The premise of Friends is that six attractive people all live together and hang out constantly in New York, despite none of them being successful enough to justify their lifestyles. It’s pretty much the escapi-est escapist fantasy we had in the 90s. They’re usually not great people, but they’re not the worst, either. Friends was hit and miss for me, because the number of characters meant it never really could have only one plotline in an episode, and the uneven quality of the writing usually meant that only one of the two or three plotlines was going to be funny. This episode is a rare exception, in that it has three plotlines running concurrently, and it’s difficult to determine which one is the funniest.
Ross (David Schwimmer) and Rachel’s (Jennifer Aniston) plotline is that Rachel’s father has had a heart attack and, feeling vulnerable, Rachel asks Ross to sleep…
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