[34], Although the producers always wanted to find the right stories to take advantage of being on location, Friends was never shot in New York. He quickly returns, embracing the idea of fatherhood. Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004, lasting ten seasons. [46] NBC also wanted the writers to include an older character to balance out the young ones. The other three cafes are located in Delhi, Gurgaon; Bhubaneswar, Odisha; and Pune, Maharashtra. After a prolonged labor, during which numerous other expectant mothers, including Janice, are taken to the delivery room, Rachel gives birth to baby Emma. who would be used to provide advice to the other characters. [59] Filming for the series began during the summer of 1994 in front of a live audience, who were given a summary of the series to familiarize themselves with the six main characters;[40] a hired comedian entertained the studio audience between takes. She then backtracked a bit: "I don't mean to say that. Although Phoebe initially believes she has no family except her twin sister Ursula (Lisa Kudrow), she learns she has a half-brother, Frank Jr. (Giovanni Ribisi) and discovers her birth mother, Phoebe Abbott (Teri Garr) over the course of the season. But the dollhouse ends up catching on fire, which meant six identical ones had to be created from scratch. The 57-year-old actress, who played Phoebe on the series which aired between 1994 and 2004, revealed the special is definitely on and shooting will begin in the "early spring." They changed the title to Six of One, mainly because they felt Friends Like Us was too similar to the ABC sitcom These Friends of Mine. Chandler and Janice date for several episodes until Joey catches Janice kissing her soon-to-be ex-husband. ", The Holiday Armadillo has granted your wish: “Friends” will still be there for you in the US throughout 2019 pic.twitter.com/Yd0VqRzk3r. They decide to get married on a trip to Las Vegas, but change their plans after witnessing Ross and Rachel drunkenly stumbling out of the wedding chapel. Other examples include The Big Bang Theory, New Girl, and Happy Endings. [14] In 2013, Friends ranked no. "I wasn’t getting it. The website's membership was initially limited by the founders to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy … While their friendships and our love for them stayed EXACTLY the same, their faces changed a wee bit. In the Philippines, the show was originally aired on ABC-5 from 1996 to 2005 and ETC from 2005 to 2014. In Latin America, the first seven seasons aired on Sony, and the remaining seasons on Warner. However, Eddie is annoying and somewhat deranged. [103] The series also influenced the English language, according to a study by the University of Toronto that found that the characters used the emphasized word "so" to modify adjectives more often than any other intensifier. "[32] The cast members made efforts to keep the ensemble format and not allow one member to dominate;[32] they entered themselves in the same acting categories for awards,[33] opted for collective salary negotiations,[32] and asked to appear together on magazine cover photos in the first season. At the beginning of the series, Monica’s door had the number 5 on it. Rachel develops a crush on him, only to be disheartened when he starts dating Charlie (Aisha Tyler), a new paleontology professor who Ross is attracted to. [41] Kauffman and Crane decided to pitch the series about "six people in their 20s making their way in Manhattan" to NBC since they thought it would fit best there. They changed her apartment number to 20. [42] Crane and Kauffman presented the idea to their production partner Kevin Bright, who had served as executive producer on their HBO series Dream On. Joey's television series, Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E is canceled, but he is offered his old role on Days of Our Lives; the show is retconned with the revelation that Dr. Drake Ramoray has been in a four-year coma and is revived with a brain transplant from another character. Shooting an episode of Friends was a lengthy process, typically lasting five hours, with multiple takes per scene and 20 minutes between scenes to change sets. After her boss dies, Rachel is demoted to personal shopping and meets and later dates a customer named Joshua (Tate Donovan). Perry agreed, “Our energy just elevates every time there’s an audience.”, So, what wasn’t filmed in front of a live audience? Warner Home Video released a complete series collection on Blu-ray on November 13, 2012. Crane, Kauffman, and Bright had difficulty writing the finale. The series won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2002, receiving nominations in 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, and 2003. [3], Filming took place at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. Joey was deconstructed to be a guy who couldn't get a job, couldn't ask a girl out. But, executive producer Kevin Bright had worked with Schwimmer before, so the writers were