Appreciation Thread - COURTNEY COX

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    May 22, 2012 5:37 PM GMT
    It still baffles me how this woman was ever not even nominated for an Emmy and only had one Golden Globe nomination.

    She is the only actor on Friends that consistently has me laughing out loud. Her comic timing is perfection, and it's not overdone (i.e., Jim Carrey). I almost never laugh at Jennifer Aniston (though Jennifer's portrayal of pregnant Rachel was very good), and I cringe at Lisa Kudrow. I do laugh alot to the guys on the show, but not as much as I do to Courtney.

    Not to mention that she is just a gorgeous actress, especially in seasons 8 and 9 of Friends. I loved her in Dirt and love her in Cougar Town (though the plastic surgery and/or botox isn't doing her much justice).

    Anyone else a fan?

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    May 22, 2012 7:16 PM GMT
    I've only ever seen her in the show friends but yeah, she's really funny! icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 22, 2012 8:21 PM GMT
    The funny thing is, Monica was the most boring character the first year. I don't know if it was because Cox had the most acting experience, but the writers seemed to want to relegate her to a den mother/scold role. The must've come to their senses when they picked up on the nervous, compulsive, hyper-competitive neuroticism she could convey. She and David Schwimmer -- who would hilariously over-enunciate when angry or frustrated -- made perfect hothouse flower siblings.
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    May 22, 2012 8:22 PM GMT
    I've always loved Courteney Cox. She is gorgeous. Though I agree -- not so much since the botox
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    May 22, 2012 8:22 PM GMT
    I love her in Cougartown and I think she looks better now than she did in Friends.

    Btw, her name is CourtEney.
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    May 22, 2012 8:48 PM GMT
    She's fucking GORGEOUS! Never understood why Hollywood swooned over Jennifer Aniston instead of Courteney Cox. I mean, Jen's pretty and all but...meh.
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    May 22, 2012 8:52 PM GMT
    While I do LOVE sitcoms, Friends has never made me laugh.

    However - I do effin' LOVE her as 'Gail Weathers' in the Scream franchise!! icon_razz.gif
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    May 22, 2012 8:54 PM GMT
    I love her in Scream.
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    May 22, 2012 8:55 PM GMT
    Oh yeah, I forgot to add, if you're not watching Cougartown, you're MISSING OUT BIG TIME! It's hilarious! BAD NEWS- ABC cancelled it... icon_cry.gif










    GOOD NEWS... TBS renewed it!!! icon_razz.gif #pennycaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan
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    May 22, 2012 9:05 PM GMT
    SPOOKYdude saidWhile I do LOVE sitcoms, Friends has never made me laugh.

    However - I do effin' LOVE her as 'Gail Weathers' in the Scream franchise!! icon_razz.gif


    OH, you're just cold inside icon_razz.gificon_wink.gif

    Yes, do love her in Scream as well!
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    May 22, 2012 9:12 PM GMT
    Love her and love that she's friends with Jen in real life. I also agree that she's underrated, every character on Friends is hilarious to me. But Cougar town didn't do it for me...she was great in Scream though !! She's part of my virual family so I would watch her in anything

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    May 22, 2012 9:34 PM GMT
    I love the one where they challenge her to leave her shoes in the lounge at night...

    She's lying awake... They're just shoes... It's no big deal... it's just shoes... in the lounge... all night... Not bothering me at all...not the slightest... not even a lil.... Why is this bothering me... I know! I'll get up and get them... and get up really early and PUT THEM BACK!.... YES!
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    May 22, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
    bigeasydude saidShe's fucking GORGEOUS! Never understood why Hollywood swooned over Jennifer Aniston instead of Courteney Cox. I mean, Jen's pretty and all but...meh.


    I agree! Maybe one marrying David Arquette while the other one married Brad Pitt had something to do with it. Whatever the reason, it's kind of a shame, if you ask me.
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    May 22, 2012 10:57 PM GMT
    dalwriter said
    bigeasydude saidShe's fucking GORGEOUS! Never understood why Hollywood swooned over Jennifer Aniston instead of Courteney Cox. I mean, Jen's pretty and all but...meh.


    I agree! Maybe one marrying David Arquette while the other one married Brad Pitt had something to do with it. Whatever the reason, it's kind of a shame, if you ask me.


