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Friends 

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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 #40 | 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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I'll Be There For You See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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:

Across the Hall See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$959,073
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Entire series)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Matthew Perry admits he once beat up Canadian Prime Minister Justin Tredeaux. You'll remember Matthew Perry as a bit of a wimp, if his Friends character was anything to go by. But in real life (as a kid at least), turns out the actor was pretty scrappy - and his opponents were famous, too. Speaking to Jimmy Kimmel, the playwright and comedian admitted to "beating up" the Canadian Prime Minister back at school. He grew up in Canada and described himself as half-Canadian - which explains the seemingly random link. Perry said: ""I think he was excelling in a sport, so it was pure jealousy, and we beat him up," "That would never happen to Donald Trump, you'd be in the stockade right now, you'd be in Russia somewhere, " Kimmel said. Perry, a few years older than Trudeau, said he wasn't bragging about it, that he was "a stupid kid." What's more, the actor's mother, Suzanne Perry, was a former press secretary to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Perry joked that the incident sparked Trudeau's eventual leadership of their home country. "I think it was rather instrumental in him going to such big heights and becoming the Prime Minister," Perry said. Kimmel then asked if the two ever kept contact. Could his response BE any more like Chandler? "I feel shame, I don't want to think about it." See more »

Goofs

Phoebe's birthday changes throughout the series. As early as the second season, we are told her birthday is on February 16 (Aquarius). However, during an eighth season episode, she and her friends are celebrating her birthday on October 31 (Scorpio). See more »

Quotes

Phoebe: I'm not going to let that man make you eat your Baby.
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Crazy Credits

In the two episodes "The One That Could Have Been" (Part 1 & 2) the opening credits have been changed: you see the alter-egos of the cast members in the "alternate reality" (Monica still being fat, Joey as famous actor etc.). 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 »

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Spoofed in Microshaft Winblows 98 (1998) See more »

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Smelly Cat
Written by Adam Chase
Performed by Lisa Kudrow
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User Reviews

My Friends on T.V.
12 August 1998 | by midzSee all my reviews

There never has been a sitcom that truly pictures life among the singles (twenty-something) as good as this show does. It's not just comedy, it presents the episodes in such a way that one can truly identify with the situations they face so the audience has something to talk about in coffee shops too. The humor is universal. I feel like I'm part of the group every time I watch it because I feel the different emotions they go through. Plus, of course, it is so much fun because it's fast-paced. Every scene and every moment is relative to what is going to happen next so you don't feel like it is dragging you onto nothing. Just like how a sitcom should be. Funny!


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