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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)  »

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Did You Know?


At the beginning of the show, Gunther asked Rachel about her birthday, she answered "May 5th." However, when she drove Monica's Porsche with Ross and got stopped for speeding, the officer asks her about her horoscope sign she answers "Aquarius". Jennifer Annistons real birthday is February 11th, which does technically make her an Aquarius. See more »


Several times throughout the series the cast can be seen with Safeway Select products, which are available in California where the show is taped but not in New York where the show takes place. See more »


Chandler: Can you see my nipples through this shirt?
Rachel: No, but don't worry. I'm sure they're still there.
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Crazy Credits

The credit clips are changed regularly, about twice a season. In TOW London the clips are only those that occur in that episode (Such as Chandler and Monica waking up in bed together, and a pregnant Phoebe eating cereal on her belly) See more »


Referenced in Conan: The Unbearable Lightness of Light Beer (2011) See more »


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Written by Adam Chase
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User Reviews

Still as funny as it was when it started back in '94
18 January 2003 | by (Dungarvan, Ireland) – See all my reviews

People are saying that friends is running out of ideas and that the humour is getting dull. Running out of ideas? possibly. Humour getting feeble? absolutely not. In fact it's getting better. OK, so perhaps they're beginning to "pair up" the six of them, but so what. Chandler's sarcasm is still as funny as ever. Monica's quirkiness still works. Phoebe's goofiness still brings about a smile. And Joey,Rachel and Ross are still as funny as they always were. So stop being a bunch of cynics and enjoy the show while it's still on.

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