40 minute FRIENDS tonight...

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  1. Henry Gale

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    Just a heads up to my fellow time shifters. Will & Grace follows with a 40 minute episode also. This has got to be a disaster for syndication down the road.
    Those of you with TIVO probably don't need to worry about these things. LaDeDa.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    That is bizarre! Basically you have 40 minutes of Friends, Will and Grace, and Scrubs. Good Morning Miami gets shafted.
     
  3. GordonL

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    Its sweeps month. GMM is having problems hanging on to its lead-in viewers.
     
  4. Jeffrey Noel

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    Damn! I really wanted to watch GMM! That's a good show. Oh well, I love the three getting the special 40 minute treatment!
     
  5. Malcolm R

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    I thought it was a 50-minute "Friends" (radio ads: "super size Friends, nearly 20 more minutes!"), with a 40-min W&G, and a regular 30-min "Scrubs"?
     
  6. Patrick Sun

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    Tv Guide lists the 3 shows as 40 minute shows, but anything's possible.
     
  7. Craig S

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    Well, my TiVo recorded 40 minutes (as shown in the schedule), but the episode wasn't over. [​IMG] Can anybody give a quick synopsis of what happened starting when Ross sat down to fire Sandy. I saw up to the point where they were talking about Ross' Dad.
     
  8. Michael*K

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    I think it ran about 45 minutes. Craig, a brief recap:

    Ross sits down to fire Freddie Prinze (Sandy) and Sandy asks why. Ross says because Sandy is too sensitive. Sandy said he understands, but asks Ross why that bothers him...basically playing a budding psychologist in the process. Ross gives up that his dad always thought he was too sensitive since he always wanted to play with dinosaurs instead of doing more "manly" things as a child. Both he and Sandy start weeping together. Probably sounds serious, but it wasn't. It was funny as hell. Actually, I felt the epsiode was one of the best if not the best of the season.
     
  9. Malcolm R

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    Just another episode where I was totally annoyed by "Ross." Damn, I'm sick of that character. [​IMG] He becomes less likable every week. Why can't the writers send *him* out of state (or country) on some paleontological dig or something just so we don't have to see him anymore.
    The best episode this season was the one where Ross kept getting punched. [​IMG]
     
  10. Patrick Sun

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    Why would any woman find Ross (the character) attractive?
     
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    Because she is just as unpleasant. (Has Jenifer Aniston ever played a likable character? Does she have it in her?)
     
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    Well, on the show, most of them don't... [​IMG]
    Personally, I think Ross is the funniest character on the show.
    Oh, and yes. the episode ran just under 45 minutes. "Will & Grace" was 40 minutes, but ran 4 minutes over schedule. Thankfully I had set the VCR to tape 5 minutes over as usual, so I got the ending too. I don't see why they couldn't have announced the correct times.
    /Mike
     
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    Probably because there TRYING to screw us timeshifters
     
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    Thanks for the recap on the final 5 minutes, right when Ross sits down with Sandy my TiVo asked if I wanted to delete it.

    Ross is just behind Chandler as my favorite friend.

    Joey-"Don't know when to shut up do you?"
    Ross-"Nope, that's my thing." I thought that was so funny.

    Phoebe's new boyfriend playing air Piano has been the best moment so far this year.
     

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