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It may be a little hard to believe, but it has been 10 years since we last said goodbye to our six favourite Friends, Ross and Monica Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Joey Tribbiani and Phoebe Buffay.
The highly popular sitcom broadcast its final episode, aptly titled The Last One, on May 6, 2004, after 10 successful seasons. Since then, the show’s six stars – Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer – have gone on to do many other things.
Recently, Cox appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman to promote her big screen directorial debut, Just Before I Go. On the talk show, the actress nixed any idea of a Friends reunion, saying how it was impossible to get even everyone together for dinner, let alone a project.
Last year, Perry had also commented that a reunion was out of the question, which the show’s co-creator Marta Kauffman (the other creator is David Crane) confirmed weeks later. Meanwhile, Aniston said she once had a nightmare about a Friends reunion – she wasn’t invited to it!
Fortunately, in the world of television (and movies), anything can happen, so even if a reunion doesn’t happen soon, there’s always hope for something to happen some time in the future... right?
To commemorate today’s 10-year Friends finale “anniversary”, let’s look back at some of many things that we enjoyed about the sitcom. Ten Star2 writers also shared their favourite episodes of Friends in today’s paper. Grab a copy to find out what they are.
From Joey’s “How you doin’?” to Chandler’s “Could it BE ...” to Ross’ “We were on a break!” to regular character Janice’s (Maggie Wheeler) “Oh. My. God.”, Friends was full of catchphrases that we sometimes find ourselves saying in our daily conversations. So, do you, like Ross, have unagi?
2. Love life
Ross is, according to Phoebe, Rachel’s lobster. The duo’s love life ranged from dramatic and problematic to romantic and beautiful ... to crazy and passionate. Fun!
Chandler and Monica’s courtship was sweet and reliable, while Phoebe and Mike’s (Paul Rudd) relationship offered us ... a less weird Phoebe (she gave up Glynnis and Gladys for him!)
As for Joey, his many love interests – which includes Rachel – and failed romances were what kept some of us interested over the years.