F.R.I.E.N.D.S is a TV series that has changed many lives. For some of us, it is impossible to go through a day without watching it, some consider it as their safety blanket, hard days are less harder watching these 20 mins episodes and for others it might just be for the reflection of themselves in the different characters. Whatever it might be, F.R.I.E.N.D.S has actually proved to fulfill the promises in it’s theme song “I’ll be there for you”.
Here are some things that you might not know about F.R.I.E.N.D.S:
Mike and Phoebe’s love story is better than any of us imagined phoebe’s boyfriend to be. Paul Rudd, (mike) said that he was recognized for being Phoebe’s love interest than any other thing. Apparently he went from “Yo, Clueless” to “Yo, Phoebe’s boyfriend” in no time. (his own words).
Brad Pitt had done blockbusters before and we thought this episode is just for his then wife,Jennifer Aniston but he actually wanted to do it and was pretty nervous. He said “I’m going to blow my first line.I know I am.I am going to blow it.”
Whenever anybody mentions F.R.I.E.N.D.S and songs, I’ll be there for you is the first thing that comes to our mind but the crew’s theme song was “Dancing In The Moonlight” and their anthem “We have our fun/And we never fight” said by Kal Blomberg, Set Dressing.
Stage-24 where F.R.I.E.N.D.S was shot was also used for A Star Is Born, Now,Voyager and The Big Sleep and now it is officially known as “The Friends Stage”.
The F.R.I.E.N.D.S cast did a cold read from “The Pilot” during their wrap party which was held at South Park in Los Angeles with The Rembrandts singing “I’ll be there for you”.
During the final scene when everybody was emotional and Courtney could not get her lines right,Matthew lighted up the mood with a joke saying “Somebody’s gonna get fired”.
Gunther’s obsession with Rachel was only supposed to last for 4 episodes but the writers liked the idea and so did James(Gunther).
Aisha Tyler (Charlie) said that her life changed overnight. “I had to gently remind them that it was a television show and that I was not a home wrecker”.
Matthew Perry said in an interview that his favorite line was in the pilot when chandler said “I wish I was a lesbian’ and then added “Did I say that out loud?”. He always loved making Joey Put-downs and his favorite one of those was “Joey, you have to stop the Q-tip when there’s resistance”.
The Role of Ross was written for David Schwimmer, Kevin Bright had worked with him before and was developing Ross’s character in Schwimmer’s voice.
Ross and Emily’s marriage was supposed to last. Helen Baxendale was pregnant and did not want to stay in America, so she was written out in the next season. Thank God for that!
The main cast gave each other mean nicknames. Matthew confirmed by saying Matt was called “Slamhole” and David “Nutsack”.
Cole Sprouse(BEN) got to play with David Schwimmer’s video games in his dressing room.
Rachel finds a Greek Orthodox priest coming out of Anastassakis/Papasifakis wedding during the episode for Chandler and Monica’s wedding. Anastassakis is Jennifer Aniston’s family name.
Friends co-creators Martha and David were also co-writers of the theme song “I’ll be there for you”.