TikTok trends are responsible for 99% of topical discourse in the year 2021.
In today's category, media: A "stitch" trend, where users can record a video alongside another person's published content. In this stitch, the first person asked, "What is a trope in media that once you saw it, you could not unsee it?"
The second person warned us that what we were about to see would ruin our lives.
He pointed out that Jennifer Aniston, especially in her time on Friends as Rachel Green, had a bit of a vocal tic--Aniston excessively cleared her throat on screen.
He followed this with a montage...but most folks weren't surprised, as it had invaded their ears already:
I'm not even a "Friends" fan and I can tell that it's not a Jennifer Aniston Vocal Tic it's a Rachel tic. Watch Jen… https://t.co/feiOYV3iyB— Nicole™ 🍸😷💉 (@Nicole™ 🍸😷💉)1614150412.0
Jennifer Aniston's throat clearing tic is so bad it took people 25+ years to notice. People suck.— Kid Phantasm (@Kid Phantasm)1614035667.0
So many articles about Jennifer Aniston's vocal tic while on Friends. If everyone is saying you can't un hear it th… https://t.co/VTBCG253R3— Sarah Z (@Sarah Z)1614177181.0
This has been an open secret in Friends for some time, and is prompting some debate about whether it's a Rachel Green choice or a Jennifer Aniston acting choice.
It's also the subject of a YouTube video that will plant the sound of Rachel clearing her throat two hundred times.
- FRIENDS - Rachel Clears Her Throat 200 Times (Entire Series) youtu.be
The fact that all these Friends fans are just now realizing that Jen cleared her throat, before talking all the tim… https://t.co/A4IntqMyJs— Katybug24 (@Katybug24)1614136133.0
Has anyone counted how many times Rachel Green clears her throat in any given episode of Friends?— Emilie H Battle (@Emilie H Battle)1465182695.0
Like many millennial women, I’m rewatching Friends on Netflix. And I have issues. Firstly, Ross is awful. Like, how… https://t.co/2ipuwfKmVS— L'Oréal Blackett (@L'Oréal Blackett)1521921732.0
We certainly didn't know much about it, and now it's in our ears forever.
Once you notice the Rachel Green tic, there is no turning back.
Rachel Green Clears Her Throat Like A Million Times In All The Seasons Of Friends.— Stephanie • (@Stephanie •)1371473874.0
Yes. That is the Rachel Green throat clear. For those of us who are not 15 on TikTok, we know the sound well.… https://t.co/erv0KcoAQC— Ashley Kay (@Ashley Kay)1614173313.0
Nothing wakes up my homicidal tendencies more than Rachel Green constantly clearing her god-forsaken throat on Friends.— Mary Mack (@Mary Mack)1468530116.0
@stevefenway We are overlooking one, ahem, “Rachel Green” of Long Island.— Jessica Ullian (@Jessica Ullian)1598884366.0
Just saw this TikTok pointing out how Jennifer Aniston on Friends clears her throat literally every time she’s abou… https://t.co/vQCShWx8g9— Anthony Thomas (@Anthony Thomas)1614184981.0
Good luck now with you watching Friends.
And may the "ahem" be ever in your favor.