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'Friends': A definitive and completely objective ranking of Phoebe's original songs

Yes, I’m a day late to observe the 10th anniversary of Friends‘ series finale. However! It’s always the right time to celebrate the song stylings of one Phoebe Buffay, the best/worst singer/songwriter of the mid-late ’90s and early-mid ’00s. (Tough luck, Lisa Loeb.)

Looking at this list, you may be surprised to see that Phoebe sang as often as she did. (I certainly was after I agreed to write this post!) Given that, I had to set down some ground rules: I’m only counting original songs that Phoebe intended to perform, which means both her “Endless Love” duet with Chandler and the two impromptu ditties she improvised in the finale are out. Even so, Friends‘ 10-year span gave us nearly 40 Phoebe songs to contend with — which is why I’ll cut the introduction here and get right down to the ranking. Oh, and spoiler: “Smelly Cat” ain’t No. 1.

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'Friends' PopWatch Polls: Which ex was the best (and worst)?

Friends is tearing EW apart.

We can’t decide if Ross really should have been allowed to sleep with another woman during his hours-long break with Rachel. Or if Phoebe’s art piece Gladys was actually less terrifying than Glynnis. Or if Smelly Cat was really that smelly, or whether Bamboozled’s rules actually made sense, or which Friend had the comfiest couch, or what happened to LaPooh, or whether Ben was really alive or just a figment of Ross’ imagination in seasons 1 through 8.

But here’s a doozy that comes with a very loaded set of options: Which Friend’s ex was the best, and who was the worst? As we know, our favorite New Yorkers were not shy when it came to blind dates, one-night stands, or lengthy relationships, leaving fans with a slew of guest stars who were both endearing and/or utterly awful (I’m so over Janine…).

Cases can be made for each and every failed relationship. Does the gold crown go to Tag, whose name was horrible but whose hair was not? Charlie, who may very well have been Ross’ fourth wife if she hadn’t dabbled in Joey? Janice, the queen of Yemen?

Or what about Emily? Richard? Mona? Mark? Fun Bobby? David? Duncan? Joshua? Pete? Elizabeth? Paolo? Julie? Janine? Gary? Bonnie? Kathy? Chip? Parker? Gavin? Tommy? Cheryl? Katie?

The world of Friends exes is pretty monstrous, so we’ve got two polls for you to consider: READ FULL STORY

'Friends' PopWatch Poll: Were Ross and Rachel on a break?

They were the five words heard ’round the world (or at least through all of fake New York): “We were on a break!!!”

We all remember the circumstances: In season 3, Rachel suggested that she a Ross “take a break” from their relationship. And in the aftermath of that decision, Ross had a few too many drinks and ended up sleeping with the girl from the Xerox store. So the next morning, when Rachel showed up to apologize for being stupid, Ross realized he’d made a mistake. And break or no break, his night with another woman cost him his relationship with Rachel, at least for the time being.

Nearly a year after the “break,” Ross and Rachel almost got back together before he refused to admit that they hadn’t been on a break. And six years later, when they finally got together in the series finale, he still couldn’t fully let it go: READ FULL STORY

'Friends' PopWatch Poll: Gladys or Glynnis?

“Applause” or “Roar”? Edward or Jacob? Whigs or Tories? History has long provided us with pop culture battles rife for debate, but there are some questions that have never even been posed to the general public. Until today. READ FULL STORY

Courteney Cox shuts down talk of 'Friends' reunion on 'Letterman' -- VIDEO

Could she BE any more clear?

Courteney Cox went on the Late Show with David Letterman Monday night, and Letterman told her he had to ask her about something she probably didn’t want to address: A Friends reunion.

Fans have been clamoring for one since the show went off the air in May 2004 (10 years ago!). Unfortunately, Cox said she’s got some bad news: She can barely get Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, and Lisa Kudrow together for a cast dinner. That means a taped reunion simply isn’t in the cards. “It’s not gonna happen,” she said. (For the record, Friends creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane told EW the same thing earlier this month: “The show is over. What was at the heart of the show is done,” said Kauffman. And as Crane added, “People say they want it, and the more that we say it’s a bad idea, people [disagree]. But I think if we actually gave it to people, there would be such backlash.”)

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TV Recap: The best Thanksgiving episodes

Happy Thanksgiving! Relive our favorite holiday episodes from Friends, How I Met Your Mother, and more below. READ FULL STORY

What's your favorite sitcom proposal? -- POLL

[Monday-night TV spoiler alert!]

They say love is patient, love is kind. But if television sitcoms are any indication, love is also undeniably funny — and following last night’s touching proposal on How I Met Your Mother between Ted and the Mother (finally!), we decided to take a look back at how shows have tackled popping the question in the past.

So, hopeless romantics everywhere, it’s time to vote. Below, we’ve compiled some of our favorite proposals from comedies that have made engagements equally sweet and silly. Which one’s your favorite?
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Pop Culture Pet Peeve: How does everyone know when and where to meet for dinner?

Let me preface this by saying that I understand that as a viewer of a fictional world, I have to suspend disbelief when watching television. I get it. Trust me. I’m currently binge-watching Supernatural, and my favorite show is The Vampire Diaries, so I really, really understand. But there are some small elements of TV that still get to me, and today, it’s the unplanned dinner plans.
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Throwback Thursday: Remember when the Emmys snubbed 'Friends' and Bryan Cranston was in the comedy category?

This Sunday night, DVRs will be more important than ever, when viewers everywhere are forced to choose between the 75-minute penultimate episode of Breaking Bad and watching Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul potentially take home trophies at the 65th Emmy Awards. So to honor both events, we’re using this Throwback Thursday to remember the 2002 Emmys, when things looked a lot different in terms of nominees. Well, a little different.

Do you all remember when Friends was the biggest Emmy snub of all-time, a.k.a. back when only Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow took home trophies for the series and the series itself only won once? Well, it just so happens that those were also the days when Cranston’s name was on the Emmy ballot, but not because he was the danger. Rather, Cranston was nominated for his comedic work on Malcolm in the Middle. Doesn’t he look young and handsome?

Relive the unappreciated greatness of both Friends and Cranston in the clip below:
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Throwback Thursday: Mae Whitman plays a Girl Scout on 'Friends'

Before Mae Whitman won us over as Amber, the troubled teen-turned-awesome adult, on Parenthood, and even before she lit up the screen as Arrested Development‘s Ann, she was something of a child star. Don’t believe us? Watch the trailer for One Fine Day, and you’ll quickly realize George Clooney was not the cutest person in the film (seriously).

So, in honor of the upcoming return of Parenthood — and therefore, Ryber! — we’re dedicating this Throwback Thursday to Mae Whitman’s 1996 appearance on season 3 of Friends. Remember that Girl Scout Ross accidentally knocked down a flight of stairs, breaking her leg? Well, it turns out we have the adorable Whitman to thank for watching Ross attempt to out-sell the other Girl Scouts in the annual cookie drive. The poor kid just wanted to go to space camp! They call him “cookie duuude”!
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