- Member: rogueintellectproductions
- Title: The One With the Alternate Friends Opening
- Premiered: 2006-03-31
- The Rembrandts I'll Be There For You
- Tekkoshocon, AMV Contest (2006-04-01)
- Anime Boston 2006, Anime Boston 2006 AMV Contest (2006-05-26)
SPECIAL NOTE: I still haven't replaced my motherboard, but I did find a contest copy of the video. That's why it's mpeg2 and so huge. My apologies!
This is just a little experiment of mine. I've been in a bit of a rut lately, so I usually kick myself out of one by making a short video. I was inspired by the lack of Daitenzen videos among all the Excel Saga videos, so I decided to make one using the Friends theme. After all, there are six members of Daitenzen, and six Friends. There are 3 male and 3 female Daitenzen members, ditto Friends. The Daitenzen have a love/hate relationship with each other, the Friends... well, you get the picture. Also, everyone hates the Friends theme song.
There are some things to look out for - first, the Daitenzen/Friends are introduced in the order that they would appear on the real Friends credits:
Matsuya: Rachel - Jennifer Aniston, because she's a redhead, she's sassy, she's hot, and she has a shower scene.
Ropponmatsu I: Monica - Courtney Cox, because she's fairly level-headed, and it made sense to have her head roll by on the lyric "love life's DOA"
Ropponmatsu II: Phoebe - Lisa Kudrow, because she's an utter ditz
Iwata: Joey - Matt leBlanc, uh, du-u-u-uh
Sumiyoshi: Chandler - Matthew Perry - the constant weight gain and loss is the joke here
Watanabe: Ross - David Schwimmer, the dorky, put-upon friend
There's a cameo by Kabapu, and the title is taken from the titles of Friends episodes (they all start The One With...)
Someday soon, I think I'm going to extend the video to the entire song, just for kicks, and to torture you, gentle viewer.