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Welcome to My Football Party, by Patrick Walczy

Hey, Jeff! Come on in! You’re just in time, man, the game’s about to start. By the way, how do we know when the game’s about to start? I’m messing with you, bro. I know it’s when that little guy makes the kickoff. So glad the wives suggested this while they do their Sunday shopping. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Sunday shopping, but bro time is important too, and that’s according to a recent study at Princeton’s Behavioral Science Institute. Looks like you could use a cold one. Here you go. It’s a kale smoothie with four scoops of protein powder. Gameday? More like Gamewhey, mother [...]

"No Friends" Is like 'Friends' but Not

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwx2,400. Could this BE any more depressing? (Chandler. Nailed it.) This is the opening to the episode "The One with Nothing and No One". [Via]

'Friends': the Oral History

Vanity Fair has an extensive oral history of Friends, in which they talk to the folks responsible for the show about its entire life. They didn't talk to the whole case — Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry are absent — but it's a pretty fascinating look at one of the most popular sitcoms of all time. Here's Matt LeBlanc on developing Joey as a character: There was a conversation I had early on, when the show was just starting to take shape, and I remember standing back and being as objective as I could about Joey and thinking, This thing could go a long time. Does [...]

Who Would Be a Better Crime Fighter, Gloria Pritchett or Phoebe Buffay?

Duels or “classy show-downs” as they are often called by no one, have been solving hot debates for ages. They're useful for delivering crowds a champion, through often unpredictable means (just ask Alexander Hamilton). Television loves a surprise, so what better way to measure and battle elements of TV than with a duel? Here, we will battle two characters in an imaginary contest of wills. Sometimes a winner will be crowned because of pertinent facts, and sometimes in spite of them.

This week? Gloria Pritchett v. Phoebe Buffay at Crime-Fighting

These two tremendous characters from comedy ensemble casts have more than what it takes to catch (or be) a thief. They are [...]

Trade Roundup: Tina Fey, Mandy Moore, Nick Offerman, Friends Reunion

Tina Fey may be producing Fancy Nancy, based on a series of children's books about a girl named Nancy with a taste for all things you-know-what. It doesn't look like Fey will have an acting role in the film, which is probably good since it saves us all from spending money on a movie made solely for young children who enjoy the finer things in life.

ABC's picked up a pilot starring Mandy Moore as a newlywed who gets a chance to run a cool restaurant in her hometown, bringing her closer to her "needy and high maintenance family." Some may say they have not been anticipating [...]

'Friends' Producer Says There Won't Be a 'Friends' Movie

With reunion movies in the works for Arrested Development, Entourage, Party Down, Bored to Death, and more shows probably, one sitcom that won't be given the big-screen treatment is Friends, according to producer Kevin S. Bright. Promoting the Blu-Ray release of the wildly-popular 90s series, Bright told TV Guide, "There is absolutely, 100 percent no talk about a reunion. Maybe they'll find a reason one day, and obviously the reason can't be about money and things like that. Other than that, I don't think there is a reason to do it. There will be no Friends movie." Rumors of a Friends movie have been swirling around for years, with [...]

Nick Offerman Discusses Meeting Amy Poehler and Orange Hair

Way before Nick played Amy's boss, the two met as struggling actor-types in Chicago. In a recent interview Nick described the first time they met:

We each had a mutual friend living together in a house and met at a party there. I was engaged in a production of A Clockwork Orange at Steppenwolf at the time and, in a nutshell, I looked like a droog. I looked really scary with a big beard and my hair was dyed orange. Amy hasn't changed a great deal since then, so she was a very charismatic firecracker and I was immediately taken with what a great point guard she could make. [...]

Which Is a Better Restaurant, Central Perk or Monk's Cafe?

Duels, or “classy show-downs” as they are often called by no one, have been solving hot debates for ages. They're useful for delivering crowds a champion, through often unpredictable means (just ask Alexander Hamilton). Television loves a surprise, so what better way to measure and battle elements of TV than with a duel? Here, we will battle two characters in an imaginary contest of wills. Sometimes a winner will be crowned because of pertinent facts, and sometimes in spite of them.

