Here's Every Episode of 'Friends' Season 1 Played At The Same Time (It's So Much Cooler Than It Sounds) — VIDEO
After what seems like absolute eons of waiting, all 10 seasons of Friends are finally on Netflix, Netflix rolled out the episodes into their online catalog as a lovely New Years treat on January 1. It's been just six days—but be honest: How much time have you already poured into revisiting (or gasp! first-time acquainting with) the much-loved '90s series? If you're one of the few who has "better things to do" like "work a job to pay bills," "have meaningful human relationships," etc., maybe it's time you caught up. Lucky for you smug folks, there is a time-saving alternative to jump back into Monica and Rachel's impossibly enormous Manhattan apartment without taking too much time away from your real life: Watching every episode from Season 1 simultaneously.
Yup: Soneone laid each of the 24 episodes in Friends' first season on top of each other—audio and all—to create one trippy video. If you think the 22-minute footage would be a blurry, mostly-pink cacophony, you'd be right. It forgoes Rachel's seminal entry—sporting a garish wedding dress and completely rain-soaked—along with each character's introduction at their local haunt, Central Perk. Well, I guess it isn't actually skipped—it is there, just buried among layers of all the other episodes from the series' maiden season. The only semi-distinguishable segment is the opening credits. You can kiiinda make out the scrawling white font spelling out the six main stars' names. But even the iconic theme song from Rembrandts grows muddled and completely hidden when combined with coffee shop clatter, rapid-fire puns, and laugh tracks. It's an enormous, fuzzy mess. See what you can make out in "We Used to be Friends":
Get it? Got it? No? That's OK. All smashes together—Joey's work as Al Pacino's butt double, the pet monkey Ross briefly had, Chandler's cougar mother—it's quite the doozy. I've never gone on an LSD bender accompanied by only early '90s shoegaze and now I never have to.