Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.
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 Rachel Green (236 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Monica Geller / ... (236 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Phoebe Buffay / ... (236 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Joey Tribbiani (236 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Chandler Bing (236 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Dr. Ross Geller / ... (236 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Gunther (160 episodes, 1994-2004)
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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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It is frequently said that Ellen DeGeneres turned down the role of Phoebe Buffay. DeGeneres denied this in a 2015 Howard Stern interview, citing confusion with Friends (1994) and her show of a similar title, 'These Friends of Mine,' which was already on the air. See more »

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On several episodes we are told that Gunther is Dutch. He even speaks some Dutch lines. However, Gunther is a typical German name, and in the Netherlands only people immigrated from German-speaking countries or with one or two German parents are named Gunther. See more »

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[Joey's mom is talking about his father's mistress]
Gloria Tribbiani: In a perfect world, she wouldn't exist. And your father would look like Sting.
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After Courtney Cox married David Arquette, they added 'Arquette' to the end of the entire cast and crew's names in the credits to honor the marriage. See more »


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Smelly Cat
Written by Adam Chase
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The best American TV has to offer
26 July 2005 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

'Friends' is simply the best series ever aired. The acting is amazing; after watching a few episodes you stop referring to the actors by their real names altogether, even if they appear in another movie. The characters are addictive, none are completely positive or negative. It would be quite easy to get along with or to be very annoyed by any of them in real life. Yet, all of them together (or even divided in groups) create this amazing chemistry that most people desire and few lucky ones have. The humor is wonderful, no matter what type of humor you like, you will get to a point where you will find at least something absolutely hilarious. There is slapstick, some light humor, some dark humor, some raunchiness, some cheesiness - a little bit of everything. The story is captivating; viewers keep coming back to see what situation fate (being the writers) puts the characters in today. It is truly a television masterpiece.

There are, however, many people who scoff at the mentioning of 'Friends'. My guess is they've never seen or paid attention to the show. It's easy to discard something because "everyone likes it" and be "unique", when in reality the uniqueness is actually bias. Just watch a few episodes with before making any judgements - chances are you'll fall in love with it too. I would have serious doubts about one's sense of humor if I heard that they hated 'Friends'.


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