Because no one told you life was gonna be this way.
There’s a good chance that you may have seen one or two episodes of the hit comedy show Friends. There’s also a good chance that you’re one of the millions of fans that have religiously followed the over during its entire run or even when started it streaming on Netflix. Hate it or not, the TV show has become a huge pop culture phenomenon that’s still being celebrated to this day.
If you’ve been following the news, Friends is celebrating its 25th anniversary today (what?). The show originally premiered on September 22, 1994, and has quickly grown to be one of the most successful TV shows of all time. It’s so famous that Google has even placed funny Easter Eggs when you search for Friends-related keywords.
If you’re a fan like me, here are some cool activities that you can do (I already did some of it) to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary.
Dubai Fountain – One of Dubai’s most famous attractions is doing a tribute to Friends tonight at 8:30 pm. The Fountain will be accompanied by an LED show that will play the famous theme song from the show, I’ll Be There For You.
Also, the famous orange couch from the show will also make appearances in key cities around the world, including Dubai. You can check out the famous orange couch and even get your picture taken while sitting on it – who knows, maybe Chandler, Monica, Ross, Rachel, Joey or Phoebe might pop in and join you (it’s wishful thinking but a fan can only dream right?)
Spotify – If you’re on the music streaming service, you can check out this awesome playlist that compiles all the music that was featured on the show. From ‘Top of the World’ to ‘Endless Love’ and of course that famous theme song are all here for you to listen to your heart’s delight.
Lego – If you like Lego (and Friends), then you’ll enjoy this special set created for the anniversary. The Lego Ideas Central Perk set features the famous coffee shop, with Lego-sized versions of your favorite characters. The 379 AED set is an awesome gift to any Friends fan but you should though because stocks are limited.
Friends: The Complete Series (DVD) – Yes, the entire 10 seasons of Friends is available to stream on Netflix, but if you’re a true fan you’d know that this isn’t the version you should be watching. Friends from Netflix came from the same copy that was released on Blu-ray. Yes, it’s high definition and finally on widescreen, but it’s only the broadcast versions of the episodes. What you should be getting is the previously released DVD set (which is far cheaper) that contains the extended versions of all 236 episodes. You’re welcome.
90 Bedford Street – If you’re a true fan, maybe you can head to New York and visit the exact neighborhood where the supposed location of Monica’s apartment is located. Of course, the interior is still a set (it was mostly shot in California), but you can’t help but admire that building that you’ve seen on all 10 seasons. And yes, yours truly managed to go there last summer – one thing to tick off the bucket list.
Are you a Friends fan? Tell us what other stuff you would be doing to celebrate the 25th anniversary in the comments below!