already developing Ross’s character in Schwimmer’s voice. Ross was 26 years old in the pilot was stated as being 29 in seasons 3, 4, and 5. So I think I even asked, ‘What if she plays the bongos?'" [54] Crane said that it took them a while to accept the idea of a tenth season, which they decided to do because they had enough stories left to tell to justify the season. [40], During the production of the pilot, NBC requested that the script be changed to feature one dominant storyline and several minor ones, but the writers refused, wanting to keep three storylines of equal weight. The first season introduces the six main characters who live in New York City: Rachel Green, a waitress; professional chef Monica Geller; her paleontologist brother, Ross Geller; free-spirited masseuse Phoebe Buffay; struggling actor Joey Tribbiani, and Ross's college friend, Chandler Bing, whose precise occupation at a corporation is unknown. ", "People: DeGeneres tries to calm the howling pack", "Birth of a TV Show: A Drama All Its Own", "The Conception and Delivery of a Sitcom: Everyone's a Critic", Finding the Absolutely Perfect Actor: The High-Stress Business of Casting, "Can David Schwimmer leave Ross Geller behind? Crane and Kauffman were forced to comply and wrote a draft of an early episode that featured "Pat the Cop." He moves out of his and Chandler's apartment, forcing Chandler to get a new roommate, Eddie (Adam Goldberg). [1] With an ensemble cast starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, the show revolves around six friends in their 20s and 30s who live in Manhattan, New York City. Friends has aired in Australia on the Seven Network (season 1 only), Nine Network (season 2–10), Network Ten (2007–09, repeats), on GEM (a sub-channel of the Nine Network), and on pay TV channel TV Hits formerly aired on Arena, 111 Hits. [64] The finale was the subject of two episodes of Dateline NBC, one of which ran for two hours. Page Six Team New York Post November 10, 2019 6:15pm [120] According to a pop-culture expert at the University at Buffalo, Friends is "one of those rare shows that marked a change in American culture." The networks and studios are looking for young people coming in out of college. After Monica jokes about having kids, she and Chandler decide to have a baby, starting while they are still at the hospital. "Viewers" refers to the average number of viewers for all original episodes, broadcast during the television season in the series's regular timeslot. He got into a debate with Willis while the two were making The Whole Nine Yards. Kim Seon Ho and Heize will be the next guests on tvN’s “Amazing Saturday”! [63] Local NBC affiliates organized viewing parties around the U.S., including an event at Universal CityWalk featuring a special broadcast of the finale on an outdoor Astrovision screen. When Chandler intercepts the museum's phone call about a cancellation, he panics; however, Chandler has been planning to propose while pretending he may never want to marry. The character—who lived in the apartment across from Monica and Rachel—was frequently referenced, but only ever appeared on the show twice. On the other hand, in the final season, Cox was pregnant with her daughter, Coco Arquette. Kudrow got pregnant with her son, Julian Murray, in 1997. (Though Van Luling's account of how he tracked this information down is worth a read.). ), so I had to pretty much create it on the spot, which is common. Jennifer Aniston visited the set for the first time since the series finale in 2004. Ultimately, the two-hour package did exactly what it was supposed to do. "It was pretty jarring and it messed with my relationship to other people in a way that took years, I think, for me to adjust to and become comfortable with," Schwimmer said during an appearance on The Hollywood Reporter's "Awards Chatter" podcast. At the time, that financial benefit of a piece of the show's lucrative back-end profits had only been given out to stars who had ownership rights in a show, like Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Cosby. "[71] Robert Bianco of USA Today was complimentary of Schwimmer, calling him "terrific." In their original contracts for the first season, cast members were paid $22,500 per episode. Rachel and Ross agree to be co-parents without resuming their romantic relationship; Ross begins dating Mona (Bonnie Somerville), who is Monica's co-worker from Allesandro's. She develops a crush on her neighbour Danny and they date briefly, until she realizes that he is too close with his sister. After being apart from Monica during Christmas, Chandler quits to pursue a new career in advertising, starting as an unpaid intern at an ad agency, and eventually being hired as a junior copywriter. Ross, who has had a crush on Rachel since high school, often attempts to declare his feelings for her. This is, of course, the same episode where Ross and Rachel get married in a drunk stupor and come stumbling out of a Vegas chapel while Monica and Chandler, who were about