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What Behind-The-Scenes Fact From "Friends" Do You Think More People Should Know?

Did you know Courteney Cox could've played Rachel?

In quarantine, I know a lot of us have been rewatching Friends.


Shoutout to HBO Max.

It's one of the best comedies of all time — and there are so many great behind-the-scenes facts that the cast and writers have revealed in the decades since it wrapped. But what's your favorite behind-the-scenes fact from Friends?


Maybe it's that Ross being a paleontologist was not supposed to be a big part of his character.


Or that showrunner Marta Kauffman sent a male exec who had a problem with Monica sleeping with a guy on the first date a basket of pantyhose, tampons, lipstick, and nail polish.

Marta onstage
John Lamparski / Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival

Maybe you love the fact that "The One With All The Poker" was written because the cast actually did play poker to bond.


Or maybe it still shocks you that the cast didn't like the theme song.


Alright, opening it up to you all now — what Friends behind-the-scenes fact do you absolutely love, and think everyone should know? Let us know in the comments below, and you could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post!