This week’s duel? Friends' Central Perk v. Seinfeld's Monk’s Café in Online Reviews.

Central Perk 9/28/1995 ****

I LOVE this café! That blond waitress never gets my order right, but it’s [...]

Matthew Perry and Friends Writer Scott Silveri Are Reuniting With a Pilot

Matthew Perry will play "a charming sportscaster who tries to move on after a personal tragedy through the help of mandatory therapy sessions" in the NBC pilot Go On. The pilot's writer and executive producer, Scott Silveri, worked with Perry on another NBC show called Friends. Maybe you have heard of it? It was on for a while, I think. Anyway, the reunion is fun and all, but I wouldn't place all my bets on it just yet: shows by Friends alums have failed before.

Friends vs. Frasier and The Dick Van Dyke Show vs. Get Smart

The Best Sitcom Episode Ever Tournament is pitting 32 of the greatest episodes of funny TV shows ever produced against each other in a single-elimination winner-takes-all (well, takes-nothing) competition. Every day, we're putting up episodes for you, our loyal readers, to vote on. Today: Friends vs. Frasier and The Dick Van Dyke Show vs. Get Smart.

Friends — "The One With the Embryos," January 15, 1998 The One With the Embryos has a simple plot: a competition between the guys (Joey and Chandler) and girls (Monica and Rachel) to see which side knows the other better. The jokes are plentiful and soundly funny, because they all stem directly from [...]

Meeting of the Minds: Adam Pally and Gil Ozeri from 'Happy Endings' Interview Each Other

Adam Pally and Gil Ozeri have been friends and comedy collaborators for a long time. Originally meeting at New York's UCB Theatre, they, along with Ben Schwartz, formed the three-person sketch and improv powerhouse Hot Sauce. Now out in LA, Adam plays Max and Gil is a staff writer on ABC's straight-up wonderful Happy Endings. With the new season of the show coming up in about a month (Tuesday, October 23rd at 9pm!), I figured that rather than interviewing one or both of them individually, it'd be a lot more fun to just have them interview each other. And I was right.

Patton Oswalt and Marc Maron Insult Each Other to Sleep

Oh, these two! Patton Oswalt and Marc Maron, who recently happened to be on the same flight and tweeted at each other the entire time for our amusement, got back into it last night. Patton couldn't sleep, Marc was up too, and that was reason enough to start insulting each other. If only all bickering was this amusing. Check out the full conversation below:

The One Where I Watched the 'Friends' Porn Parody (NSFW)

The Friends XXX Parody begins with what I can only describe as an Emmy-worthy parody of the famous Friends theme song, featuring such lyrics as “these friends go all the way” and “these friends love to screw.” I would have found it a little on-the-nose if I wasn’t busy adding it to my Party playlist. Unfortunately, this song may very well be the best part of the film.

We first meet our 6 protagonists in Canoga Perk, the Los Angeles version of Central Perk that makes considerably less sense. Here, we learn that “Russ’s” wife Carol has cheated on him with another woman (season 1), “Moanica” and “Sandler” are [...]

Seinfeld vs. Friends and I Love Lucy vs. Dick Van Dyke

The Best Sitcom Episode Ever Tournament is pitting 32 of the greatest episodes of funny TV shows ever produced against each other in a single-elimination winner-takes-all (well, takes-nothing) competition. Every day, we're putting up episodes for you, our loyal readers, to vote on. Today: Seinfeld vs. Friends and I Love Lucy vs. The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Seinfeld — "The Contest," November 18, 1992 Forget best sitcom episode ever — I would argue that the funniest moment from any sitcom ever is the above, when Kramer bursts in Jerry's door, slams money down on the counter, and says "I'm out!" It still forces a belly laugh from me, even [...]