Phoebe & Joey: More Than Just Friends

  • Published on Oct 13, 2019
  • Try Dashlane Premium free on your first device: Use the coupon code "thetake" to get 10% off Dashlane Premium. | Phoebe and Joey (Phoey? Joebe?) are the Friends that never paired off -- but were they ever meant to be more than friends? In this video, we explore the possibility and charms of "keeping it platonic." If you like this video, subscribe to our channel or support us on Patreon:
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  • The Take
    The Take  Month ago +55

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    • ChickHeartsStuff
      ChickHeartsStuff 29 days ago

      I really hope you guys do a video on Midsommar. I love that movie and I would love your thoughts on it.

    • Paul Borst
      Paul Borst Month ago

      12:20 "This is made explicit when Ursula is blowing Joey off." Wait, WHAT?! Oh, nevermind.

    • A R
      A R Month ago +1

      Can you please do a history of monster movies since halloween is coming up.

    • BP
      BP Month ago +1

      @Buttercookie Cinnamini well I mean, I don't find any of the shows you mentioned to be that funny myself 😅 So most things aren't everyone's cup of tea, even if objectively good! Aaand well, I'll admit Friends aged poorly, but it's still a classic and I still enjoy The Take takes on it!

    • Buttercookie Cinnamini
      Buttercookie Cinnamini Month ago

      @BP that show was so awful!!!

  • Lisa S. Terry
    Lisa S. Terry Day ago

    It’s not absurd or offensive to think that opposite sex friendships may end up romantic. The nature of romantic relationships is being with someone for a long time and that does lead to romances. It’s not a bad thing.
    The friend zone is a bad thing though. It’s not good for someone to remain in a friendship if one has very strong feelings and the other does not.

  • ChrissyPlus
    ChrissyPlus Day ago

    I genuinely feel like Rachel and Ross are a terrible couple. Ross got so over the top manic, controlling and manipulative... He and Rachel never ended up having a healthy relationship as friends. Meanwhile, Rachel and Joey had a legitimate friendship based on mutual respect. They were different, but made each other better. I seriously feel like Rachel & Joey was the better pairing for the show's thesis.

  • Rebecca A.
    Rebecca A. 2 days ago

    Where is the video on the best couple ? Chandler and Monica!

  • Sal Talgilmour
    Sal Talgilmour 7 days ago

    they never fall for real in love to each other as simple as that! if Joey was a scientist or a musician than the chemistry of love would have been in place.. people to get together for life have to have passions and interests in common cause at the end of the day what you gonna chat with your wife? food for thought guys..

  • Hannah Elizabeth
    Hannah Elizabeth 8 days ago

    CJ and Toby from the west wing deserve a video like this. I love how much he loves her.

  • José Humberto
    José Humberto 8 days ago

    best video i've seen in this channel, well done

  • belgian beer
    belgian beer 10 days ago

    Madonna whore complex??? Never heard of it in my life
    Im defintely gonna use it once to strike my folks 🤣🤣

  • Rust Cohle
    Rust Cohle 11 days ago

    nahhh they should have been together lol
    cross gender friendship are more like acquaintance relationship if anything. "Its cool to see you again, but i wont spend that much time with you if nothing is going on between us" not to mention, friends is purely fictional.

  • Dipen
    Dipen 13 days ago +1

    Oi this is really thought provoking.

  • PD Zombie
    PD Zombie 13 days ago

    Thanx for defening platonic friendships, girls... I wish you could've started with Oscar Wilde's quote which problaly was the inspiration behind Harry's line of thought: "Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship." LuvU, bye, bye!!!

  • Olivia Castelao
    Olivia Castelao 17 days ago

    could you do a video on harry and hermiones friendship? i really enjoyed this video

  • Kuellar Ayelet
    Kuellar Ayelet 18 days ago +1

    Lol 15:44 this guy dated Phoebe at one point and everyone was annoyed by him

  • Rob Chuk
    Rob Chuk 18 days ago

    "I didn't realize we were really good friends. I figured we were more like Chandler and Pheobe. They never really had stories together."-
    Abed, "Community"

  • veronique marie
    veronique marie 18 days ago

    I think Joey and Phoebe didnt end up together because the show's creators wanted to do Joey's spin off !!!

  • Izzy Rossi
    Izzy Rossi 19 days ago +1

    Joey and Pheobe are lobsters.

