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At the end of the first episode of the comedy series Friends, Chandler is being talking about his new dream. He says:"I am in Las Vegas. I am Liza Minnelli ..." Then the spisode ends with laughters. Could you tell who is Liza? And why is it a kind of thing arosing in laughters? Thanks.
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Liza Minelli is the daughter of Judy Garland. She is a singer.

Chandler is saying that he imagines himself performing as a female singer on a Las Vegas stage, as shown in the attached photo. Is that amusing enough to elicit laughter, do you think?

CJ
I see. Thanks a lot. But why does Chandler metion this specific woman? Any famous anicdotes about her? BTW, no offense, but this woman looks a little scary.
CalifJimLiza Minelli is the daughter of Judy Garland. She is a singer.

Chandler is saying that he imagines himself performing as a female singer on a Las Vegas stage, as shown in the attached photo. Is that amusing enough to elicit laughter, do you think?

CJ

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Hi Osee,

I think you should look at Chandler's sentence in context.

First, the episode you're talking about opens with Chandler telling his friends about another dream he had had (the one about being naked and having a phone … there! If I'm not mistaken, you posted something about that sentence, didn't you?). As you can see, both the dreams give the idea of a great sense of embarrassment, and Chandler (especially before his relationship with Monica) is somebody who often gets caught in embarrassing situations (especially about gender identity) ad at the same time is able to laugh about them.

Second, Chandler sometimes remembers episodes from his childhood. Chandler is always very ashamed of his father (for instance, Chandler didn’t want to invite him when he got married to Monica!), who likes to wear women's clothes and looks like kind of a drag queen … I reckon this explains something about Chandler’s sentence.

(I love Friends, too!)
OseeBTW, no offense, but this woman looks a little scary.
Perhaps that's partly because that's not actually Liza -- it's a wax sculpture of Liza at Madame Tussauds. lol
This picture ought to be a bit less frightening. Emotion: wink

Wow, wax sculpture? It looks like a real woman. I just thought she was a woman putting heavy make-up.

Thanks, Yankee. This real picture is pretty.

Yankee
OseeBTW, no offense, but this woman looks a little scary.
Perhaps that's partly because that's not actually Liza -- it's a wax sculpture of Liza at Madame Tussauds. lol
This picture ought to be a bit less frightening. Emotion: wink
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Thanks, Tanit, for this detailed explanation. Glad to see a friend here loving Friends Emotion: smile
TanitHi Osee,

I think you should look at Chandler's sentence in context.

First, the episode you're talking about opens with Chandler telling his friends about another dream he had had (the one about being naked and having a phone … there! If I'm not mistaken, you posted something about that sentence, didn't you?). As you can see, both the dreams give the idea of a great sense of embarrassment, and Chandler (especially before his relationship with Monica) is somebody who often gets caught in embarrassing situations (especially about gender identity) ad at the same time is able to laugh about them.

Second, Chandler sometimes remembers episodes from his childhood. Chandler is always very ashamed of his father (for instance, Chandler didn’t want to invite him when he got married to Monica!), who likes to wear women's clothes and looks like kind of a drag queen … I reckon this explains something about Chandler’s sentence.

(I love Friends, too!)
You're welcome.

And I'm sorry for a mistake I made: "Second, Chandler sometimes remembers ..." should read "Second, Chandler sometimes recalls ..."

(I'm quite sure there's something else which needs editing ... sorry about that.)
Does not matter. I got your meaning. Thank you.
TanitYou're welcome.

And I'm sorry for a mistake I made: "Second, Chandler sometimes remembers ..." should read "Second, Chandler sometimes recalls ..."

(I'm quite sure there's something else which needs editing ... sorry about that.)
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