David Schwimmer said in an interview that there should be a version of “Friends” with an African American cast. Now the Twittersphere reminds him that he already had one such option, the show “Living single”.
The famous NBC sitcom “Friends” for about six years lived in new York, the audience which watched love life, friendship and career of his characters. But for many years he was absorbed in fading the heat for lack of diversity, with white lead and few rare dark-skinned people in secondary roles. Now David Schwimmer, who played Ross Gellar, thinks it’s time to fix it by rebooting the version of the so-called “Colored friends”. The Internet now reminds him that it was already a show about black twenty six young friends living in a Brooklyn Brownstone, sitcom of the mid 90’s “Living single.”
In an interview with the British “Guardian” David, who is 53, said that the series “Friends” are “innovative”. “I feel that today a big problem in many areas is that so little is considered in the context. You have to look at it from the point of view of what the show was trying to do at the time,” he explained. “I’m the first person said, maybe something was inappropriate or insensitive, but I feel that my temperament was quite relevant at the time. I was really tuned into social issues and issues of equality”. Then he made the proposal, which now makes him chuckle. “Can be, should be all black friends or all Asian friends,” he continued.
The Twittersphere exploded in the intention to remind David that Living Single “with all black friends”, aired in 1993, a year before the debut of “Friends.” Franklin Leonard wrote: “Friends were completely white restart Living Single”. User mark dice is not lost of words, wrote on Twitter: “Stop the signal virtue! Your show was completely white restart Living Single”. Former CNN commentator Roland Martin wrote: “Can someone explain to David Schwimmer that “Friends” was all-white restart completely Black Living Single? “When it was published the news about the comments David — “Living single” was the main theme of Twitter is number two.
Several people have posted clips 49 – year-old Living Single Stars Queen Latifa during a performance on “Late late show” with the participation of James Corden. She remembered how the then President of NBC Warren Littlefield asked in 1993 whether he have a new show on another network, what would it be? And he said to Live Idle. A year later, Friends debuted on NBC. She kindly called “Friends” a terrific show, and they did a great job with him.”