In case you all are going to tape it instead of buying it, I herd the episode runs over 2 hours (by about 10-15 minutes). I bet this is so people who do tape it don't get the full episode and will end up buying the DVD.
I find that major event finales like this usually go over. Family Ties' finale went over by like 10 minutes when it first aired, primarily because it was shot in front of a live audience, and they captured a lot of the bows and applauding and tears. Subsequent airings paired it back to a normal time slot.
I don't watch Friends regularly, and I've never bought it, but I am tempted to catch the finale only because it might be the only time you see it as it was originally broadcast.
According to the only TV listings I use, the episode runs 62 minutes. Note: That's the EPISODE. THe first hour of the broadcast is a retrospective on the show. The final episode is just the last hour. (Or 62 minutes as I said.)
If they put this out for a decent price (which they won't) I'd probably buy it. First and last episodes, and the great video for the theme. Not bad.
What do you think is a decent price? I think the list is $14 something which for me is not bad, plus when it comes out in the season 10 box it will have extra footage so it won't be as originally aired. I'll probably pick this up.
I thought overall, the finale was very good, albeit a little rushed:
Chandler & Monica COULD have been more enthusiastic about the twins. One minute, the twins are born, the next minute, they're home. Even then, Monica spends most of that time at Joey's apartment as opposed to being with them.
But then, most finales due end up rushed in order to close storylines, so I wasn't overly surprised. I actually enjoyed the clip show somewhat more than the finale.
Anyway, as for the DVD release, I'm going to pass and wait for the season 10 set. As cheap as it is, it's not really a necessity. From what I gather, the clip show isn't even on the DVD, which would probably be my one reason to want to get it.