I’ve been hearing a lot of rumors lately. And I’ll be honest, Internets, I don’t like what I hear.
Friends, the movie?
No thank you.
I am the biggest fan of Friends. My graduation present to myself was the series box set. And I’ve watched it, from 1-10 at least 6 full times by now.
I can quote Friends in almost any situation without it sounding weirdly out of place. Well, except for when I choose really obscure quotes that then need to be followed up with “it’s from Friends.” I spend a lot of time saying “did you ever see The One…?” and relating certain episodes to real life events. My junior year we owned Scene It: Friends edition. Even the “hard” questions were too easy for us. There was no challenge.
Let me pause and set the record straight on one point though: I NEVER had “The Rachel” cut. Never.
But now I hear that they are going to make Friends into a movie. And I worry. Because the show was fabulous. And then Joey happened. And that was, well, not so fabulous. So I am concernicus that the movie will not live up to the fabulous memory of the show. Sure, it might be nice to Ross and Rachel finally married. Sure, it might be nice to see the Erica and Jack all grown up. Sure, it might be nice to see Cole and Dylan reprise their role as “Ben.” Sure, it might be nice to see if Phoebe and Mike popped out any babies. And sure, it might be nice to see if Joey ever managed to get himself a career.
But what happens if the spark is gone. If the plot line is a bit, well, jump the shark. We all saw SATC. As a woman I wanted to slap SJP for actually taking Big back. If I ever got stood up at the altar like that I wouldn’t be so likely to just welcome someone back. Especially after it took us 10(ish) years to get there. And especially if I knew that I was his third marriage and that he had cheated on one of the wives with me.
But take him back she did. And I just couldn’t buy it. I know I’m in the minority of people who were, well, less than satisfied with the flick (so please don’t attack me) but I was.
I would hate to see that happen to a show that produced such memorable–wait, they may just be memorable to me, let me go with–hilarious lines as:
We were on a break!!
What the mother of crap is this? Is it gum? Is it food? Oh, it’s lovely, may I try a pink one?
JOEY DOESN’T SHARE FOOD!
Oh wait, what did you mean when you said “pivot”?
Ahh, salmon skin roll.
Actually it’s Miss Chanandler Bong.
See, he’s her lobster!
How you doin’?
And one of my favorites ever:
But they don’t know that we know that they know we know.
And Joey, you can’t say anything to them!
Even if I wanted to….
Of course, I say all of this knowing full well that if a movie does come out, I’ll go see it. But I don’t know if I’ll be happy about it.