It’s been 11 years since FRIENDS stopped airing. The TV series premiered on September 22, 1994. Since then, this show has made millions of fans worldwide and thanks to online services like Netflix, people still watch and enjoy this amazing series. Here are 10 very little known facts about “Friends”:
10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About FRIENDS
10. Friends co-creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane are also co-writers of the show’s theme song “I’ll Be There For You” by the Rembrants.
9. Before Friends, Courteney Cox appeared in different commercials. In fact, she was the first person to say “period” on national television for a Tampax commercial.
8. Joey and Monica were originally supposed to be the love interests on the show.
7. David Schwimmer directed 10 Friends episodes, including the episode where the group finds out that Ross is the father of Rachel’s baby.
6. Lisa Kudrow hated playing guitar at first.
5. Ross and Rachel weren’t meant to be the central romance of the series. Their story line was developed because of David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston’s chemistry.
4. Live audiences were never used for cliff-hangers, such as Ross and Emily’s wedding.
3. Jennifer Aniston was the last of the main six actors to be cast in the show.
2. NBC originally thought the cast was too young and asked writers to include an older character who gave advice to the twentysomethings.
1. James Michael Tyler was cast as Gunther because he was the only extra who knew how to operate an espresso machine.