Sure, there are some elements to the sitcom Friends that are totally unrealistic. What mostly comes to mind is the fact that all these people live in an insanely expensive New York apartment despite the fact that they work as coffee house waitresses/masseuses/etc.
But for the most part, when it comes to the characters and their utterly relatable quotes that have to do with living in the real world, all we can say is "same". What are some of the most relatable lines from our favorite '90s sitcom? Read on to find out!
10 "I SAY MORE DUMB THINGS BEFORE 9 AM THAN MOST PEOPLE SAY ALL DAY."
When most of us were little, we dreamed of growing up to be the President of the United States or the next famous pop sensation, but in all truth, most of us grew up to be Chandler Bing. We can relate to him on a personal level, especially when it comes to saying all the wrong things before 9 am.
If only we could have the suave charm of James Bond or Marilyn Monroe, but for the vast majority of society, Chandler Bing is our one true spirit animal - And honestly, we're kind of okay with this.
9 "I WISH I COULD, BUT I DON'T WANT TO."
This quote from Phoebe is just way too accurate. If there could be a caption for most of our lives, for a lot of us, it would be this. We want to be good people and help out in society by offering a generous hand, but the truth is, most of us are just plain lazy when it comes down to it.
Phoebe Buffay is such a great character because she couldn't care less what the rest of the world thinks about her. She will say exactly what she's thinking even if it might come across as slightly rude or socially inappropriate. We should all take note and learn from the "Smelly Cat" singer!
8 "WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD. IT SUCKS. YOU'RE GONNA LOVE IT."
Being a kid is great. All you really have to do is enjoy life while fingerpainting and playing hopscotch with your closest friends. Sure, you might fall off your bike as a child or have a tough time in school, but for the most part, being young means having the freedom to be carefree and happy.
Once you enter adulthood, you are also entering into the real world where you must get a job, do your laundry, remember to shower every once in a while and pay all your bills. It kinda sucks, but at the same time, it is a period of growth and finding yourself unlike ever before.
7 "DO YOU HAVE A PLAN? I DON'T EVEN HAVE A 'PLA'"
Oh, Phoebes. Always describing our life stories with quick-witted one-liners. This is why we relate to her character so much because while it seems like the majority of people have it all figured out, most of us regular folks don't even have a "Pla".
It's funny because growing up we had all these huge goals and dreams and as we start to enter the real world we realize that life isn't as easy as we thought it was gonna be as kids. Luckily, Phoebe has an awesome set of friends to help her figure out her purpose in life. After all, the importance of friendship is what the show is all about.
6 "WHEN I FIRST MEET SOMEBODY IT'S USUALLY PANIC, ANXIETY, AND A GREAT DEAL OF SWEATING."
More concrete evidence that Chandler Bing is our spirit animal. How is this guy not considered a millennial? Most of us mere mortals are amazed by the naturally charismatic types who are masters when it comes to the art of social skills, but for those of us who relate to Chandler Bing, this is not how we function.
For the most part, when we are forced to interact with the human world and meet new people, we are often met with panic, anxiety, and a great deal of sweating.
5 "WHEN I DIE, SOME PEOPLE ARE GOING TO GET SERIOUSLY HAUNTED."
Ross Geller might be considered a sweet man by a glance, but once you get to know the guy you realize he has some serious (and hilarious) anger issues. These anger issues usually arise from mundane problems such as someone eating his sandwich at work along with his friends laughing at his pain and suffering.
As much as we all want to be positive angels, most of us can totally identify with Ross's temper tantrums (especially when it comes to people eating our sandwiches. Like what's that all about? We want answers!).
4 "UGH IT'S SO EXHAUSTING, WAITING FOR DEATH."
Phoebe understands how exhausting the "real world" is, and as adults, most of us just want to sleep all the time in order to avoid all of our grown-up responsibilities. Phoebe sees death as a really long nap (an eternal nap) and this line just totally suits her zany personality.
When it comes to going to work, cleaning the dishes, doing the laundry, and paying the rent, life can get pretty tiring so instead of Phoebe looking down upon death, she personally can not wait for it. Preach, girl. Preach!
3 "YOU HUNG UP ON THE PIZZA PLACE! I DON'T HANG UP ON YOUR FRIENDS!"
Joey is right about this one. Why would Rachel hang up on the pizza place? Just why? It makes no sense to us because the pizza place is everything to us and is our true safe-haven. Perhaps this whole time the show Friends hasn't been centered around the friendship between Phoebe, Joey, Monica, Ross, Chandler, and Rachel.
Perhaps this whole time Friends was actually about the friendship between Joey and the pizza place! Now wouldn't that be an interesting sitcom! We'd definitely watch it. When Joey thinks "there's no place like home", he's really just thinking about the pizza place.
2 "SO WHY DON'T YOU BE A GROWN UP AND COME WATCH TV IN THE FORT?"
Chandler and Joey are all of us when it comes to the fact that they still make forts out of boxes. Just because we are considered adults doesn't mean we have to give up on having a blast! Once you find yourself a set of friends who are still willing to make box forts with you while watching TV inside, you know for a fact that you've found your people. Never let them go.
You are never considered too old to do the things that you loved from your childhood - Especially when it comes to building forts.
1 "IT'S SUNDAY, I DON'T MOVE ON SUNDAYS."
Chandler understands the importance of Sunday being the ultimate day of rest. He takes "the day of rest" quite literally by not moving at all from the couch, and this is why Sunday is pretty much the best day ever. You don't have to work and you don't feel pressured to get all dressed up and party like you do on Friday and Saturday night.
It's pretty much the ideal day to simply veg out in your pajamas while staring like a zombie at the TV. People who actually manage to get things done on Sundays are most likely unicorns - at least according to the vast majority of us.