to get married, look on. And the hair. The seventh season mainly follows Monica and Chandler as they plan their wedding amid various problems. He also praised the female leads, but was concerned that Perry's role as Chandler was "undefined" and that LeBlanc was "relying too much on the same brain-dead stud routine that was already tired the last two times he tried it. Season 8 begins at Monica and Chandler's wedding reception. [54] Before an episode went into production, Kauffman and Crane would revise the script written by another writer, mainly if something concerning either the series or a character felt foreign. Richard later tells Monica he wants to marry her and have children. So, they hid Cox’s pregnancy to the best of their abilities with costumes and props. Jennifer Aniston-- The Director: 25: 51: No: … "I did it myself after a while. Repackaged sets, slimmed into regular DVD cases also containing three discs were released from 2003 to 2004. ", became a popular part of Western English slang, often used as a pick-up line or when greeting friends. [172] The collection does not feature the extra deleted scenes and jokes that were included on prior DVD releases, and are therefore presented in their NBC broadcast versions. After deciding to try comedy again, Schwimmer scored his big break in 1994 playing the role of Ross Geller on the new TV series Friends. Monica is promoted to head chef at the Iridium restaurant, then gets fired for accepting gifts from a supplier, which is against company policy. This was big news. [40] The team titled the series Insomnia Cafe and pitched the idea as a seven-page treatment to NBC in December 1993. For the ninth season, the writers were unsure about the amount of storyline to give to Rachel's baby, as they wanted the show neither to revolve around a baby nor pretend there to be none. But in the later seasons, it was primarily a job for Paul Swain, who was the best boy on the electric crew. These versions, with additional footage not seen domestically, have aired on such stations as Channel 4, Sky1, E4, and Comedy Central UK. They eventually begin a relationship after Rachel sees an old home video from her and Monica's prom night and realizes Ross was going to stand in for her prom date who nearly stood her up. [105] Notable individuals who have also said that the sitcom helped them learn English include Liverpool F.C. Kauffman and Crane have similar views about a reunion. Studio Tour Hollywood. After several script rewrites and changes, including title changes to Six of One[2] and Friends Like Us, the series was finally named Friends. [87] The series also won an American Comedy Award,[88] one GLAAD Media Award,[89] one Golden Globe Award,[90] three Logie Awards,[91][92] six People's Choice Awards,[93][94] one Satellite Award,[95] and one Screen Actors Guild Award. In the season three episode, Phoebe makes a dollhouse out of cardboard. [47] A wide range of Friends merchandise has been produced by various companies. "[70] In the Los Angeles Daily News, Ray Richmond named the series as "one of the brighter comedies of the new season",[71] and the Los Angeles Times called it "flat-out the best comedy series of the new season. Swain said, “They were looking for hidden meanings being given through the Magna Doodle.”. [34] The cast members also became best friends off-screen,[35] so much so that recurring guest star Tom Selleck reported that he sometimes felt left out. [164] The Netflix airings are the versions aired on NBC rather than the longer international versions, as discussed below. Kauffman and Crane were not interested in the spin-off, although Bright agreed to executive produce the series with Scott Silveri and Shana Goldberg-Meehan. Warner Bros. was expected to make $200 million in license fees and advertising from the deal. [133] In November 2020, Matthew Perry tweeted that the reunion is set to start filming in March 2021. It's been 24 years since The Pilot! In the Republic of Ireland, each season of the show made its European debut on RTÉ2. In India, the show is broadcast by Comedy Central at various times. He dates Elizabeth (Alexandra Holden), a student, despite it being against university policy. The storyline was incorporated into the season; however, when the actors feared that the storyline would make their characters unlikable, the storyline was wrapped up, until it again resurfaced in the season's finale. Having already made huge success in the United States, Friends producers decided to air the show in Europe. Rachel is close to getting a promotion but tragedy strikes. and SBT also aired a few seasons. So far, Friends has been the last sitcom to reach the no. 7 on Empire magazine's The 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. Phoebe rejects both proposals but gets back together with Mike, only needing the reassurance that they have a future together. The episode is dedicated: “For Courteney and David, who did get married.” (The couple divorced in 2013.). "[53] The creators felt that using