“I’ll be there for you…” starts playing in the backdrop and with popcorns in hand, in no time, you know you’re tuned into century’s best sitcom FRIENDS.
No exaggerating there, the show is literally every millennial’s favourite show. And just so you know it is the perfect cure to a stressful day. Whenever you’re not feeling alright all you need to do is to run through any random episode of Friends and in no time, you’ll see yourselves deeply engrossed into the show.
- Why is Friends the best show ever?
- Friends Season 11 Episode 1 titled, ‘The One with the Reunion’
- Ross’s fourth divorce
Why is Friends the best show ever?
It’ll be an understatement to say that Friends is the best show ever.
The show is humanity’s most treasured gift that started in 1994. Nearly or so, even 26 years later, the show never fails to impress its audiences with its easy and quick comedy, regardless of the umpteen number of times you may have already watched the show.
Although it has been nearly more than 25 years since the show left our television screens, it is still one of the most loved and consumed shows.
And anybody who is a Friends fan like me knows that there is air about a Friends Reunion that will be available for streaming on HBO max.
However, just curiously digging deep towards a probable Season 11, I stumbled upon one of the most epic Friends Season 11 Episode 1 take, and it is nothing less than convincing.
In fact, at one point in time, it almost had me say, *better have my money* but bring the show back.
Here’s by far unarguably the best and the most realistic take on Friends Season 11 Episode 1 on Quora by Divyansh Mudra. Read on..
Friends Season 11 Episode 1 titled, ‘The One with the Reunion’
Chandler and Monica (both in their late forties now) are sitting together in Central Perk. Chandler is busy turning pages through an old comic book while Monica is searching for a cooking recipe on her iPad.
Chandler: “Wait, Monica. What if comic book characters are real and are reading about us in a comic book? Hmm… food for thought, don’t you think?
Monica: Speaking of food, what do you think I should make for Phoebe, Joey, Ross and Rachael for dinner tonight? I was thinking Serrano and melon salad as appetizers, then potato gnocchi, followed by a seared skate with roasted turnips, pistachio olive-brown butter and preserved Meyer lemon. Do you think it’s too much?
Chandler: (tries to speak)
Monica: Oh! And I was thinking chocolate mousse for dessert, with almond toffee brittle and white chocolate.
Chandler: Honey! We are all uniting after almost ten years. I think pizza and coke will be fine.
Monica: *bumps both her fists at Chandler, twice*
Ross: (In a low and sad voice) Hi!
Chandler: Oh My God Ross! You haven’t changed a bit, have you?
Monica: Chandler! Sweety! He is my brother. Leave him!
Chandler: Fine! Where’s Joe, by the way?
Ross: Wait, what? So it is true! The big star is finally coming to see us, is it?
Monica: Yes! I can’t believe he is a big movie star now.
Chandler: Yeah! I can’t believe that The God of Godfather was my former roommate.
Chandler: And yet the dude still hasn’t repaid my debts.
Monica: (sarcastically) what can you do?
Chandler: Oh! Don’t underestimate me. I’ll take it all back. With interest. Yeah. I’ll get every single penny back from him. Well, I am going to make Joe and offer which he cannot refuse.
Monica: What, free pizzas?
Chandler: Oh, yes, that’s right honey! (with a smirk)
Ross: (Laughs a little) So, hey I heard that Phoebe’s coming too?
Monica: Yeah! I miss her a lot.
Ross: And… and… she’ll be here too then? Ra.. Rachel Green? Rachel Green, not Geller?
Monica: Ross… I know that the fourth divorce was harsh on you…
Ross (insert his stupid logic): Oh! Oh! Naw.. If it is twice with the same person, it still counts as one.
Monica: Fine! Look I know it was hard for you and I know Raech has kept her distance with all of us…. but it has been seven years, Ross. Seven years! Let it go!
Chandler: Yes! The world has recovered from an economic slump Ross, I think you can get over it now.
Ross: *Thumps both his fists bitterly at Chandler, twice*
Phoebe: Oh! Oh! Hey, guys!
Rest: Hi! Pheebs.
Phoebe: Oh! I am not Pheobe Buffay anymore. See, after you guys decided to end every form of communication with me, the spirit of one of my ancestors spoke to me that this was due to an age-old native curse upon our family name, which a Cherokee spearman had laid upon us hundreds of years ago.
Ross: What!? Noo Pheebs.
Phoebe: Oh, also it was a long time back when my ancestor had sailed with Amerigo Vespucci. So to get rid of the curse, I changed my name.
Chandler: Umm. Pheebs, then, in that case, I think, your new name is Regina Phalange.
