The famed TV sitcom “Friends” premiered 25 years ago

“Friends” premiered 25 years ago Credit: Facebook

September 22 1994; the world watched that day as Rachel Green waltzed into Central Perk in her sopping wedding dress, and the world (and Ross) would never be the same.

Friends was an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004, lasting ten seasons. With an ensemble cast starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, the show revolves around six friends in their 20s and 30s who live in Manhattan, New York City.

The original title went through several changes from Six to One, to Friends Like Us, to finally the name we all know “Friends”

All ten seasons of Friends ranked within the top ten of the final television season ratings; it ultimately reached the number-one spot in its eighth season. The series finale aired on May 6, 2004, and was watched by around 52.5 million American viewers, making it the fifth most-watched series finale in television history, and the most-watched television episode of the 2000s decade.

Friends received acclaim throughout its run, becoming one of the most popular television shows of all time. The series was nominated for 62 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning the Outstanding Comedy Series award in 2002 for its eighth season.

It’s been 25 years since “Friends” premiered, and fans are still watching reruns over and over.

Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars appeared on “Friends” such as: Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, Winona Ryder, Bruce Willis, Susan Sarandon, Tom Selleck, Danny DeVito and Sean Penn.

And as a bit of fun to celebrate F.R.I.E.N.D.S’ 25th anniversary, go to Google and type in the names of the protagonists (individually) and then click on the image that appears. (ie: a pizza slice will appear for Joey).

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