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By COX NEWS SERVICE | December 31, 1995
NBC will use its hit show "Friends" to keep millions of viewers watching the network after the Super Bowl Jan. 28.In a special two-parter, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Brooke Shields and singer Chris Isaak will guest-star on TV's No. 3-rated series. And NBC is negotiating with Julia Roberts to appear in the episodes, shot this month. If she signs on, "Friends" would re-shoot.Ms. Shields plays a wacko fan who shows up at Joey's (Matt LeBlanc) place after he lands a role on "Days of Our Lives." Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow)
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By CHRIS KALTENBACH AND ANNIE LINSKEY and CHRIS KALTENBACH AND ANNIE LINSKEY,SUN STAFF | May 6, 2004
It may have been the most aptly named sitcom ever. When Friends airs its last original episode tonight at 8, a particularly warm relationship of some 10 years' standing between the show and as many as 28 million TV viewers will end -- or, at least, shift into reruns. While the show's passing is not being lamented as much as other shows that truly advanced the art of the sitcom, its absence will leave a void just the same. For if Friends was never as edgy as Seinfield, or as pioneering as I Love Lucy, or as sophosticated as The Dick Van Dyke Show, it was two things that were almost as important: Reliably funny.
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By CHRIS KALTENBACH AND ANNIE LINSKEY and CHRIS KALTENBACH AND ANNIE LINSKEY,SUN STAFF | May 6, 2004
It may have been the most aptly named sitcom ever. When Friends airs its last original episode tonight at 8, a particularly warm relationship of some 10 years' standing between the show and as many as 28 million TV viewers will end -- or, at least, shift into reruns. While the show's passing is not being lamented as much as other shows that truly advanced the art of the sitcom, its absence will leave a void just the same. For if Friends was never as edgy as Seinfield, or as pioneering as I Love Lucy, or as sophosticated as The Dick Van Dyke Show, it was two things that were almost as important: Reliably funny.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | November 22, 2001
There is a New York where Sept. 11 never happened, a place where terrorists never crashed jumbo jets full of passengers into the World Trade Center. And millions of us have been going there every Thursday night this fall. It's the New York of NBC's Friends -- that mythical place where characters live safe lives, make love and have babies instead of seeing loved ones die. Conventional wisdom says it's too early to decipher the ways in which the attacks are registering on the national psyche.
SPORTS
June 2, 1993
Name ........ .......... School ........ Year ... PositionAndrew Ballinger......... Mount Hebron ...... Senior ... AttackATony Harding ............. Centennial ...... Sophomore.. AttackRob Hauff ........ ....... Centennial ...... Sophomore.. AttackAShannon Hiteshew ........ Oakland Mills ..... Senior ... AttackWerner Krueger ........... Centennial ....... Senior ... MidfieldCBrian Rhodes ............. Centennial ....... Senior ... MidfieldCClay Shiflet ...... ..... Mount Hebron ...... Senior ... MidfieldJon Taylor .....
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,SUN FILM CRITIC | March 15, 1996
I don't know about you, but sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night, sweat-soaked and full of turbulent nightmares, and my lips form a perfect O as a blast of terrible human pain blows from my lungs like the screamer on the bridge in Munch's famous painting. And what I'm screaming is: "I WANT ANOTHER MONKEY MOVIE!"Well, to the rescue comes "Ed" and as my friend Bonzo once said, "There you go again!"It's not even a true monkey movie, like "Dunston Checks In," which, for all its blandness, at least featured an authentic orangutan of surpassing strangeness, beauty and charm.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | January 11, 2001
LOS ANGELES - Jeff Zucker has been NBC's new entertainment president for less than a month, but he's already faced with a serious threat to one of the network's most lucrative franchises: its dominance on Thursday nights, which stretches all the way back to "The Cosby Show" in the mid-1980s. Following its post-Super-Bowl launch Jan. 28, CBS will air "Survivor: The Australian Outback" Thursday nights at 8 p.m. opposite NBC's "Friends," the second-most popular series on television, and the linchpin of NBC's Thursday night dominance.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | September 22, 1994
Ross just found out his wife of four years is a lesbian and is leaving him for another woman. Rachel just left her fiance standing at the altar of the $40,000 wedding. Monica wonders why she's a "beacon for men with severe emotional problems." And Chandler feels compelled to share every detail of his dreams, which are Freudian feasts of sexual insecurities and confusion.Meet four of the friends in NBC's "Friends," the best new sitcom of the fall. It arrives at 8:30 tonight on WMAR (Channel 2)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | March 21, 1996
It must be guest-star day in TV land, as just about every show on the tube today (including repeats) features a guest of some distinction. They may not make the shows any better, but could make them more interesting."
