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21 "Friends" Facts That'll Really Make You Realize How Old The Show Is

So no one told you life was gonna be this way (aka "that you could feel this old").

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1. Today, David Schwimmer is only four years younger than Elliott Gould was when he first played his father on the show.

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David is currently 52 years old, while Elliott was 56 in 1994, when he appeared in his first episode.

2. Courteney Cox is now older than Tom Selleck was when he first played Richard — while Matthew Perry is a year younger than Tom was when he first appeared on the show.

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Tom was 51 when he first appeared on the show in 1996. Today, Courteney is 55 and Matthew is 50.

3. Cole Sprouse is now older than Jennifer Aniston was when she started on Friends.

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Jennifer was 25 in 1994, when the show premiered, while Cole recently turned 27.

4. Ben Geller would also be older than Tom Holland and KJ Apa.

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Ben was born in 1995, while Tom was born in 1996 and KJ in 1997.

5. Ross and Rachel’s first kiss happened almost 24 years ago. And in case you need a reminder, it happened in the "The One Where Ross Finds Out" episode.

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So anyone born the year that happened more than likely has already graduated from college! 🙃

6. It’s been almost 20 years since Joey was a Porsche “owner.”

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That episode aired in October of 1999, which means kids born the year that happened are currently in college! 🙃

7. If Friends were still on today, Rachel would have celebrated either her 48th or 50th birthday* this year.

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*There is a small plot hole here, since the episode "The One Where They All Turn Thirty" aired in 2001, but it was established that she graduated from high school in 1987, which would put her birth year as 1969. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

8. Tag Jones — who was 24 years old and Rachel's boyfriend during her 30th birthday — would be 42 years old now.

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9. This year marked the 20th anniversary of when Rachel got her dream job at Ralph Lauren.

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10. This is also the 20th anniversary of when Rachel and Ross got drunkenly married in Vegas.

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11. Phoebe and Mike would be getting close to their 16th wedding anniversary.

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They were married in February 2004!

12. While Carol and Susan would be getting close to celebrating 24 years of marriage.

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They were married in January 1996.

13. In the episode "The One With the Prom Video," Monica and Rachel were almost 10 years removed from high school. Today they’re 32 years removed.

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14. Phoebe’s surrogate triplets would be turning 22 this year (and probably close to graduating from college)...

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15. ...while Monica and Chandler's twins would be turning 15.

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16. And Emma Geller-Green would be turning 17.

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17. Oh, and the twin actors who played little baby Emma (Noelle and Cali Sheldon) look like this now:

18. It’ll be 18 years this Thanksgiving since Brad Pitt guest-starred on the episode "The One With the Rumor."

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19. And it'll be 21 years since Ross introduced the "Moist Maker" into the pop culture lexicon.

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20. The show has been part of the oldies block on Nick at Nite for almost eight years now (which is almost as long as the show was on).

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21. And finally, today we're as removed from the premiere of Friends as we were in 1994 to the moon landing.

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The moon landing happened 25 years earlier, in 1969! 🙃

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