Synopsis of TOWJB: In this episode, Pheebs has to handle a death in the family; which, leads to her meet her father is. Monica and Chandler have a little bump in there relationship because Monica sucks at giving massages. Joey gets an interesting “fashionable” piece from Rachel.
Lesson #1: Not so much of a lesson but an understanding of Pheebs. She is my favourite character next to Chandler because of how hard her life growing up was, but resilient she had been. When she met her father whilst at her grandmothers funeral it was difficult for me to watch. Such a sad and heart breaking moment portrayed on a comedic show just shows the different levels “Friends” has. This only became aware to me as i watched the series so much and i began to notice the struggles through out the world like in foster cares, homelessness, and suicides. I do wish we could have gotten some kind of closure with Pheebs troubled life. Her birth mother, her father, her sister and half brother. So many family members were not acknowledged past like season 7? or 8? None of them were there for her wedding; which, really tweeked me. Sorry I know this isn’t so much a lesson but just a thought i had on this part of the episode.
Lesson 2: I feel like i have said this before, but HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY. For monica and chandler—> honesty wasn’t used mostly for comedic purposes. The lesson here is not gigantic but ya’ll be honest with your SO as that is the best way to gain insight with each other rather than bottling things up. Try to speak in “i feel” sentences rather than blaming, yelling or whatever. For example, ” I feel you get annoyed when i talk about (insert topic) and I would like more patience”. Lol i ain’t no counselor, but that seems like a better route than yelling. To be honest, I need to work on this. I always start yelling instead of listening to how my SO feels.
Lesson 3: The bag. The purse. The UNISEX purse. Why are these given to women only? Boys always put stuff in our purses… why can’t they have one? Joey perfectly explains how useful the purse is for him and Chandler and Ross make fun of him. Once again, it was for comedic purposes. However, in the eyes of me, a person who has seen this series a bajillion times I feel the purse should be allowed!!! LET THE POOR FELLOW CARRY HIS SANDWICH AND MONEY IN PEACE!
Synopsis of TOWTBRD: In this episode, Joey helps Mr. Treeger practice ballroom dancing so Rachel and Monica don’t get evicted. Ross and Chandler try to quit the gym. Phoebe wants to date a massage client but it is against her oath and her company’s policy.
Lesson #1: Joey stands up for Rachel, but it “backfires” as Mr.Treger threatens to evict Rachel and Monica. Mr.Treger compromises by asking if Joey can help him practice ballroom dancing with him. For the sake of his friends, he does!!!!! SO SWEET. The amount of times Joey has had his friends back always melts my heart. He is characterized has “a player” “a foodie” “a little dumb” BUT no one notices how effing sweet he is. Even though Monica and Rachel make fun of him— Monica says “How goes the dancing? Gay yet?”. WHY DOES JOEY HAVE TO BE GAY TO BE A DANCER. ugh. Lesson here is don’t stereotype basic activities— especially now because ANYONE CAN DO ANYTHING THAT MAKES THERE HEART HAPPY. And in Joey’s case, it was defending his friends from being EVICTED.
Lesson #2: WHY WHY WHY WHY DOES THE GYM AND BANK USE “FEMALES” TO ENTICE MALE CUSTOMERS TO STAY. Even when i watched the series for the first time i remember it annoying me. Ross and Chandler can’t quit the gym nor cancel there the bank accounts because the employees have “sexy” or “cute” women to force men to stay. LIKE WHY. Once again, i get it comedddddyyyyyyy. As a consistent Friends fan, this episode, especially this part, annoys me so much.
SORRY FOR THE SUPER DELAY IN POSTS. I have been in a weird funk, but i am back and “better than evaaaaa”
Much love: Amer