There would surely be no sitcom lover who hasn’t seen Friends, one of the most epic and legendary sitcoms of all time to ever air. This show was so loved by the public, that the directors had to make changes to the plot according to what the public preferred or liked, thus leading to its immense success. The show revolves around the lives of six friends who live in Manhattan, New York City, and their happy and troublesome moments that they go through in the series. The show was such a success that fans even today love to do trivia on facts about friends.

Everybody who loves Friends would surely remember most of the things about Ross Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing, Rachel Greene, Monica Geller, and Phoebe Buffay. But, do you know all about them?

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Facts About Friends

Check out these crazy facts about friends, and later quiz your fellow Friends fans on the same.

#1. Before actually coming up with the title ‘Friends‘, many other titles were considered like ‘Insomnia Cafe‘, ‘Six of One‘, ‘Friends like Us‘.

But we know, FRIENDS was the perfect one.

#2. The show’s theme song which appears on every intro was supposed to be ‘Shiny Happy People‘ by R.E.M., but it was later changed to ‘I’ll be there for you‘ by The Rembrandts, such a great switch.

No song, I repeat, No song could’ve been better for the intro other than ‘I’ll be there for you’.

#3. Before the casting of the show, the main love story was intended to be between Joey and Monica, but again it was changed because the audience loved the chemistry between Chandler and Monica, and they shouted for 27 seconds after the hooking up scene between them.

#4. Season 2 is the only season where there was no episode of Thanksgiving day.

Didn’t notice it, right? Have a look and keep a check on another one of the facts about friends.

#5. Another one of the super interesting facts about friends is that Matthew Perry was the only person to be allowed to sit with the writers of the show because of his incredible sense of humour.

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“I’m not good at giving advice, can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?” You sure loved Chandler the most.

#6. In S06E1, everyone had the same last name ‘Arquette’ in the intro song. It was as a joke reference to the marriage of David Arquette and Courtney Cox who changed her last name to ‘Arquette’.

#7. Joey owed Chandler a sum of about $114,260 in the show.

We all could’ve figured this one out, but their friendship was the best one.

#8. When Lisa Kudrow first read the script, she thought Chandler was gay.

Oh c’mon, it’s just a QUALITY he has.

#9. The iconic episode ‘The One Where No One’s Ready‘ was entirely shot in Monica’s apartment because of budget cuts.

#10. Ellen DeGeneres was offered the role of Phoebe but she turned it down.


#11. Ross Geller’s role was written by keeping David Schwimmer in mind.

And damn he is great!

#12. The opening credits were not actually shot in New York. Yes, and the orange sofa which you see there, was found in the basement of Warner Bros studio.

#13. Jennifer Aniston almost didn’t return for the final season because of her busy schedule, but eventually, the number of episodes were cut down to 18 instead of 24-25, so she was able to manage.

Rachel wanted to take a BREAK here, but glad Ross was the only one who took it.

#14. For filming the last episode, the actors had to put on makeup several times, because their tears were messing it up.

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Who wouldn’t cry at the end of the memorable 10 years?

Directed by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, the show lasted ten seasons from 1994 to 2004. This show makes us cry, laugh, and creates a permanent impression of the beautiful friendship that the six of the characters have. If you haven’t seen Friends already, then get lost and start watching it right now! Trust us, you won’t regret this. 

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