Genre: Nonfiction, Pop Culture
Published: October 23, 2018
How you doin’?
Marcel, did you poo in the shoe?
Princess Consuela Banana Hammock
I graduated in the early 90s so in 1994 when the show premiered I was already in the working world. From what I can remember it took a few seasons for it to make my radar and I also recall that theme song was hard to avoid! I LOVED the show and I was so happy we got ten seasons. I was rooting for Ross and Rachel and cringing when they put Joey and Rachel together. (Turns out even the actors didn’t like that match up either). I loved Phoebe and Mike but also thought she and the Scientist Guy were perfect. Also, they all hated the monkey 🐒…
This book was an easy and fast read because a lot of it I was familiar with and because I’m such a
fanatic FAN! However…there was a ton of details I didn’t know and having it all laid out chronologically was… perfection. 😂
The author, Kelsey Miller dug deep to give the reader a peek behind the scenes. I was interested to hear about the negotiations for getting the cast together in the first place and then how the studio had little leverage when salary discussions came up. It was cool to hear how they really lived the friendship on and offscreen especially after they became uber stars. Interestingly, the show seems to be MORE successful in syndication with the reruns being wildly popular in the UK.
When you think about all the celebrities they had on the show it’s mind boggling! I loved Charlie Sheen and Isabella Rossellini and Christina Applegate…and so many more!
Bravo to the author for this well done and insightful tribute to one of my favorite shows. (My one complaint would be … What about Gunther? He has a great story line and I don’t think he was mentioned?!)
About the Author:
Kelsey Miller graduated from Boston University with a BS in Film & Television. She began her career in the film production industry before transitioning to full-time writing. Soon after joining the staff of Refinery29, she created The Anti-Diet Project, one of the website’s most popular franchises. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, and is currently working on her next book.
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