Lol, I feel dumb.
If you’re a Friends fan, you know there’s a two-part Season 2 episode called “The One After the Super Bowl.”
The episode features a ridiculously star-studded lineup of guest stars, including Julia Roberts, Brooke Shields, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and…Marcel the Monkey.
Whatever, I honestly never really thought about it, TBH. Whenever I’d see the episode again in TBS reruns or on Netflix, it was just a known fact that that’s what the episode was called.
That brings me to this week. Unless you’re living under a rock, you know that there was a huge episode of This Is Us that aired after the Super Bowl this year.
And I was like, “haha, the one after the super bowl! That’s like that Friends episode…OH WAIIIIIIIIIIIIIT.”
And that, friends, is the true story of how I came to realize that two-part episode of Friends aired immediately after the Super Bowl back in 1996.
Sorry-not-sorry to my 11th grade English teacher for using Wikipedia as a source!!!
Go ahead and roast me in the comments! I’ve earned it! But, I will say that several of my friends were ALSO surprised by this little factoid, so if you’re someone who was in the dark like me, I hope you find this *enlightening*.
LOL @ Pink spitting out her cough drop.
A black screen aired during commercials for like 30 seconds, making it a pretty expensive mess-up:
Same with this ref:
This interaction happened:
People weren’t thrilled that the sound of a speech by Martin Luther King Jr. was played in a car commercial:
There was a scientology commercial:
Keanu Reeves starred in a Squarespace commercial, where he kinda just stood on a bike:
That T-Mobile commercial with babies was set to the tune of Nirvana’s “All Apologies.”
Justin Timerblake used a projection of Prince, which was against Prince’s wishes, and everyone was like ugh:
Then he danced with this (adorably) awkward kid:
And then the kid started to play on his phone while on camera:
“Alright we really need to draw the line at gendering poop.”
On just wanting to smell nice:
On decorating nurseries:
On letting pets just be:
On “feminine” drinks:
On “women’s vegetables”:
On learning to love pink again:
On this slightly creepy stereotyping:
And on gendering the actual world:
On cafés vs. bars:
On knowingly sending up gendered products:
On what it means to be a princess:
On the names for men’s shower gels:
Turns out there have been A LOT of prophecies about the end of the world. Take this quiz to find out if an apocalyptic event has ever been predicted for your birthday.
“I was trying to be sly about it.”
The 75th Golden Globes was one award show viewers will have a hard time forgetting.
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But one of the most talked-about moments would probably have to go to Dakota Johnson allegedly watching Angelina Jolie ignore Jennifer Aniston on stage.
Well, the Fifty Shades Freed star recently stopped by The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, to let fans know what REALLY went down that night.
At first, she agreed with Jimmy about looking at Angelina Jolie, but then shifted the blame to someone else.
And ultimately, she admitted her side-eye game was extra strong.
Or so we thought.
When asked what she was really looking at, Dakota revealed she was trying to take a low-key photo of the Stranger Things cast at their table.
Although she was embarrassed to secretly capture a photo of the cast at the time…
…the 28-year-old actress had no problem reliving the moment for Jimmy.
To hear more from Dakota Johnson’s interview with The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, watch the video below.
Fast forward to the 3:50 mark for her stories from the Golden Globes.
They’re all going to want to pretend this didn’t happen in the morning.
And this one who texted her mom these photos for some reason:
“Magic mirror, on the wall — this is the greatest quiz of all?”