Are you a "Friends" person or a "Seinfeld" person?

Which show's humor appeals more to your sensibilities?

  • Friends

    Votes: 195 17.9%
  • Seinfeld

    Votes: 892 82.1%

  • Total voters
    1,087

PlanetSmasher

The Abominable Showman
Member
Oct 25, 2017
28,228
I was too young to be into Seinfeld (I was in eighth grade when it ended) and too counterculture (nerdy) to watch Friends growing up. So I guess neither.
 

Captain of Outer Space

Come Sale Away With Me
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Oct 28, 2017
3,779
I guess I'm a Friends person if these are the only two options. Never enjoyed Seinfeld when I've watched it, but I at least enjoyed Friends when I watched it back when it was new.
 

Ubik

Member
Nov 13, 2018
399
Canada
Wouldn't watch either of them now, but when reruns on shitty cable channels was the only option I had for TV shows, I watched both but liked Friends a little better.
 

-shadow-

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,670
I'm more of a That 70's Show kind of guy, but it helps I watched it only a few years after the main characters were. So it was perfect for me. Friends never clicked and Seinfeld... It's fun, but that's kind of it.
 

LL_Decitrig

Member
Oct 27, 2017
9,833
Sunderland
Father Ted, Black Books and Count Arthur Strong are quite popular in my family. I've never been able to watch much of Seinfeld or Friends, they just don't resonate with me, but I know they're both well written and somewhat innovative.
 

SupremeWu

Member
Dec 19, 2017
1,324
I can watch any ep of Seinfeld but very few of Friends, usually there's some giant Ross relationship drama happening that is insufferable to sit through. If they had a lot more Joey and Chandler stuff, and way less Ross, I'd like it more.
 

thediamondage

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,545
I'm a huge Seinfeld fan, watched every episode multiple times. Watching Friends for the very first time now. Seinfeld is definitely far more funny and consistent, there were only a few real dud episodes and characters.

Friends has entire huge chunks of the show that are just utterly mediocre, usually involving Rachel and Ross. Some of the episodes early in the show involving the two of them really make it hard to continue watching. It does get a lot better by season 6 or 7 where it gets a bit more light hearted and breezy. Still, we're at the point where if its a Ross heavy show we are skipping most of it. I can't really say that about any Seinfeld character.

Plus I really, really like how in Seinfeld there is the underlying mandate of "these characters are awful, and they will learn NOTHING." That makes for awesome comedy. Friends tries to be way more sitcom-y with characters growing, learning, etc. Great for real life, not great for a sitcom.