girlfriend just broke up. Rachel tries to decide whether to comfort him as a friend, or to make a move. She decides to just be a friend, but Joey lets the secret slip out."

The quote goes like this...
Rachel: When a guy breaks up with his girlfriend, what is an appropriate amount of time to wait before you make a move?
Phoebe: Oh, I'd say about a month.
Monica: Really? I'd say 3 to 4.
Joey: Half hour. (Rachel turns to look at him and he nods yes.)
Rachel: Interesting.
Monica: When it's your assistant, I would say never.
Joey: All right, Rach, the big question is, does he like you? All right? Because if he doesn't like you, this is all a moo-point.
Rachel: Huh. A moo-point?
Joey: Yeah, it's like a cow's opinion. It just doesn't matter. It's moo.
Rachel: (to Monica and Phoebe) Have I been living with him for too long, or did that all just make sense?

Have been sneaking time out from work (It sacrilegious seeing how much of work debris am lying under) to read this site and it has been a superhuman task to laugh without being heard. So there are occasional snorts, grunts and coughs which suspiciously sound like a laugh... all orginating from yours truly with the boss sitting a coupla uncomfortable feet away! Well he is a cool duck ... my boss is! But yunnoh how it is... don't wanna spoil the hard earned image of a hard working, i-mean-business-and-only-that girl.
But ggod this site makes it so difficult... it is irresistible!

Here are some more quotes... (read on if you are a 'Friendsophile') --

Joey: Say hello to the new champ of Chandler's dumb States game.
Ross: Wow, how many have you got?
Joey: Fifty-six!

Phoebe: Well, no no, you have to stay back. I, I have the pox.
Ryan: Chicken or small?
Phoebe: Chicken. Which is so ironic considering I'm a vegetarian.

Chandler: Hey, stick a fork in me, I am done.
Phoebe: Stick a fork what?
Chandler: Like, when you're cooking a steak.
Phoebe: Oh, OK, I don't eat meat.
Chandler: Well then, how do you know when vegetables are done?
Phoebe: Well you know, you just, you eat them and you can tell.
Chandler: OK, then, eat me, I'm done.

Ross: Yeah, she finally stopped crying yesterday, but then she found one of Richard's cigar butts out on the terrace....
Phoebe: Oh, okay, that explains it. I got a call at two in the morning, but all I could hear was, like, this high squeaky sound, so I thought, okay it's, like, a mouse or a possum. But then I realized, like, okay, where would a mouse or a possum get the money to make the phone call?

Joey: Wheel!
Chandler: Of!
Joey: Fortune! This guy is so stupid. It's Count Rushmore!
Chandler: You know, you should really go on this show.
Joey: It's like this chemical thing, you know. Every time she starts laughing, I just wanna... pull my arm off, just so I can have something to throw at her.
Chandler: Thanks for trying. Oh, and by the way--there is no Count Rushmore!
Joey: Yeah? Then... then who's the guy that painted the faces on the mountain?

Chandler: All right, look, look. What did... what did you get for Angela Delveccio for her birthday?
Joey: She didn't have a birthday while we were going out.
Chandler: For three years?

Monica: Fine! Judge all you want to but, (points to Ross) married a lesbian, (points to Rachel) left a man at the altar, (points to Phoebe) fell in love with a gay ice dancer, (points to Joey) threw a girl's wooden leg in a fire, (points to Chandler) livin' in a box!!

And i could go on... and on... and on... (okay! I think you get the drift.)

When I was in Engineering school, Rons, Shanky, Nins and I used to watch all the Friends episodes and even reruns, then discuss them the next day. Endless times we have been chucked out of class for laughing out loud. And Rons I still blame you for most of them! But then we have been chucked out for worse things.

Watching Friends is always a trip down memory lane. Takes me back to those days when we were incorrigible, indomitable, arrogant and cool. Taking 'panga' with the professors and spending whole days in the canteen. Charming the seniors into doing our assignments and Bode plots and graphs which were finally done in a dozen handwritings and 4 different colored inks, GT's, fooling around, eating dozens of plates of 'misal pav' and drinking gallons of 'cutting chai'! College fests, conning sponsors and dancing till u r drunk on the music... so drunk that even the sugarcane wallah's bell gets you grooving in the middle of the main road!! Strange hairstyles, scary makeups, earrings as big as shields and wooden bead strings long enough to fall way below waist! PJ's, loud behavior and devil may care attitudes. Vivas, Exams and Practicals... where it was the Prof's chance to get even and get even they did, those ##$%$#%%^&%!!!

Whatever happened to those wonderful, beautiful days and where did they go?
We all got struck down by sobriety and practical life... practical joke... more like it! Welcome to the real world and all that crap.