The Selfie Uploaded Last Night That BROKE The Internet
Even after 25 years, “they’ll be there for you” — Jennifer Aniston last night uploaded a photo showing a reunion at her home featuring all the main cast from the popular hit series Friends, and social media exploded – everyone is thinking that a final Friends movie is coming out for this Christmas as it will mark the 25th year Anniversary since the final episode aired on TV, however there is no official confirmation neither from the cast nor from the producers and it’s all just wishful thinking after all. But could it be all just a coincidience?
It’s been 25 years since the first episode
The Warner Bros. series made its debut on NBC on Sept. 22, 1994. It followed the lives of six young, close-knit friends living in New York City. The cast, of course, included David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc. During its 10-year run, the series was nominated for 62 Emmy awards and won six, including best comedy series in 2002.
“The cultural impact that ‘Friends’ continues to have, 25 years after its premiere, is astounding,” says Lisa Gregorian, Warner Bros. Television Group president. “It is so amazing to know that the series is still bringing people of all ages together.”
The very first episode of Friends
The very first series of Friends starts with Rachel Green, portrayed by Jennifer Aniston who flees her wedding day and finds childhood friend Monica Geller, a New York City chef. They become roommates, and Rachel joins Monica’s group of single people in their mid-20s: Struggling actor Joey Tribbiani, business professional Chandler Bing, masseuse and musician Phoebe Buffay, and newly divorced palaeontologist Ross Geller, Monica’s older brother. Rachel becomes a waitress at Manhattan coffee house Central Perk; when not there, the group is usually at Monica and Rachel’s nearby West Village apartment, or Joey and Chandler’s across the hall.
Episodes depict the friends’ comedic and romantic adventures and career issues, such as Joey auditioning for roles or Rachel seeking jobs in the fashion industry. The six characters each have many dates and serious relationships, such as Monica with Richard Burke, and Ross with Emily Waltham. Ross and Rachel’s intermittent relationship is the most often-recurring storyline; during the ten seasons of the show, they repeatedly date and break up. Ross briefly marries Emily. Ross and Rachel have a child together after a one-night stand, Chandler and Monica date and marry each other, and Phoebe marries Mike Hannigan. Other frequently recurring characters include Ross and Monica’s parents Jack and Judy Geller from Long Island; Ross’s ex-wife Carol Willick, their son Ben Geller as well as Carol’s wife Susan Bunch; Central Perk barista Gunther; Chandler’s ex-girlfriend Janice Goralnik; and Phoebe’s twin sister Ursula.
The Final Episode
“The Last One”, also known as “The One Where They Say Goodbye”, is the series finale of the television sitcom Friends. The episode serves as the seventeenth and eighteenth episode of season ten; the episode’s two parts were classified as two separate episodes. It was written by series creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman, and directed by executive producer Kevin S. Bright. The series finale first aired on NBC in the United States on May 6, 2004, when it was watched by 52.5 million viewers, making it the most watched entertainment telecast in six years and the fifth most watched overall television series finale in U.S. history as well as the most watched episode from any television series throughout the decade 2000s on U.S. television.
In Canada, the finale aired simultaneously on May 6, 2004, on Global, and was viewed by 5.16 million viewers, becoming the highest viewed episode of the series, and also becoming the most viewed and highest-rated episode ever in Canada for a sitcom.
The series finale closes several long-running storylines. Ross Geller (David Schwimmer) confesses his love for Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston), and they decide to resume their relationship; and Monica Geller (Courteney Cox) and Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry) adopt twins and move to the suburbs. The episode’s final scene shows the group leaving their apartments for the final time and going to Central Perk for one last cup of coffee.