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  • Thank you so much for coming out tonight.

  • I know a lot of you come to these tapings with your friends.

  • It's so adorable. You so cute.

  • Just by looking around, I can also tell that some of you have that friend that you wish was your permanently-naked friend.

  • Yeah, that's right.

  • Which is why tonight we're talking about the friend zone!

  • These two know what I'm talking about.

  • You know what I'm talking about.

  • Yeah, laugh awkwardly.

  • Okay.

  • Now, if you don't know, the friend zone is when you're told someone would be lucky to date you.

  • By the person who will never date you.

  • The friend zone is that awkward limbo between dating and not dating.

  • And the whole time you're like "This isn't great."

  • "How did I get here? And why can't I leave?"

  • It's like Forever 21.

  • It's like going to a job interview and being told you have all the qualifications for the job...

  • ... but they're going in a different direction.

  • And if you don't know you're in the friend zone, I'll tell you how you can know, okay?

  • If you're making a pact to get married if you're still single at 40, you in the friend zone.

  • And you're gonna drink way too much at his wedding, girl.

  • Wait. Where did the term "friend zone" even come from?

  • I heard it started with Ross and Rachel's relationship on Friends.

  • You know what I'm talking about, right?

  • But I think it goes back even further, to the Trojan War.

  • Right around the time Helen of Troy told King of Sparta: "Hey, I think we're just better as friends."

  • "Also, what's up with the giant wooden horse?"

  • Hey, you watch this show to laugh, but sometimes you're going to learn.

  • Okay? Deal with it!

  • Like, check this out.

  • This recent study revealed men are consistently overestimating women's attraction to them.

  • While women—I know shocker!

  • While women are consistently underestimating their guy friends' feelings.

  • So basically women are humble and men are just Drake.

  • I mean, seriously.

  • Serena, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj.

  • Drake has gotten sidelined harder than Lonzo Ball with the Lakers.

  • You know what I'm talking about?

  • Well, there are perks to being in the friend zone.

  • I mean, you get a friend!

  • That's someone who can teach you how to talk to women, how to listen to women.

  • And, more importantly, how to make women think that you're listening.

  • It's very important. Okay?

  • Besides, once you've been in the friend zone, you can't unsee what you've seen.

  • Think about it.

  • If you watched Amanda scream at a delivery man, cry during The Notebook, and steal toilet paper from a restaurant, would you still want to date her?

  • Me. I'm Amanda. I'm that girl.

  • No look, there's a part of me that thinks the whole "friend zone" thing is a myth.

  • The friend zone is like a strip club.

  • A dark place invented by men for men so they can pretend that women who don't want them do.

  • You liked that, didn't you?

  • Hashtag relatable.

  • Now, let me tell you a secret.

  • All the guys here, can I get a show of hands?

  • Raise your hand if you're a guy. Cheer real quickly. Cheer.

  • You noticed the testosterone when I said, "Cheer."

  • Let me tell you a little secret.

  • If you want to get out of the friend zone, just get into a relationship.

  • Because women always want what they can't haveit's true!

  • It's like, growing up, I always wanted a talk show, but I couldn't get one, so I started going out with YouTube and suddenly NBC was like, "Damn, she's fine as hell!"

  • But if you're in the friend zone, you should probably just get comfortable in there, because transitioning out of the friend zone is sort of like hosting the Oscars.

  • You have to wait to be asked, which could never happen.

  • But if it does, it could all go away when they find your old tweets.

  • For me, the friend zone's gotten even more confusing since I started dating girls, okay?

  • I've always been really into the sisterhood, but sometimes I'll meet a girl I want to date and accidentally call her "sis."

  • Once that happens, I've permanently quarantined myself in the friend zone.

  • It's like a receding hairline.

  • As soon as it starts, there's no turning back.

  • Sorry, LeBron.

  • I'm from Toronto. Go, Rapts.

  • You're probably thinking, "No way, Lilly."

  • "You're too smart, beautiful, and humble to be put in the friend zone."

  • And thank you. You have a great judge of character.

  • Thank you.

  • But believe it or not, I've had plenty of guys friend-zone me.

  • I know. They're crazy.

  • Seriously, I can't tell you how many times I get invited over to watch a movie...

  • ... and we actually watch the whole movie.

  • I'm like, "Dude, I do not care what happens to Charlie and his stupid factory."

  • "I'm trying to get you to find my golden ticket. Okay?"

  • You know what I mean?

  • The thirst is real!

Thank you so much for coming out tonight.

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