Phoebe: Oh close one white boy. But it is… are you guys excited? Princess Consuela Bananahammock.
Chandler: What! (tries hard not to laugh)
Monica: Wait, and Mike, your husband let you change your name?
Princess Consuela Bananahammock (PCB): Oh! When you know how to give the best massages in the world, any husband will allow you to do anything you like.
Ross: So Phoebe…
PCB: Who’s Pheebs, it’s Princess Consuela Bananahammock… with two M’s. No wonder you are still a mess Mr Paleontologist.
Ross: (making his annoyed face) So Princess Consuela Bananahammock… where is Mike?
PCB: Firstly, it is Princess Consuela Bananahammock with a double M. And Mike is… well, he is tired.
Monica: Why is that?
PCB: Oh! He spent the entire night hanging upside down. Now trust me, you don’t wanna know why. (Winks at Chandler)
Chandler: Oh God! Oh God! Noo, was he naked?
PCB: *Strikes both her fists together at Chandler, angrily*
A Black Cadillac pulls up outside Central Perk. Joey enters.
Chandler: Hey big man! How have you been?
Joey: *Takes off his Cartier dark glasses and hands it to his assistant*
Rest: Hey Joey, wow, you look unbelievable. It has been so long.
Joey: (In a highly mannered and heavy voice to his assistant) Take the Cadillac back and park it around the block. Tell Rocky and Rocco to guard the gates and let no one in. No crazy fans! I mean it. Okay?
Assistant runs off to follow his orders.
Joey: (With a poker face, as if trying hard to hold his feelings back) Hey guys, how are you? Hey Ross, still into the dinosaurs business? Huh? And Pheobe, god knows how much I’ve missed you. And Monica, trust me when I say this, no one can cook like you. I have missed all those Thanksgivings. (Pauses to steal a glance at Chandler) Hi dude!
Chandler: (In a low voice) Hey!
Joey: (After a few emotional seconds) So where is Rachel? Ah, there, speak of the devil. Rocco, please let her in.
Rachel stands mesmerized at the entrance. It was as if she had walked into the cafe in her wedding dress, the first time when she met her Friends.
She stands there, with tears rolling down her eyes, and slowly goes to hug Monica.
Rachel: Oh my god, Mon! I can’t believe that I am crying this much. I promised myself to not cry.
Monica: ….. I know!
Rachel: Oh! Phoebe, I missed you so much, sweety. I still have Smelly Cat set as my caller tune. Oh and Chandler, I have been to Japan, Rome, Sri Lanka, Colombia, Mumbai and Seoul, and I can officially say that you are the funniest guy alive on this planet.
Rachel: Oh! And Joey. Oh, I have seen all of your movies like a gazillion times.
Chandler: (cuts the conversation) So Joey! Cadillac huh? That must be good.
Joey: (Upset) Yes!
Chandler: And the assistant… she looks very fit and fine.
Joey: (Disappointed) Yeah!
Chandler: I heard they offered you Son of the God of the Godfather. I mean that’s amazi..
Joey: (Stops) Ten years. It has been ten years since we last spoke Chandler? I mean I know that you all are my friends. Rachel occasionally writes emails to me. Phoebe makes sure to meet me whenever I am in the city. Ross brings Ben and Emma over to my house. Even Monica messages me saying she misses me on Thanksgiving. But you…? They were all my best friends … but you Chandler…. you were my brother (breaks into tears).
Chandler: (Sobbing) I am sorry Joe. I really am… sorry. But with every movie you made, with every step of success that you took, I just somehow felt smaller and distant. Soon, I didn’t have enough courage to even pick up the phone and dial your number. (Gulps) I am sorry Joey, I really… really am sorry. But seeing you in every blockbuster, in every commercial, made me somehow think that you were still there, drinking beer right next to me. I was afraid that the stardom would have changed you, that you would be different……………. Holding onto the thought that you were still the same, helped me keep all the memories of the past, all of our past, alive.
Joey: (Stares at Chandler)
Chandler: (Looks at Joey with fat tears in the corner of his eyes)
Joey: Aww Chandler! I’ll always be there for you. (Both briskly walk towards each other to hug)
Monica and Princess Consuela Bananahammock joins them.
Rachel: (Awkwardly looks at Ross) I’m sorry. I’m so sorry Ross. I screwed it all up.
Ross: (Holds her hand) It’s okay, Rach. I guess we were just on a break.
*Both laugh and join the rest as they all hug each other emotionally*
So, now that you enjoyed reading the first episode we can go back to living our mortal lives a little happier than before. Let us know below in the comment section on a scale of 1 to 10 how much do you want Friends to come back?