Those of us raised in the 1990s will remember Friends as the iconic TV series which defined the generation. When it aired in 1994 there hadn't been a show like it, and since its finale in 2004, no show of its kind has managed to fill its shoes.
Recently a show of an entirely different breed as taken center stage: The Walking Dead. Being a horror/suspense/drama show, the zombie TV series set in a not-too-distant dystopian future couldn't be further removed from the iconic sitcom, Friends, set in New York City.
Drawing a parallel between the shows, we can undoubtedly acknowledge that both feature strong relationships alongside a sense of community.
But you won't believe how well the famous title sequence of Friends fares when synchronized with sequences from The Walking Dead.
Of course the song begins with: "So no one told you life was gonna' be this way..." Fitting for the walking dead, right?
However, it's more than music added to a video -- the lyrics seem to suit to content, adding an entirely different meaning to the uplifting song, "I'll be there for you," by The Rembrandts.
The bleakness of the images contrasts sharply with the lyrics and upbeat tone of the music, as the characters of The Walking Dead fight for their lives.
This seems to intensify the horror rather than dilute or overpower it...
It's an anomaly: it shouldn't work, but it does, and the contrast seems strangely fitting as the music highlights the sense of community which exists amidst the horror of the dystopian future.
Okay... so this isn't likely to become the new opening credits for The Walking Dead, Season 6. But it really should be!
Perhaps a familiar and upbeat title sequence would take the edge off the pain as our favorite characters drop like flies...
At very least, the introduction of a touch of Friends to The Walking Dead is an interesting concept, and shows an alternate interpretation of the show, highlighting the sense of community and camaraderie amidst the walkers, death, and dystopian chaos.
So what do you think: have we found ourselves a new title sequence for The Walking Dead? Would it work, or is it just a bit of fun?
Watch the full video below. At the very least it should improve your mood, inspiring a little nostalgia.
What do you think of the video?