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First Telecast: September 22nd, 1994
Timeslot:
Thursdays, 8:00 PM
Network:
NBC
Total # Of Episodes (so far):
194


Did You Know?

- Monica, Rachel, Chandler, & Joey live in a six story apartment building on West 14th Street.
- Monica's apartment was #5 for the first few episodes, then became #20.
- Chandler and Phoebe were originally planned as secondary characters.
- The opening sequence of "Friends" was filmed in the Warner Brothers studios at 5 AM.
- None of the Friends have dated one another in real life.
- In 1996, the cast went on strike for a pay raise and got it. They have said that if one of them decided to leave, they will all leave. Their salary for the 9th Season: 1 Million an episode.
- Other titles instead of "Friends" which were suggested include: Friends Like Us, Across the Hall, Insomnia Cafe, and Six Of One.
- David Scwhimmer is the only Friend to be given the role without an audition.
- Jennifer Aniston was advised to audition for Monica. She refused, went for Rachel and got it!



Theme Song Lyrics:

So no one told you life was gonna be this way [four claps]
Your job's a joke, you're broke, your love life's D.O.A.
It's like you're always stuck in second gear
When it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year, but

CHORUS:
I'll be there for you
[When the rain starts to pour]
I'll be there for you
[Like I've been there before]
I'll be there for you
['Cause you're there for me too]

You're still in bed at ten and work began at eight
You've burned your breakfast so far, things are going great
Your mother warned you there'd be days like these
But she didn't tell when the world has brought you down to your knees

CHORUS

No one could ever know me, no one could ever see me
Seems you're the only one who knows what it's like to be me
Someone to face the day with, make it through all the rest with
Someone I'll always laugh with
Even at my worst, I'm best with you
Yeah!

It's like you're always stuck in second gear
When it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year, but

CHORUS


Awards & Nominations:

1995 - Emmy Awards - Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (David Schwimmer); Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Lisa Kudrow)

1996 - Golden Globe - Nominated Best Perfomance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV (Lisa Kudrow) and Best TV Series, Comedy/Musical

1997 - Emmy Awards - Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Lisa Kudrow)

1997 - Golden Globe - Nominated Best TV Series, Comedy Musical

1998 - Emmy Awards - Won! Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Lisa Kudrow)

1998 - Golden Globe - Nominated Best TV Series, Comedy/Musical

1999 - Emmy Awards - Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Lisa Kudrow)

1999 - People's Choice Awards - Nominated Favorite Television Comedy Series

1999 - TV Guide Awards - Nominated Favorite Comedy Series

2000 - People's Choice Awards - Won! Favorite Television Comedy Series

2000 - Teen Choice Awards - Won! TV Choice Comedy

2000 - TV Guide Awards - Nominated Favorite Comedy Series and Favorite Actress in a Comedy Series (Lisa Kudrow)

2001 - Emmy Awards - Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow)

2001 - TV Guide Awards - Nominated Comedy Series of the Year


Nielsen Ratings:

Season 1 (1994-1995) - #9
Season 2 (1995-1996) - #3
Season 3 (1996-1997) - #4
Season 4 (1997-1998) - #4
Season 5 (1998-1999) - #2
Season 6 (1999-2000) - #5
Season 7 (2000-2001) - #5
Season 8 (2001-2002) - #1

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