Revisiting the Major Plot Hole Featuring Ross Geller During the ‘Friends’ Run

Published 07/24/2023, 6:20 AM EDT

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Friends first aired in 1994, is still a timeless show that has a special place in the hearts of its fans. With worldwide recognition, the sitcom still gives a kind of warmth to the viewers. While as passionate as fans are about the show, they also notice even the tiniest detail about everything in it. Amidst those things, fans noticed one of the crucial things about the character played by David Schwimmer. Let us revisit this specific thing about Ross Geller’s character that fans were talking about.

The lives of six friends gave the viewers a homely feeling. Therefore, fans were involved in the show so much that they also noticed a loophole in Ross Geller’s character. Ross stayed 29 years old for 3 years during the show. While this is something that writers might have not paid attention to, fans could not let it go. However, if you really think about it, his staying the same age would make sense.

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Ross Geller’s character was extremely emotional and had a lot of complexities. He lied a lot throughout the show till the end. Do you remember the one where he slept with the copy place girl, Chloe? He went all the way to cover his track so that his girlfriend, Rachel, would not find out. Moreover, before getting into a relationship with Rachel, he made a pros and cons list as well. Ross even lied about reading the letter that Rachel gave her after their ‘break.’ And whenever he talked about any of these things with Rachel, he kept lying, despite knowing Rachel already knew.

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So, it makes sense if he kept on lying about his age, as per Startefacts. Including all these lies, there is one more thing that would justify Ross staying the same age.

Apart from all the lies, another thing from Friends would justify Ross Geller’s age

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Do you remember there was an entire episode about how all the characters reacted when they turned 30? “Why God, Why?,” said Joey while Rached became depressed about it. Well, that hype around turning 30 was a little overwhelming, even for the viewers. Therefore, it is only suitable for Ross’ character if he kept lying about it.

However, despite their strained and complex relationship, David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston were and still are really close friends. They even helped their co-stars get equal pay. And despite the inconsistency about the character’s age, Schwimmer certainly justified his character.

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Did you also notice this inconsistency in the age of the character? What do you think about this? Share your views and insights in the comments below.

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Neha Chande

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Meet Neha Chande, an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie, who has written more than 1100 articles. With a Master's degree in English Literature, Neha believes in unbiased journalism. Before delving into her passion for writing and cinema, she taught English and communication skills as a facilitator and lecturer.

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