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Top Funniest Episodes of Friends

Many people shared the list of the funniest episode of friends, now its my turn. This is one of my favourite TV series and there are a few episodes that I can watch again and
again.

The One With the Embryos

Season – Season 4, Episode 12

Plot – Chandler and Joey claimed that they know better Monica and Rachael and girls claimed the vice-versa. To decide the who knows whom better the game was organized
and Ross prepared the questions. The bet started from 10 Bugs and later girls looses the apartment.

Funny Moments – Answers revealed during game like Chandler name on TV guide “Miss Chanandler Bong”, Big Fat goalie and in lightening round nobody knows what
is Chandler’s job. Who can forget Rachael’s steady hand and the way Joey and Chandler enters into the apartment after winning the quiz.

Favourite Dialogue

Ross – “What is Chandler Bing’s Job?”
Rachael – “He’s a transpon-transpondster!”
Monica – “This is not even a word”

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The One Where Everybody Finds Out

Season – Season 5, Episode 14

Plot – Phoebe find out that Monica and Chandler are in the relationship but instead of confronting them Phoebe and Rachael messed up with them. Phoebe pretends that
she is attracted to Chandler so that he accept his love for Monica. Chandler and Monica get to know about the Phoebe’s plan from Joey.Ross get the Ugly naked guy
apartment.

Funny Moments – Joey become sandwiched between his friends, all of them bumped on him for seeking the truth. The scene where Phoebe pretends she is attracted to Chandler
Chandler and Phoebe date scene when they both try to seduce each other.

Favourite Dialogue

Phoebe: “They don’t know we know they know we know. And Joey, you can’t say anything.”

Joey: “Couldn’t if I wanted to.”

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The One Where Ross Got High

Season – Season 6, Episode 9

Plot – Monica hosted Thanksgiving treat, Chandler came to know Monica’s parents don’t like him. Rachael decided to prepare dessert for Thanksgiving. Joey female
roommate Janine invited Joey and Ross for Thanksgiving treat where all her friends will also come. Ross and Joey try to escape Monica’s treat but failed and later
decided to go to Janine’s treat after it finishes. Ross revealed to Monica and Chandler that he used Chandler name to cover up all his misdeeds that’s why his parents
hates him. Joey and Ross came to know that dessert prepared by Rachael is a disaster and convinced everyone to disclose it to Rachael.

Funny Moments – Every moment of this episode is funny. Many stories are going simultaneously. Phoebe dreamed of Mr. Geller, Rachael’s dessert, Ross’s truth revealation,
Monica and Chandler trying to show Chandler is a nice person, Joey and Ross wanted to attend Janine’s Thankgiving party.

 

Favourite Dialogue

Mrs. Geller: (rubbing her temples) “That’s alot of information to get in in thirty seconds!”

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The One with the All Rugby

Season – Season 4, Episode 15

Plot – Chandler meet his ex – girlfriend Janice.  He decides to keep distance with her before they again get into the relationship but as usual he didn’t get the courage to
say this directly to her. So he make excuse of getting transferred to Yemen.  Situation become worse when Janice decided not to leave him alone for a moment until he
board on the plane. Ross decided to play Rugby to impress his British girl friend Emily. He was brutally beaten by the players during the game. Emily felt bad for Ross
and told him about the weakness of the other players and Ross take revenge in the  second half.

Funny moments – When Chandler try to convince Janice for leaving him on Airport and get back to home but he failed and finally he had to take the plane to Yemen.
Ross calling him Red Ross(Angry Ross).

Favourite Dialogue

Chandler: What would you give to a kid if he wanted a ticket to play with?

Ticket Counter Attendant: Are you traveling with a child?

Chandler: No. All right, y’know what, she’s (Points to Janice) gonna think that I’m handing you a credit card, but what I’m really gonna do is hand you a library card.

Ticket Counter Attendant: Ah, sir a ticket to Yemen is $2,100 and we don’t take library cards.

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The One With All the Resolutions

Season – Season 5, Episode 11

Plot – Everyone decided to take some resolution on new year. Ross Challenged Chandler for taking resolution of not making fun of others. Rachael of not doing gossip.
Ross bought leather pants as a part of his resolution and wearing the same he went to his girl friend place. Joey learns guitar from Phoebe.
Rachael find out about Monica and Chandler’s relationship.

