16 Things About Friends You Probably Didn't Know

We all love 'Friends' and people who say they don't are not to be trusted. Much of this generation's humour has stemmed from this legendary programme and even the ones we've seen before give us a few laughs. Here are 15 Friends facts trivia you might not have already known about your six sarcastic pals.

1. The Geller Siblings

Ross is Monica's older brother, but in real life, David Schwimmer is 3 years younger than Courtney Cox.

2. Ellen was almost Phoebe

Ellen DeGeneres turned down the role of Phoebe Buffay.

3. 'The Couch'

The orange couch used in Central Perk was found in the basement of the Warner Bros. studio.


4. 'The White Dog'

Joey's statue of a white dog was originally given to Jennifer Aniston as a good luck present from her best friend when she started acting. She offered to lend it to the show for the episode where Joey became rich and bought a lot of stuff. After that episode, the producers decided to keep it.

5. Central Perk

The artwork in Central Perk is changed every three episodes.


6. Monica's Fridge


The refrigerators in Monica's and Joey's apartments actually worked. Monica's was filled with water and other drinks for the cast and crew. Joey's was usually virtually empty, unless the inside of the fridge was going to be seen in a specific scene.

7. Paychecks

No Friend ever made more money doing the show than any others. They started out making $22,500 per episode and ended up making $1,000,000 per episode. All negotiations were done in unison. Kudrow said, "The six of us are far stronger than just one person."



8. The Love Interest

Before the show was cast, the main love interest was intended to be Monica and Joey.



9. Courtney Up The Duff

In the last few months of shooting Friends, Courtney Cox became pregnant, but, seeing as Monica wasn't supposed to be able to have a baby, they covered up her pregnancy by making her wear baggy clothes while shooting the show so no one could tell.


10. Dolla Bills

When Matt LeBlanc auditioned for the role he only had $11 dollars to his name. When the cast got their paychecks, the first thing that Courtney Cox bought was a car. Matt LeBlanc bought a hot dinner.

11. Free Cameos

Because of a bet between Matthew Perry and Bruce Willis on the set of The Whole Nine Yards (which Perry won), Willis appeared in his two-episode guest role for free.

 12. Silly Names


Other titles considered for the show were "Friends Like Us", "Six of One", "Across the Hall", and "Insomnia Cafe."

13. Genius

Matthew Perry's wit is so legendary that the scriptwriters have often incorporated his gags into the show.

 14. It's pronounced Josh-Oooh-Ah

Joshua - Rachel's boyfriend in a few episodes, was in fact Jennifer Aniston's boyfriend around that time.

 15. Real Tears

At the end before the gang leaves to get some coffee, there is a shot of Rachel crying and using Ross' arm to hide it. These are real tears that happened during filming and weren't suppose to be in the final shot.

Sarah Power
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Unnatural blonde with a natural gift for wrapping presents. Never had one lesson. Big fan of Sex and the City, Eddie Vedder and men who have a good strong whistle. Hope to be a responsible woman one day, but for now I'm enjoying being a child in a woman's body. Pet peeve: People who abbreve everything.

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