8 Amazing Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Friends

If you watched each episode with pretty ukrainian ladies of Friends hundreds of times, then you probably think that you know everything about this TV series. However, we have something to surprise you! We present to your attention 10 facts about Friends that you did not know.

  1. Initially, the series was called “Cafe Insomnia”

Also, there were other names “Friends Like Us” and “Six of One”.

  • All the main cast went to Las Vegas before the airdate of Friends

The director James Burrows got a very good feeling about the potential of the Friends series, so he decided to take the whole cast to Las Vegas to enjoy the last days of anonymity before the show changes their lives forever.

“I told them: These are your last days of anonymity. After the show goes on the air, you, guys, will have not an earthly chance go anywhere without close attention,” said the director.

  • Lisa Kudrow hates playing guitar

“I don’t like the guitar. I never had one. Therefore, I even once asked the director: “What if Phoebe plays bongo?” – Lisa Kudrow said in one of the interviews in 2004.

In the end, Lisa still had to take up a few guitar lessons. The lessons were very short because the actress refused to learn more than two chords. Therefore, it is not surprising that Phoebe knows only two guitar chords.

  • By the end of the series, Joey owes Chandler $120,000

One fan of the Friends series decided to calculate how much Joey owes Chandler for the entire series. By calculating the rent, food, photo sessions, furniture, and telephone bills that were paid by Chandler – he got $ 120,760 in total.

  • Joey’s messages on the children’s drawing board are an important part of the show

Each picture on the drawing boardreflects the character of the episode and the director considered them very important. There is even a section on the Friends fan site, where each drawing is analyzed and decrypted.

  • The most touching moments of the series was never filmed in front of a live audience

As a rule, the shooting of each episode took 5 hours. And almost all the series was filmed in front of the live audience. However, spectators were forbidden to be present at the shooting of the episodes that were related to some life-changing events of the characters. Also, there was no live audience at Ross’s wedding, where he accidentally pronounced the name Rachel.

  • Bruce Willis appeared in Friends for free because he lost the bet with Matthew Perry

Everyone who watched Friends remembers the epic appearance of Bruce Willis in the role of the father of Ross’s girlfriend. Few people know that Bruce appeared in the series completely for free because of the losing bet he made with Matthew Perry during the filming of “The Whole Nine Yards”.

Matthew Perry said that the film will top the list in box office receipts on the very first weekend, but Bruce was more skeptical. Anyway, the film became a hit in February 2000 and Bruce Willis had to star in Friends.

  • All the cast of characters and film crew received a piece of pavement located near the “Central Perk Cafe” after the airing of the last episode

Each of them literally took a piece of history.