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Friends

Published at 10:43am 14th January 2016. (Updated at 2:30pm 22nd January 2016)

You've heard it right. After years of uncertainty, Friends is reuniting with a two hour special on NBC next month.

 

To prove you are a true Friends fan - did you know any of these facts about the beloved '90s comedy?

 

  • Joey and Monica were intended to be love interests when the show was first written.

  • Courtney Cox is actually older than David Schwimmer, despite playing his younger sister.

  • Gunther had no name until the middle of the second season.

  • Gunther also really did work as a barista when he was cast.

  • Producers of the show wanted Courtney Cox to play Rachel – but Cox wanted the role of Monica.

  • David Schwimmer directed 10 episodes of the series.

  • The producers of the show thought the coffee shop was too 'hip' for the group, initially wanting it set at a diner.

  • Bruce Willis lost a bet with Matthew Perry about whether 'The Whole Nine Yards' would be No.1 in the box office. He lost, and he appeared in the show for free – giving all of his earnings from the show to charity.

  • Ross and Rachel’s central romance stemmed from their initial chemistry on set.

  • Joey and Monica were actually intended to be love interests…

  • Lisa Kudrow’s pregnancy was written into the show - Phoebe was surrogate mother for her brother’s triplets.

  • Courtney Cox’s pregnancy however was hidden because Monica and Chandler couldn’t have kids.

  • In the beginning of the series Monica’s apartment door had a number 5 on it. This however made no sense as Monica lived on a higher floor – they later changed the number to 20.

  • The role of Ross was written specifically for David Schwimmer.

  • Director James Burrow brought the team to Las Vegas before the show aired, saying this will be your last chance of anonymity. – He had a feeling the show would be huge, and he was right.

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