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John Byrne
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Posted: 11 August 2019 at 6:13am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I see LEGO has come out with a playset based on the show. Pretty good LEGO-ization of the Central Perk set, tho I feel inclined to waggle a scolding finger at them for "demoting" Rachel back to waitress status. Of all the characters, hers had the most professional growth over the ten year run.

And, no, I won't be picking this up!

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BTW, nostalgia blip from the chair in which "Ross" is sitting. The way the pieces in the arm fit together reminds me of a toy I had as a child, but I cannot remember what it was!
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That's really cool!!

I like that it has the TV set lights, acknowledging it's a
proscenium set. I love the multi-cam, live audience format
that gives the show a theatrical feel. I know that single
camera is the more popular format now, but I liked it when
multi-cam reigned.



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Posted: 18 August 2019 at 2:13am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

It's frustrating trying to find this set on Amazon as Lego has an entire series called "Lego Friends" that has zero to do with the NBC series!
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I see what you mean, Matt. I have tried several variations on FRIENDS.CENTRAL. PERK.TV.SET and get nothing. The toy set is not being released until Sept 1, but I'd have thought it would be available for pre-order!

(And, again, I don't plan to buy it.)

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I looked it up by set number, Matt. Amazon doesnít appear to have it at the moment. I found a couple on eBay for $150, tho. 
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Meanwhile, a few years back I thought I'd try my hand at modeling Monica's apartment, and got exactly this far before I realized that way lay madness. . .

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Meanwhile, looking for the LEGO set, I came upon an article that mentioned the rent on Monicaís apartment was $200 a month. Quick search showed several other sites with the same number.

On the show several references were made to the apartment being Monicaís grandmotherís and rent controlled, but I donít recall that $200 being mentioned. Why would she need roommates if it was that low?

Anybody recall an episode that cited this number?

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Seems like I remember hearing them say it was that low due to some rent control agreement her grandmother was in before she died. 
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Which is what I said. Iím looking for a specific reference to that $200 number.
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I'm no FRIENDS authority, but I suspect that the precise $200/mo figure is apocryphal.


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Probably. I find multiple references to the $200, but none give an episode title.
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