What show began with a girl meeting a group of fun-loving friends, before eventually finding happy-ever-after with one of the main characters? If you guessed “The Big Bang Theory”, you’re right. The first episode’s turning point saw Leonard meeting Penny.
However, if you guessed “Friends”, well, you’re right too – Rachel the runaway bride meeting the gang in Central Perk! Here are several moments from both these iconic sitcoms that make amazing joincidences:
1. Leonard and Penny are basically Ross and Rachel
As the ultimate “will-they-won’t-they” couple from each show, Leonard and Ross spend the first few seasons pining after Penny and Rachel before ultimately ending up with each other. Leonard and Ross are both doctors; Penny and Rachel are both waitresses. Both couples even got married in Las Vegas!
2. Songs about cats
“Smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you?”♪ and ♪ “Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur” ♪. Bet you’re singing along now ;)
3. Bromance, bromance everywhere
There’s just so much bromance in both “Friends” and “The Big Bang Theory”! Remember the time they shared friendship bracelets, or when they worked together to meet models? How about the time they took care of a baby, or when they took a nap together? Did Joey and Chandler do all that, or was it Raj and Howard?
4. Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock-Fire-Water Balloon
It’s very simple. Scissors cuts paper, paper covers rock, rock crushes lizard, lizard poisons Spock, Spock smashes scissors, scissors decapitates lizard, lizard eats paper, paper disproves Spock, Spock vaporizes rock, and as it always has, rock crushes scissors.
Unless you’re playing by Joey’s rules, then fire beats every one of them, except for water balloon.
5. This is my spot
While Sheldon makes it clear that his spot is his and his alone, do you remember that Joey also has a preferred spot that is “equal distance from the kitchen to the bathroom, and at the perfect angle so there is no glare coming off the TV”?
Bonus: Both shows are airing on Warner TV this year!
Both “Friends” and “The Big Bang Theory” have the honour of being labelled the sitcom of their generations, with both shows surpassing the 200-episode mark and continuing to bring laughs to their viewers years after their original airing.
Catch “The Big Bang Theory” on the same day as the US on Fridays, 8:10pm on Warner TV! Plus, don’t miss the “Big Bang Friends Comedy Hour”, a special tribute featuring two of the most classic sitcoms starting 6th May, weekdays at 7:20pm on Warner TV! Warner TV is available on Astro CH 719; Unifi TV CH 451.