S1 E9 The One Where Underdog Gets Away
The first of many a grand tradition – the Friends Thanksgiving episodes!
TOW Nana Dies TWICE! Poor Nana. Ross & Monica say goodbye to their grandmother a few times, we debate if it matters what day or evening shoes you wear when they wont be visible from the casket, all the things that we’ve stolen, and Chandler’s co-workers (mistakenly!) think he’s gay.
Episode 6! Chandler meets a beautiful girl with 19 boyfriends, Joey gets his big break as a butt double, Monica comes to terms with being a control freak… and Renée can relate! There are a lot of rap references in this episode, and we decide to trade out FRIENDS to become a tax podcast with a hip-hop flare (don’t worry, we’ll stick to what we know).
Please enjoy Joey tap dancing! If you watch on Netflix you’ve missed this treasure in your life.
One of the many early 2000’s songs Renee gets stuck in her head…. YOU ONLY GET ONE SHOT.
So, Saturday night, the big night, date night, Saturday night, Sat-ur-day night!...
No plans, huh? Yea, us either!
We meet our absolute favorite extra – Janice!!! Chandler and Phoebe end their relationships, Ross tries to make a move on Rachel while teaching her how to do laundry, and Monica & Joey go on an awkward double date.
Episode 4! The boys are at a hockey game, Monica knows WAY too much about Ross’ sex life, the girls have an old fashioned sleepover and start spilling secrets! We talk about first jobs, broke moments, and the time Ashley was assaulted by a hockey puck.
Ashley thought Popolopodus was Stephanopoulos, they jut both happen to be named George. Although, in the spotlight about 25 years apart.
The pizza boy in his GOT MILK commercial. I forgot he was working in an Alexander Hamilton museum! LOL
In this episode, we meet Monica’s boyfriend Alan, Phoebe’s friend Lizzy, Chandler’s return to smoking (Chandler honestly come on!), and Renee and Ashley talk about all the things you want to hear: novelty phones, airplane safety briefings, school catalogues, and Dane Cook. Oh and what weird stuff we’ve found in our food.
Join us, won’t you?
Slate magazine’s Daniel Engber dates the modern usage to United States college campuses circa 1974, where it was perhaps associated with soldiers in the Vietnam War, who were reputed to go without underwear to “increase ventilation and reduce moisture”. However, more recently, Graeme Donald has pointed out that the US forces are “Rangers” rather than “Commandos”, and that in any case, the phrase was in use in the UK, referring mainly to women, from the late 1960s. The connection to the UK and women has been suggested to link to a World War II euphemism for prostitutes working in London’s West End, who were termed “Piccadilly Commandos”.
The term appeared in the 1982 novel Groundrush by Greg Barron, in the sentence, “Bigfoot’s jock snapped underneath, leaving him to ‘go commando’.” In the Chicago Tribune of January 22, 1985, Jim Spencer wrote, “Furthermore, coloured briefs are ‘sleazy’ and going without underwear (‘going commando’, as they say on campus) is simply gross.” The term gained currency in the popular vernacular after appearing in a 1996 episode of Friends.
Season 1 Episode 2: The One with the Sonogram
We find out Ross is gonna be a baby daddy, Rachel has to return the ring to Barry, and Monica is stressed out because her parents are coming to visit!
We talk about how we LOVED middle school & dating your best friend’s ex – we never did it, but did you?
Also, we meet Carol – but then we un-meet her since we never see her again. I wonder why she passed on this show? I guess she didn’t know it would be so successful in the long run!
Carol A. vs. Carol B – who Carol-ed best?
Link to Carol A’s IMDB – I guess she’s been busy I just don’t remember seeing here anywhere… write to us, girl!
RACHEL GREEN HAIR-GATE. Do you think they threw the pregnancy plot line in there and filmed these episodes out of order? What is Rachel’s hair telling us?
We woke up to exciting news today! Our little baby podcast was featured on the Skimm’s daily newsletter! I (Renée) have been reading the Skimm daily for at least 4 years, and I’m a huge fan of what they do and have converted many friends to being daily readers.
Today, before I had gotten to my inbox, I received texts from 2 friends telling me they mentioned Best Friends Club Podcast in their Skimm’r News Section – I was so excited! So welcome to all our Skimmie friends who have joined us thanks to that little shout out 🙂 This is big news for the BFC Pod! Episode 2 comes out tomorrow and we can’t wait!
(Aaaaaaand if you aren’t signed up for the Skimm, sign up now! Trust me, you won’t regret it — sign up here! It’s free and you only get 1 email a day M-F, and takes about 5 minutes to catch up on all the current events in national news in a fun, positive way).
Here’s the news clip from the Skimm, and here’s the link to the whole newsletter if you want to see what you’re missing out on! 😉
It’s here!!! Our very first episode of season 1 – The One with the Pilot!
We meet all the FRIENDS and you meet us 🙂
This is us! We’re Renee & Ashley, and here’s the photo from Renee’s skating rink birthday party in 1st grade. (Renee in pink holding Barbie, Ashley just to her right with the two missing front teeth)
Here’s the “Goodnight Kiwi” video Ashley talks about… turns out he does not have a monocle.
Here’s the American version with the National Anthem! Doesn’t this make you glad they just play infomercials all night now?
And the Space Jam website…. just because it still exists for some reason!