Monday, November 24, 2014

Logical fallicies in Friends

There are probably a million examples of logical fallacies in hit shows like Friends. I love Friends. It is just one of those classic shows that you can watch over and over again. But that's not why I'm writing this post.

In the episode I chose, Joey's very old fridge breaks. And the first person he sees, which is Rachel, is now his first target. Joey wants to avoid paying for a new fridge so he initiates his first logical fallciy. Non Sequitor. Although it was a flimpsy attempt, it still was an attempt. Joey starts off by saying that his parent's bought this fridge when he was born, and it was always working. But the minute Rachel moves in it breaks. So, Rachel moves in, and the fridge breaks. Therefore Rachel broke the fridge.

His next victim is Chandler. Chandler used to live with Joey, so Joey feels that Chandler has some due to pay for the refridgerator. Joey's logical fallicy this time is faulty analogy. His analogy is that Chandler and Joey are married and they have a kid together, but the kid dies, so Joey has to buy a new one, and he wants Chandler to give him the money to pay for it. To someone that might be a good analogy, but to me, a child and a refridgerator really shouldn't be compared.

If you continue on in the episode, you will defintely find more of these logical fallicies, but non sequitor, and faulty analogy are the ones I chose to focus on. If Joey doesn't win the award for most convincing arguement, then I don't know what should.

1 comment:

  1. I have seen that episode before and now I understand all of the logical fallacies in it. Once we understand what a logical fallacy is it shows up everywhere in pop culture.