FRIENDS is one of those very rare shows which enjoy a long lifetime on TV screens. But what makes the sitcom even special is that it’s loved even more 16 years after its end. If FRIENDS enjoyed a huge fan following in the period of 1994-2004, it’s fan following swelled up massively after the boon in OTT media.
The main characters of FRIENDS Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey and Phoebe have become iconic in all these years. And they never fail to make you laugh out loud even if you have watched the show multiple times. The actors David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc & Lisa Kudrow still enjoy a huge fan following for playing the above-mentioned characters respectively.
But do you know, the creator of FRIENDS, Marta Kauffman already knew that this show is going to be huge? Well, she had a firm belief around its success and it won’t be wrong to say that she had foreseen its success much earlier.
During an interview with rollingstone.com, Marta had revealed that there were two moments in the early stage of FRIENDS when she knew the show was going to be big. “There were two moments. The first was our very first rehearsal when we had all six of them onstage for the first time and they read the scene in the coffeehouse. I got chills up and down my spine and thought, “This is special. There is something about these six, this script for them, that’s special.”
“The other was when I was walking down one of the main drags here in a Friends jacket and someone stopped me on the street to ask what was going to happen to Ross and Rachel. Lots of articles had come out and we were seeing them on magazine covers in airports, but that’s the stuff that got to me more — hearing it in conversation in a restaurant, my rabbi asking me about it, when it started reaching me in such strange connections,” she said.
Isn’t that amazing?
*goes back to watch FRIENDS Nth number of time*