six equal characters, rather than emphasizing one or two, would allow for "myriad storylines and give the show legs. Each Region 1 season release contains special features and are presented in their aforementioned original international broadcast versions, although Region 2 releases are as originally aired domestically. As he was originally hired as a background actor, just to give the Central Perk set some authenticity, it didn't seem like a big deal ... until his role became a recurring one. Fans became obsessed with the drawings. However, in July 2019, it was announced that from the beginning of 2020, Friends would not be available on Netflix in the US and instead would be shown on WarnerMedia's video-streaming service, HBO Max[101] which launched on May 27, 2020. The show ends first with a shot of everyone's keys to Monica and Chandler's apartment left on the counter top, and then pans to a shot of the apartment's purple door. [3] The series was a huge success throughout its run and was a staple of NBC's Thursday night line-up, dubbed by the network as Must See TV. The show started in 1994 and spanned the rest of the decade all the way into the early 2000s. However, because the show was not originally filmed for widescreen, but rather filmed in 4-perf format and protected for 4:3, some cropping problems arise in some shots where information from the top and bottom of the frame is removed, and some expanded shots reveal unintentional artifacts, including set edges, boom mics and body doubles replacing some of the main cast. It sat right in the middle of Joey’s door, so whenever a character walked through that door, the Magna Doodle was prominently displayed. Kauffman and Crane would not have signed on for an eleventh season, even if all the cast members had wanted to continue.[51]. [140] The popularity of the show in Britain also led to an episode being produced in London at the end of the fourth season, starring a British actress, Helen Baxendale who became a leading character in seasons four and five during her relationship with Ross. After ignoring the numerous signs that they should get married, Monica and Chandler decide to live together, forcing Rachel to move in with Phoebe. Before that, Ross had a pet monkey, Marcel, who was actually played by two monkeys: Monkey and Katie. Rachel is fired from Ralph Lauren after her boss overhears her interviewing for a job at Gucci. With Rob Lowe, on Thursday, Kudrow gave an update on the project, which was delayed after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. Tag's resume contains qualifications like "three years of painting houses" and "two whole summers at T.G.I. The show became available on Netflix from January 1, 2015. Domestic Cable made a deal with sister network TBS (both are owned by Time Warner) to air the series in rerun syndication. Ross hesitates, and puts the ring in his jacket, which he later leaves in Rachel's room. Turn off "Power Saving Mode" on your Android device. Bianca Lawson was 31 when she played 16-year-old Maya St. Germain. Joey is cast in a fictional version of the soap opera, Days of Our Lives as neurosurgeon Dr. Drake Ramoray. "First of all, I'm trying to remember which episode it is. But I think if we actually gave it to people, there would be such backlash.”. Chandler and Ross are excited when an old friend is coming to town. [79], In fall 2001, Warner Bros. Joey tells Ross about his feelings for Rachel. Warner Bros. Friends aired for a decade, meaning the cast aged 10 YEARS while playing the same characters. She tells Leno that Perry has five more months of being her “man slave.”. Plot Summary | Add Synopsis Rachel gets a new job at Ralph Lauren. Your job's a joke, you're broke, you're love life's DOA. The fifth-season finale, set in Las Vegas, was filmed at Warner Bros. Studios, although Bright met people who thought it was filmed on location. "It came out white and that was the night before I was called in for the first day of shooting the first season." The box set contained extended episodes, an episode guide, and original special features.[171]. Ross takes out his anger at work, resulting in him being indefinitely suspended from the museum, and he moves in with Chandler and Joey until eventually getting a new apartment across the street from them. I was burnt out," LeBlanc said. ... which she apparently started to support her little family. "[77] Friends was featured on Time's list of "The 100 Best TV Shows of All-Time", saying, "the well-hidden secret of this show was that it called itself Friends, and was really about family. NBC president Warren Littlefield came up with another title that was also considered, Across the Hall. We all end up with a sense of a new beginning and the audience has a sense that it's a new chapter in the lives of all these characters. Twenty-five years ago—on September 22, 1994—Friends made its NBC debut and forever changed the face of American sitcoms. Prior to any of his appearances on the show, Richard Burke was for a long period