remember that time when ross and rachel went completely over their heads about their daughter winning $1000 dollars in a baby beauty competition?
pretty unbeliveable considering they all live in manhattan paying over $3000/month for a place
$1k should mean shit to them
Hasn't this been gone over a bunch of times?
First this is 10 plus years ago.
Second they address that the reason they can afford the apts is Monica's is rent controlled from her grandma and Chandler has a really good job and Joey mooches.
Also they don't live that lavishly other than always buying shit at the coffee shop. You have to assume most of their money goes to rent.
A sitcom doesn't make complete sense over small details. Wow how insane.
>If Peg Bundy did nothing but watch TV all day why was the Bundy house so clean
>The Simpson Family always act like they're on the brink of bankrupcy but Homer has a fantastic job
>Why do they act like the middle daughter is ugly when she's prettier than Sarah Hyland
Blah blah blah
>Why do they act like the middle daughter is ugly when she's prettier than Sarah Hyland
There was an episode on last night where the kids were playing scrabble and Sarah Hyland says "How am I supposed to do this with so many I's on my rack?" and Manny apologizes, thinking she was talking about him looking at her breasts. But Ariel Winter is sitting right there with tits as large as Sarah Hyland's head.
The show is pretty bad most of the time but it's fun to watch just to see what outfits they come up with to cover her boobs. The season after they grew her sweater wearing went up tenfold.
Ross worked at a museum though. He probably made tons, plus Rachel's money.
And was phoebe unemployed that long? It felt like she was a masseuse for a good chunk of the show. Anyway her place wasn't near as nice and she got some pity money from her guitar.
He probably did make decent money. He worked at a high profile museum and had a PHD. He didn't give museum tours. He was hired as an expert in his field and was being paid by the museum to do research and set up exhibits. They fucking paid for him to go to China for Christ's sake.
>Anyway her place wasn't near as nice
She lived relatively far away from the others, implied to be a cheaper neighborhood. She also spent a number of seasons living with her grandmother and sharing an apartment with Rachel.
>living in NYC
LOL all these faggots that came over post 9/11
L M A O
Family Guy is right, NYC is a place you go either when you have a lot of money or no money
surviving in the city isn't hard plebs
>ITT: Flyover cows who have never heard of rent control and were too autistic to hear them explain how they could afford to live in the apartments they lived in in the FIRST FUCKING SEASON
Moo cows. Moo.
She spent like 2 years at Bloomingdales working her way up from glorified assistant to buyer and personal shopper. When she does get hired at Ralph Lauren, she's part of a team under a direct supervisor.
She got a top job at ralph lauren same way anyone gets a top job at ralph lauren: connections, good looks and vague interest in fashion.
It's not exactly an industry that requires phd's.
Yeah seriously. Homer's job pays about 100-110k in the real world. On the low end it runs about 90-95k. You can look it up on usajobs.gov right now if you don't believe me. There's like 4 listings for it at around 90k, and that's with no negotiation and low requirements, just accept and bam, done. The guy supports a family of 5 on his own, regardless. Even considering Burns being cheap as all fuck, at its lowest Homer is pulling in about 70-80k per year. At that level, he could be struggling since the family does spend a LOT of money (they do go on vacations EVERYWHERE and constantly), but on the other hand from all the things the family's done over the years, he should have a metric SHITTON of extra income from royalties, endorsements, etc. but the show ignores those. Homer fucking owns the Denver Broncos in that universe. Homer should be richer than Mr. Burns.
Source: I basically have Lenny/Carl's job. The Simpsons jokes are nonstop.
ross and chandler held that group together. and the only reason joe and pheobe delt with all the disrespect was because they got free kickbacks and pheobe had people to constantly sell pot/mdma/and pills to.
That's alot of canned peaches, Sir.
>implying Chandler wasn't a gaming laptop richfag
No, seriously, there was that episode with the laptop. Dude totally strikes me as one of those guys who'd just keep buying new ultra-expensive laptops to play all the new games.
no your right. when he bought his first one i think pheobe asked what kind of work it can do or something and he says "..games" followed by obnoxious studio laughs
he just bought a playstation and later an n64 to play with joe
"The One With All the Cucks"
>Chandler cucked Joey
>Carol cucked Ross
>Ross cucked Rachel
>Rachel cucked Ross
>Joey cucked Ross
>Paolo cucked Rachel
>Pheobe cucked Mike
>Kathy cucked Chandler
>Pheobe cucked David
>Janice cucked Chandler
>Pheobe cucked the fireman and school teacher
>Ross cucked Chandler in college
>Chandler cucked Ross in college
>Pheobe cucked everyone
>everyone cucked Chandler
White people, most of which have lucrative careers can afford stuff, especially in the 90s or early 00s when the economic bubble hadn't burst.
