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Yikes!! Almost ALL The FRIENDS Season-Sets Just Fell to

I am – Hercules!!

The first and second seasons of “Friends” have been selling for $19.97 for a few weeks now, but AS OF RIGHT NOW you can find seasons three through eight also on sale for $19.97.

That’s dirt cheap. Like 83 cents per ‘sode.

I love “Friends,” all ten seasons of it. (Matthew Perry and Lisa Kudrow both made me laugh at almost every episode – which, frankly, is not so easy to do!) But even if YOU’RE not a “Friends” fiend, there’s a good chance there’s one lurking among your vast array of friends and loved ones (it was a VERY popular sitcom) - so these make great potential stocking stuffers.

As always, I warn you that THERE’S NO TELLING HOW LONG THESE SETS WILL BE PRICED LIKE THIS. The new “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” seven-season “Chosen Collection” that hits shelves next Tuesday was available for months for $129.99, then a month ago it suddenly rocketed up to $169.99 on Amazon and elsewhere. (And then, yesterday, Amazon removed the “Chosen Collection” from its site entirely!!) The good news? Amazon has to honor all the orders that smart shoppers pre-ordered months ago at $129.99.

Here’s the what:

Friends: The Complete First Season $19.97
Friends: The Complete Second Season $19.97
Friends: The Complete Third Season $19.97
Friends: The Complete Fourth Season $19.97
Friends: The Complete Fifth Season $19.97
Friends: The Complete Sixth Season $19.97
Friends: The Complete Seventh Season $19.97
Friends: The Complete Eighth Season $19.97
Friends: The Complete Ninth Season $22.47
Friends: The Complete Tenth Season $29.24

And the best deal of all: Talkbacker IAmLegolas gives us the heads-up ont the 10-season set price at

If you apply the 20% off (the [] sale they have going on until Nov. 19, using the codes DVDTALK or USATODAY) it makes it $163.20

That's only 69 cents per episode!

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  • Nov. 11, 2005, 4:06 p.m. CST


    by Zombie Carnifex

    this will start a trend on all season sets.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 4:10 p.m. CST

    I agree, Zombie....

    by Cletus Van Damme

    ...I'd love a complete all-season sets of The Sopranos and Smallville once those shows are wrapped up.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Not surprising since the release of the 10-season set

    by jim

    and you still have to pay full price for seasons 9 & 10, and you can catch reruns several times a day. I have been waiting for years for The Sopranos to drop in price but they never do (at least not significantly). I think I'll hit HMV on the way home and see if they have any 2-for-1 deals going on.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 4:49 p.m. CST

    oh there were 10 seasons?

    by Rupee88

    Then seasons 3-10 sucked...the first couple of seasons were kind of funny and well-written, but then they coasted the rest of the way, and had all the friends date each other...lazy writing for a lazy audience.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Friends Was Like Wine

    by EyeofPolyphemus

    It actually got better with age.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 5:02 p.m. CST

    I'm an unabashed Friends fan.

    by MasterWhedon

    My favorite episode is "The One Where No One's Ready". Comedy gold. I just bought my girlfriend seasons 5-7 for Christmas.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Amazon IS great.

    by bluebottle

    I ordered Buffy Seasons 1-4 a few years back, and ONE of the disks was fucked up. Just one disk. What did they do? They sent me all four seasons AGAIN for free. Classy.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 5:18 p.m. CST


    by Optimus Primal

    Friends was many things. Insipid, contrived, boring, derivative. But in no shape or form was it Funny, not even close. The best that can be said about Friends was that it was time consuming and unoffensive. Must see TV indeed.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 5:23 p.m. CST


    by Hercules

    My bad. I added your info to the main post.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Hmm, does that mean the other WB sets will drop?

    by Shermdawg

    I need to pick up Smallville seasons 2-4. I picked up season one when it dropped to that sweet as hell $20 price point.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Smallville - OT

    by bluebottle

    I wish Clark would learn to fly, then fly around the earth at super-speed, reverse time and hire better writers to write the first four seasons. Imagine if the show had always been as good as it was last night?

