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S1 E11: The One With Mrs. Bing

The One With Mrs. Bing!

It’s Nora Bing, Jay Leno, and the Italian arm-licker!¬†

Nora Bing on Jay Leno
very kicky hats, ladies

S1 E10: The One With the Monkey

S1 E 10: The One With the Monkey! We meet Marcel, one of our least favorite plot lines, the gang celebrates New Year’s Eve, and Phoebe has a tough decision to make in the romance department. We discuss New Year’s Eve at length, we’ve had a lot of good ones!

Us at that epic NYE Party in Nashville 2012.
This is from NYE 2007/2008 -- I don't actually remember what we did this night but we got dressed up, so it was probably something fun!
This is the new year's party Renee went to at that mansion! It was so fun to pretend to be fancy ūüôā
Ashley loves the girls outfits on this New Year's and I have to agree!
To be honest, I prefer this Marcel.....

S1 E9: The One Where Underdog Gets Away

S1 E9 The One Where Underdog Gets Away

The first of many a grand tradition – the Friends Thanksgiving episodes!


S1 E8: The One Where Nana Dies Twice

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.

Are we alone here? Did you have these shoes? I had the Payless version haha!
For some reason there's no photos of Ashley with the coat of arms we tried to steal for her.... but there is one with Kim & Renee. Maybe this is what she meant by we were being too obvious about it? haha

S1E7: The One with the Blackout

Spooky!

"Friend zone" was popularized by Ross! We knew it!! We shouldn't be surprised, he did come up with the idea for "Got Milk?," after all.

Name the 90’s heart throb! We get confused as to which one is which – do you?

S1 E6: The One With the Butt

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 Ren√©e 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.

Ashley thinks Aurora was probably doing Taebo - she has killer arms!

One of the many early 2000’s songs Renee gets stuck in her head…. YOU ONLY GET ONE SHOT.

S1E5: The One with the East German Laundry Detergent

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 РJanice!!! 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. 

The One Where Lindsay Lohan Fences Herself
Kente cloth & their meanings!

S1 E4: The One With G. Stephanopoulos

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

Ok, so we're not the only ones that think Monica and Ross are a little creepy! Here's an entire article about it. Check it out (photo is linked!)

What are your most-broke moments? We’d love to hear your stories. Email us! BestFriendsClubPodcast@gmail.com

S1E3: The One with the Thumb

Season 1 Episode 3 - The One with the Thumb

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?¬†

Beth Grant as Crazy Lizzy in Friends, then as Beverly in The Mindy Project

The Etymology of "Going Commando," thanks to Wikipedia!

The origins of the phrase “go commando” are uncertain, with some speculating that it may refer to being “out in the open” or “ready for action”.[6]

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”.[7]¬†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.[1]¬†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”.[8][9]

The term appeared in the 1982 novel¬†Groundrush¬†by Greg Barron, in the sentence, “Bigfoot’s jock snapped underneath, leaving him to ‘go commando’.”[10]¬†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.[11][12]

In Chile, the act of not wearing underwear has been called¬†“andar a lo gringo”¬†(to go¬†gringo-style) for decades.[13]

Some novelty phones of the 90s for ya

Here's Ashley's cool sunflower shirt and matching skirt AND necklace! Yes I was wearing Harry Potter glasses before they were cool (and before JK Rowling wrote Harry Potter...)

S1E2: The One with the Sonogram

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?¬†