The worst tendencies of the carefree Clinton '90s ooze out of The Friends. Chandler (Matthew Perry), Joey (Matt LeBlanc), Monica (Courtney Cox), Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), and Ross (David Schwimmer) are in-the-pocket representations of straight-down-the-line Gen-X shit-headedness: self-absorbed, politically moderate, open-minded in theory, and devoid of anything interesting to say about anything. Exactly what kind of people are The Friends? Other than hanging out in a coffee shop, they don't seem to be proto-hipsters, and they all have bougie, douchey jobs, and there's an episode where three of them go to see Hootie & The Blowfish, for fuck's sake.
It is the back-patting attitude that "Broad City," that daughters-of-"Seinfeld" masterpiece, consistently skewers with its intersectionality-obsessed "open-minded" characters, Abbie and Ilana. ("Sometimes, you're so anti-racist that you're actually really racist," Abbie tells Ilana at one point.)