Friends (1994–2004)

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Comedy, Romance

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Follows the personal and professional lives of six twenty to thirty-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.


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David Crane, Marta Kauffman

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21 November 2020 | DiCaprio-HardyFan
| Still just as funny today!
I still love Friends as much now than I did when it was on 15-20 years ago. It's just one of those all-time great sitcoms that are just as funny watching reruns as it was watching for the first time! Not many shows are just as funny today as they were 15-20 years ago but Friends is absolutely one of those shows! All 6 characters are almost equally as funny! This truly is one of the best comedies that has ever been made!

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Did You Know?


Some of the onscreen sibling rivalry on Friends was quite real. Just like Rachel Green (Jennifer Anniston) and Amy Green (Christina Applegate) shared men onscreen, (Rachel's junior high beau Timmy; and also Rachel's x-fiance Barry); so did Christina Applegate and Jennifer Anniston both date Brad Pitt in real life. And just as younger sister Jill Green (Reese Witherspoon) went after Rachel's x boyfriend Ross on the show; which caused friction between the two; so did Reese Witherspoon send out thirst tweets about Anniston's x-husband Brad, which caused real-life static between Reese and Jen.


Nora Bing: Hi, Chandler. This is Dennis. He's a great guy...
Nora Bing: ... and a fantastic lover.
Chandler: Hello, Dennis. Thank you for pleasing my mother so.


In 05x14 Joey uses the "finger quotes" to tell Rachel Monica and Chandler in the next room "making love", however in 09x02 Joey tells Ross he doesn't know what the "finger quotes" mean.

Crazy Credits

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.

Alternate Versions

The episode "The One Where Rachel Tells..." originally featured Chandler making a joke about bombs at the airport on their honeymoon and was due to air soon after the events of 11 September 2001. The episode was rewritten, but the original scene is included on the Region 2 DVD.


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Written by
Adam Chase
Performed by Lisa Kudrow


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Comedy | Romance


Release Date:

22 September 1994


English, Spanish, Italian, French, Dutch, Hebrew

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

454 West 58th Street, New York City, New York, USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$246,168 24 November 2019

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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