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Optimus Prime: Wah Wah Wahhhhhhh!!

    by splungiest

    Who else loves when angry virgins troll?

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Code works on all dvds...

    by FNORDcinco1

    Well most, just got wonderfalls for 20 bucks...Hell yeah!

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 6:03 p.m. CST

    "I wish Clark would learn to fly, then fly around the earth at s

    by MasterWhedon

    LOLZORS!!! Blue, you slay me.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Just ordered two through eight!

    by splungiest

    I loves me some FRIENDS, and I loves it on the cheap!! Thank you, Mighty Hercules, for the heads up!!!

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 6:07 p.m. CST

    And if you find out about any more season-sets selling this chea

    by splungiest

    ... don't be shy about posting 'em!!

  • Funny stuff. I also like the one where Chandler gets with that hot Italian babe, and the one when he and Joey win the apatment from Monica. It kinda jumped the shark after Ross said "Rachel" during his wedding vows to Emily.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Fuck! I'd have bought that Chosen collection if I had known

    by DarthCorleone

    Now it's on my Wish List next to "no longer available." As for Friends, bring it down to a nickel an episode and I'll consider it.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 8:05 p.m. CST

    I hear you can hire any of the cast for 83 cents per night.

    by Uncle Stan

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 8:20 p.m. CST

    When it drops to under $5 a season I'll consider it.

    by indiephantom

    Seriously...the reruns of this are incessant. No need to buy.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 8:30 p.m. CST

    but I can still get behind 'sode.

    by Mr Brownstone

    nothing can take that away from me. Okay, gotta go.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 10:21 p.m. CST

    "But there are reruns five times a day."

    by Osmosis Jones

    All heavilly edited, of course. That's the main reason to buy TV on DVD. And Friends was comic gold for the majority of it's ru (although the last two seasons were stretched pretty thin with the soap opera bullshit that plagues so many NBC sitcomes late in their runs). I still quote random Chandler lines frequently. "Okay...the fifth dentist caved, and now they're *all* recommending Trident...?"

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Why buy these sets?

    by Darth_Nader

    I mean honestly, I think I can flip around cable any evening and find at least one channel playing friends. I still remember last summer when for two weeks my local 'Friends' station played the exact same episode at exactly the same time. You could flip between the two and they were exactly in sync.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 11:24 p.m. CST

    I can't even watch Friends anymore. Don't know how I eve

    by scrumdiddly

    It's the CONSTANT LAUGHTER! People going crazy after every single line, funny or not, SHUT UP! I suppose also the fact that it's shit.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 11:49 p.m. CST

    I'm watching Conan Obrien right now...

    by Shermdawg

    and all I can say is, I want a damn dvd set of the Governer Schwarzennegger (I know I didn't spell that right.) skits.

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Friends for 83 cents an episode?

    by WillowFan2001

    Oh, wow! This is the best news ever! I can't wait to go out and buy...wait a minute. I can watch at least one episode for free on TV every night. And they're all variatiopns on the same trite plotlines anyway. So they're not even worth the money I already don't pay for them! Phew. I thought I was going to be spending money on low-level comedy dreck there for a minute, but fortunately I managed to restrain myself.

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 2:04 a.m. CST

    Schwarzennegger and Geraldo skits are the best

    by Bob of the Shire

    I laugh every time. Conan is still the best show on television. And congrats on his new son. I know he trolls the AICN talkbacks.

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 2:14 a.m. CST

    what are you going to do with all that time you gained by abbrev

    by MiltonWaddams

    i'd take up a second language.

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 2:27 a.m. CST

    11 11 11 11

    by TonyWilson

    It's coming. HOLD THE WALL!!!!

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 3:28 a.m. CST

    Friends was a terrible show

    by I wonder

    Only reason it did okay was NBC did the smart thing putting it in the slot before the vastly superior Seinfeld. The show was incredibly unfunny and uninteresting.

