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An American sitcom about a group of six young adults living in NYC created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman.

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Why did Frank jr and Alice need Phoebe to carry their children?

If their baby(ies) were from Alice's ova and Frank's sperm, why did they have to grow in Phoebe's womb (her oven, totally their bun, as Phoebe describes it)? I know out of universe it was to explain ...
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Why did Frank and birth mom not come to the wedding?

In the F.R.I.E.N.D.S when Phoebe was getting married, why wasn't Frank and birth mom invited given the fact she was very particular about her family? I know the reason for stepdad not showing up and ...
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How did Ross get tickets to Sting's concert?

In the tenth episode of the eighth season of Friends, Phoebe tries to get tickets to Sting's concert and fails miserably. However, in the end of the chapter, turns out that Ross did get tickets, and ...
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When Rachel learned about Chandler and Monica, was this a nod to Sex and the City?

In Friends Season 5, Episode 11, Rachel finds out about Chandler and Monica dating when Rachel overhears them on the phone while Monica calls Chandler "Mister Big". Mid-season 5 is supposed to have ...
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What book is Rachel reading?

The Friends episode "The One with Rachel's Book" has Joey mock Rachel about an erotic novel he found in her room. But is this just a prop book with the few excerpts Joey reads out being provided by ...
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Ross talking to Paolo: “Se vice?”

In Friends Season 01 Episode 07 "The One with the Blackout" in this scene, it seems that Ross says something to Paolo in Italian. From the context it seems he is asking "Do you understand?". A few ...
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When and why did Joey and Rachel break up in Friends?

I was watching Friends tv series season 10, where Joey and Rachel start dating. I got to see them dating, but afterwards, I couldn't find a break-up scene, just that they are friends. Why did they ...
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How can Joey and Chandler afford their apartment?

When reading the this question, I wondered how on earth Chandler (and Joey) could afford living where they did. The linked question provides some clue as to why Monica was able to afford hers, but her ...
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Was Jennifer Aniston really naked in front of the Friends audience?

A live audience attended the studio to watch the making of Friends. (https://www.quora.com/Are-sitcoms-like-Friends-and-HIMYM-really-recorded-in-front-of-an-audience-Are-the-laughs-original, http://...
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Advertising in Friends [closed]

I am a big Friends fan and I've watched it many times. Recently I kept noticing that Friends has a lot of product placement embedded into the show. For example: Be Your Own Windkeeper Book Porsche ...
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In “Friends”, does any of the six wear the same clothes in different episodes? [closed]

Does any of the six main characters in "Friends" ever appear in the same clothes in two or more different episodes? I am speaking about normal casual everyday clothes like shirts, t-shirts, skirts, ...
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Why does only Rachel have open eyes in the Friends poster?

In the Friends season 4 poster, we see all of them sleeping: While all of them have closed eyes, Rachel kept them open. There are various conspiracies about it like it's all a dream. But is there ...
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Why do Joey and Chandler shut off the VCR?

In Friends S05E19, Joey's grandma comes to visit. He was supposed to be in a TV series, but the director cut his scene. Joey brings a newly recorded tape for his grandma. We see Chandler singing David ...
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What's the weapon on Ross's wall?

I can't find a good picture of it online, but on Ross's apartment in the first few seasons of Friends (before he moves into Naked Guy's apartment), there's a wall hanging he has near the door that ...
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Did Rachel or any of her friends know about Gunther's crush on her?

As we all know, Gunther from the coffee house (Central Perk) had a huge crush on Rachel. It was shown in the series very often. He'd do anything for her, and he has a big soft spot for her. Although ...
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Why can't Joey eat that dessert when he was on a date with Phoebe's friend?

In Friends season 10 episode 9, Joey is on a date with Phoebe's friend. They are in a restaurant, and when the waiter bring the dessert, Joey doesn't like it because it looks like red crap to him. ...
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Why does Rachel hate living at the other apartment?

