Friends

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

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Trivia: The Magna-doodle on the door in the boys apartment has a different picture on it every episode. There is usually some tenuous connection between the picture and the plot of the episode.

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The One With The Prom Video - S2-E14

Trivia: The first day Courtney Cox donned the 'Fat Monica' make-up and costume, Matthew Perry walked right past her without recognizing who she was.

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The Last One (2) - S10-E20

Trivia: 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.

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Trivia: There is only one season where Janice never appears even once: the sixth (she does, however, make a pseudo-appearance when her voice pervades the mixed tape Chandler finds for Monica in the episode where they "make" each other Valentine's Day gifts).

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Suggested correction: There isn't only one season where Janice appears she is also in season 10 among others.

The One With Monica and Chandler's Wedding, Part 1 - S7-E23

Trivia: Jennifer Aniston's actual last name is Anastassakis but her family changed it to Aniston when they moved to the United States. If you watch TOW Chandler and Monica's Wedding, Jennifer's actual last name is used for the Greek couple having their wedding in the episode.

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Trivia: All the friends have a lot of expensive things in their apartments, but you have only seen them lock their doors twice.

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The One With Rachel's New Dress - S4-E18

Trivia: In the one where Rachel wears the nightie to the restaurant, the man playing Joshua's dad is John Bennett Perry, Matthew Perry's real dad.

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Trivia: In Friends, Joey is an actor on Days of our Lives, a program on which Jennifer Aniston's dad John Aniston plays Victor Kiriakis.

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The One Where Ross Meets Elizabeth's Dad - S6-E21

Trivia: Matthew Perry and Bruce Willis starred together in the movie The Whole Nine Yards. While making the movie, Matthew made a bet with Bruce that the movie would open in the top position at the box office. If it did this (which it consequently did) Bruce had to star in an episode of Friends for no fee.

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Trivia: James Michael Tyler was just another extra at first, but since he was the only extra who knew how to use the cappuccino machine he got a bigger part as Gunther.

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Trivia: The gold frame around the peephole in Monica and Chandler's apartment was originally the frame of a mirror, but was broken before filming began, and it was decided it should be kept anyway.

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The One After Vegas - S6-E1

Trivia: In the opening credits of "The One After Vegas," all of the cast member's names have "Arquette" attached to them. This is a reference to Courtney Cox's (Monica) long awaited marriage to David Arquette.

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Trivia: In the series 8 episode where Joey tells Rachel he loves her, the gay waiter in the restaurant is the same as the one in the series 9 episode with Phoebe and Joey's 'evil' plan. His name is Sam Pancake and he has worked in two Friends restaurants.

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Trivia: The spare room (Rachel's) in Monica's apartment has a wall right opposite the door, which serves absolutely no purpose except to block the view into the room from the living room. The bedroom set isn't always built, just when needed, so having that wall makes life much easier. It's completely illogical though, as it's too thin to be a supporting wall, and where it is makes getting into the room a pain.

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The Last One (2) - S10-E20

Trivia: The extras on the plane are the production crew and friends and family.

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Trivia: Across the whole show, Ross and Rachel had sex exactly 300 times. In Season 5, Ross says they had sex 298 times. They only have sex twice after that: when Emma is conceived and in the very last episode.

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The One Where Eddie Moves In - S2-E17

Trivia: The director of the "Smelly Cat" music video was credited as A Chase. This may have been referring to Adam Chase, executive producer for most episodes, and writer of that particular episode, among others.

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Trivia: Before the title "Friends" was settled, other titles considered for the show were "Friends Like Us," "Six of One," "Across the Hall" and "Insomnia Cafe."

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Season 1 generally

Trivia: Just a nice little factoid to use down the pub. Marcel was removed after this season because the monkey that played him kept throwing monkey poop at the actors.

