Nov. 2, 2022

"I'll Be There For You" by The Rembrandts (f/Brian Rodrigeuz)

"I'll Be There For You" by The Rembrandts (f/Brian Rodrigeuz)

Originally intended to be a theme song and nothing more, “I’ll Be There For You” gave The Rembrandts a Top 20 Billboard hit on the wings of NBC’s juggernaut of a sitcom Friends. The visual that the song provokes in everyone’s mind, however — that of a group of white twenty-something Manhattanites dancing and clapping around a fountain — soon led to the band actually apologizing for the song on MTV News. This week, High School Slumber Party’s Brian Rodriguez joins us to discuss not only the career of The Rembrandts, but also his fandom of the 90s sitcom.


Originally intended to be a theme song and nothing more, “I’ll Be There For You” gave The Rembrandts a Top 20 Billboard hit on the wings of NBC’s juggernaut of a sitcom Friends. The visual that the song provokes in everyone’s mind, however — that of a group of white twenty-something Manhattanites dancing and clapping around a fountain — soon led to the band actually apologizing for the song on MTV News. This week, High School Slumber Party’s Brian Rodriguez joins us to discuss not only the career of The Rembrandts, but also his fandom of the 90s sitcom.

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