Friends: 10 Things That Make No Sense About Monica & Rachel’s Apartment

The purple-walled apartment is an essential part of the Friends lore. Monica and Rachel lived at 495 Grove Street in a colossal apartment. The girls’ sanctuary has a cult-like following among the sitcom apartments. However, it was not without its quirks, such as the door always left unlocked and a constantly changing phone number.

Incorrect Location

One of the girls’ addresses is strangely revealed in “The One With The Invitation” from Season 4. It appears that the envelope addressed to Rachel, 545 Grove Street, Number 20, has been spotted by the camera while Ross is sending out invitations. Even though Monica and Rachel lived in a West Village apartment, Grove Street is located in the borough of Brooklyn.

Intimately Scaled

The girls did live in a massive apartment that Monica was subletting from her grandmother if that isn’t painfully obvious already. As long as the lease remained in her Nana’s name, she got a great deal.

Opened Entrance

It takes a lot of Rachel’s time and effort in “The One With Phoebe’s Husband” to convince her mother that the street and building she lived in are safe. Even after the apartment robbery across the hall, she doesn’t bother to lock her door from the inside.

Door with a New Key

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In “The One with the Late Thanksgiving,” Rachel uses an old key to open Monica’s door in season 10. Considering that she was a house resident, it’s not a big deal, except that she returned her key to Monica when she left, and it wasn’t the same door.

The Rubbish Room

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Bob and Faye Bing, who gave Chandler an ugly punch bowl as a wedding gift, helped him discover that his wife had a secret closet full of junk.

The Illegal Subleasing Was Legally Permitted

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The fact that Monica was able to rent her grandmother’s apartment illegally for more than a decade is a little strange. Even in season 4, the building manager, Mr. Treeger, threatened to evict the girls for violating the Rent Stabilization Act of 1968.

The View from the Kitchen Window Alters

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Monica’s kitchen window view has evolved over the years. The cityscape, a washing line hanging outside, or just a portion of a brick building are all shown in some episodes.

The Six Pillars of Success

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In a heartbreaking scene from Friends, all six characters voluntarily give up control of their home. In retrospect, some questions arise about the six keys. Phoebe and Joey brought up the Beings stealing the keys to Monica and Chandler’s purple apartment while they were on their honeymoon.

The Chairs Have a Life of Their Own

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Throughout the 10th season of the show, Monica’s dining room had a constant rotation of new chairs. However, she had hoped to create an eclectic feel in her apartment. Changing her living room’s chairs too frequently (sometimes even episode to episode) ruined the atmosphere.

There has been a change to the apartment number.

The purple-walled apartment's strangest feature, by far, is this. Before realizing it was a deliberate attempt to harmonize with their exterior view.

The purple-walled apartment’s strangest feature, by far, is this. Before realizing it was a deliberate attempt to harmonize with their exterior view.

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