In a look at early "test runs" for future pieces of pop culture, see how Mr. Bean did Friends' "head in a turkey" gag almost six years earlier!
In the latest in a feature spotlighting backdoor pilots, Brian looks at how Married...With Children tried to do a spinoff based on a show that was the opposite of Friends by being about...enemies!
In the latest collection of recurring pieces of pop culture, Brian spotlights five times notable love interests were brought back on TV sitcoms to allow some closure with their former romantic partners.
In Brian's latest spotlight on old pop culture pet peeves of his, he explains why "Not that there's anything wrong with it" always irked him.
The New York Times had some amazing luck when the paper assigned a reporter to cover Marta Kauffman and David Crane's 1994 pilot season, never expecting it would involve the creation of Friends.
In a feature looking at the journeys of songs that eventually became famous from a cover version, Brian looks at 54-40's interactions with Hootie and the Blowfish before "I Go Blind" hit big.