Hello to everyone! I’m a sit com addicted, I dedicate and I have dedicated a lots of time to sit com (my absolute favourite is “Friends”). Well, I have noticed that some of Friends jokes and funny situations were previously used in Seinfeld, and also the Bob Kelso from Scrubs catchphrase “who has two thumbs and doesn’t give a crap?” is actually an original sentence of the character Kelso from That 70s Show (but probably that’s a tribute that Scrubs writers did to T7sS - even though, they have used it so many times they kinda made it their own creation, imho). Besides all these things, something really surprised me. I am currently watching Will & Grace, I find it extremely funny, the jokes are well-written and.. come on, how can you not love Jack?!. Anyway, in one episode of season 7, Will is talking to Karen about the first time he said “I love you” to a guy, and he replied saying “Falafel”. Ring a bell? Well that’s not easy, but in episode 12 of How I Met Your Mother’s season 2 Robin can’t say ‘I love you’ to Ted and instead she said ‘Falafel’, but it’s probably just a coincidence (suuuure…). In one episode of the early seasons of W&G (1, 2 or 3 - i don’t remember but I’M SURE I heard it) Grace is talking to Karen… and she’s saying something obvious, she stops for a while and says “wait for it” and then say the rest of sentence. Familiar? it’s Barney from HIMYM most famous catchphrase!
So I got to the conclusion that the character of Barney Stinson is a union between Karen Walker and Jack McFarland. These two things are the only ones I now remember, but there are others…
This doesn’t mean anything, both HIMYM and W&G are fantastic tv show (W&G is better, imho). It’s just a fun fact that I wanted to share with you all.
Nobody comes in your life by mere coincidence