Every frame of the hit NBC sitcom Friends is still being dissected and analyzed by researchers the world over. And by researchers we mean fans, dearly devoted fans.
One such fan, comedian Emily Heller, recently formulated a theory as to why the characters of Ross and Monica had to be written as siblings.
Namely: no one would have ever hung out with Ross otherwise.
Just realized they HAD to make Monica & Ross brother and sister otherwise all the F•R•I•E•N•D•S would have stuck with Carol in the divorce— Emily Heller (@MrEmilyHeller) May 12, 2018
Heller has blown the world of Friends fans wide open!
Could this be any more true? pic.twitter.com/jPaLec6xaY— Marie Langley (@mlbookworm) May 12, 2018
Some were definitely here for the theory.
Pulitzer worthy tweet.— Erin Donovan (@goodyerin) May 12, 2018
Exactly! nobody wants to hang out with the sad guy who owns a monkey. Ross sucks.— Jake Lewis (@hereisjake) May 12, 2018
But not every fan was in agreement…
Blocked— Shawn m-z Weddle (@Weddle_of_Honor) May 12, 2018
Carol was great, but I believe I’m in the minority here in saying that I found Susan a bit annoying. ??♀️— Amanda Arana (@plantbasdfoodie) May 13, 2018
This is how rumors get started…
there's a bunch of deleted scenes where they all keep in touch with carol and love and support her behind ross's back— d o m (@lawandorderPCP) May 12, 2018
Really?! ?— Lou McLaren (@mclaren_lou) May 12, 2018
no, lou.— d o m (@lawandorderPCP) May 12, 2018
The whole conversation had a distinct anti-Ross vibe.
I've always felt like Ross wasn't a 'real' friend. Not sure any of them would have hung out with him if he wasn't Monica's brother.— Svenjamin (@Roook) May 12, 2018
Every time I rewatch friends I have to pause every season or so for a band of brothers break so I can see Ross get his comeuppance.— Thermidorian Reaction (@wophugus) May 12, 2018
Although it can never ben confirmed, even skeptics had to admit Heller’s proposed scenario sounds probable.
Oh my god you're right https://t.co/nGW8PsDRdt— Tom Guffey (@tomguff) May 12, 2018
Am i the only one that thinks that's unfair?— ConcernedCitizen (@ricktram) May 13, 2018
Just imagine the Friends without Ross. Things would have been very different…
It's true. Chandler would be the last hold out and hung out with Ross occasionally but it was always really awkward. https://t.co/vQdarA1TZj— Wong Kar Bi (@prototypelibra) May 13, 2018