Anyone think they're gonna tear up or are you one of those that would prefer the more macho "Pffft" attitude?
Admit it, you may or may not have liked the show but you have to concede that it has become part and parcel of the last ten years and cannot be played off as just another sitcom.
I still remember when "the Carol Burnette Show" and "MASH" ended. While they were actually little more than a tv show, their endings felt like a major change in my life. Not unlike moving away from an old friend knowing full well that neither will actually keep up with the other no matter how determined our intentions.
Like it or not, this will be another one of those. Whether you watch the show or not, Rachel, Monica, Ross and the rest did enter your life somehow and now they are gone.
From now on, any time you see any of these actors you will always know them by their "Friends" names and nothing else they do will compare.
Change is inevitable. Embrace it or resist it. Doesn't really matter.
I never really followed the show myself, but I clearly admit that it will go down in ranks with the elite sitcoms that remain in american pop culture such as M.A.S.H, Three's Company, Happy Days, Lavern & Shirley, etc.
I guess I don't have any emotional investment into the show, so it doesn't really bother me - but I can clearly understand the disappointment of the fans of the show.