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    An Entire Storyline Was Reshot Because Of 9/11, And 25 Other "Friends" Facts I Bet You Don't Know

    Turns out David Schwimmer ACTUALLY messed up Rachel's and Emily's names.

    A while back, we asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite behind-the-scenes Friends facts. Here are some of the best!

    1. Ross and Rachel's "break" was not supposed to happen.

    2. The Emily/Rachel wedding mix-up was inspired by David Schwimmer's actual mix-up of their names in rehearsal.

    3. Jennifer Aniston and Schwimmer actually had crushes on each other during filming, but one of them was always in a relationship, so nothing ever came of it.

    Rachel and Ross about to kiss

    4. Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox are actually apparently distant cousins.

    Monica and Chandler kissing

    5. In Season 8, Ross wears a shirt with the ASL symbol for "friends."

    Ross in Central Perk

    6. When Joey walks in wearing Chandler's clothing, it's really just cut-together pieces made to look as if they're layered, all secured with Velcro at the back.

    7. Phoebe was supposed to end up with David, not Mike.

    Phoebe and David standing in Central Perk

    8. Chandler and Joey's dog statue actually belonged to Aniston. She was gifted it when she got the role of Rachel.

    9. The cast of Friends went to Caesar's Palace just before the show began airing as their last chance at anonymity. This is the same casino the characters visit in Season 5.

    Phoebe, Monica, and Chandler finding Joey at a casino in a Trojan costume

    10. When Rachel undresses and sits in her lingerie on the couch waiting for Josh and then his parents come in, Joshua's dad is actually played by Perry's real-life father.

    Josh's parents walk in and look shocked as Rachel is in lingerie — Josh's dad is labeled "Matthew Perry's dad"

    11. Although Joey is horrible at French, Matt LeBlanc is actually fluent.

    Phoebe says "Je m'appelle Claude" and Joey (though he's labeled "can actually speak french") replies "Juh-de-coop-lau"

    12. Schwimmer actually directed multiple episodes of Friends.

    Ross helping Phoebe learn to ride a bike

    13. The scene where Phoebe sings along as Ross plays the bagpipes while the other characters try to hold in their laughter is actually a blooper that made it into the episode.

    Ross says, "You know the song! Sing along!" while playing bagpipes and Phoebe does

    14. The fountain in the opening credits of Friends is actually the same one from Hocus Pocus.

    Errrmm....mind blown! 🤯 Anyone ever notice that the Friends and Hocus Pocus house are the same?

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    15. The theme song was originally supposed to be "Shiny Happy People" by R.E.M. They ended up going with "I'll Be There for You" by the Rembrandts, who only wrote a little snippet of it for the show — but it got so popular that they later recorded a whole version.

    16. Monica and Chandler weren’t supposed to end up together.

    Monica and Chandler getting married

    17. In fact, Joey and Monica were supposed to be the main couple of the show.

    All the Friends in a promotional shot, with Monica and Joey posing together

    18. Emily was often shown on the phone because the actor was pregnant.

    Emily on the phone

    19. She was also apparently written out earlier than intended because Helen Baxendale wanting to focus on raising her family.

    Emily with Ross

    20. The fridge in Monica and Rachel’s apartment was fully functioning.

    Ross and Monica by the fridge

    21. Aniston was already starring on the CBS show Muddling Through and was going to have to leave Friends to honor her contract on the former show — so NBC allegedly actively tried to tank the series by airing unreleased Danielle Steel made-for-TV movies at the same time as Muddling Through, hoping to steal its audience. It worked.

    Still of Jennifer in Muddling Through

    22. Aniston reportedly turned down a spot on Saturday Night Live just before Friends.

    Season 10 title for SNL

    23. Perry banging his head on the metal drawer in "The One With the Cuffs" was accidental.

    Chandler pulls at his handcuffed hand and pulls out the drawer of the filing cabinet, hitting his head, causing Rachel to put her hands over her mouth

    24. LeBlanc injured his arm in "The One Where No One's Ready," which is why Joey's arm is in a sling in the next episode.

    Joey's arm in a sling

    25. "The One Where Rachel Tells Ross" originally featured a storyline where Chandler made a bomb joke at an airport, leading to him and Monica being detained, but it was cut due to 9/11.

    Chandler says "I know the sign says, 'No jokes about bombs,' but shouldn't the sign really say 'No bombs'?...Not that I have bombs, but if I did, I probably wouldn't joke about 'em! I'd probably wanna keep that rather quiet!"

    26. And finally, although 9/11 happened as the show was airing, Friends didn't incorporate it into the storyline. Instead, the show honored New York City and its firefighters in the background of many shots, as seen below.

    Behind Rachel, there's an Etch a Sketch with a drawing of the Statue of Liberty and the words "FDNY" on it

    What's your favorite behind-the-scenes Friends fact? Let us know in the comments!

    Note: Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.