friends extras

FRIENDS EXTRAS! by Carolyn Busa

Today's Friends extras are brought to us from Season 3, Episode 10: The One Where Rachel Quits. 

We have a lot to choose from here, but I'm gonna focus only on these three:

Aaannnnnnnnd, I think we know where this is going:

Fuck the Girl cause, you ALWAYS FUCK THE GIRL. Marry the big forehead guy cause to quote Janice: "Oh, are you a puppy!?" And kill mullet guy VERY fast before he kills you. 

Have a great day!

FRIENDS EXTRAS - The One with Five Steaks and an Eggplant by Carolyn Busa

At first I thought I would choose one of these goofballs:

The guy in the pink shirt for obvious mullet reasons or the guy on the payphone who I'm pretty sure is staring straight at the camera. However, when the camera turned to this other angle of Central Perk, I was taken aback by this blonde beauty: 

He is an image of classic beauty. His hair is perfect, great bone structure, and wow, what a smile.

I waited in anticipation to see who was lucky enough to sit across from him at Central Perk on this glorious day enjoying the article about...

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...some sort of food contamination, maybe? Ok, so the article wasn't exciting or sexy but whomever was sitting across from him had to be a model or a sexy woman in a business suit or...

...an elderly black woman? Wow, ok. Central Perk patrons never cease to amaze me with their diversity of friendships. Plus, she's not just quietly sipping coffee. She's giving it to him! Look at that hand!

Personally, I was seriously impressed by this pair. But, you know who wasn't?

FRIENDS EXTRAS! by Carolyn Busa

The One with the Prom Video

Poor Ross. So desperately trying to get Rachel to realize she's his lobster. But the real drama is in the extra behind Ross. 

He has a cool scarf. He's with a couple friends. And then all of a sudden one his friends is all, 'Phil - (YES I NAMED HIM PHIL), I just don't think you're putting yourself out there enough. You're a nice guy but come on! Be a bit more aggressive with the ladies! This is the 90's! Wake up!' To which Phil is like: 

He gets it. She is SO right. He is taking everything she says very seriously because PHIL IS SO LONELY. 'Thank you!' Phil says. 'Now let's eat.'

More Friends Extras by Carolyn Busa

Today I focus on a great extra I found in season 5, episode 24 of Friends. You know, the Vegas episode?

Let me first point out that in this scene we have Monica winning lots of money and everyone rooting her on. This makes for some magnificent facial expressions by the some of dumpiest extras I’ve ever seen. But I was really impressed by this particular extra because of his multitude of expressions. We get our first good look at him here:

Wow. Intense. Is he mad at the scene in front of him? Or is he mad he got passed for the part of Joey?

Now he’s a little less angry a little more concerned. See how high his hair is? That’s how concerned he is!!

And finally…

Monica and Chandler decide they may get married and all of a sudden this guy starts to get the itchies. Looks like this extra is allergic to commitment!!

Great work, man. Great work.

Friends Extras by Carolyn Busa

This is a very special Friends Extras for many reasons. 1) The extra has a name and 2) this extra is a redhead. 

Ladies and gentlemen, meet…oh man, Gert: 

Really, Friends? You made the poor redhead named Gert?? I mean okay, I laughed, but that is just rude. Poor Gert. With her slightly overweight body and fiery red hair, she is destined to be thrown to the wolves. And she is! You see, Ross is trying to impress sexy Mona by letting children dance with him. Just when he thinks he can finally dance with Mona, GERT comes thundering by. 

Ross, being the gentleman he is, lets her stand on his feet and dance but not without wincing in pain. I highly doubt it’s that painful. He’s at a wedding. He’s got to be wearing sturdy shoes. RELAX ROSS, you puss.

I always wonder how this poor extra was cast. “Hey, we need an overweight, redhead that has a drawer full of mini butterfly clips. We got smelly stickers.”

I wanted to give this extra an identity and with a quick Google search found her name is Rachel Snow. Awwww. Rachel Snow. That’s a lovely name for a lovely individual. I bet she went on to do big things like, ::scrolls:: Hope Floats! Wow, she worked with Sandra Bullock! Very cool! Her character’s name was…oh my…Big Delores?? Ok, let’s keep looking…::scrolls:: Curb Your Enthusiasm!! One of my favorites! Her name is Melanie Tyler. Normal name.And she plays the piano…uh oh…very poorly. Oh no, and she beats up Larry! This girl cannot catch an extra break! Keep scrolling, keep scrolling, ok here we go, Lizzie McGuire. Her character name is questionable, Veruca, but let’s give the show the benefit of the doubt. I wonder what her character looked like….

OOF.