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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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Top Rated TV #41 | Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 71 wins & 211 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jennifer Aniston ...  Rachel Green 236 episodes, 1994-2004
Courteney Cox ...  Monica Geller / ... 236 episodes, 1994-2004
Lisa Kudrow ...  Phoebe Buffay / ... 236 episodes, 1994-2004
Matt LeBlanc ...  Joey Tribbiani 236 episodes, 1994-2004
Matthew Perry ...  Chandler Bing 236 episodes, 1994-2004
David Schwimmer ...  Dr. Ross Geller / ... 236 episodes, 1994-2004
James Michael Tyler ...  Gunther 149 episodes, 1994-2004
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Storyline

Rachel Green, Ross Geller, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing and Phoebe Buffay are six 20 something year-olds, 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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All you need is Friends! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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English | Dutch | Italian | French

Release Date:

22 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$959,073
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Stereo

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Color

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4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The cast had a huddle before filming each episode to wish each other luck. See more »

Goofs

Ross is a paleontologist but is always seen working with the display on early humans which would be more of a job for an anthropologist. See more »

Quotes

Ross: So I don't know if he's testing me or just acting out but my monkey is OUT OF CONTROL!... He keeps erasing the messages on my machine!
Rachel: Oh yeah... I've done that
Ross: And a few days ago he got to the newspaper before I did and peed all over the crossword!
Rachel: I've never done that
Ross: And last night I don't know what he did but there were capers EVERYWHERE!
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Crazy Credits

When the "The One That Could Have Been" was divided into two parts for syndication, a sequence was added that had the ending credits superimposed. It shows fat Monica dancing to some music while eating some food. The original hourlong airing of "The One That Could Have Been" did not have the credits at the end of the first half hour and this scene was not involved. See more »

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. See more »

Connections

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I'll Be There For You
(Title Theme)
Composed by Michael Skloff
Lyrics by Allee Willis
Performed by The Rembrandts
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User Reviews

Where are YOUR Friends?
2 March 2005 | by iceevieeSee all my reviews

I've been reading a lot of these comments. Some people don't like the show...claiming it to be unrealistic or that the plot lines get boring.

I didn't discover Friends until a year or two ago (thanks to MY friends) but I ADORE the show in syndication and I hope to own the DVDs. Its damn funny and no one can deny it. Except for stiffs. And whats best about Friends is that its REAL.

Ross and Rachel getting old? How could it? Do relationships get old in real life? No, they're ongoing, sometimes stagnating, sometimes changing. Thats REAL.

This show is about 6 people who love each other like family...which I must say as an 18 year old... is very real. Once you hit your late teens - early twenties...things begin to change. You grow both closer to and further from your biological family, and as you reach more independence, you adopt another family of your own: YOUR FRIENDS.

We may not all sit in coffee shops, but we all LOVE our friends like they were blood. That's what this show is about. Makes you all warm and fuzzy (and sore from laughing) inside. And as a show: FRIENDS will always be a part of MY family.


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