Well, Chandler Bing Sarcasm wants to make it short and sweet as it brings to you the 25 FRIENDS facts that every fan must know.
1. Creaters David Crane and Marta Kauffman wrote a 7 page script for Insomnia Cafe with Joey and Monica as the centre romance couple.
2. All the six main characters have kissed each other at some point or the other. Except for Monica and Phoebe.
3. James Michael Tyler did work as a barista before he was cast. He was just an extra, before Gunther got established and got lines.
4. In 1996, for the first time in TV history, a cast negotiated for a common salary. The FRIENDS cast were the first to negotiate for a common salary of 100,000 $ each for each episode.
5. Matthew Perry and Bruce Willis had a bet that whether The Whole Nine Yards would be the number 1 at its opening. Luckily it was not and Bruce Willis had to do a couple of episodes of FRIENDS for free. He donated his fee to the charity.
6. James Burrows took the whole cast for a trip to Las Vegas and asked them to enjoy as much as they want. He said that once the show is on the air, you will never be able to go anywhere without being noticed.
7. Joey was written as an intellect, but Matt Le Blanc suggested it to be dim
8. David Schwimmer directed 10 episodes of the show.
9. Gunther didn't have a name till the middle of the second season.
10. Ellen Degeneres turned down an offer to role Phoebe.
11. Courteney Cox is the only original cast member to never receive an Emmy Nomination.
12. Courteney Cox was routing for Chandler and Monica from the start. Courteney Cox that if given a chance, she would "do" Chandler.
13. None of the Phoebe's relative attended her marriage.
14. In real life, Jennifer Aniston's father had a role in Days of Our Lives.
15. A average FRIENDS episode took only 5 hours to film.
16. Joey and Chandler's white dog was actually a gift from Jennifer Aniston's friend to her as a sign of good luck.
17. Before every week shooting the cast would get together for a huddle and discuss the preparation. David Schwimmer dreaded the moment for the finale. He admitted that he cried when the got on for a last huddle.
18. Live audience was never used as cliffhangers.
19. The cast of six was meant to be four. With Phoebe and Chandler being as side kicks.
20. The One where No One's Ready is shot entirely in Monica's apartment because they didn't have much money.
21. Marcel was written out of the show because it was too time consuming shooting scenes with a monkey.
22. NBC thought that the cast was too young.
23. Crew member Paul Swane was responsible for the doodle on Joey and Chandler's apartment.