Sure, last weekend’s Voice-tacular went fine. Fine! It got much-better-than-decent ratings. But for true Super Bowl-evening sensationalism, we feel a certain nostalgia for Friends‘s 1996 blowout, which featured guests ranging from Julia Roberts and Brooke Shields to, uh, the voice of Homer Simpson and Jean-Claude Van Damme. It’s the moment the show went from preoccupation to fixation on a national level, if not from dated to timeless (that came in season 8, or not at all.) Watch it alone in your apartment and pretend you’re among 50 million people!
Set your DVR for Nickelodeon at 9:30pm.
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