Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.
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Rachel Green, Ross Geller, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing and Phoebe Buffay are all friends, living off of one another in the heart of New York City. Over the course of ten years, this average group of buddies goes through massive mayhem, family trouble, past and future romances, fights, laughs, tears and surprises as they learn what it really means to be a friend.

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Everybody needs Friends! See more »

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Jennifer Aniston's birthday is February 11 (02/11), while David Schwimmer's birthday is November 2 (11/02). See more »

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Even the show's designer has commented on the fact that the Central Perk sign on the window can be read correctly from both inside and outside the coffee shop. But viewers have noticed that the logo is symmetrical and suggest that it isn't unfeasible for the owners to have placed a sign on the inside of the window which completely covers the one on the outside, making it readable from both sides. See more »

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[Joey enters wearing an elf costume. Chandler is in agony]
Chandler: Too many jokes. Must mock Joey.
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After Courtney Cox married David Arquette, they added 'Arquette' to the end of the entire cast and crew's names in the credits to honor the marriage. See more »

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Spoofed in Bad Internet: Which of the "Friends" Are You? (2016) See more »

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Smelly Cat
Written by Adam Chase
Performed by Lisa Kudrow
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The greatest sit-com ever!
16 February 2004 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

Ask anybody which TV-show is their favorite, and they are most likely to say "Friends". Since the first episode premiered in America in September 1994, millions of people tune in every week to see Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler and Ross cope with their lives in Manhattan.

Before "Friends", the six actors who play the main characters were all unknown. Today, Jennifer, Courteney, Lisa, Matt, Matthew and David are six of the most known people in the world.

what is it that makes this show so funny? I don't even know if I can answer that. For the past ten years, the world have been able to follow the gang's lives, which are very funny. Can it be Chandler's jokes, Monica's pedantidity, Phoebe's songs or Joey's stupidity that makes Friends to the most liked TV-show in the history? My answer would be that all of the six main characters contribute in their own special ways. Alone, they are useless because something's obviously missing, but together, they complete each other which results in six hilarious people.

The first seasons were funnier than the later, but the show is still great, and it's very sad that they have decided to cancel it. But that's understandable, since quitting when they are at the very top is better than to be forced to quit because of low ratings.


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