I Just Realized Why That "Friends" Episode Was Called "The One After The Super Bowl," And I'm Embarrassed AF
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 re-runs 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*.