Friends S1:E20 – From the depths of the sea, back to the block, your boy Kenny Adams is back on the clock, went solo on vacation but it’s still the same, theLeftAhead is the spot where I run blog game. Yes, indeedy. I’m back once again for the stretch run of Friends: Season One. How was everyone’s Spring Break? Mine was perfectly splendid, thanks for asking. So here’s the scuttlebutt…today’s episode takes us on a wonderful journey of discovery. We discover both how Rachel can very easily slip back into old bad habits with Barry (her ex-fiancé) and we also discover (thanks to some excellent diversionary tactics by Chandler) how a bill becomes a law. Consequently, as America has witnessed through recent happenings in Indiana, observing how a bill becomes a law can also double as an exercise in witnessing how the people’s elected representatives can lose their collective minds to appease a fringe minority in the base of the majority party. But that’s neither here nor there. What’s important to remember from today’s lesson is that, no matter what you’re told by Chandler M. Bing, a leaf blower can’t answer a telephone. Well kids, your teacher is in quite the rush to get out of class. Yes, yes, I know it is my first day back to work, but what can I tell you? Just because Spring Break has ended doesn’t mean that the beautiful weather we’re experiencing in my neck of the woods has to as well. Gotta run. For your homework assignment, watch Mr. Walt Disney and Schoolhouse Rock teach you all about how a bill becomes a law, write a report, and be prepared to give a presentation in next week’s class. Until then. #BoycottIndiana #equality
Recap in the Key of Phoebe – This is the one where Rachel has an affair with Barry (her ex-fiance) who is currently engaged to Mindy (her ex-best friend), Chandler conspires to arrange a second date with Danielle without coming across to her as desperate, Joey repeatedly walks in on Rachel during intimate embraces with female friends, Monica and Ross try to counsel Rachel during her reckless fling with Barry, Phoebe worries about he well-being of birds, and Rachel and Mindy make a pact to dump Barry together but Mindy does not have the strength to follow through despite the betrayal that was on display in Barry’s behavior during the time he was seeing Rachel and Chandler was explaining how a bill becomes a law.
Gandalf Gaffes – None. Flawless episode!
Ugly Naked Guy Watch – While the gang is looking back at someone in a neighboring building after noticing that person has been snooping on them with a telescope, Phoebe also discovers that Ugly Naked Guy has brought home gravity boots.
Chan Man Quip of the Week – [The Setup] The gang sans Rachel is at Central Perk talking about Chandler’s first date with Danielle. Monica asks, “So have you called her yet?” Chandler responds, “Let her know I like her? What are you, insane? It’s the next day! How needy do I want to seem?” He then turns to Joey and Ross and asks, ” I’m right, right?” Ross responds,”oh yeah” and Joey adds, “yeah, let her dangle.” Flabbergasted at the guys’ responses, Monica decries, “I can’t believe my parents are actually pressuring me to find one of you people.” Equally perturbed, Phoebe grabs the phone and instructs Chandler, “Oh, God, just do it! Call her! Stop being so testosterone!” Chandler, getting his well oiled sarcasm machine warmed up, responds, “Which, by the way, is the real San Francisco treat.” He then dials the number and abruptly hangs up informing the others, “I got her machine.” Joey asks, “Her answering machine?” [The Knockout] Chandler rolls his eyes at Joey and responds, “No, interestingly enough her leaf blower picked up.”
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