I will never be able to understand where these people who assert that Friends shows signs of tiredness come from. The episodes are as lively, fresh and hilarious as ever, even is this series manifested some imbalances as to the equal distribution of screen time and importance to the members of the cast (hence Aniston's lone award, which, as great an actress Aniston may be, was a bit unfair). I would not hesitate for a second to recommend buying the videotape, especially, since the DVDs have little to offer apart from the usual 2-3 extra minutes (which usually just persuade us that the editors of the series are perfectly competent...). Only the first instalment of this series on DVD is truly worth buying since it contains a considerably different version of the episode where Chandler and Monica go on honey moon. The original episode which included the couple poking fun at airport security had to be curtailed after 9/11... (which, by the way, did not fail to leave its "patriotic" mark on Friends, too: the trained eye will notice not only that the trademark opening overview of New York is now naturally different, but will also catch little American flags barging in here and there!...).