17 Interesting Facts About 'Friends' You May Not Notice

The sitcom "Friends'' premiered nearly 30 years ago, and who knew life would turn out this way after that? It has successfully become our favorite tv show to binge-watch. And the '90s sitcom "Friends" continues to remain a television touchstone. When we see the six of them, we are overcome with emotion. We wish we could have friends like them. It made us laugh and forget about life's harsh realities.
However, there are many lesser-known facts about "Friends" that even die-hard fans might not know. For example, Ross was created with David Schwimmer in mind, but he almost didn't audition for the part. Or, Monica and Joey were supposed to end up together, but their chemistry changed the whole show.
Whether you just discovered the show on Netflix or have been quoting it your entire life, here are 17 interesting facts about the making of "Friends" that will undoubtedly surprise you.

#1 Aniston recalls what Kudrow was wearing when they first met at the show's table read.

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#2 Budget cuts resulted in the legendary "The One Where No One Is Ready" episode.

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#3 By season three, the cast started their pay as a group, which was the first in television history.

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#4 Ross did not age for three years, which appears to be a simple writing error.

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#5 Jennifer Aniston doesn't like her iconic hairstyle.

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#6 Jennifer Aniston was the final of the main six to join the cast.

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#7 Justin Timberlake wanted to appear as a guest on the show.

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#8 Kauffman does not want the tv series to be rebooted or revived.

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#9 Kudrow once asked permission from Perry to have her character mimic Chandler's famous cadence.

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#10 The dislocated shoulder of LeBlanc had to be written into the show.

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#11 Cox, like Monica, was apparently a neat freak on set.

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#12 Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc hoped that Phoebe and Joey have a long-running secret affair.

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#13 Monica and Joey were supposed to end up together, but the actors' chemistry on set changed the course of the show.

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#14 NBC's broadcast standards changed throughout the run of the show.

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#15 Even if it didn't appear to be so, Ross and Rachel were always going to end up together.

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#16 David Schwimmer was the inspiration for the character Ross.

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#17 Before the show debuted, the entire cast took a trip to Las Vegas.

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