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'Friends' Fans Make A Convincing Case For Darwinism By Falling For Yet Another Reunion Hoax

'Friends' Fans Make A Convincing Case For Darwinism By Falling For Yet Another Reunion Hoax

As you've probably already seen, legendary sitcom Friends is coming back for one more season next year.

The news was confirmed by David Schwimmer himself, who played Ross Geller, on his Facebook account.

'It has just been made official," he wrote.

'All 6 cast members have signed on. We're back for ONE more season!!'

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It was supported by a costly-looking, detailed promo picture showing 'Fall 2018' written in that unmistakable font.

No, I'm kidding, obviously. The whole thing's yet another unfortunate ruse played on the lifelong admirers of the 90s phenomenon.

If you need proof, take a look at the name of the account. Both 'David Schwimer' and the @ name 'Ross Gheler' are misspellings of his real and his character's name.

The page only has 45,000 likes, a strange comparison to his Twitter account, which boasts a more understandable 319,000 followers.

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And perhaps most glaringly of all, the poster is absolute toilet. Give me a handful of minutes on MS Paint and I reckon I could fix something up thrice as good.

These gaffes didn't get in the way of some people's dreams, though. 'OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG,' one Facebook user commented, tagging her friend.

'MIGOS SÓ QUERIA DIZER QUE OLHA ISSO,' another fan said tagging two friends, which roughly translates to 'yo, you guys gotta check this out.'

Call me a cynic, but you'd think an obsessive fan of a sitcom would closely follow the narrative of its cast members through interviews.

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Pretty much all of them have at one point strongly dismissed the idea of ever getting properly back together.

Lisa Kudrow, who portrayed Phoebe Buffay, told Heat magazine: "I feel like I'm just constantly bursting that little bubble of hope, each and every time it's asked.

"It's been 13 years, 13 years of the same question and right now, or in the future, it's not going to happen. And every time I say that, I get yelled at."

Kudrow continued: "What's it going to be about? Really, how is it going to work? This is what everybody is forgetting.

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"They no longer hang out at the coffee house, they have all moved away. Chandler and Monica live upstate, Phoebe and Mike, probably the same.

"What reason would there be for them all to come together for a significant amount of time. The setting, and that time of life, worked brilliantly for then."

She added: "It would be great [if it happened]. It would be a lot of fun. But even just from a logistical purpose, it would never work because everyone is on a totally, ridiculous work schedule, that's the opposite of someone else.

"It's even impossible for us to get together for dinner, it's really hard. It's six people, how easy it is for you to get six of your friends together?"

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It's not just the cast. Co-creator Marta Kauffman has even refuted the chance of there ever being a Friends reunion.

"Why? I mean, for me, why go back to that territory?" she said. "I get to do what I loved about 'Friends' which is make a show that's got some hope and joy to it, and explore something completely new. That was about a certain time in your life and I just had left the 'Friends' time of my life. This is the time in my life that I'm looking toward. It's thrilling that we can do that."

Featured Image Credit: NBC

Topics: 90s, Reunion, sitcom, TV, Friends

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