Friends – favorite TV show of millions.
When in 1998 we issued a series of “Friends”, which has already become by that time a legendary ocean, he very quickly won the sympathy of the young audience. The story of six resilient young friends, told with a terrific sense of humor, is strikingly different from the popular Brazilian soap operas. Still “Friends” remains one of the most loved TV series of the Russians on the results of numerous surveys.
May 6, 2004, the screens out the last series of the show.
In 1993, Matthew Perry suggested, NBC coauthored the script of a sitcom called “Maxwell’s House” about a group of young people. He was refused, because the company has already started work on such a show that was “Friends.”
Before settling on Friends, producers considered names such series as “Once in the West village”, “Six for one”, “Friends like us”, “across the hall” and “Cafe Insomnia”.
Originally the show was planned to focus on four main characters: Monica, Ross, Rachel and Joey. Phoebe and Chandler were supposed to stay secondary.
Monica and Joey had become the main couple in the series.
Ellen DeGeneres refused to play the role of Phoebe.
In the early stages of the writers pondered over to make Chandler gay.
Original soundtrack to the TV series was the song “Shiny Happy People” band R. E. M. It was used in a pilot version, which was called “Friends like us”.
The frame around the peephole originally held the mirror. One of the crew members broke it, but the frame was left in place because it still looked good.
Legendary orange sofa from Central perk was found by a set designer of the show in the basement Studio of Warner brothers.
In the first couple of episodes, Monica and Rachel lived in apartment 5. Then he was replaced at No. 20 because the producers realized that the fifth apartment should be located on several floors below. For this reason, the number of dwelling Chandler and Joey changed from 4 to 19.
Soundtrack I’ll be there for you was co-written by the producers of the show by David crane and Marta Kauffman with members of the band the Rembrandts Phil Solomom and Danny Wilde.
In 1995, the song stayed on the first position of Billboard Hot 100 Airplay for eight weeks.
The age of the actors at the time of the premiere:
The full names of the characters:
Chandler Muriel Bing;
Rachel Karen Green;
Ross Eustace Geller;
Monica E. Geller (we never learn what it means, E);
Joseph Francis Tribbiani, Jr.;
Phoebe Buffay (she never knew his second name, as seen my own birth certificate).
Only the second season without series about Thanksgiving.
Jennifer aniston admitted that she hated the now-iconic hairstyle Rachel.
Courtney Cox was the only actor who did not receive a nomination for an Emmy for his work in the series.
Christina applegate was invited for the role of Amy Greene to the episode with Thanksgiving (season 9) after Reese Witherspoon for some reason are unable to play again Jill green. Christina won an Emmy for best game of the invited Actresses in this episode.
Bruce Willis starred in an episode of the series for free.
During the filming of “9 yards” with Matthew Perry made a bet with his partner Willis that if the film will top the ratings at the box office in the first weekend, he will play in “Friends” free of charge. And so it happened, so Willis, are invited to the show, gave all the money to charity.
Gunther was originally a role without words. James Michael Tyler got it, so was pretty handy with a coffee machine. He worked in a cafe, when he started to play in the series, and continued to work for the first four seasons.
The refrigerator in Monica’s apartment actually worked. It was filled with water and drinks for the crew and actors.
In fact, the white dog statue in Joey belonged to Jennifer aniston. A friend gave her this sculpture as a mascot.
During the first season, each actor received $ 22 500 per episode. By the end of the series they had already received one million
The last series was watched by over 52 million viewers, and it became the fourth most-viewed final episodes in the entire history of American sitcoms.
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