If you’re alive in 2019, you know that the internet has never agreed on anything. Not once! Especially not on Twitter, aka the Wild West of debates. This fact was proven yet again by a question posed by Australian news site news.com.au, which asked Twitter users to choose either Friends or Seinfeld as the better sitcom.
‘OK, let’s settle this…’Friends’ Vs ‘Seinfeld’: Which show is better?” the publication wrote in a tweet, along with a video compilation of some of both shows’ best moments. To a culture obsessed with the 1990s and also being right, this query is essentially an atomic bomb. Fans of both Friends and Seinfeld have flooded the thread with their input, and it’s getting heated.
OK, let's settle this… 'Friends' Vs 'Seinfeld': Which show is better? pic.twitter.com/a7hLQfwgpY
— news.com.au (@newscomauHQ) August 19, 2019
Smash Mouth, another product of the 90s, swooped in with a resounding vote for Seinfeld. “Seinfeld! Not even close! Best sitcom EVER!” the band wrote in reply.
Seinfeld! Not even close! Best sitcom EVER!
— Smash Mouth (@smashmouth) August 19, 2019
Other Seinfeld fans called out the incredible writing and meme-worthy hilarity of the show.
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’s no shortage of support for Friends, though, with many citing the show’s popularity on Netflix and uproar when the platform said it was removing the show.
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
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
Some chose to approach the question with reason and maturity, an extremely rare occurrence on Twitter. “It’s like comparing apples and oranges,” one user wrote. “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.”
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
Where’s the fun in that?