10 Monica Geller Quotes Friends That Haven’t Held Up Over Time

Friends was a movie that was way ahead of its time in terms of breaking gender stereotypes and defying social norms when it first aired. In many ways, it was a fantastic show, but there are a few plotlines that seem insensitive and callous in today’s world.

“I Am Glad You Smashed Her Watch.”

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Monica then has a date with Paul, the wine expert, whom she has been wanting to meet for a long time. Things start off well until Paul badmouths his ex, claims he broke her watch to get through a difficult time, and lies about not being able to be intimate with anyone since. Monica says she’s glad Paul smashed her ex’s watch after hearing all of this, not only is this bad breakup etiquette, but it’s also a major red flag.

“Oh, I Was Hoping You Wouldn’t Remember.”

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It was creepy enough to watch Ross’s younger sister keep this piece of information safe in her mind for years, but it was even creepier to see her bring it up first. Monica knew more than anyone else, including Chandler, Ross’s college roommate, who had no idea. Monica had no qualms about telling everyone she knows.

“On Wild Kingdom, I swear I’ve seen birds do this.”

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Despite the fact that Monica’s remark sounded like a harmless joke, the tendency to mock specific gestures stems from the rigid social conventions that surround body language. The raucousness of Rachel and her friends was immediately derided, and Monica made fun of it twice. Why could men in Central Perk be as loud and carefree as they pleased, Women, on the other hand, couldn’t?

“Wow, I thought she turned into a scumbag after getting her nose fixed.”

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Ross couldn’t let it go because it was the same night he kissed Rachel for the first time, even though it had been a long time and he had so much going on in his life. He rushed over to confront her, and as soon as Monica learned that her best friend had kissed two guys in one night, she shamed her for a “wild” experience. Monica’s tendency to criticise people whenever she believed they had violated her expectations of behaviour was the only interesting aspect of the storey, and this slut-shaming would not be acceptable today.

“Oh, Leather Pants! Have Mercy!”

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Monica not only openly objectified the men present. But she also violated some moral ground by flirting with them while married. Also keep in mind that these were the same people with whom her friend Joey had a working relationship. Chandler flirted with other women as well, but never so openly about his marriage.

“Chandler Has Two Copies Of Annie!”

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Chandler’s manhood was diminished in the eyes of others every time. He did something that did not strictly adhere to masculine norms. His own wife mocked him for it in front of their friends on occasion.

“No, I Haven’t Seen Your Pink Shirt.”

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She says “pink shirt” again, confirming to viewers that she believes in rigid masculine stereotypes. By then, it’s season 8, and Monica’s character appears to be unwilling to look past outdated social and gender norms and beliefs.

“My God, What Did She Eat? Her Family?”

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Monica’s question was not only irrelevant, but also wildly inappropriate, given that she had gone through a similar experience. Throughout high school and later in life, she was body-shamed by her friends. Whenever the topic of their childhood came up. Unfortunately, Monica had grown up to be a person who seemed to lack empathy.

“Phoebe, You Do A Buttonhook Again.”

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The episode is based on the stereotype that women are bad at sports. And that flashing men is the only way to beat them at sports. When Phoebe inquires about their strategy, Monica devises a glorious scheme involving their sexuality as their first and last resort.

“Matt Wire, Mark Lynn, Ben Wyatt …”

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Monica’s problem isn’t her nosy behaviour, which is understandable given the six friends’ co-dependency; rather, it’s her inability to control her verbal impulses. Rachel’s trust has been shattered by Monica’s not-so-funny revelation.

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