Anthropologists have discovered a tribe in Papua New Guinea who have yet to be exposed to all 236 episodes of popular USA sitcom Friends.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, do you realise how rare this is? There are children in the mountains of Tibet who can name the first three words of every single episode by the age of five. We can finally study humans who don’t know every detail of Ross and Rachel’s decade-long ‘will they, won’t they’ or know exactly how many hours the gang spent in same coffee shop over the course of the series. Though we need to move quickly: it’s only a matter of time before they get Freeview in their area and spoil the pristine environment free of re-runs.”
The tribe’s chief explained that it’s not even watched that much among his tribe: “It’s rather distasteful to see people in a show titled as such regularly having sex with one another, and as such isn’t very popular here.” It was further revealed that no true translation for ‘friend’ exists in their language, the closest word meaning ‘sibling who might not be related’. Other factors contributing to their less-than-perfect knowledge of Phoebe’s goofy antics include having less than one box set per capita and an aversion to paying to experience the same thing over and over again. “I can do that without a TV licence or cable subscription, the trees in this rainforest look all the same to me, I could watch those if I wanted.”