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This guy used a neural network to generate a new, bizarre episode of Friends


Anyone clamoring for more episodes of Tommy Wiseau’s sitcom The Neighbors is in luck: A Twitter hero has built a program that can perfectly replicate the Wiseau-ian structure of near-gibberish grafted onto the skeleton of normal sitcom scripting. Scotland’s “Andy Pandy,” primarily known as a webcomic artist, did the Lord’s work, feeding the script of every episode of Friends into a neural network so that it would spit out completely new episodes. What results is the artificial intelligence equivalent of a Yahoo Serious Festival, made all the more delightful by the mental image of Must See TV’s biggest stars trapped in some sort of Samuel Beckett-designed limbo, forced to bark non-sequiturs at each other for all time. It’s all very weird, but that’s probably the point.


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