The more you talk about the TV show F.R.I.E.N.D.S, the less it always seems. This show has a special charm which it has successfully clasped, thus, being one of the reasons for its popularity even today!
Here is a list of 20 interesting things about the TV show F.R.I.E.N.D.S, that will make you swoop into it all over again!
1. Courteney Cox(Monica Geller) was first insisted onto play the character of Rachael, but she chose to play Monica as she found the character stronger.
2. Chandler was written to be a socially awkward guy who behaved very weird around the women. This trait depicted on the show was inspired by Matthew Perry’s life itself!
3. F.R.E.N.D.S was initially decided to be named “Insomnia cafe”. The other options being “Friends like us” and “six of one”.
4. According to the initial plan making of the show. Joey and Monica were supposed to be romantically involved in the show, thus being the highlight of the show.
5. Out of all the six, only the four were going to be the main characters- Monica, Ross, Rachael and Joey. Chandler and Monica were the second leads. But the two went on to seize the attention on the show, that made the makers include them in the top 6!
6. Lisa kudroy(Phoebe Buffay) initially thought that Chandler’s character was that of the gay and hence the persistent joke on the show!
7. When the show went on air, then Jennifer Aniston (Rachel) and Matthew Perry (Chandler) were 25, David Schwimmer (Ross) and Matt Le Blanc were 27, Courteney Cox (Monica) was 30 and Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay) was 31 years old.
8. We never knew what the ‘E’ in Monica E Gellar stands for!
9. The legendary Orange couch what was at the Central Perk, that made the show what it is today was found in the basement of the Warner Bros studio.
10. David Shwimmer (Ross) has been known to direct ten episodes of the show.
11. Due to Matthew Perry’s fleckless sense of humor, he was the only one who was allowed to sit during the screen writings of the show. He would help the directors fix the punches and jokes or make one of his own in case of any rectification.
12. Matt le Blanc has nothing but just $11 in his pocket when he got signed for the show. The first thing which he bought from his first paycheck was a hot dinner! So typical Joey!
13. Each of the six actors were paid $22000 during the first season of the show and until the show reached its last tenth season, their earnings boomed to whopping $1,000,000 per month.
14. The track where phoebe gives birth to her brother’s triplets was only introduced because she was pregnant in her real life!
15. The white dog statue that was seen in the Chandler’s and Joey’s apartment, actually belonged to Jennifer Anniston as that was gifted to her by a friend.
16. Gunther’s character was nameless until the season 2 was halfway through. Now you did not notice this! Did you?
17. Courteney Cox was the only among the six, who did not receive even the single Emmy nomination. Yet Monica, our love is always with you!
18. When Monica was unable to conceive the baby in the last season, Courteney CO\ox was going through the exact same thing in her personal life.
19. There were actually no bedrooms on the other side of both the doors in Monica’s apartment. They had the Central Perk set up there. The bedrooms would only be put up when they were actually required.
20. The final season of the F.R.I.N.D.S grabbed the viewership of whopping 52 million people and went on to become the fourth most-watched television series finale in the U.S. history. No doubt it has been one of the most iconic humorous TV shows ever.