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Blame Netflix for Making Friends the Most Popular Television Show of All Time

The one where Friends is the most popular television show of all time
The one where Friends is the most popular television show of all time

So no one told you life was gonna be this way.

A stupid show you know has gotten lots of plays
You thought it’d vanish like David Schwimmer’s career
But then Netflix bought all 236 episodes at the beginning of last year, and

Friends is there for you
(On your Galaxy S4)
Friends is there for you
(Even if you’ve seen it before)
Friends is there for you
(Admit you’re streaming it too)

Millennials are into Friends, because their life ain’t great
Their jobs are jokes, they’re broke, and so they can relate!
Their mothers watched Friends in the ’90s
But they didn’t think their kids would watch Gen X shows like these, so

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Friends is there for you
(On your Galaxy S4)
Friends is there for you
(Even if you’ve seen it before)
Friends is there for you
(Admit you’re streaming it too)

No one could ever see it
No one could ever guess it
Even creator Marta Kauffman says she can’t believe it
Some blogs are written about this
There are Vines and Tumblrs about this
How could the worst show be so viewed? Yuck

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You thought it’d vanish like David Schwimmer’s career
But then Netflix bought all 236 episodes at the beginning of last year, and

Friends is there for you
(On your Galaxy S4)
Friends is there for you
(Even if you’ve seen it before)
Friends is there for you
(Admit you’re streaming it too)

Friends is there for you
(On your Galaxy S4)
Friends is there for you
(Even if you’ve seen it before)
Friends is there for you
(Admit you’re streaming it too)

[Vulture]

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Alissa is the former urbanism editor at Gizmodo.

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Desperate for a Shag Giles

I see we have a good showing of the “I never saw an episode it’s such a bad show my taste in television is so much better than that” crowd already.