Most readers of this blog probably know that I'm a huge Friends fan. I'm re-connecting with the show lately - when I visited my sister a few weeks ago, we blew through two and a half DVDs of Season 5 (still my favorite!). Then, last weekend, Alanna and her roommate hosted a Friends party. We played two rounds of Friends Scene It and enjoyed a menu of meatball sandwiches and mac and cheese (for Joey), with cheesecake, muffins, and coffee for dessert. We decided to forgo the trifle with a layer of chipped beef with peas and onions. :)
Anyway, one of the Friends episodes I reference often is Alec Baldwin's guest-starring episode as Parker, an overenthusiastic man who dates Phoebe. (Season 8, The One In Massapequa.) I'm randomly thinking about it today. I've realized that it's so good because almost everyone knows someone like that character. I'm even related to a few people like him!
I can't embed a clip, but you can watch one here. Next time you find yourself frazzled by an intensely enthused person, just exclaim, THIS ROOM! THIS NIGHT!!!