It’s not a stretch to saythat Friends is one of the most iconic sitcoms of the modern era. Even if you didn’t religiously watch every episode or binge watch reruns on Netflix, you at least know the crew of Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Phoebe, Joey, Monica and the rest of the cast that came in and out over 10 seasons.
But do you know what role Ellen DeGeneres almost was cast in? Or the real reason Phoebe gave birth to her brother’s triplets?
If you scroll on through these facts, you’ll soon be a Friends fanatic.
The reason why the Central Perk couch was always empty for the six friends? They reserved it, as you can see fromthe sign on the table.
The series went through a few name changes before becoming Friends.
According to producer Marta Kauffmans interview with Vanity Fair, the show was called Six of One during the pilot. She said that they even thought about vetoing the title Friends because it was too Gen X for them.
According to Kauffman, the writers originally thought that Phoebe and Chandler would be secondary characters, there to provide the humor.
The group later realized that the characters gave the show so much more than that and wrote in more meaningful stories.
One of the animal actors who played Marcel the monkey is actually a girl her name is Katie, and she went on to become the mascot for the Los Angeles Angels.
According to the Friends Final Thoughts interview, the producers needed to save money in the second season. They did so by creating the episode The One Where No Ones Ready, which took place entirely in Rachel and Monicas apartment and featured no guest stars.
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