Funny Moments – Chandler controls his habbit of making fun when he saw Ross’s leather pants. When Ross got stuck in pants and took advice from Joey. He suggested some
weird way to put the pants but all gets failed. Monica clicking the photos all the time.

Favourite Dialogue

Joey: You don’t know!

Rachel: All right, how about I go over there and I will walk into Chandler’s bedroom and I will see that thing that I think that I know is actually the thing that
I think that I know!’

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The One With Chandler In a Box

Season – Season 4, Episode 8

Plot – Chandler trying to apologize Joey but he is very upset with Chandler and decided to search new flat. Chandler can do anything to convince Joey to stay and
forgive him for kissing his girlfriend, Joey ask him to stay in a box for six hours then he will think about forgiving him. Chandler didn’t take the punishment
seriously and keep passing comments from inside the box.  Joey criticize him for this act, after this Chandler remain silent even when Kathy came to broke off him he
didn’t speak a word. Joey melts seeing that he is more important to Chandler than Kathy.
Monica get injury in the eye but she refused to go as his ex bf is her eye doctor. She convinced to go when she get to know that Richard is out of town. Richard’s
son treated her eye and she called him at home for date.

Funny Moments – Chandler commentary while inside the box. Everyone reaction on Monica and Richard’s son relation.

Favourite Dialogue

Chandler: The meaning of the box is three fold. One (holds a finger up through the air hole), it gives me the time to think about what I did. Two (holds up another
finger), it proves how much I care about my friendship with Joey. And three (holds up a third finger), it hurts!

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List of my all time favourite TV series

Finally, I made the list of my all time favourite TV series. I like mostly comedy serials so I am sorry you will not get any of the saas bahu serial name or some serious stuff in this list.

1. Sarabhai vs Sarabhai – Only for this TV series I can say that “I have watched it’s all episodes for 100 times or more than that”. For me it is the definition of classic comedy. When all the nice actors are present in one place, then you can expect such type of output. Every character was so well portrayed by the director, whether it is the character of Narad Muni Indu or Poet Roshesh or sophisticated Maya or middle class Monisha, you will find all of them lovable and entertaining. Guest appearances of Madhu Fufa and gadget freak Dushyant work like spices.

Favourite character – Sahil played by Sumeet Raghavan. Sahil is very quiet and calm, mostly get stuck between his family member’s fight.

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2. Friends – A Story about Six friends hanging out together. I will not say the concept is very good, but something is there that keeps you remain attached to this show. May be the actors and their comic timing. Somewhere I found the expression of the actors and dialogue made a good combo. Every character is different and funny in their own way. Like you will find humour in Ross’s dullness or Phoebe’s innocence or Monica’s bossiness. Let’s talk my favourite character Chandler. He is known for his sarcastic sense of humor. I feel like the humor is coming inside from the actor, he is not acting, but this is real.

Favourite Character – Chandler Bing played by Matthew Perry

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3. Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chamah – Although these days this show lost its originality and become more like daily soap, but I like watching its old episodes. The best part of this serial is that director try to deal with some social issues in a comic way. Every character has their own style and nature. The Concept of the show is very good, people from different religion lives in the same society happily.

Favourite character – I like Champak Chacha’s character but my favourite is JethaLal played by a veteran actor Dilip Joshi

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4. Small Wonder – It is the part of my childhood memories. Who can forget Vicki the Robot, Harriet and Jamie? This show has the different theme. But I don’t like its Hindi remake “Karishma ka Karishma”. I think artist like Tiffany Brissette and Emily Schulman has created that magic on screen. Other characters of this show are also lovable like Ted, Jamie and Joan.

Favourite Character – Obviously Vicki, Voice Input Child Identicant (V.I.C.I.) 😉

5. Dekh Bhai Dekh – There is no comparison of Diwan family in this world. Madness of Sameer(Shekhar Suman) and chachi (Bhavana Balsavar), simplicity of Balraj, beauty of Suhashini, Modern Dadi, Naughty Sanju, Cute kirti, more friend less chachu Sahil every character of this show is unforgettable. Still we remember the episode of hypnotism..”Kirti tu Sanju hai, Sanju tu Kirti hai”.Small appearances of Lilliput were like an added bonus to the viewers.