of time married to Barbara and together they had two children, Michelle and Timothy Burke. A Jimmy Kimmel segment from 2014, which you can watch above, may be as close as we're going to get. Courtney Cox — 30 Matthew Perry— 24 Matt LeBlanc— 26 Lisa Kudrow— 31 Jennifer Aniston— 25 David Schwimmer— 27 Therefore Courtney was actually older than David despite playing his YOUNGER sister. [137] The cast demanded that the tenth season be reduced from the usual 24 episodes to 18 episodes to allow them to work on outside projects. We really owe David Arquette a lifetime of gratitude because he's the one who made it happen. How is that possible? And she wasn’t the only one. [48], Having worked with David Schwimmer in the past,[47] the series creators wrote the character of Ross with him in mind, and he was the first actor cast. Ross gets a teaching job at New York University. The first complete series boxset on DVD was released around 2004 or 2005, this was titled 'The One With All Ten Seasons" and the packaging was a black box with a lift up lid and contains exclusive packaging for all ten seasons. "[72], The Chicago Sun-Times' Ginny Holbert found Joey and Rachel's characteristics to be underdeveloped,[73] while Richmond commended the cast as a "likeable youth ensemble" with "good chemistry. ", "Friends: The Complete Series Collection (DVD)", "NBC Betting on Aaron Sorkin's New Drama", "The Best Reason to Love 'Friends' Is the One We Never Realized at the Time", "How 'Friends' Changed the Sitcom Landscape", The Interviews: An Oral History of Television, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Friends&oldid=999500421, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 10 January 2021, at 14:18. [167] In 1999, a second soundtrack album entitled Friends Again was released. In the season 4 premiere, after Ross breaks up with Bonnie, he and Rachel briefly reconcile after Ross pretends to read a long letter that Rachel wrote for him. He was a solid friend, a guy you knew you could count on. After realizing that her and Ross's living situation is too weird, Rachel and Emma move in with Joey. Both Jon Favreau and Jon Cryer were considered for the role of Chandler before it went to Matthew Perry, but Perry almost didn’t get the gig either. Ross is frustrated by Rachel's long work hours. The show ranked no. Kauffman acknowledged that Joey's character became "this whole new being", and that "it wasn't until we did the first Thanksgiving episode that we realized how much fun Monica's neuroses are. You can't forget the hair. In Australia, the original released DVDs were released were fold out box sets which contained three discs and released as follows: Season 1 and Season 2 on March 13, 2002, Season 3 and Season 4 on July 9, 2002, Season 5, 6 and 7 on July 29, 2002, Season 8 on March 18, 2003, Season 9 on February 11, 2004, and Season 10 on November 24, 2004. Like Ariel Winter and Rico Rodriguez (below), Gould started on the show at just 11 years old. This negotiation worked very well. [40], Each summer, the producers would outline the storylines for the subsequent season. In a 2016 survey by Comedy Central, Friends fans in England were asked to vote for their favorite cast member. It may have been impossible for any one episode to live up to the hype and expectations built up around the Friends finale, but this hour probably came as close as fans could have reasonably hoped. For example, Kathy Griffin and Jane Lynch actually became friends after meeting while both were auditioning for the part of Phoebe. Rachel quits her job at Central Perk and begins working at Bloomingdale's, an upscale department store chain. To maintain the series's ensemble format, the main cast members decided to enter themselves in the same acting categories for awards. Still, the show was filmed in front of a live audience made up of 300 fans. In the finale, the group travels to Barbados for Ross's keynote speech at a conference. When Joey comforts Rachel, the ring falls from Ross's jacket to the floor. Phoebe and Rachel's apartment catches fire, and Rachel moves in with Joey, while Phoebe stays with Chandler and Monica, though they later switch. With the help of some Hollywood trickery. [99], All episodes became available on Netflix on January 1, 2015, introducing teenagers to the show. Friday's". Then eventually things got so bad I couldn’t hide it and everybody knew.”, In a 2016 interview with The Mirror, LeBlanc talked about the dark side of fame. Ross promises Rachel he will get them an annulment, then secretly does nothing because he cannot face having three failed marriages. Dancing in a fountain felt sort of odd, but we did it. In early versions of the HD remasters, there were also a few shots, including chroma effects shots, which were sourced from standard-definition 480i videotape sources, as not all of the footage had been located in time for the remaster; the original film sources for these shots were later rescanned for later broadcast and release. [33] Beginning with the series's eighth season, the actors decided to submit themselves in the lead actor balloting, rather than in the supporting actor fields. [169][170] On September 28, 2009, a box set was released in the UK celebrating the series's 15th anniversary. Those who received a callback read in front of Crane, Kauffman and Bright. Directed by Peter Bonerz. 