8 Controversies About FRIENDS That Fans Don’t Know About

In the last few years, fans have not looked upon several jokes and storylines favorably. At the same time, all wasn’t great behind the scenes either. However, many cast members came forward to speak about the issues. It’s time to look at one of the famous shows.

1- Monica Mocked For Being OverWeight In Her Younger Days


There was a running joke about Monica being overweight when she was younger throughout the series. Indeed, Courteney Cox even throws on a fat suit to portray a younger Monica. Despite losing weight later in the episodes, her friends still mock her. Ross and Chandler can’t help but make fun of her every chance.

2- The Cast Stuck Together During Salary Negotiations, Which Upset The Producers

FRIENDS — “The One Where Nana Dies Twice” Episode 108 — Pictured: (l-r) Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green — (Photo by: Joseph Del Valle/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)


David’s idea was to form an alliance and demand the exact amount that frustrated produced and said their demands were “ridiculous.” Eventually, each cast member was earning $1 million per episode. Fun fact, FRIENDS cast members were the first to stick together during contract negotiations.

3- Matthew Perry’s Struggles


Though Perry was one of the favorite characters on the show, he struggled with substance abuse. His deteriorating health and weight loss were noticeable throughout the series. He also had rehab sessions between the seasons.

4- Ross And The Male Nanny


FRIENDS is a trend-breaking show which tackled the issues most shows didn’t. However, Ross does not like the male nanny, and feeling that he is too sensitive to be a man is not one of them. The show often made offensive jokes aimed at the LGBTQ community. Not cool!

5- Jennifer Aniston Almost Didn’t Run For The Final Season


Though each character became a celebrity while working on FRIENDS, Aniston reached another level of success that other characters didn’t. Jennifer was so busy that she almost didn’t return for the finale season. She was able to return to complete the show after the producers cut the episodes from 24 to 18.

6- Chandler And Phoebe Weren’t Supposed To Be Main Characters


In the beginning, the show was about four friends, Chandler and Phoebe, taking on secondary roles. Of course, that changed after the show continued, and both of them became the show’s famous faces. It wouldn’t be wrong to say FRIENDS wouldn’t be the same without Chandler and Phoebe.

7- Elliot Gould Upset The Producers When He Spoiled The Season Four Finale


The season four finale is famously known for its twist ending when Ross says Rachel’s name when marrying Emily. However, Elliot Gould, aka Jack Geller, spoiled it for producers. During an interview, Gould revealed the twist before the twist aired. The producers were upset that he would make such a slip-up.

8- Ross Tries To Get Close To His Cousin, Cassie


Ross did many weird things in the show, such as dating a student, which is wrong on so many levels. But nothing can be strange more than the thought of getting close to his cousin, Cassie. Gross Ross!

So, these were some controversies we know about. Let us know in the comment section if we miss out on any of them.8

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