Arquette Took Over The Credits
Between seasons five and six, Courtney Cox married David Arquette and became Courtney Cox Arquette.
As a nod to one of their stars, the producers changed the opening credits in the season six premiere, “The One After Vegas.” Every cast member got an “Arquette” added to the end of their name.
The Wedding Minister Has A Connection To Jennifer Aniston
In “The One With Chandler And Monica’s Wedding: Part 2,” Rachel has to go find a last-minute stand-in minister for the ceremony. She ends up finding a Greek priest at a wedding for that “Anastassakis” family.
The name is a nod to Jennifer Aniston’s family name before they moved to the United States and changed it.
The Show’s Creators Have Made Their Fair Share Of Cameos
Before the reserved sign, there was an episode in season three when the gang walks into Central Perk to find people already sitting on the couch. The people taking up their precious space? The show’s creators, David Crane and Marta Kauffman.
The two creators make multiple other cameos in over the ten seasons.
One smart viewer realized something hilarious about Joey’s ATM number.
There’s A Reason They Always Had The Best Spot
Any millennial that frequents a coffee shop knows it’s hard to consistently land your favorite spot. The cast always gets that perfect spot at Central Perk because there’s a reserved sign on the table.
Gunther must know that these six will spend half their paychecks there if they can grab a spot.
The Apartment Numbers Change
In season one, Monica’s apartment is #5, and Joey and Chandler live in #4. After the season, the producers got feedback that the numbers were way too low for an apartment so high up.
Once they realized the oversight, they changed the apartments to #19 and #20 for season two.
Joey’s ATM Pin Is His Name
In “The One In Vegas: Part 1” Joey has to call Phoebe because he forgot his PIN number for his credit card, and she reminds him that it’s 5639.
If you’re from the T9 generation that had to press numbers to get letters, you’d know that 5639 spells out “Joey.”
One iconic piece of decor in Joey’s apartment was actually a cast member’s personal item. Read on to see what it was.
The Central Perk Chalkboard Has The Latest News
Most people keep an eye out on the Magna Doodle in Chandler and Joey’s apartment, but the chalkboard in Central Perk is just as juicy.
If you pause the frame you can often see different drink recipes, drawings of King Kong, and even Phoebe’s name on open mic night.
Matthew Perry’s Dad Made A Subtle Cameo
Unless you’re a super fan who knows what each actor’s parents look like, you probably didn’t notice when Matthew Perry’s real dad has a five-minute cameo. Perry’s dad played the father of Rachel’s boyfriend Joshua.
In “The One With Rachel’s New Dress,” he walks in for a perfect comedic moment right when Rachel changes into a sexier dress for Joshua.
The Iconic White Dog Was Actually Owned By Jennifer Aniston
The ugly big white dog figure was an iconic part of Chandler and Joey’s apartment. It actually is a personal belonging of Jennifer Aniston’s.
A friend of her’s gave it to her as a good luck present when she started acting, and she passed it on to the show when they hit it big.