Friends is just one of those shows that most of us have seen all the way through – some episodes more than others, thanks to the reruns. But with 10 seasons and 236 episodes, it can be difficult to remember some of the finer details. How well do you remember the show and can you score 20/20 on this really tricky quiz?
To get you warmed up for the quiz, here are some little known facts about your favourite sitcom:
1. Friends was originally going to be called ‘Insomnia Café’. The plot was different too, and featured Joey and Monica as the main love interests instead of Ross and Rachel. The title was changed again to ‘Friends Like Us’ after it was sold to NBC. Other titles that were up for consideration were ‘Six of One’ and ‘Across the Hall’.
2. Ursula, Phoebe’s twin sister, was also a character on a different show. This was because she was already playing the part of the waitress on Mad About You during the time she was cast as Phoebe on Friends. Actress Lisa Kudrow has said that the producers of Friends made up their minds to “address this and say that they’re twin sisters.” Additionally, did you know that Ursula only featured in 8 episodes of Friends?
3. The main cast had a group hug every week so that they could prepare for the show. Ross’ actor David Schwimmer has admitted that the whole thing made him emotional during the last week of filming. He said: “I started to lose it in this ritual that we had before the show: which is just a group hug, kind of get in a little circle, right before we come out. And that was the moment I was dreading for a long time because I knew that moment of just looking at everyone in their eyes, and saying ‘Have a good show,’ and knowing that was the last time we were going to be able to be in our little circle.”
Anyway, now that we’re all emotional, it’s time for the quiz!