It counts to be “different”. That’s what Phoebe of FRIENDS will teach you. From her views on life and the weird jobs, she kept it real and took life as it came her way. Here’s what you can take from the adorably weird Phoebe Buffay Hannigan, immortalized by Lisa Kudrow!
Phoebe has a strange imagination and she unabashedly embraces it. Did you know that in physics, ‘Strange’ is a part of 4 Quarks of an atom? They form the 2nd generation of Quarks that combine to create the atomic particles. So there is a little strangeness in all of us!
Don’t let anything hold you back. There are always those who will love you for bringing something new to their life! Haters hate because they haven’t fully understood your potential. Give them time and a smile.
Remember when she tried to save a random stranger who was thinking of killing himself?
Okay, her decision to carry her brother’s
baby babies was a little out there (as is she!). But look at the bigger picture. She came through for them.
Remember when she tried to have a little fun by playing the “they don’t know, we know that they know we know” game!
It’s not what other people call art. But that’s the thing about art. It starts a discussion.
Smelly cat can’t be tamed!
When Ross and his ex-wife’s lover, Susan fight over who will name the baby, Phoebe brings some perspective into their trivial fight. She says, “This is so great… ’cause when I was growing up, you know my dad left, and my mother died, and my stepfather went to jail, so I barely had enough pieces of parents to make one whole one. And here’s this little baby who has like three whole parents who care about it so much that they’re fighting over who gets to love it the most. And it’s not even born yet. It’s just, it’s just the luckiest baby in the whole world.”
Don’t piss her off.
She got back Joey’s audition! God knows he needed it.
Well, you always need someone to discipline when the going gets rough. Case: When Rachel and Monica fight like immature little girls.
Sometimes you just need a friend who doesn’t stand by you! Like her denim cut-offs? Check this.
Her one-liners and comebacks are the best!
She was a masseuse, she sang in bars and a whole lot of things. She does what it takes to get to the good life.
Her drug dealer mother committed suicide. She never really knew her father. Her twin sister doesn’t want anything to do with her. A homeless man spat in her mouth, she was a thug, she had it tough and dealt her way through it with a zest of life. She then met the man of her dreams and had her fairy tale moment! Things went wrong and it was a magical wedding.
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