During 10 years of “Friends” broadcasting it has become a cultural phenomenon, having influenced the language, fashion, music and even the U.S. economy.
The show was originally called “Insomnia Cafe”. It was then renamed “Friends Like Us”, then “Six of One” but in the end producers came to the name “Friends” under which the series were gone out.
1. For the role of Phoebe auditioned actresses Jane Lynch and Kathy Griffin.
2. The same role was offered to Ellen DeGeneres, but she declined.