The wild success of Buddies didn’t stop it from dealing with points all through its ten seasons. From continuity inconsistencies to particulars that simply didn’t add up, the present discovered methods to poke holes in its storytelling. Typically, particulars appeared to alter based mostly on the joke of the episode, with the joke counting on altering the historical past from what we already knew. Sadly, this result in components of the present not making any sense.
Because of this followers created their solutions to the questions the collection had inadvertently posed. Listed here are 5 issues from the present Buddies that don’t make sense and 5 fan theories that do.
When Rachel first runs into Central Perk after operating from her wedding ceremony, she is relieved to see that she has discovered her outdated buddy Monica. Rachel and Ross reunite at that second as nicely, after which Monica introduces Rachel to the remainder of the group for the primary time. Nevertheless, in a while, we discover out that this was not Chandler and Rachel’s first assembly.
They meet for the primary time throughout at the least two different events. In “The One With The Flashback” Chandler and Rachel meet in a bar that will change into Central Perk. In one other episode, Rachel and Chandler are launched on the Gellar household’s Thanksgiving dinner. All of those contradict themselves to the purpose the place the viewers isn’t fairly positive how they met, however the present continues to deal with it as in the event that they met in the course of the Thanksgiving dinner once they had been in school and highschool respectively.
Whereas maybe a bit far-fetched, the idea is fascinating. In line with one fan principle, your entire collection was a big anxiousness dream Rachel has earlier than her wedding ceremony to Barry. The idea stems from field artwork on a season DVD cowl the place Rachel is the one one awake.
Since Rachel by no means actually needed to marry Barry, she most likely panicked, creating a whole world inside her head that will persuade her to not undergo with it. This is able to not be the primary or the final present the place followers would consider the whole lot of a collection was solely a dream.
Ben was a big a part of Ross’ life for a few years. When Ben was a child Ross needed to be there to see Ben’s first steps or hear his first phrases. Over time Ben’s significance diminished.
He grew up and as time went on we noticed him much less and fewer till he disappeared from the present totally. Whereas there may be the occasional reference to him, he’s not seen within the final seasons of the collection and it’s by no means talked about if he ever met his child half-sister Emma.
In reply to determining the place Ben went, one fan principle suggests it has to do with Ross shedding custody as a result of he was a nasty father. The more and more much less time Ross spends with Ben makes the concept a doable idea.
Ross’ habits in the direction of disagreeing with Ben’s toys as a child or his actions towards Carol and Susan may have influenced the selection. To not point out the time the place Ross was placed on depart at work because of his rage points. Nevertheless, nothing goes to assist or deny the idea on the collection. On condition that Carol and Susan additionally disappeared from the collection as nicely there could also be some benefit.
For somebody who supposedly got here from cash, Chandler doesn’t act prefer it. He admits a number of instances that he got here from cash, his mother and father having the ability to afford individuals to work at their home. Chandler additionally admits he has some huge cash to have the ability to afford his and Monica’s wedding ceremony.
Chandler tends to have cash each time he wants it, whether or not it’s for himself, Monica, or Joey. Nevertheless, in his every day life, he by no means has an lively sense of utilizing the cash the best way one could if they’d as a lot as he does.
Whereas Phoebe would come off as being one of many extra oblivious members of the group, one fan principle means that Phoebe was a genius with out ambition. The concept stemmed from the episode when Phoebe and Ross are discussing the idea of evolution.
Phoebe can persuade Ross, who’s satisfied within the scientific reality of evolution, that there is a risk that evolution isn’t the best way people got here to be. Since Ross is supposed to be essentially the most academically shiny it may stand to say this can be a risk since Phoebe can outsmart Ross and make him query his personal beliefs. Within the episode “The One That May Have Been” Phoebe is a profitable stockbroker.
On the flight from New York to Las Vegas, Ross and Rachel have a contest to see who could make the opposite extra embarrassed. Finally, Rachel falls asleep and Ross is hit with the concept to attract on Rachel’s face. It takes till they attain the resort for Rachel to search out out in regards to the drawings and she or he hurries to the toilet to rub it off, besides it stubbornly stays on her face.
Ross makes a name to the corporate solely to search out out that there’s nothing they’ll do to take away the markings. By the tip of the episode, each Ross and Rachel have drawings on their faces from the pen. The next episode, “The One After Vegas” exhibits Ross and Rachel get up, hungover from the evening earlier than. After they go down to fulfill the remainder of the group for breakfast, all of the pen marks are gone from their faces.
All through the collection, Monica is thought to have obsessive-compulsive dysfunction. She should hold every part clear, organized, and executed in a selected, sure approach. Whereas it’s an ingrained a part of her character, it isn’t all the time an attribute.
Throughout flashback episodes when she is ‘Fats Monica,’ she exhibits no indicators of those signs. Previously earlier than shedding pounds, Monica is pleased, perhaps a bit socially awkward, however by no means obsessive about cleanliness. This principle is fascinating as a result of whereas it’s by no means confirmed or denied, the concept of it really works. After shedding pounds Monica’s opinion of herself modified, and it might have set off a brand new psychological state.
Each season of Buddies features a vacation episode that marks a yr has passed by. Nevertheless, this contradicts the ages the characters declare they’re. Rachel’s thirtieth birthday comes years later than it ought to. Phoebe seems to be a yr older than she believed she was, though her sister, Ursula, was conscious of their start date. Ross’ age stays the identical for a number of seasons.
At one level Ross claims to have skipped the second grade, nevertheless, it was confirmed that Ross was just one yr forward of Monica at school. This is able to result in the conclusion that Ross and Monica would have been fraternal twins if Ross skipped a grade and Monica didn’t, nevertheless, it is usually a recognized truth within the present that they aren’t twins and Ross is the older sibling.
Joey and Phoebe all the time had a unique relationship than the remainder of the group. They might typically be seen flirting and didn’t thoughts to share kisses. One principle means that the explanation for his or her closeness got here from a secret they stored to themselves in the course of the collection.
It states that Joey and Phoebe had been sleeping collectively unbeknownst by everybody else for some time. As a result of approach, the collection introduced Ross and Rachel collectively in addition to Chandler and Monica, and even Rachel and Joey for a bit, it isn’t unreasonable to consider that there had been extra to Joey and Phoebe’s relationship than the collection let on.