FRIENDS is literally my favorite show I have ever watched and I can’t even have the words to describe how much I love this show. I am pretty sure I watched it 5 times until now and still, I am not bored. I don’t know why because usually I get bored so easily and I can’t watch a show or movie more than one time.
But his one, this one show, has something special and it won my heart from the very beginning. I still cry, I still laugh, I am still excited when I watch FRIENDS. Maybe I am a little bit obsessed, but I think this kind of obsession doesn’t hurt anyone, it’s like a guilty pleasure. If you are just as obsessed as me or you’re starting to have this obsession, did you know any of these things?
1-THE ORIGINAL TITLE OF FRIENDS
Actually, the show wasn’t called FRIENDS from the beginning. First, it was “Insomnia Café”, then it was “Friends like us”, then “Six of one”.
2-THE LAS VEGAS TRIP
Before the very first episode was aired, the cast went on a trip in Las Vegas and it was literally iconic. They didn’t even know their life was going to be changed in ways they didn’t even expect. The whole cast went on that trip, they had a fancy dinner at a place called “Caesar’s Palace”. This trip had a special meaning. This trip was supposed to celebrate the fact that those were their last days being anonymous and the fact that their life will be soon changed, they were going to be stars!
3- SAD BUT TRUE, MONICA AND CHANDLER SHOULD NOT HAVE HAD A RELATIONSHIP
It is what it is, but their love story is iconic. How they fell in love by “accident”, how it was supposed a “one night stand” but they fell in love at Ross and Emily’s wedding in London. The public was so excited about this idea of “Monica and Chandler”. It was more than a one-night stand, so the script changed and their relationship was so beautifully pictured.
Did you know that Ellen DeGeneres should have played in the show? More than that, she was supposed to play Phoebe, but she didn’t want the role so this how Lisa Kudrow got the role.
5- COURTNEY COX AS RACHEL, NOT MONICA
Yes, the initial plan was totally different. Courtney came initially for the role of Rachel but besides her, the whole distribution thought that it would be a better idea if she plays the role of Monica and you can’t deny the fact that they were right. There’s no better Monica (Courtney Cox) and Rachel (Jennifer Aniston).
6-WAIT WHAT? MONICA AND JOEY?
Yes! They were supposed to have a relationship. Shocking, isn’t it? In the beginning, when the show was aired, the producers planned this but things went on a totally different way, but it was for the best.
7-DAVID AS JOEY? ARE YOU JOKING?
There’s no joke, actually. Hank Azaria who played the role of David, one of Phoebe’s boyfriends with whom she had a really beautiful love story, should have played the role of Joey. But, he was rejected. He admitted that it wasn’t something that he usually does, he doesn’t try more than 2 times to get a role, but he felt that he should be in FRIENDS, and he was more than right. He wasn’t there for a long time, but you will always remember him.
Both Lisa and Courtney were pregnant during the show. Lisa, when she has the triplets in the show, she was actually pregnant in real life. Hiding the pregnancy was hard so the script was written in a way to match that event. At the end of the show, Courtney was pregnant but the producers tried to hide her pregnancy by hiding it with baggy clothes. When I watched it the first time, I didn’t notice. But now that I know, it’s so obvious, the gestures, the clothes.