Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that was so popular in the nineties and still remains such a huge hit that they have an annual event every year now that keeps growing in size where you can visit the sets and feel like you are part of the show –   F.R.I.E.N.D.S


Opening Titles / theme tune

About the Show

Summary of Plot

Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.- IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

10 Seasons

Characters:

Jennifer Aniston – Rachel

David Schimmer – Ross

Courtney Cox – Monica

Matthew Perry – Chandler

Matt Le Blanc – Joey

Lisa Kudrow – Phoebe

 

Trivia

+When Matt LeBlanc auditioned for the role of Joey, he only had $11 to his name. When the cast got their first paychecks, the first thing that Courteney Cox bought was a car. Matt LeBlanc bought a hot dinner.

+ Joey’s statue of a white dog was originally given to Jennifer Aniston as a good luck present from her best friend when she started acting. She offered to lend it to the show for the episode where Joey became rich and bought a lot of stuff. After that episode, the producers decided to keep it.

+ Before the show was cast, the main love interest was intended to be Monica and Joey.

+ David Schwimmer directed 10 episodes of the show.

+ Lisa Kudrow based her hippie character, Phoebe, on her co-star Jennifer Aniston because of the actress’s interest in “spiritual” subjects.

+ For almost the entire first season, there wasn’t a street outside of Central Perk, just a painted backdrop. They made the window a little blurry and put many plants in front of the window to hide it.

+ Lisa Kudrow had already been guest-starring on Mad About You as Ursula Buffay for two years before Friends aired. They decided to make Phoebe a twin to create a crossover between the two shows.

 

Classic Clips

 

Funniest Friends moments

 

Best of Chandler Bing

 

Pivot!

 

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