Re: ABC's Happy Endings cancelled
The point I was trying to make was that both shows owe more to Seinfeld than H.E. owes to Friends. In other words, there may still have been a Happy Endings without Friends and vice versa, but neither would exist without Seinfeld. So it's kind of irrelevant that H.E. looks a little like Friends structurally -- that's only natural, since the two shows had the same parent.
Duckman: I'll never forget the last thing my father said to me...
Cornfed: "Careful son, I don't think the safety's on"?
Duckman: BEFORE THAT!!!