Ten fun facts about Friends

Fact 1
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.

Fact 2
Monica and Joey were originally planned to be the show’s main couple.

Fact 3
In the early stages of series development, the writers considered making Chandler gay.

Fact 4
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.

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Short about Friends
is an American sitcom which aired on NBC from Sept. 22, 1994 to May 6, 2004. The series was about a group of friends in the New York City borough of Manhattan.

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