Friends reunion: From the vanishing wooden beam mystery to Ross & Rachel's real crush
27 May 2021, 14:07
Here's some 'BRAND NEW INFORMATION' that will keep your head PIVOT-ing for days... The long-awaited Friends reunion is finally here, so grab a beer, sit back, relax in someone else's wedding dress and get ready for some Central Perk-fection.
For the first time in years the gang are back together - and some of their sitcom mysteries have finally been answered. Here's seven, seven, seven... seven, seven... seven, seven, seven, seven... 7 things we learnt.
Credit: Warner Bros
1. Where did the vanishing beam go?
You may have noticed the disappearing wooden beam in Monica and Rachel’s apartment which featured in a season three episode where Ross smacks his head into it.
On the ever-appearing-disappearing beam, David Schwimmer says: “Wasn’t there a decision to lose this?”
Lisa Kudrow replies: “Yeah, I thought this was gone? This was here in the beginning and… it got in the way.”
Kudrow mimicks a Friends director, saying: “Sorry, you got lost behind the beam.”
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2. David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston were nearly a thing
David says: "We were crushing hard with each other. But it was like two ships passing, one of us was always in a relationship."
Jen then adds: "We just channelled all of our love for each other into Ross and Rachel."
3. This is it
There's no chance of any other reunions or scripted shows. Producers have said they would have to 'unravel happy endings' to make it work.
We're not sure we could cope with that.
But will they ever see each other again? Courteney says to her castmates: "Just think, this is the last time we will ever be in the same room talking about the show."
4. Our Friends aren't fans of watching Friends
Lisa says there are 'many series she hasn't watched' of the show, David admits he hasn't seen the show for 17 years until recently when his daughter started watching it and Matt finds it 'very hard' to watch himself.
5. Are they actually Friends?
Lisa says: "We may not speak every single day, but if one of us calls you just know that other person is going to pick up.
"We know they will be there."
6. Courteney Cox auditioned for the part of Rachel Green
CC originally went for the role of Rachel - but thankfully, bosses 'saw her potential' and offered her the role of a lifetime.
7. The One Where Matt LeBlanc Ends Up In Hospital
Did you know The One Where No-One's Ready in series three went a bit wrong for Matt LeBlanc after Chandler and Joey were fighting over an armchair.
Matt says: "I went to jump over the coffee table, somehow tripped, my legs went up in the air and my shoulder came out of its socket."
Co-creator David Crane said: "In come all the paramedics, they've got to take him to the hospital, and that was the end of filming."
Watch Friends: The Reunion on Sky One tonight at 8pm (27th May) or on demand now.