The slight delay in posting is not so much due to end-of-year festivities as to the time-consuming nature of the project we’re presenting today.
2014 marked the 20th anniversary of the first episode of Friends and the 10th anniversary of the last one. And yesterday all 10 seasons of the show became available on Netflix (we hear). To celebrate all these momentous occasions we have created a poster with an icon for each of the 236 episodes of Friends. That’s a lot of icons.
But Friends were with us when we were kids and they repeated every episode over and over and we still found them funny, and then we were no longer kids and still re-watched an episode here and there and still found them funny. It was before we got fed up with sitcoms; we loved the characters (well, most of them) and even how they gradually changed: from the crazy 80s hair to their stylish(er) looks and grown-up relationships. We were there for the iconic moments: “We were on a break,” “smelly cat,” “holiday armadillo” all meant something to us. And, you’re very free to disagree, but we always loved Monica and Chandler together.
During the research for this poster we re-watched a lot of bits of the show again and sure, it grows old, but it grows old with surprising grace.
So this is our tribute to Friends. If you like it, you may even buy it here or here. The icons are fairly small in this full version (we particularly don’t recommend buying mini sizes, we just can’t turn them off) so keep reading to see ten additional posters, one for each seasons (with links to buy them).
May the New Year be wonderful for you, full of wacky, hilarious, supportive friends and other good things!
And here are 10 posters for 10 seasons, as promised.
Season 1: The One Where They Get a Monkey, a Fussball Table and Rachel (buy here).
Season 2: The One Where Joey Moves Out and Back In (buy here).
Season 3: The One with All the Drama with Ross and Rachel (buy here).
Season 4: The One That Ends in London (buy here).
Season 5: The One with Monica and Chandler’s Secret (buy here).
Season 6: The One Where Monica and Chandler Get Engaged (buy here).
Season 7: The One Where Monica and Chandler Get Married (buy here).
Season 8: The One with Rachel’s Pregnancy (buy here).
Season 9: The One Largely about Babies (buy here).