    Hmmm..never thought about the Arquette/Pitt impact before. But Jennifer always got more attention than Courtney, starting with the Rachel haircut.

    And it might have to do with the characters themselves. Rachel played the girl that many girls wanted to be in high school and the one most guys wanted to date in high school. Monica played the formerly fat geeky girl (while Phoebe was the oddball friend). In some ways the difference in popularity also occurred with the guys, with Joey being the guy alot of guys wanted to be and alot of women wanted to date while Chandler and Ross were kind of geeky/dorky guys. Joey is the only one that got a spinoff show that failed. However, it still does not explain the difference in critical acclaim, or lack thereof, for Courtney/Monica.
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    May 23, 2012 12:58 AM GMT
    I think she is awesome, right back to her first public outing jumping on stage with Bruce Springsteen. icon_cool.gif
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    May 23, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
    I can honestly blame Monica Geller for my sense of cleanliness and being a control freak.

    Monica and Rachel were my favorite characters during most of Friends, but personally I thought Monica's character became pretty damn obnoxious in the last two seasons.

    One of my favorite Monica moments (wouldn't let me embed, so you have to click the link):

    http://youtu.be/mdK6LVDI3kg
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    May 23, 2012 1:05 AM GMT
    I like her surname. icon_wink.gif

    I used to get a similar reaction from the announcements for a particular Toronto subway station... it really was hard not to smirk sometimes when arriving at "Coxwell".
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    May 23, 2012 4:51 AM GMT
    pocketnico said

    One of my favorite Monica moments (wouldn't let me embed, so you have to click the link):

    http://youtu.be/mdK6LVDI3kg

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    That is my all-time favorite Monica scene as well.
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    May 23, 2012 8:53 AM GMT
    ECnAZ said
    pocketnico said

    One of my favorite Monica moments (wouldn't let me embed, so you have to click the link):

    http://youtu.be/mdK6LVDI3kg

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    That is my all-time favorite Monica scene as well.


    Have you ever "pulled a Monica"? icon_wink.gif
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    May 23, 2012 9:01 AM GMT
    I was obsessed with Scream when I was younger so I have a lot of love for Ms Gale Weathers. She played a bitch so well.

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    Courtney is much prettier than Jen and arguably a better actress.
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    May 23, 2012 9:04 AM GMT
    whateveryo saidI was obsessed with Scream when I was younger so I have a lot of love for Ms Gale Weathers. She played a bitch so well.

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    Courtney is much prettier than Jen and arguably a better actress.


    I have never liked a single movie Jen has been in (except Office Space). She'll pretty much only be "Rachel" in my eyes. Meanwhile, Courtney is a bad ass, and I've enjoyed most of her movies.
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    May 23, 2012 9:05 AM GMT
    whateveryo saidI was obsessed with Scream when I was younger so I have a lot of love for Ms Gale Weathers. She played a bitch so well.

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    Courtney is much prettier than Jen and arguably a better actress.


    Her hair was awful in Scream 3! II like both, Jen has the best hair ever and her body is insane, I love The Bountyhunter but I also love Courteney!
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    May 23, 2012 9:06 AM GMT
    Courtney definitely deserves some credit for her acting abilities because she's originally from Alabama and completely got rid of her Southern accent early in her career! The accent doesn't slip out at all even in interviews for the most part.
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    May 23, 2012 10:56 AM GMT
    She was the only best on friends
    though Jen was funnier & even that blonde gurl too
    but i liked her quite much <3

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    May 23, 2012 10:26 PM GMT
    pocketnico said

    I have never liked a single movie Jen has been in (except Office Space). She'll pretty much only be "Rachel" in my eyes. Meanwhile, Courtney is a bad ass, and I've enjoyed most of her movies.


    Wow, I think we're on the same brain wave on this subject!! You are so right that Jen hasn't broken out of that Rachel mode. Not that I blame her, really, as that is her bread and butter. But in almost every movie of hers, she's just another version of "Rachel".

    I loved Courtney's character (and how she played her) on Dirt. I was addicted to that show and almost cried when it was cancelled. I'd really love to see her get a huge role where her true acting chops will just blow everyone away because I think she's capable of it.