4 October 2016
Blog Tour: We Were On A Break by Lindsey Kelk
Thanks so much to Lindsey and her publishers for letting me be part of the blog tour, and check back later for my review!
Lindsey Kelk's Top 10 'Friends' Moments!
Season 1, Episode 1: The Pilot
You can’t start a Friends marathon without the first ever episode.
Rachel: Daddy! Daddy listen to me! It's like all my life everyone's told me, "You're a shoe! You're a shoe! You're a shoe!" Well, what if I don't want to be a shoe? What if I wanna be a purse or a hat? No I don't want you to buy me a hat, I'm saying I am a hat. It's a metaphor Daddy!
Ross: You can see where he'd have trouble.
Season 3, Episode 24: The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion
I loved Pete Becker. I know he wasn’t the one for Monica but I loved him so much. And since one of my favourite wrestlers, CM Punk, started his career in UFC in much he same way as Pete, I think we should all take a moment to wonder how he’s getting on. This episode also includes Chandler getting slapped on the butt by his boss and Phoebe introducing Ross to Bonnie (the girl who was supposed to be bald) so you know, it’s pretty great.
Pete: [about becoming the Ultimate Fighting Champion] One day, kids will wonder who'd win in a fight: me or Superman. Of course I can't beat Superman, but you know, kids are stupid.
Season 3, Episode 5: The One with Frank Jr
As much as I enjoy Phoebe’s little brother, I chose this episode for it’s cultural impact of Ross and Rachel’s laminated lists.
Ross: (About Isabella Rossellini) Damn! I can't believe I took her off my list.
Monica: Why? 'Cause otherwise you'd go for it?
Ross: Yeah, maybe.
Rachel: Oh oh, you lie.
Ross: What? You don't think I'd go up to her?
Rachel: Ross, it took you ten years to finally admit you liked me.
Ross: Yeah, well missy, you better be glad that list is laminated.
Rachel: You know what, honey? You go ahead. We'll call her an alternate.
Ross: Okay, hold my crawler.
Rachel: Okay. (He walks up to the counter.)
Monica: Rach, are you really gonna let him do this?
Rachel: Honey, he's about to go hit on Isabella Rossellini. I'm just sorry we don't got popcorn.
Season 5, Episode 2: The with All the Kissing
If you’re unfortunate enough to spend more than seven minutes with me and my best friend, at some point during the evening, one of us will say to the other ‘Mrs Geller, why you cry?’ It’s my all time favourite quote and to me, proves why Jennifer Aniston is a comic acting genius. Her timing is amazing, her delivery is always pitch perfect and basically I love her. That is all.
‘Not to shabby for Rachel.’
‘Mrs Geller, why you cry?’
Season 5, Episode 11: The One With All the Resolutions
Man, season five knocked it out of the park. This episode is notable to me for putting the fear of god into humanity when it comes to leather pants. I mean, fashion did GREAT work I bringing them back, weren’t we all terrified? THE LOTION AND THE POWDER MADE A PASTE.
Ross: They're still not coming on, man! Aand the lotion and the powder have made a paste!
Joey: Really? Uh, what color is it?
Ross: What difference does that make?!
Joey: Well, I'm just... If the paste matches the pants, you can make yourself a pair of paste pants and she won't know the difference!
Season 5, Episode 14: The One Where Everybody Finds Out
This is just one of the best examples of Friends doing what Friends does best. People messing with people but messing out of love. Rachel’s master manipulation, Joey’s shirt opening skills, Phoebe’s dance, the lotion, Ugly Naked Guy, Ross’ breakdown and Chandler and Monica’s declaration of love… it’s got everything.
Phoebe: God, they thought they can mess with us! They're trying to mess with us?! They don't know that we know they know we know! (Joey just shakes his head.) Joey, you can't say anything!
Joey: I couldn't even if I wanted too.
Season 5, Episode 16: The One with the Cop
I will always have time for crazy Ross and who hasn’t shouted ‘pivot’ when trying to move something cumbersome? Also, you get to meet one Phoebe’s best boyfriends, Gary the cop. Before he shoots that bird and ruins everything.
Season 6, Episode 1: The One After Vegas
There was so much to love in the Vegas epsiodes, Joey’s hand twin, Regina Phalange and my favourite wedding in Friends history, Ross and Rachel’s Nevada nuptials. Is there anything funnier than the two of them running out of the chapel in front of Monica and Chandler with their Sharpied faces?
Well, hello, Mrs Ross! Well, hello Mrs. Rachel!
Season 7, Episode 10: The One with the Holiday Armadillo
I love the seasonal episodes and I love the Holiday Armadillo. Ross is at his best when he’s being peevish and even though he’s trying really hard to be a good dad, he still can’t quite help being a bit of a dick. And more to the point, whatever happened to Ben? How come he just vanished? I’m assuming boarding school because he too was a bit of a dick.
Chandler: [sarcastically referring to Joey who's dressed as Superman] My favorite part was when Superman flew all the jews out of Egypt.
Season 10, Episode 16: The One With Princess Consuela
For all her flaws and relationship difficulties, Phoebe dated some pretty great guys. Luckily, she ended up with the best one (shut up, David-shippers, I’m not listening to you) Mike. Phoebe got to marry PAUL FREAKING RUDD. Of course, there was one glorious episode where Mike was no longer Mike but the fantastically named Crap Bag. Because if your wife changes her name to Princess Consuela Bananahammock, what are you supposed to do?
Phoebe: Rita is a massage client.
Mike Hanigan: Oh, why don't you introduce me?
Phoebe: Rita, this is my husband.
Mike Hanigan: Why don't you tell her my name?
Phoebe: Ok, I will. This is... this is my husband, Crap Bag.
Rita - Massage Client: Crap Bag.
Mike Hanigan: If you need an easy way to remember it just think of a bag of crap.
Thanks so much, Lindsey!