Five Hidden Gems Found in F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

If you’re anything like me, you’re completely obsessed with the show, F.R.I.E.N.D.S. I’ve seen every episode at least fifteen times each. (Don’t judge me. 90% of you have, too!)



Now, if you’re a TRUE fan, you’ve probably already caught these five hidden gems throughout the series:

1. Is that a potato?!

If you pay close attention in season 4, episode 8, you’ll see a potato in the cake stand by Joey in Central Perk. I’m assuming it was some sort of inside joke between the cast, but it will forever leave us guessing. 



2. That’s not Monica! 

In season 8, episode 5, (about 6 and a half minutes in) you’ll notice something different about Monica. That’s because, it’s not actually her! In this scene, Phoebe and Monica are sitting on the orange couch, talking. When it shows the side view of Monica, it’s obvious that we’re seeing an impersonator! (There’s also a scene where you see Rachel’s double in a different episode!)



3. Did I read that right?

In episode 7, season 5, Monica and Chandler are supposed to be getting their engagement photo done for the newspaper, but Chandler can’t seem to take a good one. They fix this problem by having Joey stand in and pretend to be Chandler. At the end of the episode, you see the announcement in the paper. But, if you look closely, you’ll see that the article is just repeating itself! 



4. Check the Magna doodle. 

In every episode, the magna doodle on Joey’s door changes. Sometimes it makes no sense at all. Other times, there are little messages relevant to the episode. Like, in one episode, Chandler got a manicure with Rachel. Later on in the episode, “Nice nails, Chandler” was written on it. Turns out, one of the crewman was responsible for the clever sketches.



5. A fun fact: 

The average episode of “F.R.I.E.N.D.S.” took about five hours to film. I would have loved to be in the audience to see some of the bloopers happen in person! (Like the time Matt LeBlanc wore David Schwimmer’s face on a pair of whitey-tighties! 



What hidden gems have YOU found in F.R.I.E.N.D.S.? I’d love to know in the comments!


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