  • Hạnh-Minh Nguyễn
    Hạnh-Minh Nguyễn 19 days ago

    Ross was never a best friend to Rachel before their relationship. Neither was Chandler to Monica. For them it was like the relationship had not reached its potential, with the destination is being lovers. Phoebe and Joey however already have a perfect relationship.

  • Leah Walentosky
    Leah Walentosky 19 days ago

    You need to do one on Monica and Chandler, the healthy couple

  • imthat bitch
    imthat bitch 20 days ago

    Joey and Phoebe > Ross and Rachel

  • KaylaNoelle1
    KaylaNoelle1 20 days ago +2

    My mom and dad were like this, I honestly believe they were platonic soulmates but they were so close people pressured them into making things romantic. Then I was born and 9 years late they divorced and hated each-other for years. They still have such well-matched senses of humour and I hope they completely mend their friendship one day.

  • ScreenWorld
    ScreenWorld 21 day ago

    Chandler and joey are more than just friends

  • IvyTruong
    IvyTruong 21 day ago

    I'm actually glad that they didn't ended up together, aside the fact that I think that Mike is perfect for Pheobe it also proves that a man and a woman can be close friends without being romantic.

  • poppy
    poppy 22 days ago

    I just wanted a compilation of Joey and phoebe being more then friends and i got this shit

  • Sam Martina
    Sam Martina 23 days ago

    Phoebe and Joey are attracted on 'some' level? 'Excellent butt, great wrack' is a pretty overt level.

  • PepperMo2626
    PepperMo2626 24 days ago

    I do understand their point, but I'm a diehard romantic. That, and I thought they were simply perfect for each other and would have made THE best couple out of all three, easily. I would love for the writers to have highlighted that at the end. I think they could have made it epic! Their chemistry was amazing and they were the TRUE soulmates out of the other couples. I love Phoebe and Mike together, but just not as awesome.

  • Elle scooter
    Elle scooter 24 days ago

    I enjoy the flashbacks but platonic male female friendships bites the dust when one gets married.

  • Brian Moore
    Brian Moore 26 days ago

    Wish Joey was my friend.

  • Samara Rivera
    Samara Rivera 26 days ago

    Finally someone else who thinks they should have been together besides me. They literally do everything together.

  • insert name here
    insert name here 26 days ago

    The actors of Pheobe and Joey actually wanted them to end up together or at least secretly been hooking up the whole time. But the writers thought it would have been too "unrealistic" that all the friends ended up together. But this couple would have been better than Ross and Rachel

  • Bruno'sBaBySquirrel
    Bruno'sBaBySquirrel 26 days ago

    Maybe there are so many cases with the best-friends-turned-lovers trope, because everyone secretly wants their partner to be their best friend (not necessarily have their best friend be their partnerm, mind you). There is a level of understanding there. I personally think Joey and Phoebe made a lot more sense than Ross and Rachel. Ross and Rachel had no chemistry, no understanding, it just didn't fit, they should have stopped trying to beat that dead horse after the first break up. It would have been nice to see a reverse of the trope: lovers-turned-best-friends. (not even get me started on the monstrosity that was Joey and Rachel dating)

  • Hønéy
    Hønéy 26 days ago +1

    He’s her lobster!

  • brian nelson
    brian nelson 26 days ago

    Love your stuff. Could y’all do a video essay on The Punisher (specifically Frank’s gray morality) from netflix? Thanks!

  • Selina
    Selina 26 days ago

    'Can men and women be just friends?' A dilemma, a struggle, a real conundrum...for the straight people. So very heteronormative. All the gays laugh

  • Nina
    Nina 26 days ago


  • Elena M.
    Elena M. 27 days ago

    4:58 Which movie is this? I recognize Ethan Hawke but I don't know the movie. ^^

  • ReginaK.C
    ReginaK.C 27 days ago

    I shipped them so hard

  • Harper Rose27
    Harper Rose27 27 days ago

    My best friend is a guy, and I’m a girl, but I’m not in love with him🤣

  • karimam1275
    karimam1275 27 days ago

    Sir Jorah disagrees! 😁

  • Kellie Gallagher
    Kellie Gallagher 27 days ago

    I have never liked the term just friends. Thank you for this ! 😊

  • Time Girl
    Time Girl 27 days ago

    I love these two so much that I use them as an example for others who are convinced that characters like Harry and Hermione should be together. Phoebe and Joey show that these characters are platonic soul mates.
    Thanks for the video. I always love your context. Its broken down nicely and the results simple ^-^

  • James Downs
    James Downs 27 days ago +1

    It doesn't matter if it makes sense. It sucks. Joebe should have happened.

