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

Is filmed on the same soundstage that was used for the filming of the sitcom Full House (1987) during the last two seasons (1993-1995) of its eight year run (1987-1995). The pilot of "Friends" was shot on stage 33 (the same stage as Living Single (1993)) at the Warner Ranch, and the first season was shot is Warner Bros Stage 5, now the home of Everybody Loves Raymond (1996)) from 1996-2005. See more »

Goofs

Even the show's designer has commented on the fact that the Central Perk sign on the window can be read correctly from both inside and outside the coffee shop. But viewers have noticed that the logo is symmetrical and suggest that it isn't unfeasible for the owners to have placed a sign on the inside of the window which completely covers the one on the outside, making it readable from both sides. See more »

Quotes

Joey: Want some jam?
Chandler: No thanks, I just had a jar of mustard.
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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 »

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Referenced in Monk: Mr. Monk Meets the Playboy (2003) 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 greatest sit-com ever!
16 February 2004 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

Ask anybody which TV-show is their favorite, and they are most likely to say "Friends". Since the first episode premiered in America in September 1994, millions of people tune in every week to see Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler and Ross cope with their lives in Manhattan.

Before "Friends", the six actors who play the main characters were all unknown. Today, Jennifer, Courteney, Lisa, Matt, Matthew and David are six of the most known people in the world.

what is it that makes this show so funny? I don't even know if I can answer that. For the past ten years, the world have been able to follow the gang's lives, which are very funny. Can it be Chandler's jokes, Monica's pedantidity, Phoebe's songs or Joey's stupidity that makes Friends to the most liked TV-show in the history? My answer would be that all of the six main characters contribute in their own special ways. Alone, they are useless because something's obviously missing, but together, they complete each other which results in six hilarious people.

The first seasons were funnier than the later, but the show is still great, and it's very sad that they have decided to cancel it. But that's understandable, since quitting when they are at the very top is better than to be forced to quit because of low ratings.


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