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Follows the personal and professional lives of six twenty to thirty-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.
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Top Rated TV #41 | Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 71 wins & 211 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jennifer Aniston ...  Rachel Green 236 episodes, 1994-2004
Courteney Cox ...  Monica Geller / ... 236 episodes, 1994-2004
Lisa Kudrow ...  Phoebe Buffay / ... 236 episodes, 1994-2004
Matt LeBlanc ...  Joey Tribbiani 236 episodes, 1994-2004
Matthew Perry ...  Chandler Bing 236 episodes, 1994-2004
David Schwimmer ...  Dr. Ross Geller / ... 236 episodes, 1994-2004
James Michael Tyler ...  Gunther 149 episodes, 1994-2004
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Storyline

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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You can never have enough Friends! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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English | Dutch | Italian | French

Release Date:

22 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$959,073
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Entire series)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

As an episode would take 5 hours to shoot in the studio, the makers hired a comedian during the shoot of pilot to entertain the studio audience. See more »

Goofs

Phoebe's birthday changes throughout the series. As early as the second season, we are told her birthday is on February 16 (Aquarius). However, during an eighth season episode, she and her friends are celebrating her birthday on October 31 (Scorpio). See more »

Quotes

Joey: Just because she went to Yale drama, she thinks she's like the greatest actress since, since, sliced bread!
Chandler: Ah, Sliced Bread, a wonderful Lady MacBeth.
Joey: God, I just, I hate her! I hate her! With her, "Oh, I'm so talented." and "Oh, I'm so pretty," and "Ooh, I smell so good."
Chandler: I think somebody has a crush on somebody.
Joey: Hey, Chandler, can we please stay focused on my problem here? Y'know?
Chandler: I'm talking about you. You big, big freak.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The first airing of the pilot episode in syndication featured approximately 10 additional minutes of footage, including a musical number by Phoebe. This 30 Minute version has just become available on the Region 4 DVD of Friends. It includes Phoebe's song, and extended scenes at the coffee house and in Ross' lounge putting together the home entertainment unit. This version is not available on the Australian Video release. See more »

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Smelly Cat
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User Reviews

The Best Show Ever
20 February 2005 | by Fabrizio03See all my reviews

Everyone says that Seinfield is the greatest show ever. I love Seinfield but it doesn't come close to Friends. Every episode of Friends will make you laugh non-stop. We have grown to love the characters and what happens to them. The fitting personalities of these characters are absolute genius. Rachel the spoiled yet sweet girl, Monica the mother figure, Phoebe the hippy chick, Joey the dopey yet cool Italian, Chandler the sarcastic loser and Ross the neurotic victim stay together to help each other with their problems in the big city. I've got every season on DVD. This sitcom, in my opinion, is the greatest sitcom of all time and it changed the TV world forever. It's a great show.


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