This VIdeo Shows 'Friends' Without The Jokes Is Pretty Damn Worthless
Probably not a huge surprise, but you can blow through an episode in three minutes without the jokes. Friends was a pretty funny sitcom. The characters were well defined, and there was a great balance between broad humor and character-specific jokes. However, if you lose the laughs, what's left? Not much of anything, it would seem. YouTube user Tunglebrek (?) snipped out the jokes from an episode of Friends ("The One with the Apothecary Table") and what we're left with is...not much. The plots, which seemed well-developed in context, now seem bizarrely one-note. On the plus side, if they had aired the show this was, audiences would have been abel to navigate an entire season in an hour or so. That's a plus. But then they'd have to go in to ER without having experienced all that levity. And that just would have been too much.