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If the Show Was Still on…

Ever wonder what your favorite TV characters would be up to in 2013? Recent years have seen shows leap to the big screen (Sex and the City), as well as experience re-boots (Dallas). After the “Sex and the City” movie (the first one) came out and was a big hit, there was talk of bringing “Friends” to the big screen too, but it hasn’t happened and doesn’t seems likely. And with “Dallas” a hit again on TV. It got me to thinking about the other big soap from the 80’s “Dynasty” and what would they be up to… So here goes my take on where our favorite characters would be today:

Friends

Ross and Rachel
They were giving it a try at the end of the series. I think they would have had another kid, but would have broken up, without ever getting married.

Monica and Chandler
Still together, they would have a large family and Chandler would have gotten fat.

Phoebe
Still with her husband Mike, she finally made it as a singer, and now was coaching contestants on a singing completion show like “American Idol.”

Joey
After years of womanizing, he realized he was gay. And is comfortable in his relationship with a former co-star. He runs a talent agency now placing people on reality shows.

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Great Duos

Hall and Oates
Daryl Hall and John Oates are the most successful duo in music history. With hits spanning 4 decades, everything from “She’s Gone” to “Do It for Love.” These blue-eyed soul white boys from Philly have proven to be masters at pop, rock, soul, new wave, A/C and more.Daryl Hall and John Oates

Donny & Marie
OK, so this is a guilty pleasure pick. Who didn’t watch their variety show from the 70’s? It had music, it had comedy, it had ice skating. I remember having the album from the show and singing along to “I’m a Little Bit County, I’m a Little Bit Rock n Roll.” Also, going to the movies to see their movie “Going Coconuts.”

David and Maddie (Moonlighting)
When this show first came out, Bruce Willis and Cybill Sheppard had great interplay with one another. The dialogue between them crackled with sexual tension. It was good for a few years, but when they did finally get together the show fell apart. I will still keep those early episodes though.

Richard Pryor/Gene Wilder
These 2 comedy greats worked so well together, they starred in 3 movies together: “Silver Streak,” “Stir Crazy,” and “See No Evil, Hear No Evil.” Enough said. Check them out on video.

Satin and Christian (Moulin Rouge)
Nicole Kidman and  Ewan McGregor brought back the modern musical in Baz Luhrmans’s “Moulin Rouge” featuring the songs of LaBelle, Madonna, Elton John and Nirvana among others. When Christian sings “Your Song”, you will be swept away.

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