Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.
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 Rachel Green (236 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Monica Geller / ... (236 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Phoebe Buffay / ... (236 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Joey Tribbiani (236 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Chandler Bing (236 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Dr. Ross Geller / ... (236 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Gunther (159 episodes, 1994-2004)
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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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Everybody needs Friends! See more »

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Trivia

There are sixteen chickens in the Friends series: Little Yasmine, the Chicken that poops on Julie in China, the traumatizing Plastic Chicken Hopper Paul's parents got him instead of a Big Wheel, nine Chickens on a piece of Central Perk Pop Art, Rooster the other member of the Band Numbnuts, the Chicken Suit that won't go with Monica's New Boots, the Chicken Suit Chandler might have to wear to get a new job and Chick Jnr. See more »

Goofs

None of the principal characters speaks with a New York accent. See more »

Quotes

[Chandler's trying to quit smoking]
Chandler: Eww, Lambchop. How old is that sock? If I had a sock in my hand for thirty years it'd be talking too.
Ross: Okay, I think it's time to change someone's nicotine patch.
[does so]
Chandler: [deadpan] Ooh, I'm alive with pleasure now.
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Crazy Credits

After Courtney Cox married David Arquette, they added 'Arquette' to the end of the entire cast and crew's names in the credits to honor the marriage. See more »

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Referenced in Coronation Street: Episode #1.8852 (2016) See more »

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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 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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