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Get paid $1,000 to binge-watch 121 episodes of ‘Friends’

By PINKY S. ICAMEN Published Mar 03, 2021 5:43 am Updated Mar 03, 2021 8:42 pm

Friends fans and superfans, listen up!

You know you have binge-watched the iconic ‘90s sitcom so many times that you have virtually memorized all of Joey Tribbiani's punch lines and have referenced the show in conversations with friends.

Now, how does making cha-chings while watching your favorite show sound to you?

The college and university ranking website Best Value School recently announced it is looking for five people to binge-watch the first five seasons of Friends and pay each of them $1,000 (about P48,000) plus additional perks.

What does the gig entail?

According to the website’s “The Perfect Dream Job” announcement, the chosen candidates must watch from start to finish the first five seasons of the sitcom, a total of 121 episodes. Each season has at least 24 episodes and a total run time of almost nine hours.

Each chosen participant—who is required to have access to a streaming or cable service—may watch the shows wherever they want and post their experience on social media while they watch.

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Prior to getting reacquainted with Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Joey, Ross, the participants will receive a TV show watching kit, which includes a Friends Central Perk chalkboard mug, a T-shirt, fleece blanket, and signature tumbler with the show’s classic logo, and a $100 gift card from a food aggregator.

A lucky winner will get the complete 10-season Friends series in Blu-Ray collection.

So, how does one participate?

The website’s official rules state that one must be at least 18 years old, an active social media user, and a resident of the United States.

Applicants just need to fill out an application (until March 31) with a 200-word essay explaining why they are the best candidates for the gig and how they will share their experience on social media.

If you tick all the boxes and are ready to spend over 2,600 minutes on a Friends marathon, now is the time to convert your binge-watching hours to cash. If not, there’s the Friends reunion  (filming is reportedly now underway) which, for a real fan, is worth more than $1,000!