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Friends without benefits: how Joey and Rachel’s fling killed off the sitcom

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Season 10 was a low point for Friends, but the real issue was the gang taking ‘I’ll be there for you’ a bit too literally Stuff a bunch of rats in a cage with no food or water and they’ll end up trying to eat each other. Stuff a bunch of rats in a cage with enough water and food and they’ll end up trying to have sex. The same was invariably going to happen with Messrs and Mses Bing, Geller, Tribbiani, Buffay, Geller and Green. They’re caged in their New York apartments (they rarely leave, except to go to that coffee place with the giant mugs). They have enough water (always sipped from refrigerated bottles. Don’t these bozos care about plastic waste?). They have enough food (usually pizzas the size of a toilet mat). They don’t need to eat each other. So they invariably turn to the next item on the survival agenda.
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