Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.
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Rachel Green, Ross Geller, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing and Phoebe Buffay are all friends, 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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Trivia

All six friends have a fixation with a childhood toy. Rachel had her Weebles, Chandler has his bath-time battleship, Joey has Hugsy his Bedtime Penguin Pal, Phoebe has her tricked-out bike, Ross has his baby doll and Monica has the play house. 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

[Chandler fell asleep, during Joey's movie. The credits roll, and Chandler wakes up]
Chandler: Great show. Good work, Joey.
Joey: You liked it?
Chandler: Liked it? I loved it.
Joey: What did you like best about it?
Chandler: I liked... everything the whole show.
Joey: What about the specifics?
Chandler: Specifics? Specifics were the best part.
Joey: What about the scene with the kangaroo?
Chandler: I... I was surprised to see a kangaroo in a World War I epic.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in 30 Rock: Hey, Baby, What's Wrong?: Part 1 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Be There For You
(Title Theme)
Composed by Michael Skloff
Lyrics by Allee Willis
Performed by The Rembrandts
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Where are YOUR Friends?
2 March 2005 | by See 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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