SALT LAKE CITY — Twitter spent the early morning on Monday debating whether “Friends” or “Seinfeld” was the better show.
The debate began after news.com.au shared a video that asked whether “Friends” or “Seinfeld” was the better show, specifically asking Twitter to settle the debate.
Watch the video below.
OK, let's settle this... 'Friends' Vs 'Seinfeld': Which show is better? pic.twitter.com/a7hLQfwgpY— news.com.au (@newscomauHQ) August 19, 2019
From there, Twitter went off debating which of the two ‘90s sitcom is better than the other.
The “Friends” camp was pretty strong:
Friends. I've watched Friends from the first episode of the first season to the last episode of the final season at least a dozen times. https://t.co/5H7ZjYWEKa— Hatsune Miku is the real God (@DigitallyDownld) August 19, 2019
Friends, a million times over. pic.twitter.com/gpmTEXy1iO— Cathy Crawley (@cathy_crawley) August 19, 2019
For me Friends. I tried and couldn’t get into Seinfeld. I was born 93, so maybe it is to do with when I grew up, and what is relevant to me.— Georgia Durham (@GorgiDurheim) August 19, 2019
It’s like comparing apples and oranges. both shows have equal merit. Seinfeld has clever writing and was much funnier, but Friends has much greater character depth and development. Both shows have 10/10 casting and acting. Enjoy and respect both like a normal person.— chris⚓️ (@chrisshill) August 19, 2019
But the “Seinfeld” cast may have won the day since “Seinfeld” was one of the top trending terms for hours on Twitter.
Seinfeld by a considerable margin— Order No.227 (@AnthonyCole68) August 19, 2019
Seinfeld for sure, nothing against Friends as I love that too. But C’mon, it’s Seinfeld easily.— Bojack C-137 (@BlakeJWard) August 19, 2019
There are two types of people in this world.— Obi-Wan Kenobi (@SirBenKenobi) August 19, 2019
Seinfeld people and people with bad taste. pic.twitter.com/yIUERTxRib
10 years ago I’d have said Friends but Seinfeld resonates with me more as I get older https://t.co/NxrteOWd5m— John Hunt (@JohnHunt1992) August 19, 2019
“Seinfeld,” she wrote, has more wit and sharp writing. Meanwhile, “Friends” has an emotional side that “Seinfeld” lacks.
“If you want to do either, you won’t find much better options than either of those shows. They’re both great in their respective lanes,” she wrote.
“Comparing the two shows is like comparing desktop computers to laptops. These comedies serve different purposes, and both fulfill those purposes well. If you must measure them against each other, at least admit it’s really a proxy war over taste — a pursuit that’s often foolish and almost always fruitless.”
Plus, there’s another show we’re forgetting about. It’s called “Frasier.”