10 fascinating facts you might not know about 'Friends'

Friends' 'Ugly Naked Guy' Has Been Identified
Friends' 'Ugly Naked Guy' Has Been Identified

It's pretty much a fact -- "Friends" is one of the top 5 best series in the history of television.

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You could pretty catch an episode anywhere on TV and of course, Netflix. Soon, one episode turns to 12, turns to 236, and you're watching Rachel tearfully say "I got off the plane." Ugh, what a moment.

While many people declare themselves a super-fan, only true, true fans would know the following 10 fun facts about the Central perk gang.

10.) The series went through a variety of name changes, such as "Six of One" and "Insomnia Cafe." In an interview back in 2012 for Vanity Fair, co-creator Marta Kaufma said "Six of One" sounded too much like Gen X and decided to nix it. Needless to say, we loved what they chose.

Friends - Season 1
Friends - Season 1

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9.) Monica and Joey were the original love interests for the show, Phoebe and Chandler were supposed to be secondary characters, and they thought Chandler might be gay!

Friends
Friends

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8.) The show's theme song "I'll Be There For You" was on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for eight weeks back in 1995!

Friends
Friends

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7.) Jennifer Aniston was offered the role of Monica but wanted to play Rachel instead. Luckily, this worked out for everyone. Could you imagine Courteney as Rachel?! Madness.

Friends - Season 1
Friends - Season 1

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6.) For a moment, the creators wanted to leave Rachel and Ross' relationship in a gray area; however, they realized they owed it to the fans to reveal what happened.

Friends - Season 2
Friends - Season 2

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5.) Bruce Willis guest starred on the series after losing a bet to Matthew Perry on the set of their movie, "The Whole Nine Yards."

Friends
Friends

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4.) Courteney Cox never received an Emmy nom for her work as Monica Gellar, yet the other 5 cast members did receive one for their respective characters. What would Monica think?!

Friends
Friends

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3.) During season three, the series needed to save money and decided to create "The One Where No One's Ready," which takes place entirely in Rachel and Monica's apartment, and features no guest stars.

Friends
Friends

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2.) Jennifer Aniston was the last of the cast members to be added to the series, namely because of scheduling conflict with another series on CBS.

Friends
Friends

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1.) And finally, the main cast started out making $22,000 an episode. Then in 1997, they renegotiated for $100,000 per episode. And of course, in the 10th and final season, made a whopping $1 million per episode -- which many refer to in the business now as "Friends" money.

Friends
Friends

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While we go and watch all 10 seasons on Netflix, check out these pics from the show in the gallery below.


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