The famous 90s NBC sitcom, "Friends," is inarguably one of the best TV series of all time. Stars like Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, etc. embarked on a journey to stardom with the show. The award-winning sitcom lasted ten seasons, making it one of the longest-running US primetime drama series in the history of television entertainment. "Friends" had a significant cultural impact on the people of the west. Every fan of the show remembers how the show's characters have taught different aspects of life! Come and explore these 12 little-known "Friends" facts you probably didn't know before!
4.Ellen DeGeneres Was Offered Pheobe Buffay Role
Phoebe Buffay is an interesting character of the show, and we must agree that Lisa Kudrow had done a fantastic job playing the role. Guess whom the "Friends" makers had approached before picking Lisa for the role? Yes, Ellen DeGeneres! According to AOL, Ellen DeGeneres turned down the offer to be a lead cast member of "Friends" show. It also states that Tea Leoni was the first preference to play Rachel Green role, but she rejected the offer to do a show called "The Naked Truth" that only lasted three seasons.
5.Gunther Was A Real Barista
James Michael Tyler, who famously portrayed Gunther in "Friends," was originally a Barista who used to work at the Bourgeois Pig coffee shop in Hollywood. He continued working at that coffee shop for the first four seasons of "Friends." He then quit the coffee-making job to explore more opportunities in the entertainment industry. Tyler didn't get the break he hoped for and had to settle for a couple of roles in few low-budget movies and occasional TV appearances.
6.Joey's White Dog Statue Belongs To Jennifer Aniston
In one of the episodes, where Joey becomes rich, he buys lots of stuff that include a white dog statue (Pat the Dog). This white dog statue originally belongs to Jennifer Aniston. Jennifer Aniston's friends gifted her the statue during early days of her acting career, wishing her good luck. She gave the dog statue to the show makers so they could use it for that one episode. The team, however, decided to keep the statue with them! Pat the Dog appears several times in the background throughout the series.