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One of the most popular television series of all time, Friends continues to capture the hearts of many even past its end. It’s one of our most popular themed Trivia shows and judging by the show’s ever present fans and acclaim, it’s easy to see why. That said, we thought we’d celebrate the 25th anniversary of Friends with 25 facts you may not have known about your favorite show.
It then became Friends Like Us and then Six of One before settling on the title we know it as.
According to show runners, “they just seemed the most sexual of the characters.”
This prompted them to become buddies in real life.
She turned it down, obviously, but imagine the possibilites!
She wasn’t the only one. Many viewers were also convinced he was gay at first.
Upon realizing the discrepancies in pay, they requested an equal $100,000 per episode for each of them. By the time the show ended, they were each earning $1,000,000.
It was actually a crew member’s job to create the Magna Doodle drawings.
They each received pieces of the sidewalk from outside the fictional coffee shop upon the series’ end.
When filming The Whole Nine Yards together, Perry bet that the film would be number one in the box office on its opening weekend. Willis begged to differ and ended up losing, since the film went on to be number one. The stipulation was that he donate his guest earnings to charity.
That means that there would’ve been four main friends. What a strange thing to think about!
This is what prompted Janeane Garofalo to turn down the role.
That’s pretty thrifty!
No spoilers up in here.
It was a real, antique machine.
It’s actually in Burbank, CA on the Warner Bros. Ranch.
That portrayal came from Matt LeBlanc’s audition, which the producers liked.
The show creators ended up co-writing “I’ll Be There For You”.
It was broken by a crew member during the early stages of filming, but producers thought it looked good so they left it.
His name was Pat the Cop and he was an older gentleman that gave advice to other 6.
It was a good luck gift from a friend.
At one point suggested that Phoebe play the bongos instead. They ended up giving her guitar lessons, but she struggled and was only able to learn a few chords. It was decided that was all Phoebe would have been likely to know anyway.
There you have it – 25 facts for 25 incredible years. It’s hard to believe that it has been that long when Friends remains so contemporary in our hearts. Now, as you binge watch it for the fifth time, you’ll have new information to look out for to make it feel like the first time again. Here’s to another 25 years!