Friends was a big part of my life when I was growing up. I always felt like I was a part of the group. They would cheer me up when I was down; they made me laugh when I was sad, and I cried when they cried. It was a super awesome show, and we would like to share some fun facts about it that you may not know.
Oh Na Na, What’s My Name?
Before finalizing on “Friends” as the title of the show, the show-runners considered other titles like – Friends Like Us”, “Six of One”, “Across the Hall”, and “Insomnia Cafe.”
I May Not Be There For You
Can you imagine a world where “Friends” started without the iconic song “I’ll Be There For You” by The Rembrandts? Well, in some alternate universe that may be a reality. The show’s original theme song was supposed to be “Shiny Happy People” by R.E.M.
Chandler Finger, Chandler Finger, Where Are You?
In the episode “The One With All The Thanksgivings”, Chandler loses the tip of one of his toes. Matthew Perry is actually missing the tip of one of his fingers in real life.
Friends And Marvel Connection?
Monica worked as a waitress at the Moondance Diner at one point in the show. Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst) also worked as a waitress at the same diner in Spider-Man (2002).
Could He “BE” More Gay?
The creators played with the idea of making the character of Chandler gay. Though they changed their mind after meeting with Matthew Perry, they did insert a few jokes about Chandler having gay characteristics (his hair, not knowing about sports, etc.).
What The DUCK Is That?
Lisa Kudrow was actually terrified of Joey and Chandler’s duck in real life.
How You Doing?
I may be in the minority, but I always liked Monica and Chandler’s love story more than Ross and Rachel’s. However, before the actors were cast, the show runners considered making Monica and Joey the main love interest.
Dude, What’s My ATM Pin?
In the episode “The One In Vegas, Part 1”, it is disclosed that Joey’s ATM PIN is 5639. If you look at the numbers on the keypad of a telephone, 5639 spells out ‘Joey’.
Hair Me Out!
Millions of viewers fell in love with Jennifer Aniston’s iconic ‘Rachel’ haircut, but in reality she hated it.