Happy 25th Anniversary, Friends!

Welcome back to a new season!

For the fifty-first episode of The Pop Culture Lens podcast, Christopher Olson and I are joined by our colleague and pop culture scholar Jennifer Dunn to discuss the 25th anniversary of one of the most successful sitcoms of all time: Friends (1994-2004).

In this episode, the trio consider the impact of the series on television and pop culture history. We also discuss how the series reflected the 1990s, from the soul-searching of Generation X and the emerging gay rights movement. Friends was not perfect, but it was definitely one of the most important television series of the 1990s.

We’ll always be there for you, Poppers!

The co-hosts would like to thank Dr. Dunn for being the episode’s guest, and recommend all Poppers check out her upcoming book: Friends: A Cultural History.

Primary editing on the episode was done by Jean-Michel Berthiaume, and end song comes from The Rembrandts.

As always, you are encouraged to become a part of this conversation by visiting any of the podcast’s social media sites. You can also talk with Christopher Olson on Twitter (@chrstphrolson) and at his academic blog seemsobvioustome.wordpress.com. And you can talk to CarrieLynn Reinhard on Twitter (@mediaoracle).

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