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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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What was Chandler Bing's job?

In the 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 the help of a computer ...
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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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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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How did Joey & Chandler's Chick and Duck die?

I don't remember what happened to the first Chick and Duck that Joey and Chandler kept. Did they show in the show how they died? If yes, then please tell me the episode.
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Do the words 'Billy don't be a hero' mean anything to you?

In the pilot episode of Friends, there is a scene in Ross's apartment where he is talking to Joey and Chandler about his failed marriage with his ex-wife Carol. Ross says that he is worried that ...
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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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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 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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What does 'How you doing?' by Joey mean?

The 'How you doing?' line of Joey in Friends is very famous. English is my third language. I seem it's general conversation dialogue. What's so special about it?
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Was this pillow joke on Friends intentional or a mistake?

On Friends season 1 episode 4, there is a scene where Monica, Phoebe, and Rachel are all on the balcony telling stories. At one point Rachel sits up from where she is leaning against a pillow on the ...
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What's wrong between Phoebe and her twin sister Ursula in Friends?

There is an episode of the very popular TV series Friends wherein Phoebe says that she wants to patch things up with her twin sister before their 30th Birthday (in a flashback in The One Where They ...
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How old is Ross Geller?

In season 3 of Friends, Ross Geller says that he is 29 years old. In season 4 of Friends, Ross again states that he is 29 years old. In season 5, Ross talks about getting divorced twice before ...
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Who wrote Phoebe's songs?

Phoebe's character has many songs she performs throughout the series. Was there a single person dedicated to writing songs for the character to perform? Was Lisa Kudrow improvising? Who wrote the ...
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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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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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When did the writers plan that Monica and Chandler would get together?

When did the writers plan Monica and Chandler were going to get together in Friends? I am wondering how far in advance it was planned, as there's such a long history between the two characters.
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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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Why does Phoebe always use the fake name Regina Phalange?

In Friends, I have noticed that Phoebe most of the time uses the same fake name: Regina Phalange. Is this random or has a story or some hidden meaning?
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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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Why doesn't Joey move back to the bigger apartment in Friends?

In the very popular TV Series Friends, the character Joey Tribbiani moves out from his small apartment (where he lived with Chandler) to a very big and expensive place when he gets a role in the soap ...
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How can Joey be cast in "Days of our Lives" while living in New York?

In the TV show Friends, which is based around six friends living in Manhattan, New York - Joey (Matt LeBlanc) gets cast in the TV show "Days of our Lives", which is filmed in Los Angeles. How is ...
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Why was Hugh Laurie credited as a Guest star in Friends?

I recently watched the episode The One with Ross's Wedding: Part Two of Friends, in which Hugh Laurie has a minor role. I noticed that he is mentioned in the credits as a Guest star. As a French ...
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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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Where did Ross sleep?

In Friends, when Ross moved in with Chandler and Joey, where was he sleeping? The apartment only had two rooms. Did he share a room with one of them?
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Jack and Chrissy reference in Friends by Chandler

In the Friends episode The one with two parties, while Mr. and Mrs. Green both came to the party and Monica was panicking why did Chandler say: what would Jack and Chrissy do? Who were Jack and ...
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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.)
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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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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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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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Where are Monica and Chandler's apartments?

In the TV show Friends, what is the real world address for the building always shown in exterior shots of Monica's (and the separate apartment across the hall which was formally Chandler's, and is now ...
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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 did Phoebe hate massage parlors?

Though Phoebe was working as Massage Professional, why did she hate massage parlors? And convincing her friends not to go there?
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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 does the casting director mean by "be authentically, anatomically not Jewish" in Friends?

In the Friends episode The One With Ross and Monica’s Cousin, Joey auditions with a casting director; the plot is as described: The Casting Director: Terrific! Well uh, there’s one more thing. Uhh, ...
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When did Ross get his Ph.D.?

The Friends episode "The One Where the Stripper Cries" establishes that Ross and Chandler did their undergraduate degrees from 1987 to 1991. If I remember correctly, it's established that 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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What was the first acting job of Joey Tribbiani seen in Friends?

Joey Tribbiani is shown as struggling actor from first season of Friends. He was shown acting in the fictional soap opera Days of Our Lives (DOOL). He also performs as a body double for the butt for ...
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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 ...
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Joey and Phoebe's 'Deal with Santa' Explanation

In Friends Season 5 Episode 4 (The One Where Phoebe hates PBS): In one scene Joey says to Phoebe "And you know the Deal with Santa, right?" After some time the following conversation happens ...
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Does "Central Perk" cafe exist?

Does "Central Perk" cafe exist in reality? Or did it ever exist in reality? I am guessing they used a set for that cafe but is there a real one?
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Keys to Monika's apartment

In one of the episodes of Friends, everybody gets locked out of Monika's apartment (the episode with the long winded discussion over the differentiation between "got the keys!" and "got the keys?"). ...
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Why did Phoebe live on the streets?

When Phoebe's mum died, Phoebe says she went and lived on the street - but why? Surely before her mother died they would have lived in a house, why would someone take it away from them?
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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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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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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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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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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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Do we ever see Joey's parents?

I remember Friends episodes with the parents of Monica and Ross. Chandler's parents also showed up in the early seasons, and there was a whole arc about Phoebe's mother. Rachel's parents also appear ...
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Why is "...there’s two in martini!" funny?

From Friends: The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion [Scene: Chandler’s office, he is just finishing a meeting with his boss.] Doug: So thanks for the warm welcome. It’s good to have you guys on ...
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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 ...