Why One of the Highest-Rated Friends Episodes Made NBC Nervous


In the Friends episode "The One With the Lesbian Wedding," Ross faces a turning point when Carol considers calling off her wedding due to her parents' disapproval of her relationship with Susan. Ross, despite his own pain, supports Carol and encourages her to follow her heart.

He even walks her down the aisle in place of her parents. This episode marks a significant moment for Ross as he begins to move on from his past with Carol and embrace new romantic possibilities, setting the stage for developments in the Ross/Rachel storyline.

The episode's handling of the subject of gay marriage focuses on the characters' personal relationships rather than political debates, reflecting relatable experiences of moving on from past relationships. Despite potential backlash, the episode was a milestone in the characters' lives and remains a significant part of the enduring popularity of Friends.


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