Oh BFF, it wasn’t meant to be like this. When I was assigned to recap your episodes I took the gig very seriously. By which I mean that I approached it with the utmost journalistic impartiality…peppered with occasional non sequiturs and editorial outbursts. (Ok, they were much more frequent than that, but this is a comedy blog, right?) The point is: I never meant to get so attached. But I did. I fell hard for your relatable scenarios, crazy-funny dialogue, and foxy cast. Now that you’re threatened with cancellation I’m quietly flipping out because if it happens my Wednesday nights will seem empty. And not just because I’ve become accustomed to the adrenaline-pumping thrill of spending the wee hours piecing together a coherent post from notes typed between snorts of laughter, sips of wine, and exclamations of praise to Xenu.
In just four short episodes, Best Friends Forever has amassed a fiercely loyal following, even without the benefit of heavy promotion through traditional channels. I won’t go into all the rational, undeniable, patriotic American reasons why Best Friends Forever should stay on the air. Far better pop culture writers than I have itemized and illustrated them for your snort-laughing pleasure. Super-famous funny people whose opinions you care about have come out in support of its charms. There’s even a petition afoot to save it! (Please sign and share the crap out of it if you haven’t already.) But I will ask you to join G.L.O.C. and me in one last trench run on the Death Star.
This Friday, June 1st, NBC will air the two remaining episodes of Best Friends Forever back-to-back, from 8-9pm ET (7pm CT.) There’s a viewing party planned, and you’re invited: I’ll be watching and live-tweeting, along with my own BFFs, plus Lennon and Jessica (who created the show), and thousands of others. So JOIN THE PARTY by storming the noble battlefields of twitter with your reactions, jokes, and pics, all tagged #BFFDay and #SaveBFF. It’ll be super fun, and with our collective strength and awesomeness we can get those hashtags trending, which at the very least will fire a suction-cup arrow at the high turrets of NBC Castle, with a card attached that says “Thank you for being a frie –“…oops no sorry that’s a different show. This card will say:
“SAVE BFF: a hilarious, brilliantly relatable show enjoyed by guys and gals
with boatloads of disposable income to spend on your advertisers’ products!”
Or something like that. You get the idea. Friends, Romans, this is not a drill.
TO YOUR BATTLESTATIONS!