28 on TV Guide's 60 Best TV Series of All Time.[16]. Friends got 9.6 million viewers at 9 pm, while Big Brother 5's launch attracted 7.2 million viewers at 10 pm, which is the most-watched premiere on UK TV ever. "[40] They found the concept to be interesting, as they believed "everybody knows that feeling",[40] and because it was also how they felt about their own lives at the time. It even found a second life on his short-lived Friends spinoff, Joey. It was a very dark time. Comedy Central took over the rights to air the program from October 2011. Phoebe sets Ross up on a date with her friend, Bonnie (Christine Taylor), inciting Rachel's jealousy. [108], Friends is parodied in the twelfth season Murder, She Wrote episode "Murder Among Friends." Monica and Rachel are forced to switch apartments with Joey and Chandler after losing a bet during a quiz game, but manage to switch back by bribing them with Knicks season tickets and a one-minute kiss (off-screen) between each other. This was the moment that Schwimmer was dreading before the finale because he knew it would make him emotional. [134][135], After the produced pilot lived up to NBC's hopes, the series premiered with the name Friends on September 22, 1994, in the coveted Thursday 8:30 p.m. time slot. Most actors call their agents and say, 'What’s going on?'. [114][115] There are two Friends themed cafes in Pakistan as well—one in Lahore, Punjab known as "Friends Cafe" and the other in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa called "Central Perk". Nick at Nite paid $500,000 per episode to air the episodes after 6 pm. [96], The table below shows the ratings of Friends in the United States, where it consistently ranked within the top ten of the final television season ratings. Near the end of the season, while Ross is at a paleontology dig in China, Chandler accidentally lets slip that Ross loves Rachel, who then realizes that she also cares for him. [137] NBC agreed to pay $10 million to Warner Bros. for the production of each tenth-season episode, the highest price in television history for a 30-minute series. This may come as a surprise because Eric McCormack (best known as Will of Will & Grace) made news when he said that he auditioned “two or three times” for Ross. Step 1. In 1997, David Crane told Entertainment Weekly, “No, Chandler isn’t gay. [203][204] The pilot was watched by 18.6 million American viewers,[205] but ratings continually decreased throughout the series's two seasons, averaging 10.2 million viewers in the first season and 7.1 million in the second. James Michael Tyler appears as Gunther, a barista at Central Perk in every season of the show, but is only ever credited as a guest star. However, the gang loves her regardless. [152], In Canada, the series was broadcast on Global. Before the plane takes off, Rachel calls Ross's home phone and leaves a voice mail, apologizing for the way it ended. Here are the main cast members ages from then until now. Since 2018 Channel 5 started airing the program. The coffee house sold real coffee to customers and featured a display of Friends memorabilia and props, such as the Geller Cup from the season three episode "The One with the Football. On October 4, 2006, the individual seasons were repackaged into regular DVD case sets and marked as "Including Brand New Bonus Disc". The line is, ‘Chicks cannot hold their smoke, that’s what it is.’ And Matthew Perry walks over to me and very adamantly says, ‘Oh, Weird Science.’ And I said, ‘No, Matthew, that’s The Breakfast Club.’ And he was 100 percent sure that it was Weird Science and I was 100 percent sure it was The Breakfast Club.”, More and more crew members got involved in the debate and the stakes kept rising. The series ends with all the friends, plus Monica and Chandler's new babies, leaving the empty apartment together for a final cup of coffee at Central Perk. "[55] Unlike other storylines, the idea for a relationship between Joey and Rachel was decided on halfway through the eighth season. ", "Seinfeld vs. Friends: Breaking Down the Economics of Two Beloved '90s Sitcoms", "Every episode of Friends is now on Netflix", 'Friends' Officially Leaving Netflix for WarnerMedia's Streaming Service, "Hit Show, Hit Soundtrack: It's No Longer An Accident", "Friends – Season 1–10 Complete Collection 15th Anniversary DVD: Amazon.co.uk: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, James Michael Tyler, Elliott Gould, Maggie Wheeler, Christina Pickles, Paul Rudd, Jane Sibbett, David Crane, Marta Kauffman: DVD", "Friends – Warner Home Video Press Release Announces The Complete Series on Blu-ray Disc! 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