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The Mystery of the Ages

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by The Reverend Bob, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. The Reverend Bob

    The Reverend Bob Fart Machine and Beastmaster

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    Given that the average cost of a one bedroom apartment in Manhattan was around $1, 500 at minimum during the 90's, how is it that constantly unemployed and job-hopping gypsies such as Joey, Ross, Phoebe, Rachel, Chandler and Monica afford such luxurious digs? Someone explain this to me.

     
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    It just goes to show, the writers can write a good show, then fudge the small details.
     
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    The network paid their rent.
     
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    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
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    I . . . I can't.

    Suddenly my world makes no sense. :(
     
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  5. The Reverend Bob

    The Reverend Bob Fart Machine and Beastmaster

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    This question has proven to be my foil. I am done with life as anything meaningful
     
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    I can handle this. Handle is my middle name. Actually, handle is the middle of my first name.
     
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  7. The Reverend Bob

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    Perhaps science can give us the answer to the question, let us go ask science.
     
  8. Quagmire

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    I don't think science watches sit- coms
     
  9. Quagmire

    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
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    Well, I asked science and it just gave me a haughty look and told me to go get it a pizza.
     
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    The Reverend Bob Fart Machine and Beastmaster

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    Do any theologians want to take up the task of answering this question?
     
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    Well...

    There once was a man from nantucket...
     
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    Chandler?
     
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    Thats about 99% of TV and movies at least. So many TV families, they couldnt actually afford what they have.
     
  14. Quagmire

    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
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    I think that was a line from the show.
     
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    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
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    I always wondered if this was part of a plot to make us feel like we were being cheated so we'd be more motivated consumers.
     
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    True with one of the exception being "How I Met Your Mother".
    Barney was a lawyer
    Ted was an architect
    Marshall was a lawyer
    Robin was a journalist/news anchor
    Lilly was just Lilly :)
     
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    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
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    Darn you Religion and your cryptic symbolism! :confused:
     
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    Reminds me of Frasier Crane (Frasier TV show) and how he can afford a huge three bedroom apartment in downtown Seattle (approx $4,000-$6,000 p/month) a new BMW ($45,000), plus a high maintenance life style, on a radio show host's salary (ave: $50,000-$60,000 p/ year)




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    It was. :p
     
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    Good Lord, man! The view! Is such a thing even possible? I am perplexed.
     
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