Ten fun facts about Friends
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The show originally was planning to focus on four characters: Monica, Ross, Rachel, and Joey. Phoebe and Chandler were just going to be supporting characters.
Monica and Joey were originally planned to be the show’s main couple.
In the early stages of series development, the writers considered making Chandler gay.
Before finally settling on the series name “Friends”, other titles considered were: “Friends Like Us”, “Six of One”, “Once Upon a Time in the West Village”, “Insomnia Café” and “Across the Hall”. The show was still even called “Friends Like Us” in the pilot.Fact 5
Ellen DeGeneres turned down the role of Phoebe.Fact 6
The iconic orange couch in Central Perk was found in the basement of the Warner Bros. Studios.Fact 7
Courteney Cox was the only member of the cast not to get an Emmy nomination for her work on “Friends”.Fact 8
Bruce Willis guest starred on the show for free.Fact 9
During the show’s first season, each cast member earned $22,500 per episode. At the end of the series, they each made a $1 million per episode.Fact 10
The final episode was watched by about 52.46 million viewers and is regarded as the fourth most-watched television series finale in U.S. history. Go to more entertainment facts ❯
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