friends

Friends: Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Monica, Joey and Phoebe

Friends

They don’t know that we know that they know we know- Phoebe

Friends, we all have them and Rachel Green is no different.  The series begins as Rachel runs away on  her wedding day and seeks out high school  friend Monica Geller, a New York  chef. They become roommates, and Rachel joins Monica’s circle of friends made up of  single people in their mid-20s: struggling actor Joey Tribbiani, business professional Chandler Bing, musician Phoebe Buffay, and newly divorced  Ross Geller, Monica’s older brother.

Cast

Courtney Cox- Monica Geller

David Schwimmer- Ross Geller

Matthew LeBlanc- Joey Tribbiani

Matthew Perry- Chandler Bing

Lisa Kudrow-Phoebe Buffay

 

If you haven’t seen this television show where have you been the last 20 plus years?  Lucky for you Friends is available on Netflix.  For all the viewers that have seen Friends,  here are some facts that you may not know.

10 Little Known Facts

  1. Auditions for the lead roles took place in New York and Los Angeles.
  2.  Friends was never shot in New York.
  3. Although it was not the series’ most watched episode, the finale was the fourth most watched series finale in television history, only behind the finales of M*A*S*H, Cheers and Seinfeld.
  4. Aniston’s hairstyle was nicknamed “The Rachel
  5. The series also influenced the English language, the characters used the emphasized word “so” to modify adjectives more often than any other intensifier.
  6. Matthew LeBlanc signed on for the spin-off series, Joey, following Joey’s move to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.
  7. All ten seasons have been released on DVD
  8. In 2006, Iranian businessman Mojtaba Asadian started a Central Perk franchise,
  9. Friends is parodied in the twelfth season Murder, She Wrote episode “Murder Among Friends
  10. Making 1 million dollars in seasons nine and ten, made  Aniston, Cox, and Kudrow the highest paid TV actresses of all-time.

Friends is available on Netflix.  See the show that made sitcom’s what they are today.

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