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 3:36 a.m. CST

    What did happen to the Buffy Chosen collection?

    by Floyd_Dylan

    It was due for release so why was it pulled?

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 4:04 a.m. CST


    by Indiana Clones

    I think it only lost it's way after season 4. It held up as pretty much unbeatable iconic stuff until Ross and Rachel split. And it was even still pretty good after that, lame-o holiday excursions, multiple births, inter-Friend relationships and all. Oh, and 'The One Where No One's Ready' is always hands down the most popular episode wherever you go, and deservedly so, but it's a generally unacknowledged fact to date.

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 5:55 a.m. CST

    "How about my friends, get with your friends, and we can be frie

    by Shermdawg

    Qoute the Diddy, nevermore.

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 5:59 a.m. CST

    Wait a minute, Conan's son trolls the AICN talkbacks? Dude,

    by Shermdawg

    He's probably still figuring out how to work the ipod.

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 6:08 a.m. CST

    By the way, Conans a frickin GIANT! Did anyone see him interview

    by Shermdawg

    If you see a repeat of this compare the size of their heads. "Did you know that Conan Obrien's head weighs 16lbs?" Actually, it would be like 20lbs with that hair.

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Star Trek

    by c4andmore

    I still prefer my seasons to cost $99.99. It's only money you know....

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 9:31 p.m. CST

    I love Friends (every season, that "post Season 2 sucks" argumen

    by MrFloppy

  • Nov. 13, 2005, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Hey, Herc, there's non-American visitors to your site, y&#39

    by Tall_Boy

    Jesus Tapdancin' Christ. Good deal and all, but, man,way to make everyone else feel left out.

  • Nov. 13, 2005, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Tall_Boy: For UK prices just x 2.

    by scrumdiddly

    Pretty awful.

  • Nov. 14, 2005, 10:44 a.m. CST

    I Want To Meet The Person Who Actually Owns These DVDs

    by ZombieSolutions

    because then i will know that i have met the most pathetic person to ever walk the face of the earth.

  • Nov. 14, 2005, 10:51 a.m. CST


    by occams_razor

    They should've done a special entitled "The cast of Friends gets dragged under a bus for six blocks while screaming and begging to be killed". Now that's an episode I could've gotten into. I'm still waiting for the powers that be to release the original Addam's Family on dvd.

  • Nov. 14, 2005, 12:19 p.m. CST


    by mocky_puppet


  • Nov. 14, 2005, 12:22 p.m. CST

    my favorite ep. was in season 4.

    by mocky_puppet

    it was when Joey starts dating that reallay hot girl from South America, and Chandler also has the hots for her. He decides to try and break them up and launches this campaign of really off-color, tasteless racial jokes any time she's not around to try and turn Joey against her. It works and they break up, but Chandler has moved on to someone else, and then in a leter ep we see Joey visiting a grave, and we're left to believe that she died of grief. It was funnier on screen; sounds kind of sad here.

  • Nov. 14, 2005, 10:48 p.m. CST

    This was Hank's best season!

    by ChileanSeaBass

    I love the scen where Hnaks and scolari run into rachel at the strip club, only they are dressed as men imitating womwn..gosh what a comedy of errors!

  • Nov. 15, 2005, 12:34 a.m. CST

    You're Not Supposed To "Get" "Friends"....

    by buster00

    You're supposed to "Beat Off" at Jennifer Aniston. That's why the fuck ya watch "Friends."

  • Nov. 15, 2005, 10:22 a.m. CST

    People who hate FRIENDS...

    by Spike Fett

    ...are arrogant, cynical jackasses. Get back in your trashcan, Oscar.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Jennifer Aniston was 25 when she started on Friends?! I'm 25

    by scrumdiddly

    Shit, that's depressing...

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 5:19 p.m. CST

    "Almost ALL The FRIENDS Season-Sets Just Fell to <$20!!"

    by Gus Nukem

    Sir, I reckon you can buy horseshit for less.