Friends Season Two - 9/3

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  1. Jeremy Conrad

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    Warner just sent out a PR about Friends Season Two. Release is 9/3 and specs:
    Commentary from the show's producers, Kevin S. Bright, Marta Kauffman and David Crane, on two key episodes.
    Open House at Monica and Rachel's, which takes viewers on an interactive tour of their to-die-for apartment.
    Friends Of Friends: a video guide to season two's special guest appearances.
    How Well Do You Know Your Friends? video trivia challenge.
    Video character bios.
    DVD-ROM link to the Friends website.
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    Thanks for the info Jeremy and I will be getting this once it hits the shelves. I like that Friends is comming out in pretty quick fashion, and I can live with a new season every 4 months.
     
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    THE FRIENDSHIP CONTINUES,
    GROWING STRONGER BY THE SEASON!

    THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON
    OF AMERICA'S #1 TELEVISION SERIES
    FRIENDS
    Debuting on DVD And VHS September 3

    BURBANK, CA. (May 22, 2002) -As Friends-mania reaches a peak with the
    September premiere of the ninth and very last season, Warner Home Video
    (WHV) is indulging fans by offering them the complete second season of the
    comedy phenomenon on VHS and DVD September 3. Friends: The Complete Season
    Two includes 24 episodes, each containing additional, never-before-seen
    footage. The four-volume boxed-set is priced at $69.98 SRP for DVD and
    $49.98 SRP for VHS

    During its first eight seasons, Friends has managed to retain and build upon
    a remarkably devoted audience and almost 35 million viewers tuned in to
    witness the birth of Rachel and Ross's baby and a surprise last-minute
    proposal. TV Guide recently named Friends as one of the "50 Greatest Shows
    of All Time" and called it "a chemistry textbook in cast dynamics ...."
    Entertainment Weekly dubbed Friends, "The sitcom gift that keeps on giving
    .... an incredibly consistent supply of charming, clever comedy." Friends:
    The Complete Season Two features an all-star slate of special guests
    including Julia Roberts, Charlie Sheen, Tom Selleck, Jean-Claude Van Damme,
    Giovanni Ribisi, Chris Isaak, Brooke Shields, Marlo Thomas, and Elliot
    Gould.

    Although next year is the final season, the Emmy-winning Friends-starring
    Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe), Courtney Cox-Arquette (Monica), Jennifer Aniston
    (Rachel), David Schwimmer (Ross), Matthew Perry (Chandler) and Matt LeBlanc
    (Joey)-continues to rake in the awards, taking home top honors from such
    prestigious advocates of excellence as the Emmy Awards, the Golden Globes
    and the People's Choice Awards, among many others. Friends has been equally
    successful in syndication, currently ranking as the #1 syndicated comedy
    show.

    Fans of popular TV series have embraced DVD as a spectacular way to collect
    their favorite television shows. Not only do the DVDs provide a compact,
    complete season of shows in chronological order, they also offer fabulous
    previously unavailable "extras." The DVD version of Friends: The Complete
    Season Two is loaded with special features, including commentary from the
    show's producers, Kevin S. Bright, Marta Kauffman and David Crane, on two
    key episodes; Open House at Monica and Rachel's, which takes viewers on an
    interactive tour of their to-die-for apartment; Friends Of Friends: a video
    guide to season two's special guest appearances; a How Well Do You Know Your
    Friends? video trivia challenge; video character bios and a DVD-ROM link to
    the Friends website.

