Where’s The Lie? Facts And Myths From Behind The Scenes Of 'Friends'

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For each category below, we'll give you three statements. Two are true, and one is false. Which is the lie? We don't know what you know we know you know.
  • Behind The Scenes
  • Casting
  • Crew
  • Crossovers
  • IRL
  • Origins

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B.EIND H N Matthew Perry was often high on set. Bruce Willis appeared for free because of a gambling debt. The other actors held an intervention for J

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Matthew Perry was often high on set. LIE He's struggled with addiction, but on set? He was only ever disastrously hung over. Source

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Bruce Willis appeared for free because of a gambling debt. TR.U.T. Willis lost a bet to Matthew Perry, and donated his paycheck. The bet? Perry thouSource

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The other actors held an intervention for Jennifer Aniston.' T-R.U.T. Thankfully, it wasn't about substance abuse, but her chronic lateness. Source

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CAs.TING Ellen, Jane Lynch, and Janeane Garofalo were all considered for Phoebe. Ugly Naked Guy's identity is unknown. Courteney Cox was supposed to b

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Ellen, Jane Lynch, and Janeane Garofalo were all considered for Phoebe. T-R-UT I TOES FARY Saldl NICs EMD- MD Saie T y th A Fas ARF1 -WXA AY>th EX C

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Ugly Naked Guy's identity is unknown.' LIE Known For Friends Ugly Naked Guy The Huffington Post tracked him down in 2016! Jon Haugen is his name, anSource

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Courteney Cox was supposed to be Rachel. TRU.T  Producers thought she was a Rachel, but she held out for Monica. Being the biggest star at the time,Source

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CREW The iconic frame over the peephole was a crewmember's idea. The fridge in Monica's apartment actually worked. They added Arquette to every cred

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The iconic frame over the peephole was a crewmember's idea. L-IE A crewmember made it happen, but not on purpose. It was originally a mirror, but wh

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The fridge in Monica's apartment actually worked.'' T-R-U.T.t It did! The cast and crew kept food in there. CRAGKEDCOM

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They added Arquette to every credit after Courteney Cox got married. TRUTH MATT LE BLANC ARQUETTE The season 6 premiere was also dedicated to the Source

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CROSSOVER.S Phoebe exists in the Mad About You universe. Rachel hooked up with Ben Wyatt from Parks and Recreation. Monica and Chandler bought the hou

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Phoebe exists in the Mad About You universe. T-RUTH Lisa Kudrow was already playing Ursula on Mad About You, and the Friends writers wrote her into

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Rachel hooked up with Ben Wyatt from Parks and Recreation. LIE There's a very compelling fan theory, and the math checks out, but there's just no haSource

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Monica and Chandler bought the house from Home Alone. T.RUT I ACCIDENTAL CROSSOVER: Looking out the windows of the home they buy in season 10, we seSource

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REALLIFE Lisa Kudrow's pregnancy was written into the show; Courteney Cox's wasn't. Joey wore a sling because Matt LeBlanc injured himself on set. Mar

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Lisa Kudrow's pregnancy was written into the show; Courteney Cox's wasn't. TR.U.T.I Cox got pregnant after it had already been established that Chan

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Joey wore a sling because Matt LeBlanc injured himself on set. T-R.U.T. Chandler and Joey were fighting over a chair, when he fell and popped out hiSource

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Marcel the monkey was written out because Schwimmer hated working with him. L.IE Marcel was played by two monkeys, and their handlers made it hard t

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ORIG.IN.S GI.S Phoebe was originally written as a goth. Joey and Monica were supposed to be the marquee couple. It was originally called Friends Like

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Phoebe was originally written as a goth. TRU.TH This is reportedly what turned Janeane Garofalo off to the role. Source

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Joey and Monica were supposed to be the marquee couple. T.RU-T.I When producers saw David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston's chemistry, they changed tSource

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It was originally called Friends Like Us. LIE It was, at various times, called Friends Like Us, Across The Hall, and Six of One. But the original ti

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