Rachel absolutely hates living in Joey and Chandler's apartment after losing the game and bet to them. REFRESHER The bet was if Monica and Rachel lost the game, then Chandler and Joey move into ...
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“Donald Trump waiting for an elevator” - was it supposed to be a joke in 1998?

In "Friends", Season 5 episode 5 (1998), Chandler says Joey that he has seen Donald Trump waiting for an elevator. Why Donald Trump? Was this supposed to be a joke related to some events or news of ...
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How did Joey not know Ross was the father immediately, if Ross was with Joey before he slept with Rachel

Joey and Ross are together discussing the Europe story. Joey has Ross record himself to practice, and then Rachel comes in which is how they end up being videotaped, thus he’s already wearing the red ...
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In “Friends”, why are there so many posters in Russian?

Why are there so many posters in Russian in "Friends"? There is one in Chandler-Joey's appartment: In Monica's bedroom (the bootom line): There were also several in a cafe or theater or somewhere ...
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Why do popular series end? [closed]

Popular TV series such as Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Two And A Half Men all came to an end. Why is that happened, when they could have continued? Popular serials have the financial resources to ...
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How much does Joey owe Chandler?

I have watched most of the episodes of Friends and Joey always seems to be broke with Chandler helping him out. Is there an exact amount or an approximation of how much Joey owes Chandler in the ...
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Did Joey get to live with Chandler and Monica?

In one of the final episodes of the Friends TV series, there is a scene where Monica and Chandler take Joey to visit the new house they are buying. There is a conversation between them like this: ...
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Is Ursula present in the first episode of Friends

I recently came across an article about a Friends fanatic who spotted a mistake in the first episode of Friends. The mistake is that Phoebe is shown at two places simultaneously. Was that a mistake ...
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Banging Their Heads

In the Friends episode The One with the Giant Poking Device, Monica accidentally hits Ben's head which leads Monica and Rachel to bang there heads against the wall. Ross also runs into a beam and ...
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Friends Theme Song Explained [closed]

In the theme song to Friends, the lyrics are: So no one told you life was gonna be this way Your job's a joke, you're broke, your love life's D.O.A In this context what does D.O.A stand for? ...
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Why does Monica slap her Kit Kat bars in Season 6 Episode 15?

In S6 E15 of FRIENDS, Fat Monica slaps her Kit Kat bars before handing them to Chandler. Is this an enthusiastic gesture or is there a significance to doing this?
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Did all the Friends kiss each other? [closed]

In the popular TV series Friends I've seen a lot of kisses between them friends, but is it possible that everyone kissed everybody else?
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What was Chandler Bing's job?

In series Friends everybody's jobs are well-known except Chandler's. He was very good in math and he did work with some kind of accounting or auditing job. sometimes with a help of computer. possibly ...
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Why do women not like Chandler Bing?

In the series Friends, in numerous occasions, it's implied that women generally don't like Chandler Bing and that he has a very hard time even finding a woman for a date. Also, there are a few ...
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After Dr. Drake's Brain transplant, shouldn't Jessica be in Dr. Drake's body?

In Friends, S07E15: The one with Joey's new Brain, Joey explains to his friends that his character, Dr Drake Ramoray is getting a brain transplant and will be receiving Jessica Lockhart's brain. Ross ...
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Why did Monica and Chandler not consider in vitro fertilization?

In S09E22, "The One with the Donor", we see Monica and Chandler go to the doctor where they find out their best options for conceiving are surrogacy, insemination and adoption. I'm not the most ...
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Reason for the homage to Greensleeves

In Friends, the male babysitter Sandy is seen playing a song on the flute (1:50). The same song is played by Sheldon Cooper, also on the flute (58:46). ...
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Why wasn't Monica's cousin invited to her bridal shower?

From Friends S07E19, "The One With Ross and Monica's Cousin", it seemed that Monica got along with her cousin Cassie and I'm sure Rachel & Phoebe would know of her staying with Monica with the ...
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Why don't Chandler & Rachel recognise each other in “The One With The Flashback”?

