Friends’ story is something to stick with even after decades. Viewers are still fond of all the characters, and why not? It has been something people can relate to, but there is always a mystery and whys and buts which remail unanswered love stories.
The first one is the row is Ross and Rachel, which was complicated and sweet at the same time, then it was Chandler and Monica who became Friends’ loyal couple after one night in London and never set apart. But the question was, why, despite having arguably the most sexual chemistry, Phoebe and Joey were always apart?
Phoebe even planned to run away with the heartthrob of the group, but their relationship was always blurry and perfect at the same time. Joey was the one to fulfill Phoebe’s wish of a perfect kiss. He was the one to propose her because he thought she was pregnant.
It was reported that Even Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc wanted the pair to become friends with benefits, at least.
Later, Phoebe was destined to meet Mike. David Crane and Marta Kauffman explained to Metro.co.uk that out of all of the six Joey and Phoebe were the only ones who just remained friends. ‘It all would have been too tidy and too complete,’ he told Metro. ‘When your goal is to keep the six-character in stories together, it would be really easy to go down that road, but I think we all felt it would be a mistake.’
Friends was a series where nothing was repetitive, and that was the beauty of the show. Every episode had a new story aligned, whether it’s Ross and Rachel’s entangled relationship or Monica and Chandler’s easier and straight forward story.
Crane added, saying Because they were done with Ross and Rachel, they had to give Monica and Chandler another set of challenges, and so their whole journey of how they ended up together and having babies were meant to be different. As per him, the biggest challenge of doing a show for ten years.’
Presently, Crane is in London for the “FriendsFestive,” which 15 years after is an annual sell-out event that runs until Dec 21. There are tickets available at Friendsfestive.co.uk; however, the tickets are limited, so don’t miss it.