Friends is WHAT?!?!?!?!

Several months ago I came across a Friends marathon that seemed to go on forever (it was on for days). As there was very little else on television, I kept it on the TV pretty much 24 hours a day.

This was actually a good thing for my productivity.  I have seen every episode (many times), so I can tune it out.  It just became background noise, which is good for someone who can’t work or sleep it total silence.

Even so, after a couple of days, I started to get tired of what was once my favorite show on television.  I mentioned it to my husband during the episode “The One with the Free Porn,” which originally aired in 1998.

For those unfamiliar with the show (or the particular episode), here is the description of this part of the storyline from IMDB:

Joey hits a button on the remote control and free porn is on TV. They can’t turn it off anymore because otherwise they won’t find the channel anymore…. Chandler and Joey need a break from porn so they watch TV at the girls’ place. (Pasted from

Even better, just watch a clip ;-) :

Of course, when I tell my husband I am getting tired of Friends, his response is that I should just turn it off.  Assuming he was paying attention to the television (and not really thinking before I spoke), I responded, ” I can’t.  Friends is porn.”

I really wish I would have had a camera to capture the look on his face at that comment! :-)

What I meant was that, much like Joey and Chandler, I loved knowing that it was there, even if I was getting bored. I also shared their fear that, if I changed the channel, it would be gone.  (OK, I could have hit the guide button to see when it ended, but that would have made sense).

So, there I sat, watching Friends while he laughed.  Eventually, the marathon ended and I returned to life as normal.  But, I still turn Friends on to fall asleep every night (TV Land, from 11pm-1am).

Of course, to hear my husband tell it, I fall asleep to porn every night. ;-)

Do you have a television show that you just can’t turn off when you come across it? A favorite movie series? Any good stories of stupid thing you have said that you will never hear the end of? ;-)

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9 thoughts on “Friends is WHAT?!?!?!?!

  1. Mike Schulenberg March 28, 2012 at 5:28 pm Reply

    Friends is an awesome show :)

    I don’t have cable TV anymore…I just stream something from Netflix every now and then or rent something from iTunes. I don’t really have a favorite movie series, but these days I generally prefer Chinese movies, particularly wuxia, martial arts, and historical/costume epic films.


    • S. M. Nonnemacher March 29, 2012 at 11:08 am Reply

      I have to be honest, I am a bit of a TV addict. I would be lost without my DirecTV! :-) I have a hard time working in silence, so I will sometimes even leave the TV on in the background while I write.
      I don’t think I have ever seen any Chinese movies. I am actually more of a Romantic Comedy girl. (Bring on the Chick Filcks!!)


  2. Adriana Ryan March 28, 2012 at 5:30 pm Reply

    Hahaha! This is awesome, especially because I knew EXACTLY what you meant when you said Friends is porn. :D Fellow Friends addict here. In fact, this is pathetic–when I was pregnant, I watched it incessantly. And I swear, when my son was born, all you had to do was turn on the Friends theme song and he was out like a light! LOL


    • S. M. Nonnemacher March 29, 2012 at 11:12 am Reply

      I am so glad that someone knew what I meant, because my husband (who is also addicted to the show) didn’t have a clue!!The saddest thing about the whole thing was that I have the entire series on DVD. It didn’t matter when the marathon was over–I can watch it whenever I want!! :-)


  3. Patricia Caviglia March 28, 2012 at 11:43 pm Reply

    While texting, I made a typo. Instead of the word man, I wrote manu. That become a little joke between my friend and I. “Be a manu!” and so on. I think it might be funny only if you’re on the inside. ;)


    • S. M. Nonnemacher March 29, 2012 at 11:15 am Reply

      LOL! I love it! I can’t tell you how many times I have sent on a typo when texting–and it seems to go on forever!! :-) It has gotten even worse since I got my iPhone last year–I have sent a few that should really be on! :-)


  4. Julie Farrar March 29, 2012 at 11:12 am Reply

    The Rachel Maddow Show, The Daily Show, and NCIS. Now excuse me, I have to go watch it on computer or a marathon TV run.


    • S. M. Nonnemacher March 29, 2012 at 11:17 am Reply

      Ooh, NCIS!! Another one of my absolute favorites!! These days, my go-to new shows are NCIS, HIMYM (How I Met YOur Mother), The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy, and Criminal Minds. :-)


  5. Music and Mood | S. M. Nonnemacher October 11, 2012 at 9:34 am Reply

    […] I am not a big fan of silence.  Those that know me well can attest to that–if it is too quiet, I will start chattering about anything and everything (consider yourself warned).  I don’t even sleep in silence–I fall asleep every night to the sounds of Friends on TV.  […]


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