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'Cougar Town': Mo money mo problems

The road to marriage hasn’t been an easy one for Jules and Grayson. Their most recent speed bump came in the form of money issues. Grayson assumed they’d combine their finances, but Jules wasn’t too thrilled about possibly supporting Grayson’s little “whoopsies.” So where does Jules go to deal with all her relationship issues? Her therapist, Lynn, of course!

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'Dancing With the Stars': Hidden Gems of Week 5!

Studies have shown that Hidden Gems of the Week, EW.com’s collection of reader-submitted ridiculata, is the best way to enjoy Dancing With the Stars without ever having to turn it on. It’s a visual feast of sparkles, fringe, and stunning awkwardness. Ready to go down the rabbit hole? Behold this bountiful smattering of Visible Gems!

MOST VALUABLE GEM (MVG) OF THE WEEK:

“Did Gavin borrow the canoe from Pocahontas in “Just Around the Riverbend?”” –Colleen
“Carrie Ann brought it.” –Fridgedancer, endorsed by SpeechTeacher89LAG Award WinnerWiltedYouth

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'Cougar Town': Simon Says

Oh, ABC. You’re such a tease! You finally brought back Cougar Town only to shelve it again for Dancing With the Stars. One of the show’s creators, Kevin Biegel, joked today on Twitter that at this rate season 3 would last until Christmas. “Christmas 2015.” If Cougar Town can manage to survive that long, I’ll gladly pound some grape. But otherwise, let’s try to keep to a regular schedule, ABC.

But enough of that. In last night’s “You Can Still Change Your Mind,” Grayson began his adventures in parenthood by babyproofing the house for Jill Tampa. The babyproofing provided a safe environment for Jill Tampa, but Jules couldn’t seem to outsmart the cabinetry. And thus, the trash sink was born. READ FULL STORY

Neil Patrick Harris could've played Chandler, and eight other things we learned from the 'Friends' oral history

Imagine, for a moment, that it’s September of 1994 and you’ve just left work. After grooving to Ace of Base’s “I Saw the Sign” on the drive home, you check your beeper, then settle in to watch something on your brand-new satellite TV. You surf over to NBC and notice that a new show is playing — it looks like it’s about a group of six attractive people just sitting around at a coffeehouse. Weird premise. Then you notice a few familiar faces. Hey, is that Doogie Howser? And your sister’s favorite actress from Knots Landing? And the chick from Speed?

When the title sequence — set to R.E.M.’s “Shiny Happy People” — plays, you finally learn what you’ve been looking at: a sitcom called Six of One, brought to you by Marta Kauffman and David Crane. It’s funny — the jokes land, and the pacing is crisp. But somehow, things seem… off. Especially that too-clever title. Wouldn’t Crane and Kauffman have been better off with something simpler? Something like, say, Friends?

Thankfully, we don’t live in that alternate universe. But according to this oral history of Friends — an excerpt from Warren Littlefield’s upcoming book Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV, published in this month’s Vanity Fair – everyone’s favorite ’90s sitcom (that isn’t Seinfeld) could have been a very, very different show. The full article isn’t online yet — but we’ve gone through and picked out eight of the best tidbits. Cue up The Rembrandts, pat your Smelly Cat, and get ready: It’s time to go back to Central Perk. READ FULL STORY

'Cougar Town': Everybody Loves Graymond

Something so big happened on last night’s Cougar Town that they titled the episode “Something Big!” Clever writers. Anyway, the road to marriage isn’t an easy one, particularly when you’re packing a lot of extra baggage. So off to therapy Jules and Grayson went to make sure their relationship was completely baggage free before tying the knot. Therapy was a success, but then they hit a pretty big speed bump when they learned Grayson had (gasp!) fathered a child with a former girlfriend/clubbing partner.

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As the Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years, we celebrate our favorite pop culture cookie moments

I remember it like it was yesterday: I’d put on my brown skort, a white long-sleeved t-shirt, my freshly ironed Girl Scout vest, replete with newly-earned community service patches, and step outside my front door with a clipboard in hand, ready to take on even the most crotchety of homeowners. It was Girl Scout cookie time and neighbors, I was coming for you.