Favourite Character – Sameer Diwan played by Shekhar Suman

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6. I Dream of Jeanie and Bewitched – If you are an 80-90s child then you will definitely connect with the next two lines. When I was in 5th standard, my 6.30 to 7.30 time slot was fixed for these serials which was telecast on Sony channel(No, Jeanie was not the part of CID team. At that time Sony telecast others serials as well apart from CID and Crime Patrol.) These serials made you feel like living in the magical world. Jeanie and her mischievous act gave you a laughter riot. On other hand, Samantha’s mother and husband’s encounters would made your stomach ache with laughter. Their Hindi version “Jeanie aur Juju” and “Shararat” were also good but was not able to surpass the original.

Favourite characterJeanie and Samantha

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Impact Of Daily Soaps In Our Life

tangytuesdayEvening time 7.30 on the clock, mother starts the TV and voice of a young boy came from inside the room “Mom, please slow down the volume of the TV. I can’t bear the sound of that crap”. After half an hour mother is watching her favorite serial “Balika Vadhu” and suddenly the phone rang. Again, the voice of son came from inside room “Mom your call, someone wants to talk to you”. Mother’s reply,”I am watching my favourite serial. So, please tell him to call later”.

Now heated discussion starts between son and mother

Son – “Mom, how can you watch this crap so seriously ?”

Mother – “My evening time is free and I want to relax. So, what’s wrong with this?”

Son – “You want to relax by watching this mental trauma. How can you feel relaxed by seeing others weeping?”

Mother – “Everyone has their own definition of relaxation. So, please don’t interfere”

Son – “Okay. What can I say about this?”

Discussion over..

I can bet this argument will happen in most of the houses and obviously mother will win the argument. But the impact of the serial is not over,after watching serial ladies discuss the points why that character behaves like this. Once I was unknowingly involved in this discussion between my mother and aunty(mausi)

Location – Kitchen of my aunt’s home

Aunty (with serious expression)- Mausiji is coming from Bengal then I am sure everything will be fine.

Mother (with more serious expression)- Yes, Mausiji is very smart. She will solve the problem.

Me (with Surprised expression) – Which problem you both are talking about and you have an aunty in Bengal. You never told me ?

Mothern (now amused) – I don’t have any relative in Bengal. We are talking about the serial.

Me (with Shocked expression) – What??

Worst of all is some youngsters also like to watch daily soaps and this become a serious problem as these serials are addictive and their studies suffers due to this. The people who can stop them are already victim of this disease. They are not realizing that quality time which can they spend together is wasted in TV serials.

After all this only one question came to my mind.. WHY?  Why these serials are so much popular?

Here are some points that came to my mind :

1. Lack of options : No other options are available on television. Ekta Kapoor has discovered that weak point of Indian audience (especially women) and started a trend 14 years ago. Other production houses had followed her as this is the best formula of making money. Money has taken over the conscience and nobody cares that the concept is good or bad until
money is coming out of it. People get free time around 8 to 10 to watch. They start watching the serials available there.

2. Idealistic old values : I remember an article based on Ekta Kapoor’s serial when it was started only (13 years ago) saying that “Ekta has brought back our Indian Ideologies. Celebrating every single festival on her shows give it Indian touch.” This is the reason people belongs to rural areas also like these shows a lot. Bahus belongs to these serials are not working, wearing vermilion, heavy sarees and jewellery make it complete Indian daughter in law (DIL). People love these things in fact sometimes they want their DIL to behave in the same way.

3. The Myth that serials are based on social issues : When “Balika Vadhu” was started on Colours channel 6 years back, it got the breakthrough success because of the new concept. But after 2 years serial lost its concept and become a usual Saas bahu show. I don’t think that the rate of child marriages has gone down because of this serial or any kind of revolution was started. People watch these kinds of serials and forget it immediately. So, another money making theory of producers.

4. Different way of showing fairy tales : Poor girl getting married to rich boy, almost all serials follow this format. The poor peoples of these serials are so poor that they can’t even afford school/College fees and rich people are so rich that Ambani’s feel low in front of them.

The conclusion of this article is that you can’t change our elder’s mentality and there is no point of arguing with them. But the younger generation (our generation) can avoid this crap. This is not only waste of time, but it will ruin your intellect. Look outside your idiot box, India has reached to the mars and you will surely get the things worth to explore.

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