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Trivia: Virtually the only time that any apartment doors are locked is when it is important to the episode. For example, Monica's apartment door is always unlocked, even when they go out or she and Chandler are having sex, but in "The One Where Underdog Gets Away" (series 1), it's locked when there is all the "got the keys?" business. Also, Ross' apartment is never locked, except for in "The One With Phoebe's Birthday Dinner" (series 9), when they lock Emma in, and in "The One With The Engagement Picture" (S7 E4) when Phoebe has the key and unlocks the door, then Ross demands it back.

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The One With the Baby on the Bus - S2-E6

Trivia: Phoebe loses her job as a singer at Central Perk. As a protest she sits outside singing for money. Rachel comes out to give Phoebe a cup of coffee. They talk for a while and Phoebe reveals that one of her donations for playing "Smelly cat" was a condom. A moment later a guy comes running to get back the condom, played by Giovanni Ribisi. He's not meant to be her brother, as her brother says when she meets him that he's never been to the city before - just a random incidence of an actor playing different roles across series.

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Trivia: The artwork on the wall behind the couch in the coffee house changes every 6 episodes

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The One With The Lesbian Wedding - S2-E11

Trivia: Rachel says about her mother who thinks about a divorce and wants to be like her daughter : "Well, couldn't she have just copied my haircut?" A little reference to the fact that the Rachel haircut was one of the most copied one at the time.

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The One After the Superbowl, part 2 - S2-E13

Trivia: In The One With The Superbowl Part 2 the gang are down at the movie set of Marcel's film. Joey asks Phoebe to walk with him so he can show off his acting skills to the director. If you look closely you can see that the 'director' and the people surrounding him are the actual producers of Friends - Kevin S. Bright, Marta Kauffman and David Crane.

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Trivia: Phoebe's twin sister "Ursula" actually existed before Phoebe, as a character in another U.S. sitcom, Mad About You. In the first part of "The One With Two Parts," the two characters who come into Central Perk, thinking Phoebe is Ursula, are regular characters from that show.

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Trivia: Rachel's sisters are called Jill and Amy. These are the same names as the co-producers of the show.

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The One with the Birth - S1-E23

Trivia: The actress who plays the obstetric nurse in this episode goes on to play Joey's Agent, Estelle Leonard.

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The One With Ross's Wedding, part 1 - S4-E23

Trivia: In "The one with Ross's Wedding" (part one) there is a brief shot of Chandler and Joey on the top of the double decker bus. The man and the woman seated behind them is Adam Chase and Marta Kaufman, who both work on the show.

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The One Where Paul's The Man - S6-E22

Trivia: When Joey's trying to get his picture up in the dry cleaners, the owner claims never to have seen Air Force One. The actor playing the owner is Ilia Volokh, and he actually played one of the terrorists in Air Force One.

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Trivia: Many famous people are mentioned in the show and some end up guest starring! Two examples of this include Ross's List from Series 3, which includes Winona Ryder, who guest stars as Rachel's friend in Series 7. Also, Joey and Ross mention their favourite movie is Die Hard, and Bruce Willis guest stars in Series 6 as Ross's girlfriend's dad ("Hey, Mr. Stevens, you look like that guy out of Die Hard!"). That is also true for Susan Sarandon and Elle MacPherson.

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Trivia: The opening sequence was recorded at 5am.

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The One with the Fake Monica - S1-E21

Trivia: In the scene where Ross has just explained to Joey & Chandler that he has to give up Marcel, there is an advert break. Immediately after the break, the shot shows the three guys sitting on the sofa in the coffee house. If you look at the positions that their hands are in, they are mimicking either "See no evil", "Hear no evil" or "Speak no evil". I think this was done deliberately but since there isn't much laughter, I don't think the studio audience spotted it.

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The One with the Fake Monica - S1-E21

Trivia: When the fake Monica meets the real Monica in the tap dance class, Monica says she is Dutch. The fake Monica says: "Mag ik deze dans van jou?", which is Dutch for "May I have this dance?".

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Season 10 generally

Trivia: You can tell Monica is getting bigger towards the end of the series. This is because the actress Courtney Cox Arquette is pregnant. Notice how she wears baggier clothes towards the end of the series.

