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These 'Friends' Promo Pics Are Amazing

I have been a Friends fan for almost all of my life. You see, the show premiered when I was just an itty bitty toddler, but despite my age, I still appreciated the quality content. To prove this to you, I even named my most beloved teddy bear “Rachel” after, you guessed it, Rachel Green. It's probably my mom’s fault since she was a mega fan and let me stay up past my toddler bedtime and watch with her, but whatever. The point here is that like many people, I love Friends, and so when I saw these Friends promotional pictures from the age of yore, they were too good to pass up. If you’re an invested, longtime fan like me, you're always longing for nuggets like these, and trust me, you won't be disappointed.

I assure you, Friends fans, these pictures are good. They’re really good. Even better than the photo themselves, though? Wondering what each actor was thinking when they posed for these images that have forever frozen our '90s pals in time. Here’s what I just have to assume the Friends cast was thinking in these perfectly '90s photos:

1. "Is It Just Me, Or Is It Kind Of Cold In Here?"

"These rings are doing nothing for my warmth."

2. "I Feel Fine"

*Tries hardest not to look at Elle Macpherson, or sweat too profusely, or breathe too loudly*

3. "Why Do I Have To Wear A Suit? What Does Chandler Even Do?"

"I know how I'll exact my revenge," Matthew Perry probably thought. "A future reunion show..."

4. "Yeah, My Hands Are Freezing"

"...Thank God this sweater is velvet."

5. "Now That You Mention It, My Bicep Is Really Cold"

"But only the right one. Weird."

6. "Really? I Think The Room Is Fairly Temperate."

*Ignores pained mutters out of frame*

7. "No Offense, But Who Invited Conan O'Brien?" — Everyone

Jennifer Aniston, clutching onto Matt LeBlanc, probably thinking: "And why is he wearing clothes from Ross's wardrobe?"

8. "I Wonder If Matthew Will Notice My Hand Placement" — Lisa Kudrow

"I noticed." — Matthew Perry

9. "Could This Picture BE Anymore Awkward For Me?" — Perry

"Or me?" — Kudrow.

10. "...So That's The Plan For The Joey Spin-Off" — LeBlanc

Everyone in unison: "Sounds great!" Before David Schwimmer whispers to Aniston: "Wait, really?"

Listen, I can't say for sure that these were the exact ponderings of the Friends cast during this photoshoot, but I think I'm pretty close.


An image on the official Friends account briefly broke the internet after it was confirmed a one-off special will be airing on HBO Max later this year.

To promote that eagerly-awaited episode, some photos from the past have resurfaced which might leave the cast wondering why on earth they ever agreed to do them.

The images were shared by writer Sophie Louise Hall on Twitter, and show former cast members David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and Matthew Perry — who all posted the reunion announcement on their personal Instagram feeds — in a slew of ridiculous poses and set-ups.

A few we’ve seen before — DVD boxsets and the like have included a couple — but other Friends promo photos are just strange.

The sensational six will be coming back for an as-yet-untitled unscripted special for HBO Max.

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After months of swirling rumours, social media went crazy after the cast and Friends insta posts broke the news that delighted millions of fans on Friday night.

The reunion special and all 236 episodes of the legendary series will be available to subscribers when a new streaming service HBO Max launches in May.

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‘Guess you could call this the one where they all got back together — we are reuniting with David, Jennifer, Courteney, Matt, Lisa, and Matthew for an HBO Max special that will be programmed alongside the entire Friends library,’ Kevin Reilly, chief content officer of HBO Max told Deadline.

‘It taps into an era when friends — and audiences — gathered together in real time and we think this reunion special will capture that spirit, uniting original and new fans.’

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We can only hope the Friends cast being gathered together sees them in more ridiculous promotional photos. Can we get Joey and Chandler in a banana boat next, pretty please?!


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It's hard to believe, but this month marks the 25th anniversary of Friends. And to celebrate, the cast members who are on Instagram posted touching throwback shots from the show's early days. Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, and Matt LeBlanc each shared the same photo, which depicts the beloved group walking down the street in evening wear. They used the opportunity to thank their fans for loving and supporting the sitcom for more than two decades.

