The Half Told Stories of FRIENDS: The Anthem

The Friends fan love the series title track more than any other song in the world. It won’t be an exaggeration if I say that ‘I’ll be there for you’ is an anthem of friendship. It brings a smile to the faces of Friends fans and makes them nostalgic instantly. Many of us don’t know that the song we see in each episode with the couch in front of the fountain is only half of the original track.

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The song we see in each episode is a 46 seconds track but the original song is a 3 minute track. The video of the original track was out in 1995. We can see the friends cast dancing, singing, jumping and playing the song along with the The Renbrandts.

Enjoy!!

And the regular one:

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The Half Told Stories of FRIENDS: Monica’s Sex Lesson

Episode Title: The One With Phoebe’s Uterus

Season 4 episode 11

In this episode Chandler goes to Monica and Rachel to ask for help with Katy. He wants to have the perfect sex with her and wants to be better than Joey (as Katy was Joey’s ex-girlfriend). He can’t compete with Joey’s skills on his own so Monica and Rachel decide to help him. Monica draws a picture on a paper and tells Chandler about the 7 sensual parts in woman’s body. She mixes those numbers and tells Chandler the numeric path of these 7 points. We all loved how Chandler and Rachel reacted to Monica’s orgasms when she recites those numbers. But we always wonder how the picture really was as the directors didn’t even give the glimpse of it.

So here is the picture and the numeric flow to it:

Go for a 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 3, 5, 4, 3, 2, 2, a 2, 4, 6, 2, 4, 6, 4, 2, 2, 4, 7, 5, 7, 6, 7, 7, 7….and finish! Woohoo!

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And the video:

 

The Half Told Stories of FRIENDS: Joey’s Dramatic Reading

Episode title: The One With The Cake

Season 10 episode 4

We all remember what happened on Emma’s first birthday party. Everyone was leaving and it was a total chaos. But at the end everything got better and Emma had her weird cake with her parents and their crazy friends. Everyone got gifts for Emma that evening except Joey. So Joey decides to do a dramatic reading on the spot from one of Emma’s book. In the episode, Joey jumps from first page to the last page of the book. I always wondered what happened in between those pages that made everyone so emotional. But then my mystery was solved when I accidentally laid my hands on the book! I was so happy and so excited that I read that small book immediately, keeping aside all my important work. When I finished it, I felt my eyes going wet. It was worth a read.

So here I am sharing the images from the book telling what happened inside:

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And Joey’s reading:

 

 

 

 

P.S.: Pardon my shaky photography skills!

The Half Told Stories of FRIENDS: The Ugly Naked Guy

Appeared in:

The One With The Giant Poking Device (Season 3; Episode 8)

The One Where Everybody Finds Out (Season 5; Episode 14)

‘The Ugly Naked Guy’ from Friends is the person  who likes to live naked. He lives across Monica’s apartment building and the friends watch him roam, eat, sleep and hangout naked in his apartment. He appears time to time in initial seasons until Ross gets his apartment. Unfortunately the directors never showed us his face. We always got to see his half-naked body (obviously). The producers didn’t even credit him in the initial or last credit list. I always wanted to put a face on the name ‘The Ugly Naked Guy’. When I asked Google to help me, an article popped up regarding the same.

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Todd Van Luling wrote an article in ‘The Huffington Post’ and shared his year long struggle to put a face on the name of ‘The Ugly Naked Guy.’ Thanks to him, I got my answer and now it’s my turn to share the information. 

The person who played the role of ‘The Ugly Naked Guy’ is Jon Haugen. He was cast as a junior artist on 11th hour so no one remembered him. In his interview Jon stated that “it was the best time of his life.”

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Do read Todd’s year long journey in the quest of finding ‘The Ugly Naked Guy’:

http://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/ugly-naked-guy-friends_us_573caa4ae4b0ef86171cef1f

 

The Half Told Stories of FRIENDS: The Europe Story

Episode Title: The One With The Video Tape

Season 8 Episode 4

In this episode Joey tells Ross his famous and made up ‘Europe Story’ to get laid. We all know what happens next. But what we don’t know is the whole ‘Europe Story’. In the episode Joey starts the story ‘Years ago, when I was backpacking across Western Europe, I was just outside Barcelona, hiking in the foothills of mount Tibidabo. I was at the end of this path, and I came to a clearing, and there was a lake, very secluded, and there were tall trees all around. It was dead silent. Gorgeous. And across the lake I saw, a beautiful woman, bathing herself. But she was crying…’ and then the directors jump to the scene of Ross’s boring date. We never get to hear the rest of the story.

So here I got you the complete ‘Europe Story’:

Years ago, when I was backpacking across Western Europe, I was just outside Barcelona, hiking in the foothills of mount Tibidabo. I was at the end of this path, and I came to a clearing, and there was a lake, very secluded, and there were tall trees all around. It was dead silent. Gorgeous. And across the lake I saw, a beautiful woman, bathing herself. but she was crying…
I hesitated, watching, struck by her beauty. And also by how her presence; the delicate curve of her back, the dark sweep of her hair, the graceful length of her limbs, even her tears, added to the majesty of my surroundings. I felt my own tears burning behind my eyes, not in sympathy, but in appreciation of such a perfect moment.
She spied me before I could compose myself. But she didn’t cry out. Instead our eyes held and she smiled, enigmatically, fresh tears still spilling down her cheeks. I was frozen. I knew nothing about this woman, and yet, as we stood on opposite sides of a pool of water, thousands of miles from my own home and everyone I had ever known, I felt the most intense connection. Not just to her, but to the earth, the sky, the water between us. And also to the entirety of mankind. As if she symbolized thousands of years of the human condition.
I wanted to go to her, to comfort her, to probe this feeling of belonging I had never encountered before. But I couldn’t. Because I knew that if I spoke, if she spoke, that moment would be ruined. And I knew I would need the memory of that moment to carry me through the inevitable dark patches throughout my life.
And so I watched her lower her hand, turn, and slowly walk to the shore opposite me. The rest of her perfect form was gradually revealed to me, and I held my breath as I watched her disappear behind a copse of trees near the water.
I didn’t follow her, in fact I turned around. I knew there was nothing else we could experience together that would be more perfect than that moment…and it still remains the most profound experience of my life.

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