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27 Things From "Friends" That Are So Outdated It Physically Hurts

When Rachel left a drunk voicemail for Ross instead of some regrettable texts.

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1. When Chandler was the only one who had a laptop and he was super excited about how ~high tech~ it was.

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2. When Ross actually went catalogue shopping and had to call and order something.

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3. When Carol went into labor and Ross found out via his pager.

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4. When Monica and Chandler had to merge their CD collections when they got married.

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5. When Joey was mad at Ross because he taped over an episode of Baywatch with "some show about bugs."

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6. When Rachel gave a guy her ~landline~ phone number but was afraid Ross would pick up the phone when he called.

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7. When Joey bought encyclopedia volume "V" from a door-to-door encyclopedia salesman.

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8. When the gang ran out of gas and they had no clue where they were because GPS wasn't a thing.

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9. And when they had to call Ross on a pay phone for help because they didn't have cell phones.

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10. The fact that when Rachel was looking for a new job she had to send out dozens of résumés because applying for a job online wasn't yet possible.

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11. The fact that Janice could go directly to the ~gate~ to see Chandler off when he went to Yemen without having a ticket or going through security.

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12. When Ross carried around a disposable camera and took this super-outdated selfie.

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13. When Monica invited Will to Thanksgiving and didn't know about his weight loss because Instagram wasn't a thing.

14. The fact that Chandler could smoke indoors.

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15. And then, when Rachel gave Chandler a hypnosis ~cassette tape~ that would supposedly help him quit smoking.

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16. When Rachel and Monica freaked out because they accidentally erased Ross's answering machine.

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17. When Chandler and Joey accidentally got free porn on their ~television~.

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18. When Rachel didn't have insurance so she posed as Monica and no one at the hospital checked any sort of ID to verify her identity.

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19. When they had to worry about catching a cab right away because they couldn't just call an Uber.

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20. When a blind date was actually a blind date because you couldn't look them up on social media beforehand.

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21. When Ross had to use Rachel and Monica's phone to check his voicemail.

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22. And Rachel had left a drunk voicemail for him instead of some regrettable texts.

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23. Monica's super rich boyfriend Pete was the only one who had video chatting because it was so expensive and new.

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24. Everything about Chandler being trapped in an ATM vestibule with Jill Goodacre and having to borrow her "mobile phone."

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25. When they would sit in their kitchen screening calls because they didn't have caller ID.

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26. When Joey had to use this radio with a tiny screen to watch the Giants football game when he wasn't home.

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27. And finally, the very fact that Ross slept with a girl who worked at "the Xerox place."

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