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10+ Hidden Details You Missed On 'Friends'

jake.bean 9 Oct 2019

Today, we're going to look at some of the most hidden details on the show Friends.

Yes, even the most keen-eyed of Friends fans didn't notice these ones. Yes, even you.

1. Why Is The Couch Always Occupied By The Friends?

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Did no one else in the store want to sit on that super comfy looking couch?

Well, the truth is that they couldn't.

Check out the table: it's always "reserved" for the Friends! Thanks, Gunther.

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2. Monica Introduces Rachel To Chandler As If He Hasn't Met Her

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Which we know to be false, because we know that Chandler has met her before. Once (at least) in college, and a couple of times at Thanksgiving dinners with the Gellar's.

Get your continuity straight, Friends!

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3. The Executive Producers Make Appearances

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We could go on about cameos for this entire article, but the last one we'll mention is the executive producers' cameos.

Marta Kauffman, Kevin Bright, and David Crane appeared in three episodes: "The One with Fake Monica", "The One After the Super Bowl (Part 2)" and "The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy,".

Each of them has individual cameos as well.

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4. Monica's Yelling Jar

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You could definitely call Monica... hm... how to put this politely... "high strung" but did you know she has a jar that she puts money into every time she yells?

Well, at least she's trying to improve.

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5. The Magna Doodle

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The Magna Doodle, which is the blue thing on Joey and Chandler's fridge you can write messages on, has funny messages throughout the series.

My favorite is: "Knock, knock, who's there? PORN!"

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6. Bruce Willis Was On The Show

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There have been a whole lot of celebrity guest appearances on Friends, but one of the best was Bruce Willis, who played Elizabeth's dad.

He hated Ross and even had a brief fling with Rachel.

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7. The Creepy Kitchen Window

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Have you ever noticed that the background in Monica's kitchen window keeps changing?

One time it's a brick wall, another it's a different building... what's going on here? What dimension are we in?

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8. The Central Perk Chalkboard

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Alright, Friends fans, prepare to take a long time checking out this awesome chalkboard menu.

Frankly, I could really use a 5th Avenue right now... I would love to shop and I need the fuel to do it!

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9. Julia Roberts Shows Up

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Another prolific celebrity to show up on Friends was Julia Roberts, famous for her role in the 2016 film Mother's Day.

She played Susie, a former classmate that Chandler humiliated with the nickname "Susie Underpants".

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10. The Arquettes

In the Summer of 1999 Courteney Cox married David Arquette.

In celebration of this, the first episode of season six's credits was changed so everyone had the last name "Arquette".

How nice of them!

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11. Ross' Two Birthdays

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Wouldn't that be nice? Well, if you want two birthdays, you'll have to become a TV character... unless you already are.

Ross had two birthdays. At one point, he says he was born in December. During another, he says he was born on October 18th.

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12. The Apartment Numbers

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There was a moment in the earlier seasons where the boys and Monica lived in apartments 4 and 5.

However, when they realized they were looking down at Ugly Naked Guy, they realized something had to change.

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The Apartment Numbers (CONT)

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So, they made it so they were living in apartments number 19 and 20, so they could pretend they were living on a higher floor.

That's what I call "moving on up!"

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13. The Original Title

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Did you know that Friends wasn't always called, well, Friends?

It was supposed to be called Insomnia Cafe and then it was supposed to be called "Friends Like Us", before getting shortened to _Friends.

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