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    two lines by B. Lee and J. Franciscus

    Hello everyone, On Youtube there is a clip from the Longstreet TV series starring Bruce Lee and James Franciscus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5R746BSodM&t=6s I understand most (not all of course) of what they say, but at the very beginning of the video I can't make out the first line by...
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    vanishing array

    Hello everyone, From the book Assassin. Geirmund peered in to the woods, which were already twilight-dim that late in the afternoon and darkening still. The open, lowland groves of oak had long since given way to dense, mountain forest in which all manner of beasts could hide. Black trunks of...
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    There was discovery

    Hello everyone, From the book Friends forever: Co-creator David Crane adds, “Certainly, there was growth in the first season. There was discovery. I would say there was a point in the first Thanksgiving show where we saw how Monica could be really funny. Not just caring and supportive...
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    find its groove

    Hello everyone, From the book Friends forever: It didn’t take long for this freshman show to find its groove. Co-creator Kauffman said in a 2019 interview, “Somewhere around the fourth or fifth episode we started to figure out what made the show work best. The lesson we had to learn over and...
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    Six of One

    Hello everyone, From the book Friends forever. Of course, before the pilot made it to air, there would be other title changes: Six of One, Across the Hall, Friends Like Us, and finally, Friends. There was some trepidation about that, since ABC was about to launch a similar show—yet another...
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    if the stories were universal

    Hello everyone, From the book Friends forever: The show wasn’t a hard sell. In a 2019 interview, Kauffman said, “We had competing offers, but [NBC] gobbled it up. The only change they wanted us to make was they wanted us to add an older character in the coffeehouse, who we jokingly used to...
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    you can call us Kevorkian

    Hello everyone, From the book Friends forever: Kauffman and Crane’s producing partner, Kevin S. Bright, didn’t care that the name Friends sounded generic, since the show was scheduled to air during prime-time TV’s most coveted half hour: 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, bookended by Mad About You...
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    gobbled it up

    Hello everyone, From the book Friends forever: The show wasn’t a hard sell. In a 2019 interview, Kauffman said, “We had competing offers, but [NBC] gobbled it up. The only change they wanted us to make was they wanted us to add an older character in the coffeehouse, who we jokingly used to...
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    They so knew who

    Hello everyone, From the book Friends forever: Kauffman and Crane had earned some interest from the Fox network for another pitch, for a show idea they themselves didn’t like as much; they even worried that the networks would pick the wrong show, and they’d be stuck. But when they came to NBC...
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    and they’d be stuck

    Hello everyone, From the book Friends forever: Kauffman and Crane had earned some interest from the Fox network for another pitch, for a show idea they themselves didn’t like as much; they even worried that the networks would pick the wrong show, and they’d be stuck. But when they came to NBC...
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    That was really it/that was pretty much it

    Hello everyone, From the book Friends Forever: Marta and I met in college. We were living in New York for the eighties. We had a group of friends that was not unlike the Friends. Our pitch was, ‘It’s that time of your life where your friends are your family. It’s now the family you make rather...
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    pitched that one line

    Hello everyone, From the book Friends Forever: Marta and I met in college. We were living in New York for the eighties. We had a group of friends that was not unlike the Friends. Our pitch was, ‘It’s that time of your life where your friends are your family. It’s now the family you make rather...
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    where do we go?

    Hello everyone, From the book Friends Forever: Marta and I met in college. We were living in New York for the eighties. We had a group of friends that was not unlike the Friends. Our pitch was, ‘It’s that time of your life where your friends are your family. It’s now the family you make rather...
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    pre-Starbucks-on-every-corner

    Hello everyone, From the book Friends Forever: Gen X did show up on pop culture’s radar in 1994—for all the wrong reasons. This was the year when Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain died, when the movie Reality Bites was met with a col- lective shrug at the box office, and when Elizabeth Wurtzel’s...
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    OPPOSITE

    Hello everyone, On page 5 in the book Friends Forever there is the following: OPPOSITE Friends main cast is played by the following actors, shown from left to right: Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, and Matthew LeBlanc. You...
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