  • James Downs
    James Downs 27 days ago +2

    Romantic relationships ruin a friendship if you're bad at communicating or letting go.
    I dated my roommate for 6 years and we still get along 6 months later.

    • Hiba M Khalbous
      Hiba M Khalbous 25 days ago

      I agree! It's not like I believe it's anyone's "fault" if communication is hard or if the friendship is just meant to be over, but people should definitely focus on maintaining the actual bond even if the feelings are difficult.

  • Jessica Strike
    Jessica Strike 27 days ago

    I like in the MCU how for the original 6 Avengers with 5 males and 1 female, Natasha had platonic relationships with 4 of the 5 men. Stark, Cap, Thor and obviously Hawkeye she loves them all as friends and they do for her too, but it’s only Bruce that gets the romantic angle. It was amazing to see such good platonic friendships develop across the films

  • Allison Holly
    Allison Holly 27 days ago

    Nope, they wouldn’t have worked. There’s opposites and then there’s Joey and Phoebe. I can already hear the feminists now, but Phoebe needs a real man who will take care of her. Joey is a child. Phoebe would go nuts being in a relationship with Joey. Granted David wasn’t the manly man type I’m thinking about but he’s definitely able to take care of Phoebe in the way I’m thinking. Joey is just not the marrying type.

  • Esmeralda Herrera
    Esmeralda Herrera 27 days ago

    Lmao she's really explaining what friendzone is

  • 1man Productions
    1man Productions 27 days ago

    I always saw Phoebe and Joey as step-siblings.

  • Ao Blues
    Ao Blues 28 days ago

    See the title of the video, think "oooh nooo..." but then "It's The take, not anyone, I should give this video a chance before being annoyed" and then the video was amazing and all I want to sy is THANK YOU for this ****-****

  • Nancy M
    Nancy M 28 days ago +2

    Joey and phoebe are each other lobster 🥺

  • マービンMarvin
    マービンMarvin 28 days ago

    I absolutely love your videos about Friends and this one also didn't disappoint!
    Maybe after Friends you can move on to 'Joey' or other sitcoms? Keep up the great work!

  • The Mad Hattress
    The Mad Hattress 28 days ago

    I've had it work out in both ways, honestly. I've had friendships in which pursuing a relationship and some sort of romantic interest ruined the friendship, but in others where it actually strengthened the friendship. I don't know how much gender played a part in it (the former being female and the latter being male), but genuine love and care for a friend can truly be the best thing in the world. You should still never try to engage your best friend in any romantic manner because of how risky it can be, but sometimes it just makes things better. Maybe it's a case by case basis, I don't know.

  • May Jeganmogan
    May Jeganmogan 28 days ago

    phoebe and joey should have gotten together and rachel should have gone to paris🤷🏽‍♀️

  • Katrín
    Katrín 28 days ago

    This is the greatest friendship in TV history, second, being Meredith and Alex, and third, Penny and Sheldon.

  • Gee Emmy
    Gee Emmy 28 days ago

    their relationship was among my favourites. i loved the dynamic between chandler and rachel too. friends dropped the ball on rachel and joey. that ship really didn't sail. i'm glad they dropped that

  • Existential Hangover
    Existential Hangover 28 days ago

    There's a small percentage of males that think being only a friend is somehow a failure on their part, hence the term "friendzoned". It's something to overcome rather than appreciate.

  • Gleamey Gabionza
    Gleamey Gabionza 28 days ago

    Watching this video just made me more realize that i still can’t move on from friends.

  • zettie 123
    zettie 123 28 days ago

    I always hope that they end up together

  • Jessica H
    Jessica H 28 days ago

    You could do an entire video on the toxic character that Ross was and how his character ages the least flattering in today’s society.
    I just re watched the series and was dumbfounded by him in pretty much every episode. He was just awful.

  • Larry Lee Moniz
    Larry Lee Moniz 28 days ago

    I ended up developing a crush on a friend of 5 years. I got too drunk at a party, talked too much and it got back to her. It never was the same after that. We aren't friends any more. I should have kept my mouth shut and appreciated what we had. I think about it every day. This was a very comprehensive look at something I have been pondering for years. Thank you.

  • Felix Araujo
    Felix Araujo 29 days ago

    Cross gender? Lol

  • Captain Maggie
    Captain Maggie 29 days ago

    I love the term platonic soul-mates. It reminds me of Freddie Mercury and Mary Austin's friendship