    EPISODE SYNOPSIS:
    1. The One With Ross' New Girlfriend: Ross comes back from China with a new
    girlfriend and Rachel has a hard time dealing with it. Meanwhile, Phoebe
    gives Monica a really bad haircut and Joey makes a discovery about his
    family tailor.
    2. The One With The Breast Milk: A heated discussion ensues after Phoebe
    tastes Carol's breast milk while preparing a bottle for Ben. Meanwhile
    everyone but Rachel has become friends with Ross' new girlfriend, Julie, and
    Monica feels guilty about it.
    3. The One Where Mr. Heckles Dies: Upstairs neighbor, Mr. Heckles, dies,
    leaving his "estate" to Monica and Rachel, which leads to a discussion over
    who actually owns the girl's apartment. Meanwhile Chandler fears he is
    living Mr. Heckles life.
    4. The One With The Five Steaks And An Eggplant: Monica gets promoted and
    invites the gang to an expensive restaurant to celebrate causing Rachel,
    Phoebe and Joey to feel the disparity between their incomes and Monica, Ross
    and Chandler's.
    5. The One With Phoebe's Husband: Phoebe's unknown husband--a gay, Canadian
    ice skater, whom she married years ago so he could be a green card--returns
    to ask her for a divorce. Meanwhile, Ross confides in Rachel that he and
    Julie haven't had sex yet.
    6. The One With The Baby On The Bus: Ross has an allergic reaction to one of
    Monica's pies, so she rushes him to the hospital, leaving Ben with Chandler
    and Joey, who try to use him to pick up women and wind up leaving him on the
    bus.
    7. The One Where Ross Finds Out: After Ross and Julie decide to get a cat
    together, Rachel gets drunk and calls his answering machine to tell him how
    "over him" she is. Meanwhile, Chandler works out with Monica and Phoebe has
    boyfriend troubles.
    8. The One With The List: Ross has difficulty choosing between Rachel and
    Julie, so Chandler talks him into making up a list of pros and cons.
    Unfortunately, Rachel finds the list and refuses to talk to him, even after
    he's broken things off with Julie.
    9. The One With Phoebe's Dad: It's almost Christmas and Phoebe has found out
    that her father is living in upstate New York, so she borrows her
    grandmother's cab and forces Chandler and Joey to accompany her on the road
    trip to see him.
    10. The One With The Prom Video: Rachel had decided not to take Ross back,
    until a long-forgotten video surfaces, documenting his attempt to rescue her
    during a prom night when her date stood her up. Meanwhile, Joey gives
    Chandler a hideous bracelet.
    11. The One With Russ: Rachel convinces the gang that she's over Ross, until
    they meet her new boyfriend, Russ, who is virtually a clone of Ross, even
    though he doesn't see it. Meanwhile, Joey gets an audition for a role in
    "Days Of Our Lives."
    12. The One With The Lesbian Wedding: Susan and Carol announce that they are
    getting married and Ross refuses to go, until Carol reveals a secret which
    changes his mind. Meanwhile, one of Phoebe's patients dies and her spirit
    enters Phoebe's body.
    13. The One After The Superbowl - Part 1: Joey begins dating a woman who
    believes that he really is Dr. Drake Ramoray, his character on "Days Of Our
    Lives." Meanwhile, Ross discovers that Marcel has a new career in movies and
    infiltrates a set to visit him.
    14. The One After The Superbowl - Part II: Ross and Marcel have trouble
    reuniting, but Chandler reunites with a girl from 4th grade who is now a
    make-up artist on Marcel's movie. Meanwhile, Rachel and Monica vie for
    Jean-Claude Van Damme's affections.
    15. The One Where Ross and Rachel... You Know: Ross and Rachel can't seem to
    make it past the first kiss, until he is unexpectedly called to the museum
    late at night and she surprises him in the Planetarium. Meanwhile, Monica
    hits it off with Dr. Burke.
    16. The One Where Joey Moves Out: Now that Joey is making good money as an
    actor, he decides to move out, prompting a game of foosball between he and
    Chandler to see who gets the table. Meanwhile, Monica's fling with Richard
    is discovered at a party.
    17. The One Where Eddie Moves In: Ross and Rachel convince Chandler to get a
    new roommate, Eddie, only to discover that Joey misses him and wants to move
    back. Meanwhile Phoebe records "Smelly Cat" for a record producer.
    18. The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies: Joey angers the writers of "Days Of Our
    Lives," so they write him out of the show by dropping him down an elevator
    shaft. Meanwhile, Chandler discovers that his new roommate, Eddie, is a
    psycho.
    19. The One Where Eddie Won't Go: Chandler tries to get Eddie to move out,
    to no avail, so he and Joey devise a plan to have Joey move back in and
    pretend that Eddie doesn't exist. Meanwhile, the girls read a new "female
    power" book.
    20. The One Where Old Yeller Dies: Phoebe is disturbed by the ending of "Old
    Yeller" because her mother never let her see the end of sad movies.
    Meanwhile, Joey and Chandler start hanging out with Richard and Ross is
    tired of missing Ben's "firsts."
    21. The One With The Bullies: Two guys come into the coffeehouse and tell
    Ross and Chandler never to come back in again, so they avoid their favorite
    hangout until they can't take it anymore. Meanwhile, Phoebe meets her
    half-brother.
    22. The One With The Two Parties: It's Rachel's birthday and Monica decides
    to throw her a big party. Trouble is, Rachel's parents are divorcing, so she
    only invites her mom. When dad shows up, the gang set up an impromptu party
    at Joey and Chandler's.
    23. The One With Barry And Mindy's Wedding: Rachel lives up to her end of
    the agreement to be Maid of Honor at Mindy's wedding to Barry, only to be
    dissed by the best man and guests. Meanwhile, Joey has to practice kissing
    men for a role.
    24. The One With The Chicken Pox: Phoebe's "submarine guy" boyfriend
    resurfaces for two weeks, but she has contracted chicken pox from Ben.
    Meanwhile, Chandler talks Joey into using his acting skills to get a job at
    his company, with disastrous results.
     