I find this event in the Friends episode "The One With The Flashback" even more intriguing than another question I had posted some time ago. In later seasons, it is well established that Chandler &...
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Why is this funny: 'Ok, well, it’s definite, two more weeks of winter'

In Friends S03E23, The One with Ross's Thing, there's a scene in which Ross shows Joey and Chandler the 'skin-like abnormality' he has on his lower back. Rachel then enters the room and akwardness ...
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How could their neighbor spy on both Monica's and Joey's apartments?

In Friends episode S01E20, The One with the Evil Orthodontist, at some point while hanging out in Monica's apartment, the gang discovers that some lady is spying on them with a telescope from across ...
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Was the father known as soon as the decision about pregnancy was made by the writers?

In the final episode of Season 7 of Friends it is revealed that Rachel is pregnant. At the beginning of Season 8 we find out that Ross is the father, with Episode 4 revealing the events that lead to ...
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The “two cups of chino” joke

In the Friends episode "The One With All The Haste" Chandler approaches Gunther and says: Yes, Gunther, can I get two cups of chino, please? to which Gunther replies: Good one. which suggests ...
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Did Ross tell his parents that Carol was a lesbian in the Pilot?

I saw the first epiosode of Friends ("The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate") and there's a discussion about Ross and Carol splitting up because she's a lesbian. Ross says that he told his parents and ...
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7 Erogenous Zones by Monica

In Friends S04E11, Monica describes 7 erogenous zones in women. What zones are these? My guess was something like this picture (NSFW): Have they been properly ...
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Jokes about Monica's haircut

In Friends season 2, episode 1, at 18:35, Ross makes a joke about Monica's new haircut. He says "I think it's a ten". Chandler then does some jokes as well, such as "You could be caught between the ...
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Meaning of 55-JUMBO

What does 55-JUMBO refer to when Ross got calls for it when he set his pager to 55-JIMBO for his ex-wife to know that she is going into labor in Friends, season 1, episode 22? Here's the clip; ...
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In Friends Season 5 (Slash Late Season 4), Why Do Monica and Chandler Feel the Need to Keep Their Secret?

So, I've gotten to Season 5 in Friends, and But what I don't get is why they feel the need to keep it secret. I mean... it's not like anybody else in the friend group has kept that kind of thing ...
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Does Lisa Kudrow break character a lot during scenes in Friends?

I always find that whenever Pheobe says something funny and just before the camera changes angle, Lisa Kudrow makes a face that is similar to someone holding their laughter. I have seen the gag reel ...
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How did the encyclopedia salesman get into the building in S04E03? [closed]

As far as I know and have watched in F.R.I.E.N.D.S, the apartments in the building have a buzzer to let people into the building. So how did the encyclopedia salesman get in in S04E03? Is it to be ...
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In “The One With The Flashback”, why is the Bar empty yet operational when Ross & Phoebe hang out?

If you've watched the episode, Phoebe is at the bar and Ross arrives moments later, informing her of Susan being a lesbian. The entire bar since the start of this scene is empty! There's not even a ...
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In “The One With The Flashback”, why doesn't Rachel comment about Monica's weight(loss)?

The episode in question is S03E06 "The One With The Flashback". At the bar, Rachel is having a conversation with her friends while Monica & Chandler are hanging out together. A while later Rachel &...
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What does Chandler mean by “turtles came up”?

In Friends Season 3 Episode 25 the following scene happens: [Scene: The beach house, the next morning. Chandler and Monica are in the kitchen eating breakfast.] Rachel: (entering) Well! Is ...
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What did they do to David Schwimmer to simulate the tan?

In "The One with Ross's Tan" Ross gets too much spray-on tan. What was actually done to the actor to simulate the tan. (I assume he did not actually do the thing which happened to the character.)