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Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.
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Cast

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
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Rachel Green, Ross Geller, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing and Phoebe Buffay are six 20 something year-olds, 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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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

The original idea for the show was going to focus on four characters, with Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) and Chandler (Matthew Perry) in supporting roles. In the early stages the creators toyed with the idea of Chandler being gay, but they changed their minds when they met Matthew Perry. They did, however, insert many jokes about Chandler having gay mannerisms (not knowing about sports, loving show tunes, etc.). See more »

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Lisa Kudrow visably flinches after doing one of the "Phoebe being mistaken for her pornstar sister" jokes. See more »

Quotes

Monica: [Monica has refused to go out with Chandler] Darn it! There's no more soda.
Chandler: I'll go get some.
Monica: Really?
Chandler: Well, I would,
[shouts]
Chandler: but I'm not your boyfriend!
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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 The Simpsons: Bart vs. Lisa vs. 3rd Grade (2002) 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 best American TV has to offer
26 July 2005 | by 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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