Sooo, Chandler And Phoebe's Characters Were Almost Cut From Friends
Friends would be nothing without Chandler's one liners and Phoebe's all-round bizarreness. So IMAGINE our surprise when this news story surfaced:
THEIR CHARACTERS WERE NEARLY LEFT OUT OF THE SHOW.
When the sitcom was first written (originally called 'Insomnia Cafe' - weiiiiird!) Pheebs and the Chan Chan Man were penned as peripheral characters who popped in occasionally. The plotlines were going to focus on Joey, Ross, Monica and Rachel only.
A poll we here at Comedy Central ran for Friendsfest in 2016 revealed that Chandler was the second favourite character out of the gang - and Phoebe came in fourth.
It was Ross who took first place (we know, we don't get it either), while Joey came in third, Rachel was fifth and Monica bottomed out at sixth place. Yikes.
What's more, Rachel almost exited the show before the final series began, as Jennifer Aniston said in the early 2000s she wasn't sure "how much Rachel she had left in [her]." Oh, what could have been!
FIRST OF ALL, BUT FRIENDS:
First Of All, But Friends
Warner Bros.1 of 9
Warner Bros.2 of 9
Warner Bros.3 of 9
Warner Bros.4 of 9
Warner Bros.5 of 9
Warner Bros.6 of 9
Warner Bros.7 of 9
Warner Bros.8 of 9
Warner Bros.9 of 9
Rick And Morty Star In Run The Jewels' Latest Hip Hop Video
This Sh!t is LIT!
Rick And Morty Just Played The Main Stage At A Festival, WT Actual F
Life doesn't get better than this.
The Internet Shares All The Wonderful, Nice Things It Absolutely HATES
Dogs in costumes, guys. STOP IT.
Beyonce Fans Admit Depraved Things They'd Do For Concert Tickets And OK, WOW
Is everything okay at home, guys?
Teen Co-Star Tells Adorable Stories Of Will Smith On The Fresh Prince Set
"He was still a human being through the process of everything."
Matt LeBlanc Is Not Keen On A Reboot Called 'Old Friends'
"Personally? I don't think so."
People Are Claiming They Can Hear Janice Through This Photo
OH. MY. GOD.
The SNL Cast Impersonated The Oscar Nominees And It’s HILARIOUS
They were spot on.
Taylor Swift Has Us Screaming 'MOOD' In The 'Delicate' Music Video
Honestly, Taylor is us 24/7.
7 Times You Missed Friends Foreshadowing Its Celeb Guest Stars
Tweets That Prove Macaulay Culkin's The Funniest Person On The Internet
First up, he's called @IncredibleCulk.
STOP EVERYTHING: The Impractical Jokers Are Getting Their Own Movie
Murr just confirmed it and OMG!
Matt LeBlanc Sniffed Big Foot's Sh*t And Fans Ain't Happy
"It looks like human food in it. It smells like sh*t!"
Courteney Cox's Ex-Husband Shares Cute Emmys Story About The Friends Cast
"Courteney Cox and I made fake mini Emmys for the entire crew of Friends."
White Movie Stars Switched With Black Lead Actors In Powerful Poster Series
"If you're surprised, it means you don't see enough black people in major roles."
Phoebe, Monica And Rachel Still Have Their Own Whatsapp Group
Courteney Cox just revealed: "I really don't like it!"
Friends Creators Step In To Defend 'Homophobic' Chandler
"His Dad was transgender", said Marta Kauffman.
Tatyana Ali Remembers Her Favourite Fresh Prince Moments
"Will Smith and Alfonso Ribeiro were like big brothers to me.”
The Fresh Princess Of Bel Air? Female-Led Reboot Could Be On The Way
Does Will Smith know about this?!
Matt LeBlanc's Daughter Is Brutally Honest About Friends
She prefers My Little Pony...