Monday, September 24, 2018

20 Years Ago on Sept. 24, 1998 -- 'Friends' Season 5 Premieres

September 24, 1998: The "Just Friends?" headline is, of course, an inside reference to my own personal online history (which remains online as a time capsule of clueless and fragile male entitlement).

This was the Friends season 5 premiere, which apparently opened a new cycle in the Ross-Rachel "will they/won't they" saga. (I didn't watch Friends, at least not as first-run viewing.)

Thursday nights in 1998 were still near-peak "Must See TV" for NBC.
[Series note: In the late 1990s, I programmed the content for the home page, which relaunched with a new design on July 14, 1998. I printed screencaps and saved them. 20 years later, I'm scanning them in and posting them with a little commentary under the tag #20YearsAgoOnAOLcom.]

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