“What’s not to like? Custard? Good! Jam? Good! Meat? Good!”

From: Friends

Genre: Television

Who said it?: Joey Tribbiani

The story behind the quote: This week’s quote comes from Friends, which was a sitcom that started in the 1994 and lasted for 10 seasons. The show revolves around a group of friends with different personalities and their trials and tribulations in life.

The quote comes from the episode entitled “The One Where Ross Got High.” One of the storylines has Rachael (played by Jennifer Aniston) made a trifle, a dessert with several confectionery treats such as jam and custard that are layered into a cake. However, she makes a mistake and adds a layer of meat as the cookbook she was working on had the pages stuck together and she accidentally added the ingredients for shepard’s pie. While practically everyone hates the resulting trfile, Joey (played by Matt LeBlanc) loves it and he even explains his reasoning.

Geek wisdom:  Different people will like and dislike different things. It would be wrong for anyone to say that they are right or wrong for liking something that you may not like. This is a personal opinion and it’s based on the individual tastes of each person.

“How you doin'”

From: Friends

Genre: Television

Who said it?: Joey Tribbiani

The story behind the quote: Friends was a extremely popular NBC sitcom during the 90’s. Even today, all 10 seasons of the show are still replayed in syndication throughout the world. Each episode revolves around 6 friends: the fashion conscious Rachel Green, free spirit Phoebe Buffay, the sarcastic Chandler Bing, the perfectionist Monica Gellar and her somewhat arrogant brother Ross Gellar, and the struggling actor, Joey Tribbiani.

Please take note that the rundowns for each character is a pretty barebones description for all of them. One of the things that made Friends so memorable is that each and every one in this group of friends are all different yet interact well with each other. Not only that, they all grow to some degree and some of them even get romantically involved with each other.

The quote comes from Joey Tribbiani. He has an uncanny knack of picking up beautiful women because of his confidence. All he has to do to hook up with a girl is to walk up to her and say the quote in the way he says it and they will (most of the time) fall for him.

Geek wisdom: There’s actually two pieces of wisdom you can pull from these simple three words. First, let’s talk about the words themselves. Sometimes, simply asking someone how they’re feeling can make them feel better. It’s a simple act of concern that we tend to forget to do in our daily lives.

The second piece of wisdom we can derive from Joey catchphrase is by the way he delivers it. The reason why Joey manages to use these words so effectively when meeting women is not because of the words themselves. Rather, it’s the confidence he displays when delivering them. A lot of times, when you present yourself as a person with confidence, you can gain much needed respect from others. This in turn will also increase your self-respect.