11 Little-Known Facts About Friends Even Die-Hard Fans Don’t Know About

1. Monica and Joey were supposed to end together, but their on-set chemistry changed the show’s trajectory.

The Hollywood Reporter that the show changed a lot as natural chemistry developed between cast members. Monica and Chandler were supposed to date for a short time before Monica was set to marry Joey (Matthew LeBlanc).

When Monica and Chandler did finally get together on screen, however, viewers were so taken with the pairing, the Joey and Monica plotline was dropped.
“We were taken aback,” Kauffman said. “So that’s when we went, ‘Huh, guess this is going in a different direction,'” says the author. Even if it didn’t seem like it at the time, Ross and Rachel were destined to be together.

2. Ross and Rachel may have become the quintessential will-they-won’t-they couple, but show co-creator David Crane knew they’d end up together from the start.

Even when considering alternative endings, he and Kauffman agreed that ending the show with Ross and Rachel completely broken up seemed impossible.
“We did talk about a grey area with Ross and Rachel,” Crane told Entertainment Weekly, “where they aren’t together but there’s a sense they might be down the road.”

3, Jennifer Aniston was the final member of the main cast to join.

Aniston, who is now one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses, was still a newcomer to the industry when the pilot episode of “Friends” was shot. Aniston told Us Weekly in 2013 that she was the sixth and final main cast member to be added to the show.
Because producers were unsure if she would stay on as Rachel, she was asked to sit out the majority of the main cast photos. Aniston proved to be a valuable member of the cast, winning an Emmy for her portrayal of Rachel Green.

4. Before the show premiered, the entire cast went on a trip to Las Vegas.

Before the premiere of “Friends,” director James Burrows had such high hopes for the show’s success. To kick off their careers, he decided to take the cast to Las Vegas.
Because producers were unsure if she would stay on as Rachel, she was asked to sit out the majority of the main cast photos. Aniston proved to be a valuable member of the cast, winning an Emmy for her portrayal of Rachel Green.

5. Phoebe and Joey were supposed to have a long-running secret affair, according to Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc.

“At the very end, we actually pitched the idea that Joey and Phoebe had been having casual sex the whole time,” LeBlanc said. “We’d shoot all of the historical scenes again.” And there’d be Joey and Phoebe coming out of a broom closet together just before a moment that everyone recognises.”
According to him, the plotline was passed over by the producers.

6. Cox, like Monica, was said to be a neat freak on set.

In a 1995 issue of The Los Angeles Times, Kauffman talked about working with Cox and how she and her character, Monica, had a lot in common. “Let’s face it, she’s adorable, intelligent, and extremely well-adjusted. Monica is her name “Kauffman stated.
“Her dressing room is immaculate. She cleans the dressing rooms of the other actors because she won’t go in if they’re too messy “she continued.

7. Budget cuts resulted in the infamous “No One’s Ready” episode.

Monica’s apartment is the setting for the famous episode “The One Where No One’s Ready,” in which the friends struggle to get out the door to Ross’ museum function. In addition, the producers revealed on the television special “Friends: Final Thoughts” that the episode was limited to Monica’s apartment due to budget constraints. They couldn’t afford to shoot in multiple locations.
Bonus: The episode was so well-known that it was parodied in Jay-“Moonlight” Z’s music video.

8. NBC’s broadcast standards changed over the course of the show’s run.

Crane and Kauffman, the show’s co-creators, expressed their struggle to keep up with the network’s constantly changing rules in an interview with Vanity Fair. “We couldn’t show a condom wrapper for a long time,” Kauffman said.
“The rules were always changing,” Crane added. “We could say ‘penis’ for the first three years. We couldn’t say ‘penis’ then. Then we’d be able to say ‘penis’ once more.”

9, Ross didn’t age for three years due to what appears to be a simple writing error.

Ross (David Schwimmer) refers to being 29 years old. In seasons three, four, and five of “Friends,” implying that he did not age for three years on the show. Although it’s most likely just a typo that went unnoticed. It’s possible Ross lied about his age because he was afraid of turning 30.

10. Justin Timberlake expressed interest in appearing as a guest star on the show.

Despite bringing in big names like Bruce Willis, Robin Williams, and Julia Roberts as guest stars. Kauffman and Crane still lament the fact that Justin Timberlake couldn’t make it into “Friends.”
“We got a call from Justin Timberlake, who said he wanted to do the show,” Kauffman said. Timberlake was “lovely” to meet, according to Crane, but the two couldn’t come up with a good role for him. Kauffman said, “My kids were enraged.” “They intended to assassinate me.”

11. Jennifer Aniston despised her signature bob.

A short haircut with full-bodied layers, dubbed “The Rachel.”  Became a huge trend after Aniston styled her hair in that way on “Friends.”
“I didn’t care for ‘Rachel.'” In 2015, Aniston told Glamour. “That made me squirm a little.” The actress admitted that she couldn’t even style her own hair and had to rely on her hairstylist to do it for her.

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