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My Newest Obsession

By Koridonahue @blondeepisodes
My Newest Obsession
Ok, for some reason, I have rediscovered "Friends" again.  I watched the show in the past, but definitely not every single episode.  I find myself cracking up and seriously relating to the show lately, maybe because of where I am in my life?  I don't know.  I found some really fun trivia about the show and thought I'd share with you...do you love the show as much as I do?  I'm curious, what's your favorite episode and why?
--Courteney Coxwas originally asked to play Rachel, but she asked to play Monica instead after reading the parts.--Jon Favreauwas offered the role of Chandler Bing. He later returned as a guest star during the 1997 season as Pete Becker, Monica's millionaire boyfriend.--The golden frame around the peephole was originally a mirror which one of the crew accidentally smashed. But because it still looked good they decided to leave it there.--Because of a bet betweenMatthew PerryandBruce Willison the set ofThe Whole Nine Yards(which Perry won), Willis appeared in his two-episode guest role for free.--WhenMatt LeBlancauditioned for the role he only had $11 dollars to his name. When the cast got their paychecks, the first thing thatCourteney Coxbought was a car.Matt LeBlancbought a hot dinner.My Newest Obsession
--Lisa Kudrowwas terrified of the duck that showed up in Season 3.--Is filmed on the same soundstage that was used for the filming of the sitcomFull Houseduring the last two seasons (1993-1995) of it's eight year run (1987-1995). The pilot of "F·r·i·e·n·d·s" was shot on stage 33 (the same stage asLiving Single) at the Warner Ranch, and the first season was shot is Warner Bros Stage 5, now the home ofEverybody Loves Raymond) from 1987-1995.--When Tom Selleck made his initial on-set appearances, he received standing ovations. These would render his entrances unusable, prompting the need for later re-shoots without the audience. --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."My Newest Obsession
My Newest Obsession
--Courteney Coxis the only regular cast member to not receive an Emmy nomination for their work on the show.--The artwork in Central Perk is changed every three episodes.--Joey's statue of a white dog was originally given toJennifer Anistonas 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.--The orange couch used in Central Perk was found in the basement of the Warner Bros. studio.--Lisa Kudrowbased her hippie character Phoebe on her co-starJennifer Aniston- because of the actress' interest in "spiritual" subjects.My Newest ObsessionAll images courtesy of Pinterest, all trivia courtesy of IMDB

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