"Celebrating a Thursday night 25 years ago. Thank you to all of our loyal fans across the world. You’ve certainly been there for us! I love these guys!" Cox wrote. She also teased Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry for not having social media: "#seriouslyjen? #youtoomatthew." Kudrow made a similar joke in hers: "Celebrating a Thursday night 25 years ago. We might be in different places but we are connect.ed. #STILLTHEREFORYOU #FRIENDS #friends25thanniversary #[email protected] #COMEONALREADYJEN."

Meanwhile, LeBlanc wrote, "Seems like yesterday. Thanks to all the fans for watching." And Schwimmer added, "THANK YOU to all the fans out there!! We couldn't have done it without you."

These joint posts coincide with a few other recent tributes to Friends. Just this week, Ralph Lauren dropped a collection inspired by Aniston's character Rachel Green. Over the summer, there was also some buzz that a Friends reunion could happen; Aniston got our hopes up when she said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, "Listen, I told you this: I would do it. The girls would do it. And the boys would do it, I’m sure."

We're crossing our fingers, especially because we learned in June that Friends is leaving Netflix in 2020. So, if these posts gave you serious nostalgia, be sure to stream your favorite episodes while they're still available on the site.

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Friends cast pictured in bizarre promo photos after reunion news

A number of the strange photoshoots the Friends cast were forced to participate in have resurfaced in the wake of the reunion news.

The images were shared by writer Sophie Louise Hall on Twitter, and show former cast members David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and Matthew Perry in various ridiculous poses and scenarios.

In one, the six actors sit astride a horse that has been digitally stretched. In another, they appear in a magazine shoot that is, for some reason, a cross between Wild West and burlesque-themed.

Fans pointed out that many images had fallen foul of poor Photoshop skills, such as the one where characters Rachel, Phoebe and Monica try to pull Ross away from Joey and Chandler – only the women have been Photoshopped so they are visibly bigger than the men.

News that an official reunion between the original cast members will finally happen has been met with widespread excitement from fans.

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A number of celebrities, including Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Laura Dern, reacted to an Instagram post by Aniston confirming the one-off special would take place.

The programme has been described as an unscripted special during which all six stars will return to Stage 24, the sitcom’s original soundstage on the Warner Bros studio lot in Burbank, California.


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1994: The Concept

Show runners Marta Kauffman and David Crane originally pitched the series to NBC as Insomnia Café. The title was revamped, but the concept remained the same: It was about six funny young friends living in New York City.

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1994: The Cast Is Set

Friends premiered in 1994 and instantly turned it's ensemble cast—Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, and Matthew Perry–into household names.

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1994: Monica Geller's Apartment

The West Village apartment Monica lived in was the center of much fanfare and debate throughout the show's 10 seasons—mainly because viewers couldn't understand how a 20-something could afford a true two-bedroom with a massive living room and balcony. The show solved this by explaining it was rent controlled.

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1994: Friends From the Beginning

Here, Aniston, Kudrow, and Cox are seen on set during season one. Courteney revealed that she and the other women ate lunch together every day for 10 years. "We always had the same thing—a Cobb salad. But it wasn't really a Cobb salad. It was a Cobb salad that Jennifer doctored up with turkey bacon and garbanzo beans and I don't know what," Cox told the Los Angeles Times.

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1994: Meet the Gellers

Since the show's first season, Christina Pickles and Elliot Gould appeared in the reoccurring roles of Monica and Ross' parents, Judy and Jack Geller. Here, all four actors who make up the Geller family pose together on set.

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1994: Morgan Fairchild Makes an Appearance

As for Chandler Bing, Falcon Crest actress Morgan Fairchild guest-starred on season one as his embarrassingly brazen mother.

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1994: Introducing a New Carol

Anita Barone originally played Carol, Ross' ex-wife, in season one. However, after just a single episode, Jane Sibbett replaced her and played Carol for the remainder of the series.

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1995: Joey as Dr. Drake Ramoray

It doesn't get more meta than this: Here is Matt LeBlanc on set as Joey Tribbiani playing Dr. Drake Ramoray, a character on a fictional version of Days of our Lives. Fun fact: Roark Critchlow (right) played Dr. Mike Horton in both the Friends version of Days of Our Lives and the real one.

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1995: The Men's Department Store

Here's a look at the set of the men's department store where Joey is working as a cologne spritzer in season two. Even though the characters were supposed to be living in New York City, the series never shot there. Instead Friends was filmed on the Warner Brothers lot in Burbank, California—which you can still visit today.

