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The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate - S1-E1

New this month Trivia: Phoebe singing giant pigeon was a deleted scene from the pilot. When it was used years later in DVDs with extended footage the audio was not very good and they had to get Lisa Kudrow to redo the audio. (This information can be heard on extended DVD audio commentary for the pilot).

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Trivia: Matthew Perry's wit is so legendary that the scriptwriters have often incorporated his gags into the show.

Trivia: The Magna-doodle on the door in the boys apartment has a different picture on it every episode. There is usually some tenuous connection between the picture and the plot of the episode.

The One With The Prom Video - S2-E14

Trivia: The first day Courtney Cox donned the 'Fat Monica' make-up and costume, Matthew Perry walked right past her without recognizing who she was.

The Last One (2) - S10-E20

Trivia: At the end before the gang leaves to get some coffee, there is a shot of Rachel crying and using Ross' arm to hide it. These are real tears that happened during filming and weren't suppose to be in the final shot.

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Trivia: There is only one season where Janice never appears even once: the sixth (she does, however, make a pseudo-appearance when her voice pervades the mixed tape Chandler finds for Monica in the episode where they "make" each other Valentine's Day gifts).

The One With Monica and Chandler's Wedding, Part 1 - S7-E23

Trivia: Jennifer Aniston's actual last name is Anastassakis but her family changed it to Aniston when they moved to the United States. If you watch TOW Chandler and Monica's Wedding, Jennifer's actual last name is used for the Greek couple having their wedding in the episode.

The One With Rachel's New Dress - S4-E18

Trivia: In the one where Rachel wears the nightie to the restaurant, the man playing Joshua's dad is John Bennett Perry, Matthew Perry's real dad.

The One Where Ross Meets Elizabeth's Dad - S6-E21

Trivia: Matthew Perry and Bruce Willis starred together in the movie The Whole Nine Yards. While making the movie, Matthew made a bet with Bruce that the movie would open in the top position at the box office. If it did this (which it consequently did) Bruce had to star in an episode of Friends for no fee.

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Trivia: All the friends have a lot of expensive things in their apartments, but you have only seen them lock their doors twice.

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Trivia: In Friends, Joey is an actor on Days of our Lives, a program on which Jennifer Aniston's dad John Aniston plays Victor Kiriakis.

Trivia: James Michael Tyler was just another extra at first, but since he was the only extra who knew how to use the cappuccino machine he got a bigger part as Gunther.

The One After Vegas - S6-E1

Trivia: In the opening credits of "The One After Vegas," all of the cast member's names have "Arquette" attached to them. This is a reference to Courtney Cox's (Monica) long awaited marriage to David Arquette.

The Last One (2) - S10-E20

Trivia: The extras on the plane are the production crew and friends and family.

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Trivia: The gold frame around the peephole in Monica and Chandler's apartment was originally the frame of a mirror, but was broken before filming began, and it was decided it should be kept anyway.

Trivia: Across the whole show, Ross and Rachel had sex exactly 300 times. In Season 5, Ross says they had sex 298 times. They only have sex twice after that: when Emma is conceived and in the very last episode.

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Trivia: In the series 8 episode where Joey tells Rachel he loves her, the gay waiter in the restaurant is the same as the one in the series 9 episode with Phoebe and Joey's 'evil' plan. His name is Sam Pancake and he has worked in two Friends restaurants.

Trivia: The spare room (Rachel's) in Monica's apartment has a wall right opposite the door, which serves absolutely no purpose except to block the view into the room from the living room. The bedroom set isn't always built, just when needed, so having that wall makes life much easier. It's completely illogical though, as it's too thin to be a supporting wall, and where it is makes getting into the room a pain.

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The One Where Eddie Moves In - S2-E17

Trivia: The director of the "Smelly Cat" music video was credited as A Chase. This may have been referring to Adam Chase, executive producer for most episodes, and writer of that particular episode, among others.

Trivia: Before the title "Friends" was settled, other titles considered for the show were "Friends Like Us," "Six of One," "Across the Hall" and "Insomnia Cafe."

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The One Where Phoebe Runs - S6-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Phoebe bends over to tie her shoelace before the first run, and later when she surprises Rachel at the park while running, the mic pack bulge under Phoebe's top can be seen on her back, and when Rachel bends over there's a bulge at her back as well. It's also a bit noticeable the third time they run.

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The One With Chandler In A Box - S4-E8

Monica: Fine, judge all you want to, but [to Ross.] married a lesbian, [to Rachel.] left a man at the altar, [to Phoebe.] fell in love with a gay ice dancer, [to Joey.] threw a girl's wooden leg in a fire, [to Chandler.] LIVE IN A BOX!

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