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    15 Random References People Learned From Watching "Friends"

    "I learned about Princess Leia and the gold bikini..."

    With 10 seasons worth of material, it's safe to say there were A LOT of references made on Friends. We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community what things they randomly learned from watching Friends and here's what they shared:

    1. Happy Days:

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    "I learned what Happy Days was from Friends. I didn’t know anything about the show until I watched Friends."


    2. Michael Flatley, Lord of the Dance:

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    "I literally had no idea who Michael Flatley was until I watched Friends!"


    3. Welcome Back, Kotter:

    "In 'The One with the Prom Video' when the video pans to Ross and his porn ‘stache and Joey suddenly says “Lookin' good, Mr. Kotter!” I die every time but never got the reference until one day I decided to find out what it meant. And I’ve been watching it all 19 years of my life!"


    4. That Riverdale is based on Archie Comics:

    "Okay, I’m going to sound like at TOTAL Gen-Zer but I found out that Riverdale is based off of the Archie comic books from an episode of Friends! I think Chandler brings up the comic books and he says something about Jughead and I just put two and two together!"


    5. Princess Leia in the gold bikini:

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    "I learned about Princess Leia with the gold bikini for the first time from Ross?????"


    6. Ménage a trois and edible leg wax:

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    "Phoebe taught me what a ménage a trois is. I also learned that some leg waxes are apparently edible."


    7. Frankie Goes to Hollywood:

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    "Frankie Goes to Hollywood."


    8. Underdog:

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    "I had no idea who Underdog was until I watched Friends! The first Thanksgiving episode has him, and I had to look it up!"


    9. "Going commando":

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    "I learned what 'going commando' meant, the day after the episode originally aired, when a boyfriend had to explain my confusion. (I was in college. Yikes!)"


    10. "Pivot!":

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    “'Pivot!' My drama teacher in high school told one of my classmates to pivot when he walked, and all I could think of was when they were moving the couch. I started laughing, and eventually got in trouble for it."


    11. Demi Moore vs. Dudley Moore:

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    "When Monica wants Phoebe to cut her hair like Demi Moore from Indecent Proposal, but Phoebe gets confused and thinks she meant Dudley Moore.


    12. Tony Danza:

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    "When Phoebe sings 'Tiny Dancer' by Elton John she says, 'Hold me closer, Tony Danza' and now I know who he is!!"


    13. The Bicentennial:

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    "I learned what the Bicentennial was thanks to Monica refusing to date 'anybody born after the Bicentennial' or something. I had to look it up at the time, but now I know totally what it is!"

    — MJ Cormier, Facebook

    14. Marcel Marceau:

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    "In one episode where Joey is angry with Chandler and giving him the silent treatment, Chandler calls it Joey’s Marcel Marceau impression.

    I later learned Marcel Marceau was a famous mime."

    —Morgan Pulitzer, Facebook

    15. George Stephanopoulos:

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    "I thought George Stephanopoulos was a made up person that Phoebe, Monica, and Rachel had the pizza mix up with until I was watching live coverage of Trump meeting with Kim Jong-Un.... and who was covering the footage? Yep, George Stephanopoulos."


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