40 Moments That Remind Us 'Friends' Was A Long, Long Time Ago

"Friends" Cast
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It's hard to believe it's been nearly a quarter of a century since Friends first aired. It's even harder to think that the show ended 14 years ago. That's right, '90s peeps, the show has been off-air longer than it ran. 

But that's not the only thing that's got us nostalgic. While binge-watching the series on Netflix, we couldn't help but feel old. Know what we mean? Here are 40 things we noticed in the show that reminds us Friends was a long, long time ago!

Friends cast
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The One With The First Episode

The first episode of "Friends" aired on September 22, 1994. That's creeping up on *almost* 25 years.

Magic Eye
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2 / 40

The One With The Magic Eye

Popular in the 90s, the Magic Eye books featured a series of 2D patterns that created optical 3D illusions. In Season 1, Ross isn't able to see the Statue of Liberty, while the rest of the crew can.

Rachel Green
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3 / 40

The One With "The Rachel"

Rachel Green's popular '90s haircut was the IT style at the time. Everyone wanted The Rachel.  

Rachel Green
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4 / 40

The One Where Rachel Borrows A Flip Phone

Instead of sending a drunken text, Rachel borrows a dude's cell phone to leave Ross a drunken voicemail.  Totally wouldn't happen nowadays! Well, it wouldn't happen as often...but still.

Ross and Rachel
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5 / 40

The One Where Ross Calls His Voicemail

The morning after Rachel leaves Ross a drunken voicemail, he shows up at the apartment needing to call his voicemail from the landline. Does anyone even have a landline anymore?

Emily
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6 / 40

The One With The Phone Cord

We can't tell, but this giant phone cord looks suspiciously like a rotary dial. So, sorry, Em, but we're happily living in the wireless age.

Ross and Emily
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7 / 40

The One With Ross' Wedding

If Ross hadn't said Rachel's name at his wedding to Emily, then the couple would've been married for 20 years, this year.

Joey Tribbiani
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8 / 40

The One With The Camcorder

London baby! Joey had us ROFLing with his old-school camcorder skills. Chandler, on the other hand, was not laughing.

Pheobe's Triplets
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9 / 40

The One With The Triplets

Remember that time Pheobe had her brother's babies? Well, you know what we mean. Today, those babes are all grown up and 20 years old.

Rachel Green
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10 / 40

The One With The Denim

Our favorite gals loved their denim, especially Rachel. We're not surprised, since the '90s were legit all-things denim.

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KAYLIA ZANCAN

lifestyle blogger + avocado aficionado

Lover of all things pumpkin spice. Happiest in sweater weather. Inflexible yogi still workin' on my King Pigeon. Binge-watcher of Riverdale. Love the smell of new books, not old ones. Eater of clean greens, peanut butter, and Panera Bread. Oh, and, #Jughead4Life. 

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