10 Surprising Facts about Friends that Will Amaze You

If you have ever found a rerun of Friends on TV, then you have probably watched it like mad. Well, here is our list of the most surprising facts about Friends, one the most famous and beloved sitcoms.

For example, Phoebe and Chandler were supposed to be just minor characters. Oh, well! Monica and Rachel’s apartment was #5 at the start of the series, but by the end, it was #20. And Rachel and Ross became the “it” couple of the show, but it was actually planned to be Monica and Joey. Want even more fun factoids about this wonderful show? Read on for more tidbits about Friends!

The Most Fun Facts about Friends TV Show

1 Home Sweet Home

At some point during the series, all six friends have lived together in both Monica and Joey’s apartments.

2 Father, Where Art Thou?

Matthew Perry’s father, John Bennett Perry, played Mr. Burgin, Joshua Burgin’s dad on an episode of the sitcom.

3 That’s My Dog!

Jennifer Aniston was the real-life owner of the white ceramic dog statue in Joey and Chandler’s digs.

4 Cool Cameos

Ross was dying to see Susan Sarandon and Winona Ryder… and he got his wish!

5 Lisa Kudrow Worked Double-Duty

Phoebe was created as a cross-over character between Friends and Mad About You.

6 Out of the Closet?

At first glance, Matthew Perry’s character Chandler was suspected of being gay by Lisa Kudrow.

7 Talk About Drab

The sitcom was originally going to be set mostly in a diner.8 Ross is Boss

David Schwimmer actually had the role of Ross written just for him.

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9 Wedding Bells

The episode “The One After Vegas” was dedicated to the marriage of Courtney and David Arquette.

10 You Are Gonna Feel Old

The sitcom celebrated its 20th anniversary (what?!) in 2014.

+ Bonus Knowledge Nuggets

Friends was a surefire hit, and the most-watched episode was in 1996: “The One After the Super Bowl.” When the series finally came to an end, each cast member took home a piece of the sidewalk outside Central Perk. And the original name of the show was Six of One.

10 Secret ‘Friends’ Facts About The Cast No One Ever Knew Until Now

It’s hard to believe, then, that knowing the show’s popularity, there would be things people didn’t know about the show. But there are, especially regarding the cast members. While the goings-on of Monica, Phoebe, Ross, Rachel, Chandler, and Joey have been set in stone, their actors are always growing, and thus always revealing new things about themselves, their co-stars, and the things that happened behind the scenes.


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Image Credit: “Central Perk Menu from Friends TV Show” byJeffChristiansen is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0


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