[3][4] Series creator David Crane wanted all six characters to be equally prominent,[5] and the series was lauded as being "the first true 'ensemble' show". He had to shave it off during filming of the 1997 comedy movie, In & Out. But if you want to see Aniston really go at it with a hot girl, watch Rockstar (2001). Rachel's first job is as a waitress at Central Perk coffee house. Monica's most famous boyfriends were Richard and Chandler. It was never addressed if this was intended to be the same character as Frank, who had not yet been introduced by name. One person close to Monica told us that she and Allen are "taking things slow." She works primarily as a chef at a variety of restaurants. [e 105] He is bewildered to see Phoebe covering her head with a scarf, trying to disguise the fact that she has chicken pox; eventually convincing her to admit this to him, he decides he cannot stand to be apart from her and consequently catches chicken pox from her and they both spend the rest of the time sick and trying to not scratch at the sores. 6). [15] The actors were given the salary of the lowest paid cast member, meaning Aniston and Schwimmer received pay cuts. Rachel happens to get a glimpse of it as well. They are not mentioned in the credits. Ross is Monica's older brother, Chandler's college roommate, and Rachel's on-again, off-again boyfriend. Chandler starts to suspect that she is cheating on him and confronts her about it. Mike Hannigan replies and is roped into the date, which does not go well as Mike accidentally makes it clear that he does not actually know Joey personally, and Joey tries to recover the situation, consequently upsetting Phoebe and turning off his own blind date Mary-Ellen in the process. Dr. Richard Burke (Tom Selleck): an ophthalmologist and close friend of Jack Geller. named as an homage to long-time NY talk show host Barry Farber. Some of the Disney videocassettes that can be seen on the shelf include Aladdin, Peter Pan, Pocahontas, Dumbo, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. When Marcel is kidnapped and forced into show business, he and the rest of the zoo staff decide to cover up the break-in, out of fear of bad publicity. When Rachel comes to Joey and Chandler's apartment to get ice, she takes out the ice rack from the freezer, does not put ice cubes out, but (a bit later) fills it up with water and puts it back in the freezer. It is revealed that Monica and Chandler did not know they would be having twins until they were born. Richard is introduced when Monica caters an event for him in "The One Where Ross and Rachel … You Know". "[original research?] [e 20] When Chandler, in the wake of Mr. Heckles' death, resolves not to die alone, he calls Janice,[e 21] but is disappointed to discover that she is married and pregnant. [11] In the official farewell commemorative book Friends 'Til the End, each separately acknowledged in his/her interview that the cast had become his/her family. Initially, Rachel is determined to raise the baby on her own, but later she realizes she needs Ross's help. A flattered Phoebe does not turn him down when he asks her out on a second date,[e 97] which is equally bad thanks to Ross, who accidentally upsets Phoebe before it can begin, causing her to spend rather a lot of the night crying on Mike's shoulder. Howard (Ben Falcone) is Joey's friend and neighbor in Joey. After he eats Ross's leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwich in "The One with Ross's Sandwich", Ross angrily shouts at him, and he puts Ross on sabbatical. 20). They start seeing each other but Monica worries about the fact that she is not attracted to him and cannot figure out why. [12], In their original contracts for the first season, the main cast were paid $22,500 per episode. [e 18]. After she joins him for dinner to talk up Ross's good side, he and Rachel start dating, making him somewhat of a hypocrite as he is considerably older than she is. Dr. Leonard Green (Ron Leibman): Rachel's father, a surly, abrasive and rather amoral vascular surgeon; although he is genuinely affectionate and usually good-natured towards his daughter, he is generally a nasty, mean-spirited bully who is quick to insult anyone who, even by accident, irritates him in the slightest way. He is last seen being greatly irritated – along with everyone else on the studio set – by Joey's stupidity while trying to act alongside him. [e 30], Kim (Joanna Gleason): a colleague of Rachel's at Polo Ralph Lauren. He later quits his job and becomes a junior copywriter at an advertising agency. Terry (Max Wright): the original manager at Central Perk before Gunther takes the title, who does not hide the fact that he thinks Rachel is a terrible waitress and Phoebe is "so bad" as a musician. Monica thinks he is going to propose in "The One with Ross's Thing" (airdate May 1, 1997; Season 3, No. The performance was used in the deleted scene of "The One with the Butt". Rachel convinces Ross to go in her place, which introduces them leading to their eventual relationship. Chandler suggests giving one of them up but Monica refuses, saying, "We cannot split them up. Finally seeing him for the immature loser he always was, Monica shows for the first time accurate insight into Chip when she later tells Rachel "You know how I always wanted to go out with Chip Matthews in high school? While Chandler is planning to propose but pretends to be against marriage because he "wants it to be a surprise", Richard stuns Monica by telling her that he still loves her, and wants to marry her and have kids with her. Weird! Chandler briefly names the chick "Yasmine", after Baywatch actress Yasmine Bleeth (the chick later, however, turns out to be a rooster, not a hen); and in "The One With Ross's Thing", Chandler refers to the possible offspring of the duck and the chick as "Dick", while Joey refers to it as "Chuck". 1 2 3. Accepting to his own chagrin that she and the others are now afraid of him, he breaks up with her before leaving and is never seen again afterwards. So Richard said yes because she wanted it but Monica knew it wasn't what he wanted so they broke up. The character of Ross was developed with David Schwimmer in the minds of writers and Schwimmer was also the first actor to be cast on the show. Schwimmer is the only cast member native to New York City. He is mentioned in the series finale when Monica said to everyone he needs their keys to her and Rachel's apartment. Rachel, on the other hand, was engaged to a DENTIST called Barry played by Mitchell Whitfield. He fully appears in the episode "The One with the Cat" (airdate October 2, 1997; Season 4, No. He didn't want to have kids. She later begins to work in fashion, becoming an assistant buyer, and later a personal shopper, at Bloomingdale's. In Days of our Lives, Jessica dies, and Drake Ramoray, played by Joey, gets her brain, so he can awaken from his coma, a procedure Ross takes issue with on medical grounds. When Monica goes on her date with him, she finds out he only agreed to go out (with Monica) because Rachel told him that Monica was "dying to have a threesome with him and Drew Barrymore". [e 86] Doug enjoys calling Chandler "Bing!" They are also sometimes bemused by the antics of the other four friends, such as idiotic or crazy comments from Phoebe and/or Joey, a revolting trifle cooked by Rachel which Joey is happy to eat and Chandler entering a coed whirlpool alongside Jack without wearing anything underneath the towel wrapped around his waist. [25] When asked in 2009 by Heatworld.com what Gunther would be doing "now", Tyler joked, "He'd probably have a very traditional marriage, with lots of white-haired babies running around with hair brighter than the sun. Cecilia Monroe (Susan Sarandon): an actress who portrays Jessica Lockhart on Days of Our Lives. [e 32] Chandler uses her cell phone to tell Joey and the others, engages in awkward conversion with her, and finally lets her play a "spin the phone pen over your head" game with him. Chandler Muriel Bing (Matthew Perry) is an executive in statistical analysis and data reconfiguration for a large multi-national corporation. It is revealed in the episode "The One with Phoebe's Husband" that the underwear on the telephone pole was Monica's when she was having sex with Fun Bobby on the terrace. Like Aniston, Perry had already appeared in several unsuccessful sitcom pilots before being cast. Rachel is invited to the wedding, but receives a cold reception for jilting Barry while she is there, and a ridiculous speech from Ross which bemuses everyone in the room does not exactly improve the situation for her, until she, in a desperate attempt to salvage some pride, walks onto the stage where the microphone is and starts singing the Copacabana. 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