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The Best Sitcom Characters Of All-Time
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There is little more comforting than lounging on the sofa, and binging your favorite sitcoms.

What ultimately makes sitcoms so comforting, in addition to the clever writing and improbably affordable apartments, are the characters.

Why Friends continues to gain a new legion of fans, even nearly 20 years after its finale, is the fact that those watching often want Monica, Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Joey and especially Phoebe to actually be their friends.

Or wish their own friends' dynamic was more like that iconic sextet.

Indeed, people would be much less hesitant to show up for work if they knew The Office's Jim or Pam would be waiting for them, or think that their school days might have been more pleasurable if taught by Abbot Elementary's Janine Teagues.

Characters who are so lovable, it almost breaks our hearts that they aren't real.

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People Debate Which TV Theme Song Was The Best Ever
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Hint: It's not Friends.

It's just not. Stop telling people anything about Friends was revolutionary. The shows creators admitted that it was literally a stolen and white-washed Living Single - a show which, incidentally, had a slammin' theme song.

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