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1995: Janice Gains Fans

Fan favorite Maggie Wheeler, who played Chandler's on-again-off-again girlfriend Janice Hosenstein, is seen here shooting her second episode of Friends. The role was supposed to be a one-time gig, but the writers liked her so much they kept bringing her back.

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1995: The One with the Monkey

Another character that made an appearance in season one: Ross' monkey, Marcel. He was apparently written out of the show because he became too difficult to shoot with.

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1995: Coffee Cup Craze

As the show's popularity skyrocketed, the oversize mugs served at the gang's favorite coffee shop, Central Perk, became iconic. The cast got their own at the NBC press tour party, as seen here.

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1996: The One with the Lesbian Wedding

In season two, Carol and her partner, Susan, get married. It was the first lesbian wedding on network television. "When we did the lesbian wedding episode of Friends, everybody was up in arms. [NBC] put 104 operators on for fear of getting a million phone calls. They got two," writer and executive producer Marta Kauffman told The Hollywood Reporter.

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1996: Marlo Thomas Guest Stars

Since the beginning of season one, Marlo Thomas made numerous appearances on the show, playing the role of Rachel Green's mom. Here she is stealing the show on set during season two.

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1996: A New Love Interest

Tom Selleck joined the cast in season two in the episode, "The One Where Ross and Rachel... You Know," as Monica's first serious boyfriend, Dr. Richard Burke. He later returned during seasons three and five.

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1996: Getting Direction on Set

Courteney and Tom are seen here during season two working with the episode's director, Michael Lembeck (right), who directed 20 episodes throughout the series.

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1995: Chrissie Hynde Performs

Another famous face on set during season two: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Chrissie Hynde, of The Pretenders, who performed with Phoebe at Central Perk during the episode called "The One with the Baby on the Bus."

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1996: Julia Roberts Guest Stars

That's not all. In season two, one of the biggest names in Hollywood made a cameo on Friends in "The One After the Super Bowl," which aired (you guessed it) after the Super Bowl. She played a love interest for Chandler with ulterior motives.

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1996: Joey and Chandler's Apartment

Here, the cast of Friends performs a scene on the set of the second apartment on Friends. Fun fact: The Magna Doodle on the back of the apartment's door displayed a different message or design in every episode.

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1996: The One with All the Football

The Thanksgiving episode was a fan favorite every season. Here, Schwimmer and Cox are seen being filmed for the famous episode in season three when the Geller siblings get a little too competitive with one another.

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1997: Real Life Friends on Set

LeBlanc and Kudrow on set of "The One With All the Jealousy" during season three, during which Joey lands a role on Broadway after lying on his resume.

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1997: Ben Stiller Guest Stars

Before landing his breakout role in Zoolander, Ben Stiller guest-starred on the series during season three as Rachel's date, who happens to be a secret screamer (see next slide).

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1997: The One with the Screamer

Stiller on set as "the screamer," a.k.a. Rachel's date that Ross catches screaming at people, but his friends don't believe him.

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1997: Billy Crystal and Robin Williams Stop By

During season three, Billy Crystal and Robin Williams by chance happened to be in the same building where Friends was being shot. The two comedians accepted the opportunity to cameo on the show and completely improvised a scene on the coffee shop couch. Here's the cast posing afterward for a photo.

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1997: A New Set Up

Remember the two different apartment sets? Well, when the guys and girls swap units after an infamous bet in season four, episode 12, the set that used to be known as Monica's apartment got a new look. Here it is in season four, episode 13.

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1998: Charlton Heston Guest Stars

The legendary actor appeared on Friends in season four in the episode "The One with Joey's Dirty Day," where Matt LeBlanc's character, Joey, films a scene with him for a movie.

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1998: Lisa Kudrow's Pregnancy

Throughout season four, Phoebe is pregnant as the surrogate to her brother's triplets. But in reality, it was Kudrow who was pregnant and the storyline was added in by writers. Here she is posing with Courteney on set during the episode called "The One With All the Wedding Dresses."

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1998: The One with Ross' Wedding

During season four's two-part finale, the cast flew to London to film Ross' wedding. Here, Perry is seen on set filming a scene where he explores the city.

