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21 Things That Happened On "Friends" That Would Baffle Kids Today

RIP answering machines.

1. This description of Chandler's computer.

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"The One With the List"

2. That time when Ross and Mike look up "lager" in an actual encyclopedia.

"The One With Rachel's Phone Number"
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"The One With Rachel's Phone Number"

3. Ross's ~work pager~.

"The One Where Ross and Rachel... You Know"
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"The One Where Ross and Rachel... You Know"

4. When Janice can come to see Chandler actually get on a plane without having a boarding pass or ticket herself.

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"The One With All the Rugby"

5. When Phoebe calls Joey as "Estelle" and Joey doesn't know because there's no caller ID.

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"The One Where Estelle Dies"

6. The one where no one saw Brad Pitt's weight loss on Facebook.

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"The One With the Rumor"

7. ~Smoking indoors~

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"The One With the Thumb"

8. The one where Joey and Ross get locked on the roof and don't have cell phones.

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"The One Where They're Up All Night"

9. What a black book even is.

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10. When Ross doesn't self-diagnose his "skin thing" on WebMD.

"The One With Ross's Thing"
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"The One With Ross's Thing"

11. This. Cassette. Tape.

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"The One With the Hypnosis Tape"

12. The big to-do about free porn on TV.

Hey, internets."The One With the Free Porn"
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Hey, internets.

"The One With the Free Porn"

13. When the gang runs out of gas and doesn't know where they are without GPS or Google Maps.

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And Joey has to spell "Help" backwards in the snow.

"The One Without the Ski Trip"

14. "The Xerox Place"

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"The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break"

15. When Rachel worried after giving her (landline!) number to a guy that Ross would pick up the phone.

Landline plots!"The One With Rachel's Phone Number"
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Landline plots!

"The One With Rachel's Phone Number"

16. When Chandler finds out about Monica booking a wedding venue.

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Answering machine plots!

"The One Where Paul's the Man"

17. Actually ~all~ of the answering machine plot points.

18. Every word in the phrase "taped over my Baywatch tape."

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David Hassel-who? Taped over?

"The One Where Ross Moves In"

19. Ordering something from a paper catalog. On the phone.

"The One With the Tea Leaves"
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"The One With the Tea Leaves"

20. This reference.

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"The One With Phoebe's Rats"

21. When Joey's impression of a 19-year old was "Sup with the whack PlayStation sup?"

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"The One With Monica's Thunder" (7x01)

How ~times have changed~.

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