  4. Kurt N

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    I'll be there for this one. Amazingly enough, I've never seen any of these episodes, so it'll be hours of fun. I can't wait. And Outer Limits the same day??? What's a mother to do?
     
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    I have been critical of Warner before, but I am really happy with the way they're handling Friends.
    Keep it up, Warner!
     
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    Boy, I hope they don't use that ordering on the final DVDs. "TOW The Prom Video", one of the series' key episodes, is supposed to come between "TOW After The Superbowl" & "TOW Where Ross & Rachel... You Know". I know we can skip around on the DVDs, but the ordering as listed is a huge continuity goof.
     
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    Damn! Where are the bloopers?
     
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    Damn, where's the music video?
     
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    Damn, where's the... the... ehh... [​IMG]
     
  10. Christian Preischl

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    Craig,
    they also messed up the order of the last two episodes. I think it's hilarious because in the paragraph above the synopsis they write: "Not only do the DVDs provide a compact, complete season of shows in chronological order..." [​IMG]
    Chris
     
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    I like the color idea! It's nice that each season is in a different color!

    Season 2, the one with the better haircuts!
     
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    Craig, you are right. I just checked my R2 box-set and the episodes order is as you said. Why they change it for R1? I have seen the entire 8 seasons several times and I’m still unable to say with that precision if any episode is out of order. How did you find out? That’s scary! [​IMG]
     
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    Ron, could you possibly check with Warner to see if there was just a mistake in the press release, or if they actually changed the running order? It would be much appreciated.
     
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    I'm very excited about this. Warner's has really improved their TV on DVD output with Friend's alone. The schedule seems to be on for 3 sets a year, which I'm quite pleased with.

    I enjoyed Season 1 enough that I'm ready to buy them all. Even the dreadful 2000-2001 Season.

    I hope this commitment continues on Warner's other programs.
     
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    You can go to any number of "Friends" fan sites and check the episode guides with air dates.
    And Christian is correct about the last two episodes as well - "TOW Barry & Mindy's Wedding" is the Season 2 finale.
    Strange thing is, the "official" Warner site's episode guide shows the same incorrect order as the DVD listing. It's telling that this guide does NOT include air dates. OTOH, the episode guide at NBC's official site includes air dates and looks to be correct.
    My guess is the Warner ordering is in production order. But, as all of us "Friends" fans know, this show has continuity threads running throughout and needs to be seen in broadcast order - especially these crucial episodes dealing with the Ross/Rachel relationship. It's not a deal-breaker - with DVD we can easily watch these in any order we please. But it's still needs to be fixed.
     
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    Agreed that the listing appears to be in production order rather than in airdate/continuity order.
    I also urge Warner to correct this before release! Airdate order should always take precedence, for precisely this reason! Continuity, continuity, continuity.
    As far as Mr. Heckle's being an up- or down-stairs neighbor, I believe that it was an inconsistancy goof of the writers. If I'm not mistaken, it varied from show to show. [​IMG]
     
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    A fairly serious coninuity goof. Hard to forgey that Rachel fell off the patio and ended up hanging outside Heckles' window. Harder to miss than Barry's last name changing during the first season.
     
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    Yaaaahooooo!
    In a recent chat:
     

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