1 – After 9/11, “Friends” helped to change how the world viewed America.
Miller tells “GMA” that there actually has been research on that. Ultimately, ‘Friends’ was having a stronger impact on positive attitudes toward views on America.”
Yep, Ross, Rachel and the gang were actually influencing the world and shedding a silly, fun light on this country.
“Yeah, this is a show we can all kind of watch in our heads without thinking about it,” she said. “But there really is a lot we can learn from it. It also stands as this huge historical marker from that era.”
2 – ‘The One Where Two Women Gets Married’
Miller also has a chapter that focuses on the union between Ross’s ex Carol and Susan.
The marriage took place in 1996 and definitely was ahead of its time. Even having that on the air; but looking back, it also was very conservative.
The actual wedding scene lasted for 60 seconds.
And while the show had Ross’ ex married to a woman, it also had a ton of gay jokes.
“When I was first writing about the revival of the show in 2014, 2015; everybody was talking about the homophobia,” Miller said.
Even so, having this union on air, was an “envelope-pushing” moment.
“The one with the lesbian wedding was definitely a ground-breaking episode,” she said. Adding there are subtle moments as well, like; “Newt Gingrich’s sibling actually plays the officiant, which is kind of crazy.
That trans woman admitted that she watched “Friends” and the trailer for the 2005 movie “Transamerica” over and over; because, there was just nothing else.
“She told me, ‘Yeah looking back, it’s horrible how they treat her; and the fact she’s such a joke.
This has to be the best sit-coms in the world!