Friends (1994–2004)

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When Monica's high school friend (Rachel) re-enters her life, she sets off on a series of humorous and entertaining events involving Monica's brother (Ross), her ex-roommate (Phoebe), and her next door neighbors (Chandler & Joey)

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Complete series cast summary:
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 Rachel Green (238 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Monica Geller / ... (238 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Phoebe Buffay / ... (238 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Joey Tribbiani / ... (238 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Chandler Bing / ... (238 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Dr. Ross Geller / ... (238 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Gunther (148 episodes, 1994-2004)
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Six young people, on their own and struggling to survive in the real world, find the companionship, comfort and support they get from each other to be the perfect antidote to the pressures of life. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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Trivia

The show debuted at a time when networks were beginning to eliminate theme songs during the opening credits; however, with the popularity of this theme song, "I'll Be There for You" which went to #1 on the "Billboard Hot 100" and had incessant play on both the radio airwaves and television video channels, the show helped quell that trend. See more »

Goofs

In the earlier episodes the balcony of Monica's flat is nearly square shaped but in the later episodes it is more rectangular and a lot smaller. See more »

Quotes

Monica: I'm Rachel. I love Ross. I hate Ross. I love Ross. I hate Ross.
Rachel: I'm Monica. I can't get a boyfriend so I'll stumble across the hall and sleep with the first guy I find there.
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Crazy Credits

When the "The One That Could Have Been" was divided into two parts for syndication, a sequence was added that had the ending credits superimposed. It shows fat Monica dancing to some music while eating some food. The original hourlong airing of "The One That Could Have Been" did not have the credits at the end of the first half hour and this scene was not involved. See more »

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Referenced in Psych: Cog Blocked (2014) See more »

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I'll Be There For You
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Composed by Michael Skloff
Lyrics by Allee Willis
Performed by The Rembrandts
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The best American TV has to offer
26 July 2005 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

'Friends' is simply the best series ever aired. The acting is amazing; after watching a few episodes you stop referring to the actors by their real names altogether, even if they appear in another movie. The characters are addictive, none are completely positive or negative. It would be quite easy to get along with or to be very annoyed by any of them in real life. Yet, all of them together (or even divided in groups) create this amazing chemistry that most people desire and few lucky ones have. The humor is wonderful, no matter what type of humor you like, you will get to a point where you will find at least something absolutely hilarious. There is slapstick, some light humor, some dark humor, some raunchiness, some cheesiness - a little bit of everything. The story is captivating; viewers keep coming back to see what situation fate (being the writers) puts the characters in today. It is truly a television masterpiece.

There are, however, many people who scoff at the mentioning of 'Friends'. My guess is they've never seen or paid attention to the show. It's easy to discard something because "everyone likes it" and be "unique", when in reality the uniqueness is actually bias. Just watch a few episodes with before making any judgements - chances are you'll fall in love with it too. I would have serious doubts about one's sense of humor if I heard that they hated 'Friends'.


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