5 Plot Holes You Never Noticed In 'Friends,' Even If You're The Biggest Fan | HuffPost
Paul ends up falling in love with Rachel despite their age difference, and . Monica and Richard date for a long time, keeping it secret from her parents as she. While a select few relationships were surefire winners, some of . Despite their age difference, Richard having been best friends with Monica's. Despite the 21 year age difference between them, Monica and Richard decided to give it a try. Their relationship grew more and more serious. Eventually, they.
Janice always seemed to know how to show up at just the wrong times and never seemed to really get over Chandler either. Their relationship was never going to work, considering its dubious beginnings, but the series never shied away from playing with it, even long after it should have stopped. While the show had plenty of fun mocking their age difference, Monica always was the most mature of the girls, so in many ways, the show is able to get away with it.
If they could have stayed in the present forever, their relationship may have continued to be perfect. However, with the future ahead of them, they realized that things just would never work in the long run, no matter how much they wanted them to. When Ross returns home from his trip with a new girlfriend in tow, Julie never has a fair chance at being a character on her own: So when the show tries to forge a friendship between Julie and Monica, that once again fails because her friendship with Monica is only an issue because of the fact that Rachel — her romantic rival — will not approve.
In addition, Ross and Julie never seem to have any real connection, or chemistry, and the show thankfully backs down before investing too much time in them.
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Rachel and Joshua Even characters as smooth and confident as Rachel Green have their days where they just make a mess. She finds herself attracted to him and completely humiliates herself time and again going to great lengths to win his affection.
The way in which their relationship — scarcely long enough to merit calling it a relationship — reaches its end also highlights the fact that their connection was, in effect, the series buying time and spinning its wheels. From the very beginning of his arc, Paolo is a walking stereotype, a living and breathing caricature of a lothario.
Instead of finding the right key and unlocking the door, stating that would take too long, the superintendent has the door knocked down.
He tells Joey and Phoebe that he'll have to replace the locks. Carol was not Ross' first and only partner before Rachel. Ross reluctantly tells Chandler and Joey that his now ex-wife, Carol, is the only woman he's ever slept with.
He maintains this story for the early seasons -- that Carol was special and Rachel was only the second girl he'd ever slept with.
In the season seven episode, "The One With Rachel's Assistant," Ross accuses Chandler of sleeping with the cleaning lady back in college. Chandler tells Ross that that was actually him. Ross doesn't challenge this and simply says"Whatever dude, you kissed a guy.
5 Plot Holes You Never Noticed In 'Friends,' Even If You're The Biggest Fan
Chandler already learned how to slip money. While waiting for a table in a restaurant, Monica tells Chandler to shake the host's hand and give him money. Chandler asks how she knows what to do and asks if her ex-boyfriend, Richard, used to do this.
Richard walks in on them doing this and even says they're getting better, implying he taught them specifically how to slip money to people. Chandler's question to Monica of whether Richard used this method makes no sense plus, look at how skilled he is at passing money back and forth with Joey! He even does it without looking! Ross taking over Ugly Naked Guy's apartment? That whole building was actually destroyed.
It's found out that Ugly Naked Guy is finally moving out, Ross is determined to take over the apartment. He goes over to Ugly Naked Guy's place, strips down and has mini-muffins.
Sometimes though, Tv shows focus on relationships with age gaps that make us terribly uncomfortable. Fans love to see a young couple finding love and discovering one another, but what about when it's a young man and an older woman? That can oftentimes be more difficult to depict without things getting awkward. In the case of HBO's Big Love, there were relationships depicted between underage women and elderly religious leaders that were incredibly tough to watch.
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Then again, relationship age-gaps are not always depicted in a dramatic manner. Sometimes they're written to be funny, like on Two and a Half Men when Jon Cryer's character dated Kandi, a woman significantly younger than him, but still old enough to be consenting. It made for many hilarious plotlines. Nicki Swift compiled a list of "The most uncomfortable age gaps on television," and we've condensed that list below.