10 Fun Facts about Friends the TV show!

They were all our friends right?

Okay, I know, I know. You either were IN LOVE with this sitcom when it aired or you thought it was just plain stupid (my husband votes for the second option).

But either way, I thought these were some pretty fun facts about the tv show, Friends. I, for one LLOOVVEEEDD the show and wish desperately they would have a reunion. However, it some instances it might be depressing. Look at this…

Fact 1
The show originally was planning to focus on four characters: Monica, Ross, Rachel, and Joey. Phoebe and Chandler were just going to be supporting characters.

Fact 2
Monica and Joey were originally planned to be the show’s main couple.

Fact 3
In the early stages of series development, the writers considered making Chandler gay.

Fact 4
Before finally settling on the series name “Friends”, other titles considered were: “Friends Like Us”, “Six of One”, “Once Upon a Time in the West Village”, “Insomnia Café” and “Across the Hall”. The show was still even called “Friends Like Us” in the pilot.

Fact 5
Ellen DeGeneres turned down the role of Phoebe.

Fact 6
The iconic orange couch in Central Perk was found in the basement of the Warner Bros. Studios.

Fact 7
Courteney Cox was the only member of the cast not to get an Emmy nomination for her work on “Friends”.

Fact 8
Bruce Willis guest starred on the show for free.

Fact 9
During the show’s first season, each cast member earned $22,500 per episode. At the end of the series, they each made a $1 million per episode.

Fact 10
The final episode was watched by about 52.46 million viewers and is regarded as the fourth most-watched television series finale in U.S. history.

So there you have it folks, just saying, if someone has any news about a reunion you better let me know!!!

Happy Writing, Editing, and Reading!

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