I’ve watched both shows many times over the years, and I have to say FRIENDS. And just based on rankings, # of viewership, amount of salary each FRIENDS character was able to negotiate vs HIMYM, seems many others agree. HIMYM is not as re-watchable over and over as is Friends to me.
Joey > Barney: Barney has his funny moments, his theories, and his confidence. But sometimes I feel like he is trying way too hard to get women, and after a while it comes off as desperate, and incredibly douche-y. “I’ve only had proposal sex.. 5 times”. Although yeah it’s meant to be extreme as this would never happen in real life, but the underlying current of doing whatever you can to get a in a girls pants can be a little disturbing and just a sad reminder of what you actually do sometimes witness in real life. And for whatever reason it’s okay he’s like this because he had a messed up childhood and had his heartbroken, and it’s okay he was shitty to 100+ girls as long as he turns to mush for his future wife. Joey is more chill, and if it happens it happens. But he never goes out of his way to try to get girls by lying and making up elaborate scenarios like dropping off bags at an airport and pretending he just got back from a trip. I feel like if Barney really had game he wouldn’t have to go to such extreme lengths to get a girl, or have to make that his goal for almost every single episode.
“When Joey starts rooming with a girl”
Rachel > Robin: I feel like Rachel is the cool girl you wanted to be when you were younger. I feel like Robin is the kind of girl writers thought would be the stereotypical cool girl guys would all like - she drinks whisky! she loves cigars! she loves blowing off steam at the shooting range, she’s afraid of commitment and sleeps around but bails when it gets too serious. I just don’t find that character as believable, realistic or relatable. Also some of the storylines sound like something a guy would want to believe would happen, but just seem retarded. Lily having a crush on Robin, like really…?
“When Ross was asking how his new hat looked”
Ross > Ted: Ross owns being a nerd with his dinosaur facts and interests. He makes light of bad situations he’s in. His lesbian wife. Saying the wrong name at his wedding. Ted is too “woe is me” for me to like his character as much. Doesn’t own the nerd quality quite as well or as proudly.
“When Ross goes for a spray tan”
“Ross trying to have others share in his interests”
Chandler/Monica & Ross/Rachel > Lily/Marshall: As a couple, I think Lily/Marshall was supposed to be the couple you want to be, but sometimes I find their relationship just unrealistic and a little too over the top. The bedtime singing, the way they have to talk everyday for hours about every mundane detail, even their nicknames. Sometimes it’s cute, sometimes its just annoying. Whereas the friends couples, they make me laugh, and it was more endearing to watch.
“After Rachel reads a book about feminism, and something about windkeepers”
“When Monica’s brother Ross starts practicing bag pipes to play at her wedding”
Chandler’s one liners:
“When Chandler switches careers and gets an internship in marketing”
No Phoebe equivalent. =(
Friends has all kinds of humor - silly, perverted, out there, situational, irony, self deprecation, wit.
HIMYM I feel like they are trying to force being cool. Drinking at the same bar every single day — who does that? Getting coffee before going to work at the same spot everyday, much more common. HIMYM: Going to strip club for Thanksgiving, again who does that. Friends: Getting stripper for bachelor party, and accidentally getting a hooker, comedic. Watching other people getting high on weed, not sure why that is funny, maybe if you are getting high yourself I could get that. Friends is more finding the comedy in everyday life and situations. The characters in Friends seem more close, high school classmates, brother/sister, roommates. The only people in HIMYM that seem close are Ted/Marshall/Lily. Ted & Marshall seem amused by and tolerate Barney. Robin is kind of in the group because Ted likes her but doesn’t seem to get any closer to anyone else. Also FRIENDS has each others back outside of acting, banding together and jointly negotiated record breaking salary in 2002.
There are more “jokes” in HIMYM I just don’t get or find that funny — Canada. Slapsgiving. Cockamouse. Swarley. General/Captain thing between Ted & Robin.
If you ask everyone for their fav HIMYM character, everyone raves about Barney, not many people name anyone else. If he was not in that show would anyone even watch? If you ask people for their fav FRIENDS character, everyone has a different opinion, because everyone brings something great to the show.
