Interesting Facts

A 30 second commercial during FRIENDS is £500,000

The other titles suggested before "Friends" were: "Once Upon A Time in the West Village", Across The Hall" and "Insomnia Café". The original title was "Friends Like Us" but was then shortened to "Friends."

Does the Friends set look familiar?? Well, its where the popular ABC show Full House was taped.

Some of the writers on Friends have guest-stared on the show. Michael Curtis was a police officer in TOW Heckels Dies and was on Wheel of Fortune as the guy who couldn't guess Mount. Rushmore. Various writers appeared in the teaser for TOW the Princess Leia Fantasy, Ira Ungerleider appeared as the noisy, upstairs neighbor in TOW Chandler Can't Remember which Sister,Wil Calhoun was "Freak" in the coffeehouse whose order was too complicated for Rachel,and Greg Malins was a priest in the museum when Rachel and Ross wake up in the diorama. (Thanks to Michael Curtis for the information)

The golden frame around the peephole was originally a mirror which one of the crew accidentally smashed. But because it still looked good they decided to leave it there.

Courteney Cox originally read to play the part of Rachel

Lisa Kudrow was picked to play the part of Roz Doyle on Frasier but the producers and writers decided that they were changing the character too much to fit Lisa's personality and dropped her in favor of actress Peri Gilpin before the pilot was shot.

Counteney Cox was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People of 1995 and appeared on the cover.

Matt LeBlanc was down to his last $11 dollars when he got the part on Friends.

Jennifer Aniston was once romantically linked to both Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc.

Carol and Susan are based on Marta Kauffman's daughter's godmothers.

The opening footage for FRIENDS was taped at 5 am in the Warner Brothers lot.

Monica and Chandler's relationship was going to last a couple of episodes but when the writters saw how big of a hit they were, they decieded to keep them together longer.

Jennifer Aniston made $2,000,000 for Picture Perfect in 1997

Helen Baxendale, who played Emily, was pregnant while filming the part. If you noticed, they only showed her from the shoulders up when she was in London telling Ross never to see Rachel again.

In 1997, Lisa Kudrow was chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.

According to Marta Kauffman, Jack Geller is Jewish but his wife isn't.

Sometime during the first season, Chandler and Joey, and, Monica and Rachel appear to have very quietly moved up a few floors in the apartment building.

Lisa Kudrow is left-handed

Coincidence? If you list the FRIENDS alphabetically by their last names, you'll notice that all the actors were born in succession. Okay Jennifer Aniston was born in Febuary, Courteney Cox was born in June, Lisa Kudrow was born in July, Matt LeBlanc was also born in July, Matthew Perry was born in Auguest, and David Schwimmer was born in November. (The only exceptions are the years and Matt LeBlanc was born 5 days before Lisa Kudrow)

Interesting Quotes

"I got my dress on the day of the prom, and it was so awful that I called up my date and canceled," recalls Friends Lisa Kudrow

"My date dumped me for somebody else. At the prom!" Remembers Matthew Perry. "I'm not sure if she was actually making out with my friend, but I sensed that it was about to happen, so I gave them some privacy. Seventeen years old and a big-time broken heart."

“It would be hysterical if there was a Chandler thermos," Matthew Perry says of his character.

"People who don't know me will sometimes talk to me very slowly so that I'll be able to follow them," Lisa recalled with a laugh.

"Everyone Knows someone like the one of the characters," Courtney explained "and everyone's bound to like at least one of us."

"She’s obsessive, the one who has to be perfect and please everybody. I'm so similar to her it's frightening." Courtney comparing herself to Monica.

"How come all Lisa's story lines end up with penises in them and mine all end up with antique furniture?" Perry says jokingly about his character.

"Lisa is someone who, if you ask her opinion, you know you're going to get an honest answer," says Couteney Cox Arquette, "and that's something I really respect and admire."

These facts have been put together by Jessica from Jessie's Friends Page©. If you would like to use them on your site, please e-mail her

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