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Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something yrs old friends living in Manhattan.
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Complete series cast summary:
 Rachel Green (236 episodes, 1994-2004)
 Monica Geller / ... (236 episodes, 1994-2004)
 Phoebe Buffay / ... (236 episodes, 1994-2004)
 Joey Tribbiani (236 episodes, 1994-2004)
 Chandler Bing (236 episodes, 1994-2004)
 Dr. Ross Geller / ... (236 episodes, 1994-2004)
 Gunther (159 episodes, 1994-2004)


Rachel Green, Ross Geller, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing and Phoebe Buffay are all friends, living off of one another in the heart of New York City. Over the course of ten years, this average group of buddies goes through massive mayhem, family trouble, past and future romances, fights, laughs, tears and surprises as they learn what it really means to be a friend.

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Release Date:

22 September 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Did You Know?


Originally Phoebe and Chandler were supposed to be semi regular characters. See more »


In one episode Monica says how her brother Ross never told her anything about his sex life or when he lost her virginity, but in the episode before, he says how he told everyone, including his sister, when he lost his virginity for the first time to Carol. See more »


Monica: [trying to persuade Phoebe to live with Rachel] Did you know she has like a hundred pairs of shoes, and she'll let you borrow them?
Rachel: Yeah, and then you stretch them out with your big ol' clown feet...
Monica: You want to sleep outside, 'cos it's getting cold!
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Crazy Credits

In the two episodes "The One That Could Have Been" (Part 1 & 2) the opening credits have been changed: you see the alter-egos of the cast members in the "alternate reality" (Monica still being fat, Joey as famous actor etc.). See more »


Referenced in The Perfect Pitch (2002) See more »


Smelly Cat
Written by Adam Chase
Performed by Lisa Kudrow
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User Reviews

One of the best sitcoms ever
14 April 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

After seeing every episode of this much loved sitcom i much say that the writers and cast have succeeded in making something that is not only humorous, but also forces you to care about the characters and what happens to them in the future. All six of the friends bring characteristics to the show that make the viewer feel like they know them. Each one of the characters is funny in their own way and due to the shows fast pace there is never a boring episode.

I will say however that towards the end Friends did start to lose what it had but, never the less was still very good. I started watching the show at series five but from then on i was hooked.

I recommend this sitcom to anyone and everyone.

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