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The One Where Nana Dies Twice - S1-E8

Trivia: In the "One where Nana dies twice" at the end of the episode the cast looks over pictures of Ross and Monica's Nana. One of the pictures is labeled 'Me and the gang at Java Joe's'. Java Joe's was one of the name possibilities for Central Perk during the show's creation stage.

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The One In Barbados, part 1 - S9-E23

Trivia: When Joey and Rachel are looking for nametags to con their way into the convention, the name picked out for Rachel is Kate Miller. I just found it a bit odd that not a flicker of recognition passes across Joey's face, considering that was the name of Dina Meyer's character from a few seasons back who he was in love with.

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The One With Rachel's New Dress - S4-E18

Trivia: Joshua - Rachel's boyfriend in this and a few episodes either side, was in fact Jennifer Aniston's boyfriend around that time.

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The One Where Phoebe Runs - S6-E7

Trivia: In series 10 there's an episode where Phoebe's getting rid of stuff in preparation for Mike moving in, and she dumps two horrendous 3D paintings on Monica and Rachel. I figured they were just created for that show, but in this episode, 4 series earlier, before Rachel goes out for her run we can actually see one of them in the background - nice to see a long term plot device being used. There's even a shot of one of the 3D pictures in the apartment Phoebe shares with her grandmother in season one, when she's calling information looking for her father. One of these paintings can also be been in season 5, the one with all the Thanksgivings, just after Joey scares Chandler wearing the turkey.

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Trivia: In "The One Where Rachel Tells Ross", originally shot before September 11, 2001, Chandler and Monica couldn't get on their flight for their honeymoon because Chandler said the word "bomb" in the airport. After the terrorist attacks on the U.S., the story was rewritten and re-shot. The original scenes for this story can be seen on the DVD.

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The One With Phoebe's Husband - S2-E4

Trivia: In this episode Joey's porn movie was going to be titled *How To Suck Seed In Business*. Cue network interference, leading to various other suggestions. Ultimately, it went untitled.

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Trivia: Courtney Cox was originally asked to play Rachel, but she asked to play Monica instead after reading the parts.

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The Last One (1) - S10-E19

Trivia: A bit too unlikely to be just a coincidence, but I can't work out the significance. The doctor who delivers Phoebe's triplets (the one who loves Fonzie) played the evil head of Wolfram and Hart in "Angel". The doctor who delivers Erica's twins in this episode also plays the evil head of Wolfram and Hart in "Angel" (after the death of the first guy).

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The One With Rachel's Big Kiss - S7-E20

Trivia: When Rachel is describing her encounter with Winona Ryder's character, she says it was after the Sigma Chi luau. Brad Pitt (her husband at the time) was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity at the University of Missouri.

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The One Where Joey Speaks French - S10-E13

Trivia: Just a thought: Every time Rachel hears someone talking French, she instantly becomes aroused (even when a woman does it). A few episodes later, she decides to move to Paris. Boy, that would be a hard time for her...

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The One With All The Cheesecakes - S7-E11

Trivia: The restaurant Joey and Phoebe go to is the Iridium. This is the restaurant that Monica worked at in the first season.

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The One With Rachel's Crush - S4-E13

Trivia: This was the first episode in which Joey uses his trademark line "How you doin'?".

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The One Where the Monkey Gets Away - S1-E19

Trivia: When Rachel's watching the soap opera on TV while babysitting Marcel, she points out the character of Dr. Francis, who is played by Linda Dano, a veteran of soaps.

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The One Where The Stripper Cries - S10-E11

Trivia: When Ross Geller and Chandler Bing are at the reunion, Ross says she dumped him for Michael Skloff, who made the theme tune and additional music.

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The One with George Stephanopoulos - S1-E4

Trivia: When the girls are out on the balcony discussing what the boys would be like in bed, their discussion foreshadows their future romantic entanglements. Phoebe speaks highly of Joey, Monica of Chandler, and Rachel of Ross. Although Phoebe and Joey were never technically together, they often acted as a pair.

