View Full Version : When did Friends jump the shark?

11-24-2004, 01:37 PM
So the thread in the WPT forum got me thinking, when did Friends jump the shark? It was actually a really good show for the first couple of years until it turned into a chick show / soap opera. What episode do you think was the turning point?

11-24-2004, 01:39 PM
phoebe giving birth.

that or when everyone starts wanting eachother.

nicky g
11-24-2004, 01:44 PM
"phoebe giving birth. "

It was before that IMO. But I have to say, there were still often some pretty sharp lines all the way into the 7th/8th episodes.

11-24-2004, 01:44 PM
Man, I never liked friends, but the first few years are the WORST. My wife watches it all the time so I've probably seen most episodes. I think the later years were better, except for the last year it got really really stupid.

Ok, maybe I liked the show a little, but I never sat down to watch the show, it's just that my wife is watching it all the time.

11-24-2004, 01:47 PM
2 words...[censored] monkey

11-24-2004, 02:11 PM

Most votes tend to go towards "people getting together"

11-24-2004, 03:51 PM
The second Ross & Rachel break up. The show really didn't have anywhere to go after that as it had built itself around them getting back together.

11-24-2004, 06:28 PM
You stole my thought bro. Who the hell has a pet monkey.

dr. klopek
11-24-2004, 07:47 PM
When did it what? I assume this means "become bad" more or less. If this is the case, there is no answer that doesn't imply that it was once good. Which is wrong.