Please tell me you’ve done this, too

I have been watching Friends for years. YEARS. I’ve seen The One With the Fake Monica dozens of times. Maybe a hundred. The only context I had for Joey Tribbiani’s stage names in that episode is Joseph Stalin, so I’d always assumed Joey Heatherton and Holden McGroin were serial killers I’d never heard of (probably because I was pretty sure they weren’t dictators and Joey says something about Stalin being a murderer). I figured since I was 10 when the episode aired the names were just a part of early nineties culture I wasn’t familiar with.

I finally realized today Holden McGroin is a joke. A joke! That I totally didn’t get for all these years!

Holden McGroin = Holdin’ my groin
Mind = Blown
IQ = Questionable

As you were.

(P.S. I guess Joey Heatherton is an actress and singer. Sorry for assuming you were a serial killer, Joey!)

Comments

  1. HAAAAAA! I am laughing as I just watched that episode the other night.

  2. You were TEN when that episode aired?!? OMFG. I am so old.

  3. I had the same epiphany for Seymour Butts.

  4. I’ve totally done that. Of course, I can’t think of any examples now since you’re asking about it, but yes.