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The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate - S1-E1

Trivia: In many of the first episodes, there is a beam going from the ceiling to the floor in between the kitchen and the living room. You can see it when they show the door. In "The One with the Giant Poking Device" Ross actually runs into it. In the majority of the later episodes, the beam is non-existent. The beam became the trademark for director James Burrows. Whenever he returned to direct an episode, the crew intentionally added the beam.

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Trivia: They first put clips into the opening sequence in Episode 3, "TOW the thumb."

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The One With Ross's Inappropriate Song - S9-E7

Trivia: The joke in this episode, broadcast in 2002, about Richard having a tape of him having sex with Monica, Chandler watching the tape, and then Monica coming in and being furious that he hadn't noticed it wasn't her, plus getting annoyed about being taped over by Richard, is IDENTICAL to one in an episode of Coupling (UK version), broadcast in 2000.

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The One With The Girl Who Hits Joey - S5-E15

Trivia: In the episode "Ross (David Schwimmer) is called "3B" by the other residents of his new building. Schwimmer played Josh '4B' Goldstein on *NYPD Blue*.

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Trivia: Rachel is the only friend to kiss all of the other five. Monica: to get their apartment back; Phoebe: so Phoebe could see how good a kisser Rachel was; Ross: well we all know that story!; Chandler: to hide that he and Monica were dating had to kiss all three girls after he made the mistake of just kissing Monica goodbye; Joey: the two briefly dated and first kissed in Barbados.

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The One With The Jam - S3-E3

Trivia: The whole 'plot' surrounding Joey's arm injury was written into the show last minute, after Matt Le Blanc injured his arm on set and had to wear a sling for real. This is why we don't actually see him do it.

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The Last One (1) - S10-E19

Trivia: In the scene where Monica and Chandler hold their twins for the first time, a nurse can be heard paging "Dr. Matthew Perry" and "Dr. Green" on the intercom.

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The One With The Football - S3-E9

Trivia: In "TOW all the football" the two children on the swings in the background are the show's co-creater, Marta Kaufman's children.

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Season 1 generally

Trivia: In the first season there was no street behind the coffee shop,(for budget reasons), instead they used a painted background and a lot of flowers in the window frames of Central Perk to hide this.

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Trivia: Joey's white dog statue belonged to Jennifer Aniston, which was given to her for good luck.

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The One with the Blackout - S1-E7

Trivia: The scene where Rachel is on the balcony is the only scene in Friends in which Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Ross ALL appear together without Rachel and Chandler. Chandler was at the ATM vestibule, and Rachel was on the balcony. This scene begins with Phoebe singing "New York City has no power..."

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Trivia: Both Jennifer Grey, who guest-starred as Rachel's friend, Mindy, and Jennifer Aniston (Rachel) played the role of Jeanie Bueller. Grey played it in the feature-length film, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," and Aniston played it on the TV series based on that movie.

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The One With The Princess Leia Fantasy - S3-E1

Trivia: When the gang enter the coffee house they are stunned to see that three people have taken their seats on the big orange couch. These people are the show's creators: Marta Kauffman, Kevin Bright and David Crane.

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The One with the Butt - S1-E6

Trivia: While the director of Pacino's movie is attempting to film the shower scene with Joey, there's a box in the background that has "Monica's" written on it.

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The One With Rachel's Inadvertent Kiss - S5-E17

Trivia: When viewing this episode on DVD compared to viewing it on Netflix, not only are a few shots deleted on the Netflix version, but there are also shots which had been filmed differently when Rachel returns after her first interview. On the DVD, she walks over to the table, puts her briefcase down on the chair and walks to the fridge, takes out a bottle of water...and then in a closeup Chandler asks her what happened while he's holding the newspaper. But in the Netflix version, Rachel walks over to the table, and just as she puts her briefcase down on the chair she stands behind the chair, and Chandler asks her what happened - all in the same wideshot, with the newspaper lying on the table.

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