Starting today the Friends complete collection is available in Blu-ray.
The collection includes..
Over 3 Hours Of All-New Special Features
True Friends: Documentaries: Retrospective documentaries with new interviews looking at the influential 10 years of the show and how it changed the cultural landscape of the 90’s and first half of the new millennium
Friends From the Start: Learn how the show was created and the challenges of finding the perfect cast and capturing “lightening in a bottle”
When Friends Become Family: Enter the Writers Room and hear about the inspiration and development of some of the most iconic episodes and favorite moments from various seasons
Legacy of Friends: Learn why the show had to come to an end, its influence on pop culture, and the legacy that it left behind
The Original Producer’s Cut for The One Where Rachel Tells Ross: The One Where Rachel Tells Ross is re-assembled back to its original form. An introduction by Kevin Bright will set up the episode and explain why it was ultimately edited before air.
The Original Script for The One Where Rachel Tells Ross
Friends On The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2005)
Friends Visit The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2004)
The Ones With More Friends: The original extended broadcast episodes
The One with the Never-Before-Seen Gags: Originally for the cast and crew, this never-before-seen gag reel has all the laughs that were too funny to include on the DVD
The Rembrandts – “I’ll Be There For You”: Official music video featuring the cast of Friends
Over 17 Hours of Special Features From the Original Friends DVD Releases
Friends Around the World: Explores the Friends phenomenon around the globe
On Location in London: Cross the Atlantic for a whirlwind English visit with Friends
The One That Goes Behind the Scenes: The full hour-long Discovery Channel Documentary
Behind the Style: The Look of Friends: Costume Designer Debra McGuire, Hair Stylist Jonathan Hanousek, and Makeup Artist Robin Siegel offer an inside look at Friends fashion, hair and makeup over the years
The Flaming Lips Phoebe Battles the Pink Robots music video featuring Lisa Kudrow and directed by Kevin Bright
Friends Final Thoughts: The cast and producers reflect during their final days at work and after series production ends
Never-before-seen uncut version of Smelly Cat
Matt LeBlanc Joey Joey music video
Commentaries From 31 Episodes
Friends of Friends video guestbook
Gag reels from multiple seasons
The collection is now available on amazon
Monica as Rachel? Jo as Monica?!
Before a young unknown named Jennifer Aniston entered the equation, Courteney Cox was originally cast as Rachel on Friends — and Facts of Life star Nancy McKeon was set to play Monica, which Cox ultimately took on. The role of Chandler that eventually went to Matthew Perry was originally given to lesser-known actor Craig Bierko.
And, indeed, Friends almost wasn’t Friends — the NBC smash sitcom’s original title was Six of One. “We thought [that title] was such a snore,” former NBC exec Karey Burke says in the May Vanity Fair’s “Oral History of Friends” story, as excerpted in Thursday’s Page Six. “Some people thought the show was too Gen X, way too narrow.”
Before landing the Chandler role, Perry, 42, was originally set to star in a show called LAX 2194, about baggage handlers of the future. Debuting in 1994, Friends lasted for 10 seasons and became one of the most successful and beloved sitcoms ever, with each cast member (also including Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc) netting $1 million per episode for the final seasons.
Also revealed in the “Oral History”: The cast hated the romantic pairing of Rachel (Aniston) and Joey (LeBlanc). “It felt wildly inappropriate,” LeBlanc says. “[The cast] got super-defensive about the whole thing.”
It’s been part of the furniture on the hit U.S. comedy Friends since the first show.
Now the iconic orange sofa the stars sat on in the fictional Central Perk coffee shop is for sale.
It is set to fetch between $4,000 and $6,000 when it goes under the hammer next week at the Icons of Hollywood auction in Beverly Hills. Other keepsakes from the sitcom include Courteney Cox’s character Monica’s rocking horse poster, the broken yellow peephole frame on her door and a jar of pickles from the Friends set.
And there’s a snow globe given to the Friends cast members – Jennifer Aniston, Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer – as a Christmas gift.
Fans of the show, which ran for 10 seasons, can also buy the framed art, by pop artist Burton Morris, that hung on Central Perk’s walls.
Film aficionados will be able to bid for the ruby slippers and Cowardly Lion costume from The Wizard of Oz, the DeLorean sports car from Back to the Future III, Steve McQueen’s Le Mans racing suit and Bela Lugosi’s Dracula cape.
There are also exclusive items from the estates of movie icons Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe.
A Schwinn mountain bike used on the TV show “Friends” will be raffled off to benefit Abraham House. The bike is signed by Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox and comes with a letter of authenticity. Additional prize winners also will be awarded.
Raffle tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at Abraham House, 1203 Kemble St., and That Place, 216 Bleecker St. To have raffle tickets mailed, call 733-8210 by Friday, July 15.
The raffle is set for Saturday, July 30.
The bike will be on display at the Phantom of Hart’s Hill Inn Murder Mystery Dinner Theater on Friday, May 13, at Hart’s Hill Inn.
Courteney Cox has claimed that a Friends movie is unlikely to ever be made.
The Scream 4 actress, who played house-proud foodie Monica Gellar in the NBC sitcom, argued that reuniting the cast for a big-screen adventure would be a logistical nightmare.
When asked by The Mail On Sunday whether a Friends movie would ever hit cinema screens, Cox replied: “No. I just can’t see that happening. I mean, I’m not in control of it and if I was, we’d have already done it.
“But it involves so many different people’s lives and schedules that I just don’t know how you’d get it all together. So no, I don’t see it happening.”
Despite admitting to losing contact somewhat with her Friends co-stars, Cox confirmed that she had been approached by former colleague Lisa Kudrow to appear on the US version of Who Do You Think You Are?, which the 47-year-old executive produces.
Cox teased: “Lisa’s asked me to be on it; apparently they’ve found something in my family history which they won’t tell me because they like to surprise the person. It’s an amazing show and I’ll probably do it – it’s just trying to find the time.”
Cox previously confessed that she has “daydreamed” about making a Friends movie.
Her co-stars Matt Le Blanc and David Schwimmer have both rejected suggestions that a Friends movie is close to being greenlit.