It's been 10 years since the final episode of "Friends" aired. Which means the goofy (and neurotic) couple that is Monica and Chandler is off somewhere in the fictional Westchester universe raising their twins, whose combination of amazing cooking skills, obsessive cleanliness and bad jokes undoubtedly makes them the hits of their fifth-grade class.
But back in the series' sixth season, the Bings' picture-perfect future was briefly threatened when ex-boyfriend Richard (Tom Selleck) swooped in to declare his undying love for Monica, just as Chandler prepared to propose. Looking back on Monica and Richard's relationship, we can't help but think the youngest Geller should have swung the other way.
1. Richard is a very handsome gentleman.
A fact that Chandler is not so much into.
2. Free eye care
Richard is an ophthalmologist, which means a life's worth of free eye exams ... and a little something extra at the doctor's office.
3. Monica would have once kissed her stepson
Everyone needs a good Thanksgiving story.
4. The family cars would be a Porsche and a Jaguar
Monica has a Porsche. Richard has a Jaguar. The offspring of these two would have a little more social cred than those of Monica and Chandler, who'd have to spend at least half their time in their Dad's vehicle, probably a weird Toyota.
5. They would have very classy dinner parties
6. Her friends would be mad jealous
Both Phoebe and Rachel would love a little piece of that Dr. Burke.
7. She would be the hottest Grandma on the block
When Monica and Richard first start dating, Richard already has grandchildren. Which means, if they tied the knot, Monica would be a SUPER YOUNG, fun grandmother.
8. Richard pulls off facial hair VERY well
9. And is, much to his chagrin, a really good guy