Bianca: Hey did you hear Friends got cancelled? Ms. Tharp: Yes, but people will love its reruns. You know why I think that is? Urban tribes are now a substitute for traditional families. Bianca: Yeah, plus it's funny.
This could be a very subtle jab at ABC Family. This quote is interesting because of two things: Friends was not explicitly cancelled, NBC mutually ended the series after the entire cast reluctantly signed on for a final season. Second, Bianca reports that funny shows get cancelled. Despite several positive reviews on the show's comedy and fan base, something which Friends ultimately did have, 10 Things I Hate About You was cancelled by ABC Family just after the midpoint of the first season.