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1998: Back to the '80s

Friends channeled the '80s in a flashback episode in season five. As proven by this picture on set, Schwimmer and Perry seem into their looks.

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1999: David Schwimmer's Directorial Debut

The first episode Schwimer was given the chance to direct was season six, episode six, called "The One on the Last Night" (in which Rachel is moving out of the apartment so Chandler can move in). He returned to the chair in seasons seven, eight, and 10.

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Jennifer Aniston's 'Friends' reunion pics will leave you feeling nostalgic again

"Friends" fans aren't the only ones still buzzing from the excitement of the "Friends" reunion special on HBO Max — the show's stars are "basking in all the love," too.

Jennifer Aniston, who appeared in the unscripted special alongside her five former co-stars — David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc — posted a few behind-the-scenes pics from the event Tuesday on Instagram.

Aniston's slideshow included a pic of all six cast members posing together for a selfie. Another photo found Schwimmer, who played Ross Geller on the series, sitting together on the Central Perk couch with Justin and Hailey Bieber. Justin Bieber dressed up in Ross' goofy "Spudnik" Halloween costume for a funny cameo in the special.

Aniston, who played Rachel Green, also shared a selfie showing her smiling next to director James Burrows.

In her caption, the Emmy winner wrote, "Still basking in all the love from the #FriendsReunion. Thank you each and every one of you."

She added, "Swipe for... The bazillionth selfie taken with the five of us... When two TOTALLY different worlds collide - @_schwim_’s face says it all ☺️ ... The legend himself, our director of the first season, Papa James Burrows."

Aniston's heartfelt post comes days after Kudrow, who played Phoebe Buffay on the show, shared a selfie with Schwimmer to reveal the pair was already hanging out again not long after the reunion premiered.

"Tonight ... That’s how long we waited to get together," Kudrow joked in her caption.

Aniston popped into the comments on Kudrow's post to gush, "Love you two so much!"

Cox, who played Monica Geller on the show, responded, too, writing, "Awww I love you guy (sic)!!!"

Apparently, Cox was also moved — and inspired — by the decades' worth of memories shared with her former castmates.

Over the weekend, she posted an Instagram video of her and singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran re-creating Monica and Ross' hilarious sibling dance routine from the season six episode "The One With the Routine."

She captioned the cute clip, "Just some routine dancing with a friend."

Gina Vivinetto

Gina Vivinetto is a writer for She lives in Asheville, North Carolina, where she spends her free time hiking, reading and snuggling with her "Friends" box set. She and her wife, Molly, are the proud moms of two formerly stray cats, Sophie and Pierre, and a rescue dog named Gracie. 


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Thanks to Netflix, you could easily watch all 10 seasons at the drop of a hat, if of course you didn't catch the reruns on TBS, Nick at Nite, the CW, TNT, and pretty much every other channel.

The "Friends" fandom is intense and it's tough to find someone who just doesn't like the show (they're there, but there aren't many of them). One thing all fans love are behind the scene's tidbits, and photos from the set. Lucky for you, that's just what we've got.

We did some searching and found some pretty epic season one promo shots for the soon to be addition to NBC's "Must See TV."

First off, here are their amazing individual head shots.

Here's Courteney Cox sitting on the windowsill in everyone's favorite apartment.

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David Schwimmer looking like he could use some help opening a window.

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Matthew LeBlanc just looking super casual.

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Matthew Perry pensively thinking while sitting on the ledge of the famous fountain.

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Lisa Kudrow just being Phoebe.

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Finally, Jennifer Aniston looking like she could have been photographed yesterday.

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Thought that was enough? No no, here are even more pics from before the Central Perk hit it big.

We could just hear them all saying, "If one person pushes me into that fountain, y'all are done."

Friends - Season 1

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Hurry, everyone look like angsty 20-somethings on this stoop.

Friends - Season 1

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Okay, now all just lay down on said dirty stoop.

Friends - Season 1

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Okay, now everyone look like they like each other and pretend to laugh!

Friends - Season 1

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Finally, we can't help but end this wonderful photo op without this hilariously awkward picture of Jennifer Aniston. Who decides, let's have you squat and just throw your arms on your knees?

Friends - Season 1

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If there is one thing we learned by looking at all these photos, is that the fashion in the '90s is the fashion today, and we absolutely love it.

Check out more "Friends" pics in the gallery below!

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