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | February 28, 2001
One guy is gay, the other's straight. They wind up sharing an apartment in Greenwich Village. That's the premise of "Some of My Best Friends," a CBS midseason sitcom premiering tonight that's based on the feature film "Kiss Me, Guido." It's not inspired the way "Will & Grace" was when it debuted three years ago, but neither is it regressive to the point of being offensive like John Goodman's "Normal, Ohio," which premiered and was quickly canceled earlier this season on Fox. Like most midseason series, there is promise here, but there's no way to know after looking at only two episodes whether that comic potential will be fulfilled.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | February 28, 2001
One guy is gay, the other's straight. They wind up sharing an apartment in Greenwich Village. That's the premise of "Some of My Best Friends," a CBS midseason sitcom premiering tonight that's based on the feature film "Kiss Me, Guido." It's not inspired the way "Will & Grace" was when it debuted three years ago, but neither is it regressive to the point of being offensive like John Goodman's "Normal, Ohio," which premiered and was quickly canceled earlier this season on Fox. Like most midseason series, there is promise here, but there's no way to know after looking at only two episodes whether that comic potential will be fulfilled.
FEATURES
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | January 11, 2001
LOS ANGELES - Jeff Zucker has been NBC's new entertainment president for less than a month, but he's already faced with a serious threat to one of the network's most lucrative franchises: its dominance on Thursday nights, which stretches all the way back to "The Cosby Show" in the mid-1980s. Following its post-Super-Bowl launch Jan. 28, CBS will air "Survivor: The Australian Outback" Thursday nights at 8 p.m. opposite NBC's "Friends," the second-most popular series on television, and the linchpin of NBC's Thursday night dominance.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | March 21, 1996
It must be guest-star day in TV land, as just about every show on the tube today (including repeats) features a guest of some distinction. They may not make the shows any better, but could make them more interesting."
FEATURES
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,SUN FILM CRITIC | March 15, 1996
I don't know about you, but sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night, sweat-soaked and full of turbulent nightmares, and my lips form a perfect O as a blast of terrible human pain blows from my lungs like the screamer on the bridge in Munch's famous painting. And what I'm screaming is: "I WANT ANOTHER MONKEY MOVIE!"Well, to the rescue comes "Ed" and as my friend Bonzo once said, "There you go again!"It's not even a true monkey movie, like "Dunston Checks In," which, for all its blandness, at least featured an authentic orangutan of surpassing strangeness, beauty and charm.
NEWS
By COX NEWS SERVICE | December 31, 1995
NBC will use its hit show "Friends" to keep millions of viewers watching the network after the Super Bowl Jan. 28.In a special two-parter, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Brooke Shields and singer Chris Isaak will guest-star on TV's No. 3-rated series. And NBC is negotiating with Julia Roberts to appear in the episodes, shot this month. If she signs on, "Friends" would re-shoot.Ms. Shields plays a wacko fan who shows up at Joey's (Matt LeBlanc) place after he lands a role on "Days of Our Lives." Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow)
FEATURES
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | September 22, 1994
Ross just found out his wife of four years is a lesbian and is leaving him for another woman. Rachel just left her fiance standing at the altar of the $40,000 wedding. Monica wonders why she's a "beacon for men with severe emotional problems." And Chandler feels compelled to share every detail of his dreams, which are Freudian feasts of sexual insecurities and confusion.Meet four of the friends in NBC's "Friends," the best new sitcom of the fall. It arrives at 8:30 tonight on WMAR (Channel 2)
FEATURES
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | November 22, 2001
There is a New York where Sept. 11 never happened, a place where terrorists never crashed jumbo jets full of passengers into the World Trade Center. And millions of us have been going there every Thursday night this fall. It's the New York of NBC's Friends -- that mythical place where characters live safe lives, make love and have babies instead of seeing loved ones die. Conventional wisdom says it's too early to decipher the ways in which the attacks are registering on the national psyche.
SPORTS
By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,Staff Writer | March 24, 1993
Mount Hebron VikingsSixth-year coach Warren Michael never has had a team this young. Michael will carry nine sophomores and three freshmen. Don't let that mislead you, though. The defendingcounty-champion Vikings (15-3 last year) lost in the state finals and have won four county titles under Michael, will make another run at the league championship."It's the youngest team I've had, but these youngsters are surprising me," Michael said. "I think we're pretty skilled, but we're not real big and strong on midfield or attack, and we're not real deep.
SPORTS
June 2, 1993
Name ........ .......... School ........ Year ... PositionAndrew Ballinger......... Mount Hebron ...... Senior ... AttackATony Harding ............. Centennial ...... Sophomore.. AttackRob Hauff ........ ....... Centennial ...... Sophomore.. AttackAShannon Hiteshew ........ Oakland Mills ..... Senior ... AttackWerner Krueger ........... Centennial ....... Senior ... MidfieldCBrian Rhodes ............. Centennial ....... Senior ... MidfieldCClay Shiflet ...... ..... Mount Hebron ...... Senior ... MidfieldJon Taylor .....
SPORTS
By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,Staff Writer | March 24, 1993
Mount Hebron VikingsSixth-year coach Warren Michael never has had a team this young. Michael will carry nine sophomores and three freshmen. Don't let that mislead you, though. The defendingcounty-champion Vikings (15-3 last year) lost in the state finals and have won four county titles under Michael, will make another run at the league championship."It's the youngest team I've had, but these youngsters are surprising me," Michael said. "I think we're pretty skilled, but we're not real big and strong on midfield or attack, and we're not real deep.
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