We all remember the laughs, the hairstyles, the coffee shop, the dating each other, and Smelly Cat. Six friends who live in New York and are trying to negotiate being adults meaning work and relationships. It worked as a series because they all were different. Monica (played by Courtney Cox) was the neat and control freak. Chandler (played by Matthew Perry) was the funny guy. Joey (played by Matt LeBlanc) was the himbo. Rachel (played by Jennifer Aniston) was the pretty girl trying to adjust to life not being the spoiled princess. Ross (played by David Schwimmer) was the nice guy with the secret crush on Rachel. And finally, Phoebe (played by Lisa Kudrow) was the loveable eccentric.
If you were a young adult during the 90s this was probably one of your go to shows. The mix of quirky characters, drama and laughs shot it to the top of the ratings. Topics covered included loss, relationships, friendship, love, marriage, divorce, and all the other things on the minds of 20-somethings. And for ten years the chemistry between the six was incredible. Despite all the high profile guests that appeared on the show like Tom Selleck, Kathleen Turner, Teri Garr, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, and Bruce Willis, it remained about the six friends.
A good box series to buy as the episodes remain rewatchable over and over.
-True Friends: Documentaries
-The Original Producer’s Cut for ‘The One Where Rachel Tells Ross
-The Original Script for ‘The One Where Rachel Tells Ross’
-Friends On The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2005)
-Friends Visit The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2004)
-The Ones With More Friends: The original extended broadcast episodes
The One with the Never-Before-Seen Gags
-The Rembrandts – “I’ll Be There For You”: Official music video