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What was How I Met Your Mother about?
If you took the title at face value, you’re one of the (many, many, many) disappointed fans following Monday’s series finale. Yes, Ted met the Mother, but their meeting ended up being beside the point.
(Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen the HIMYM series finale.)
As Ted’s teenage kids point out in the final minutes of the show, if this story was supposed to be all about their mom, then their dad is the world’s worst storyteller. It wasn’t really about the Mother; it was always about Robin. The show’s creators might have had you thinking that this final season revolved around Robin and Barney’s epic love story, but just like the show’s last 22 episodes (with a few exceptions: “How Your Mother Met Me” and “Gary Blauman,” notably), that premise never really rang true.
In 2006, How I Met Your Mother laid out this thesis: Robin is the dream woman who isn’t ready for love, and Ted is the hopeless romantic who only has eyes for one girl. That’s not to take away from his relationship with
the Mom Tracy McConnell, who was tailor-made for Ted Mosby. She was immediately ready for Ted’s brand of sappy, dorky, starry-eyed love, and wore driving gloves to boot. She kept him from leaving New York. She made him the father he was meant to be. But then she got sick.
Meanwhile, over nine years, Robin turned into so much more than just someone’s dream woman. She became a flesh-and-blood person with skills (she’s a cigar-loving sharp shooter), secrets (she was a Canadian teen pop star), and sadness (she’ll never be a pole vaulter). And even though her marriage to Barney ended after just three years, Robin learned to love and finally understood what she missed out on with Ted. While she didn’t interfere with Ted and Tracy’s love story, she did, painfully, remove herself from their friend group when it became too hard to stand on the sidelines.
Fans have speculated for years that the Mother wasn’t alive in the present day, which is why Ted is even telling his kids the story of how they met. So where does that leave Ted? Would the show really kill the love of Ted’s life and then roll the credits? It didn’t need to end that way for Tracy, but with Ted’s soul mate out of the picture, it only makes sense to reunite him with his dream woman — and Robin is finally in a place to make Ted’s dream a reality.
This isn’t a perfect ending; the ground covered in the finale could have filled an entire season instead of being crammed into a single hour. (We haven’t even gotten into Barney becoming a dad, Marshall and Lily having three kids and leaving their treasured apartment, and the many perfectly placed callbacks to nine seasons of inside jokes.) But a straightforward, fairytale ending for Ted and Tracy wouldn’t have served viewers, and it would have been beyond boring. The story Ted tells the kids, and the series itself, is about the gang — Robin included. I would gladly sit down and watch a full spin-off about just Ted and Tracy. But in this series? In the deviously titled How I Met Your Mother? It has always been Robin.
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NBC's program ran from 1989 and 1998 and starred Jerry Seinfeld as a character of the same name, a stand-up comedian living in New York, who spends time with his friends George (Jason Alexander), his ex-girlfriend Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), and his neighbor Kramer(Michael Richards).
The show is famous for its unsympathetic characters, and the producers made the phrase "No hugging, no learning" a rule when crafting storylines, wanting to differentiate themselves from previous TV shows. The cast reunited on theHBO show "Curb Your Enthusiasm" in 2009, which was created by and starred "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David. True to the nature of "Curb," which mixed fiction with real life, the episodes consisted of David trying to organize a "Seinfeld" reunion and the stars finally agree to appear in a scripted episode.
"The show mined comic gold from the little idiosyncrasies and annoyances of American life," Bloom and Vlastnik wrote in their book "Sitcoms." "Seinfeld ushered in the era of squeamish comedy."
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"Friends" aired on NBC from 1994 to 2004 and followed a group of six buddies living in New York City, including high school friends Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) and Monica (Courteney Cox), Monica's older brother Ross (David Schwimmer), Ross's college roommate Chandler (Matthew Perry), ditzy-but-charming Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow), and struggling actor Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc).
Producers were already acquainted with Schwimmer and wrote the role for him, but Cox first auditioned for the role of Rachel before being told by the show's creative team that she'd be a better fit for Monica. The series finale of the show became the most-watched television episode of the decade.