Wholly unsubstantiated rumors of an impending Friends reunion slated for Thanksgiving 2014 made mild waves online last week.
But that was a whisper in a pillow compared with word from an even less reputable source that NBC has confirmed not just a reunion episode, but an entire new season of the popular late-90s, early-aughts sitcom.
The Internet, never one to wait for verification, quickly hopped aboard the train to certain-ville.
Nevermind that the "breaking news" from "leading Latin Internet brand" StarMedia looks like this:
The rumor of a new season for Friends has been surrounding the web for months, but this time is more than a rumor! NBC network has confirmed they will launch a new season of Friends on 2014, it will be about their story in a comeback reunion!
It's still unknown if the original actors will accept NBC's deal, but the dream of "Friends" reunion is closer than ever!
This is way better than just a Thanksgiving special like it was rumored last year!
Are you as excited as we are?
Doesn't get much more legit than "but this time is more than a rumor," does it.
But seeing as absolutely no one else in the entertainment-trade media world seems to be aware that NBC was even considering a Friends reunion, let alone confirming that it was a done deal, I think the best thing to do at this point is hope that this terrible idea never comes to pass.