FRIENDS AND LAYABOUTS

IN THE NEW, POST-SEINFELD SITCOM WORLD, TWENTYSOMETHINGS SPEND MOST OF THEIR TIME PRACTICING THE ART OF INDOLENCE

OUT OF BREATH FROM ER? THAT shaky camera in NYPD Blue making you nervous? On Friends, nbc's hot new sitcom, life is considerably more relaxed. In one recent show the characters are lounging around their neighborhood coffee bar, pondering one of those sophomoric questions that even most sophomores have outgrown: What would you do if you were omnipotent? (Says Phoebe, the spacey blond: End hunger, save the rain forests and get bigger boobs.) Later on, the show's three women spend most of an evening trying to catch a glimpse of George Stephanopoulos, who is supposedly eating pizza in an apartment across...

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