That said, when #GirlScouts began trending on Twitter today, I couldn’t help but think about all the ways pop culture has ingrained the beloved cookie into our minds and stomachs: READ FULL STORY

'Cougar Town': Did you wine-watch 'Braveheart'?

Penny Can! It took four episodes, but my favorite TV game returned last night to the special Courteney Cox-directed episode of Cougar Town. The main story featured a group of bicycle-riding hoodlums that were terrorizing the cul-de-sac crew, particularly Jules and Andy. The bicycle boys were going through their yards to get to the new mall behind the neighborhood. And they were trouble. They’re the kind of people who write “don’t” on stop signs, call anyone over 20 grandpa, and make garden gnomes gay. Wait, that last one was Jules. Anyway, they picked the wrong neighborhood to mess with.

But their plan for revengeance got sidetracked when Andy got offended that Jules wouldn’t let him be king of the neighborhood. He even started burrowing, guys! He’d completely resigned himself to being the world’s bitch, but Jules allowed him this one thing. And thus, cul-de-sac Braveheart was born. And let’s be honest, it was a much better plan than Officer Pumpkinhead. I cannot even put into words how hilarious this parody was. Andy on a fake horse = me dying. So funny.

Meanwhile, Laurie and Ellie were discussing the pros and cons of Internet nudity. It’s too risky, Ellie said. Laurie’s rebuttal? “The whole world saw Paris Hilton’s Berts and Ernie and now she’s rich!” Set. Match. To help prove her point, Laurie decided to send a skin pic to Wade, an Army guy in Afghanistan whom she met on Twitter. (Don’t worry. She kept it classy: “Covered up my berts. Single nerped him. Just a peek.”) This began a whirlwind Twitter romance in which Wade sent her a virtual promise ring, and she returned the favor by sending him her social security number. Ellie still doubted, but after reading their Twitter conversations she had a change of heart. Laurie and Wade are just so good together!

Travis also had a change of heart. He was focused on his photography class. Bobby was focused on Travis’ photography teacher, Angie (guest star/Scrubs actress Sarah Chalke). Travis did what he could to keep them apart, but finally caved and introduced the pair. So now they’re all Bobby and Angie sitting in a tree and Scrubs fans, like myself, are happy for another reunion.

NEXT: The night’s best moments and lines…

'Cougar Town': Life's tough! Get a helmet

Life is tough. But you probably don’t actually need a helmet unless you, like Travis, fractured your skull while dogboarding (patent pending). Don’t worry, he’s totally fine. He just has to wear a dorky helmet for a while.** We didn’t get to see the accident, but Travis recounted it for us while recovering in the hospital: “I’m sure panties will drop when girls find out I was being pulled by my dog on a skateboard, saw a monarch butterfly, and said, ‘Hey you’re not native to Florida!’ CRASH.”

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Jennifer Aniston still watches ‘Friends’ reruns. She IS just like us!

I still love Friends. My friends still love Friends. And it makes me happy to know that despite being eight years removed from the show, Jennifer Aniston – one Friend of said Friends – also still loves Friends. Friends.

In an interview on CBS This Morning, Aniston told reporter Gayle King that she “absolutely” watches reruns of the show from time to time, drawing squeals from the Gellar-Green-Bing-Buffay-Tribbiani fan that exists in each and every child. READ FULL STORY

'Happy Endings' recap: Smackdown Thaw

Happy Endings, as it’s entirely aware of itself, has plenty to thank Friends for. Especially that with no Fat Joey we’d have no Max, and with no Max we’d have no Bear Max. But the top-notch comedy has traces of another popular sitcom to it: How I Met Your Mother. Well, HIMYM during its heyday, anyway, and not this recent wave of weekly cliffhangers and melodrama. (When will it cease?!)

During last night’s episode of Happy Endings, titled “The Butterfly Effect Effect,” I couldn’t help but hope that their Spring Smackdown will become like the HIMYM equivalent of slap bet. This would be brilliant as a recurring gag and, truthfully, it would just give me an excuse to make my own Spring Smackdown shirt. As it turns out, it’s not the change of seasons that brings the much-needed Spring to the chilly Chicago tundra, rather Brad and Jane getting into an annual no-holds-barred battle royale. I don’t know what I love more, this ridiculously hot couple (of course they would be able to thaw out winter) when they get along or when they are fighting about inconsequential things like how to properly grate cheese.
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