That said, even the producers admitted at the time that the area they use for exterior shots would have been out of their price range, but they used it anyway because tv is a visual medium and it looks nice.
Frasier did the same too. No way could he afford that view
Yeah it was with Chip, but I think she just dumped him at the end of the episode
>30% of monthly income
Holy shit. I can't afford to live in this apartment I've been in for the last 5 years.
Also, that chart doesn't take into account that Monica is illegally subletting her apartment to maintain rent control.
It seems the richer you are the more money matter to you, even the smaller amounts.
I struggle to get 5 bux out of the execs at work each week for the Lotto pool, whereas I just chuck in $50 whenever to cover me for a few months.
remember that time when they made a huge deal about Rachael having a baby, if she'd be able to raise it alone etc. Then they spent a couple episodes wringing out as many jokes about hiring a nanny as possible, then you never saw the baby again as she continued to go hang out at the coffee shop everyday sans baby.
Rachel made $75+k/year (probably closer to $150 by the end) working at Ralph Lauren
Ross was a tenured professor with his doctorate, he was making $150k straight out of college, probably making $250k by the time the series ended; even still, $1000 is $1000. The average american makes $35k/year, they go nuts when they get their tax refund of $1500.
on top of that, their apartments were rent controlled (except when Ross moved into naked guy's apartment. Monica and Rachel were probably paying $500-1000/month to live where they did. The super even makes a comment to Monica about how she only gets the rent control because her grandma used to live there. If I've learned anything from Seinfeld and Friends, its that rent controlled apartments are pretty important in NYC.
>over their heads
I think the phrase you're looking for is actually "head over heels", good job at butchering the english language.
>paleontologists make $150k straight out of college
>paleontologists make $150k straight out of college in 1994
>Ross made $250k making dinosaur exhibits and teaching a single class
Rachel had such an atrocious personality that she was more or less unlikeable.
If it weren't for those braless tight shirts every guy would say agree with you.
Monica was pretty cute the few seasons where she didn't look like a skeleton wearing a child's size skin suit.
Friends was shit for way longer than it was good.
The latest seasons were so bad I honestly couldn't even have it on in the background, and every season was about a single issue, e.g. Rachel's baby, Chandler/Monica marriage, Ross being a fagget etc.
I tried watching Seinfeld the other week, and in an early episode ISHYGDDT man convinced Jerry to put down two and a half grand on an investment
Is that not a surprisingly high amount to throw out on a whim? I was expecting it to be a couple hundred
Hahaha, you're funny anon.
Friends was good until Emily which I always think was in the later seasons but then remember that it was in Season 4. SEASON 4 guys! That means that it was shit for 6 seasons.
>Grow up watching Friends
>It\s finally on Netflix
>Start watching it even though I've seen every episode a dozen times
>As I get into it I come to a horrible realization
>It's not the fantastic show I thought it was
>It's simple and predictable
I mean it's still like 8/10 but I miss thinking that Friends was god-tier
Could a middling comedian in the 90s make that kind of money? Jerry wasn't playing stadiums, he was doing standup in small comedy clubs. He didn't have any movie or tv deals until his show's pilot. The most successful I can remember his career being was he got to do the Tonight Show once.
I have homers job. In the 80's the control room even looked a lot like homers pod. We have computer monitors and keyboards now.
The salary is about right. I started 2 years ago and make a little under 90k. Some of the older guys make up to 150k. It used to be a better job when we had wifi and I could browse 4chan all day and night until some faggot downloaded a movie from a torrent site on his laptop and they took it away.
>Frasier did the same too. No way could he afford that view
Frasier was 90s rich though, he was easily making 200K a year from the looks of things, he also did lecture tours and was really well known in his field, and i'm sure Marty paid rent.
Niles' apartment in the Montana was probably double Frasier's though, God knows how much he paid for it and made in a year, probably similar to Frasier.
Pretty sure its outright stated in The Simpsons that Homer makes around 3-400 dollars for a day's work, which puts him in the 65,000 a year range.
Keep in mind, he does NOT have a degree in any kind of engineering.
to me chandler and monica becoming a couple was the apex for the show. two untermensch finding each other and falling in love thanks to ross, basically. the show should have ended with their marriage.
Chandler being happy was the worst thing to happen to the show, most of his humour came from being a pathetic loser with girls so he got really defensive and sarcastic.
Ross going full Red Ross after Emily dumped him was superb though, easily the best friend just for that.
>Every single person ITT is most like Chandler
Sarcasm is a side effect of harrowing loneliness, unresolved angst, depression, anxiety, feeling of helplessness and the constant struggle to get through the day.
I'm positive that Frasier made a lot of money, but there's no way he made more than Niles. What attracted Frasier to his profession as a radio shrink was the celebrity and perks that came with it.