Friends (1994–2004)

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Follows the lives of six 20-something friends living in Manhattan.

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 Rachel Green (237 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Monica Geller / ... (237 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Phoebe Buffay / ... (237 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Joey Tribbiani (237 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Chandler Bing (237 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Dr. Ross Geller / ... (237 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Gunther (148 episodes, 1994-2004)
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A Comedy Series based in Manhatten about 6 young friends, in the struggle to find success and happiness in life, but it is never that straight forward, is it? Rachel Green - A popular schoolgirl of the past, is now a spoiled brat living off her fathers finance. In an attempt to start a new life after running out on her wedding, she shares an apartment with an old best friend Monica Gellar, and eventually befriends the other 4 and Monica's older brother, Ross. Monica Gellar - A compulsive neat freak, who has trouble with her love life. Monica was teased when she was in high school for being overweight. However, now a head-chef at a top restaurant in Manhatten, she has lost all her excessive weight, and just wants to start a family with 'the right guy' to complete a happy life. Ross Gellar - Older Brother of Monica, he has always had strong love feelings for Rachel. A successful professor of science leads him to be often teased by the other 5 friends about his profession. Ross has ... Written by Mekaeal Chaudary

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Trivia

The final episode aired on 6 May 2004. See more »

Goofs

Ross' birthday changes several times during the show. In the 1x04, he mentions his birthday being 7 months before October 20th, which would be sometime in March (Pisces/Aries. Soon after he mentions his birthday being in December (Sagittarius/Capricorn), then discloses his birthday is precisely October 18th (Libra) in the later episodes. See more »

Quotes

Rachel: [Referring to Ross's new girlfriend] Ooh look, she's touching his leg.
Phoebe: Oh you see, that's probably nothing she's very sexually aggressive.
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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 »

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Referenced in 30 Rock: Don Geiss, America and Hope (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Be There For You
(Title Theme)
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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