10 fascinating facts you might not know about 'Friends'

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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?!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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10 fascinating facts you might not know about 'Friends'
FRIENDS -- Season 6 -- Pictured: (l-r) David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- Season 10 -- Pictured: Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Dr. Ross Geller (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS - 'The One With The Engagement Picture' -- Episode 5 -- Aired 11/2/2000 -- Pictured (l-r): Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing -- NBCU Photo Bank
FRIENDS -- Season 6 -- Pictured: (l-r) David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- 'The One with the Fake Monica' Episode 21 -- Pictured: (l-r) Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Courteney Cox Arquette as Monica Geller (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Courteney Cox Arquette as Monica Geller, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani (Photo by Andrew Eccles/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- 'The One After 'I Do' -- Episode 1 -- Aired 09/27/2001 -- Pictured: (l-r) Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller-Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green-- Photo by: Danny Feld/NBCU Photo Bank
FRIENDS -- 'The One With The Christmas In Tulsa' -- Episode 10 -- Aired 12/12/2002 -- Pictured: (l-r) Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Courteney Cox-Arquette as Monica Geller Bing, Lisa Kudrow Phoebe Buffay, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank
FRIENDS -- 'The One Where the Stripper Cries' -- Episode 11 -- Aired 2/5/2004 -- Pictured: (l-r) Courteney Cox Arquette as Monica, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel, Matthew Perry as Chandler -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank
FRIENDS -- 'The One With The Boob Job' -- Epsiode 16 -- Aired 2/20/2003 -- Pictured: (l-r) Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox-Arquette as Monica Geller Bing, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing -- Warner Bros. Photo
FRIENDS -- 'The One With Monica And Chandler's Wedding' -- Episode 24 -- Aired 5/17/2001 -- Pictured: (l-r) Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller-Bing, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green -- Photo by: Danny Feld/NBCU Photo Bank
FRIENDS -- 'The One With The Embryos' -- Episode 12 -- Aired 1/15/1998 -- Pictured: (l-r) Matt Le Blanc as Joey Tribbiani, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- Season 2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- 'The One with the Embryos' Episode 12 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing (Photo by J. Delvalle/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- 'The One That Could Have Been: Part 1, 2' Episode 15, 16 -- Pictured: (l-r) Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- 'The One with the Embryos' Episode 12 -- Pictured: (l-r) Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Debra Jo Rupp as Alice Knight Buffay, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Giovanni Ribisi as Frank Buffay Jr., Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay (Photo by J. Delvalle/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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