I’m a Rachel and Joey shipper and I don’t care who knows it. I watched Friends all the way through right before my freshman year of college. Some of my friends were already super fans of the show, having watched it with their parents as it aired or in reruns whenever they could. Upon my first watch-through, I had the usual reactions: Rachel and Ross were not on a break. Oh my god, is it legal for someone to be as old as Richard but also as hot as him? Chandler and Monica are the perfect match. Oh, yeah, and forget Ross—Rachel belongs with Joey. This is the hill I will die on, the sword I have fallen on at parties, the rock that I, like Sisyphus, have rolled up a hill since
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No, no. They tried! It was Ross and Rachel all the way. The actress said despite their hooking up in Season 8 — and later developing some serious feelings for each other — Rachel and Joey were always better suited as, well, friends.
Joey wants to take Rachel to dinner on a pretend date to practice his dating skills, but soon develops romantic feelings for her; gang addicted to Mrs. Pacman.
According to Dr. Simone Knox, who has co-authored a book about the sitcom , producers were concerned when LeBlanc expressed concerns about how realistic the storyline was. Explaining a conversation she had with executive producer Kevin S. But in this case they went for it because, I guess, they thought they would get some interesting storylines. And according to previous reports, Aniston too took issue with the character arc.
Guess that explains why the episode where they find it too strange to have sex is so great – clearly none of the actors actually had to act very much that day. After his role as funny-guy Chandler Bing came to an end, Matthew Perry went on to star in a host of A-list films, including a main part alongside Zac Efron in 17 Again. Sadly for Friends fans, he shut down a friends reunion in an interview with Vanity Fair in He said, “I have this recurring nightmare—I’m not kidding about this.
When I’m asleep, I have this nightmare that we do Friends again and nobody cares. We do a whole series, we come back, and nobody cares about it.
16 ‘Friends’ plot holes and inconsistencies that still bother the show’s true fans
A die-hard Friends fan recently took to Twitter to share a tweet theory : Rachel Green should’ve ditched Ross Geller and ended up with Joey Tribbiani. Even those of you who’ve avoided watching Friends for the past two decades can probably understand why this argument is controversial. Rachel and Ross were an iconic duo, characterized by a passionate, tumultuous, and sometimes problematic relationship that spanned 10 seasons of television.
Rachel and Ross’s on-and-off romance was one of the show’s most significant story arcs, while Rachel’s fling with Joey popped up intermittently throughout the second half of the series—ultimately ending when Rachel and Joey agreed they weren’t romantically compatible in season Still, Twitter user Skaiplana follow her at kaneandgriffin makes a pretty compelling argument for Rachel and Joey’s would’ve could’ve should’ve happy ending. Skaiplana points out that Rachel’s relationship with Joey was built on a foundation of genuine friendship , whereas Ross viewed Rachel as more of a romantic prospect than a friend.
Joey and Rachel read each other’s favorite books: The Shining and Little Women getting over him, and now she’s celebrating that by going on a date with him.
EastEnders: 90s singer Mica Paris to play ‘formidable’ character in Walford. These two did things right, becoming best friends before falling head over heels in love… and, as a result, their marriage is as unshakeable as ever. Raising twins was hard work obviously , but both of the Bings were hugely hands-on parents – and Chandler made sure that he was there to take over the night feeds and nappy changes when his talented wife was working at her restaurant.
It goes without saying that Chandler, after a decade in advertising, is a huge success – so much so that he can work from home, and be there for the kids when they get home from school. Monica, meanwhile, has proven that great organisation skills and hard work DO pay off. Not only did she run her own restaurant, but she also entered and won a Food Network chef competition. Nowadays she has her very own cooking show, which features guest appearances from the likes of Nigella Lawson and Mary Berry not to mention a celebrity taster in the form of Joey Tribbiani.
In short, the Bings have great jobs, a gorgeous house, wonderful children, and are very happy. It suited his childish personality perfectly! He nipped out of the studio on a quest for sandwiches one day, and found himself walking into his local deli – where he bumped into Erica! The pair hit it off right away as Chandler had always suspected they would and they arranged to go for dinner together that same evening. Dinner turned into breakfast if you know what we mean , breakfast turned into a whole weekend together, and things just got better and better from there.
We saw that Phoebe and Mike were planning on starting a family of their own in The Last One – and they definitely did just that. Their large family made it impossible to find a New York apartment big enough to house them all, so the couple decided to move to the suburbs, winding up in a house pretty close to Monica and Chandler.
Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc hated Joey and Rachel being together on Friends
If the fan theories , plot holes and controversial storylines from Friends still keep you up at night, you’re not the only one: earlier this week, the internet got really, really angry again about when Joey and Rachel happened. At the end of Season 9, the pair’s relationship moved from platonic to romance while Rachel was pregnant with Ross’s child, and while they later decided they were better off as friends, a lot of fans argue that it should have never happened in the first place because of Ross.
But if there’s one thing to convince you otherwise, it’s this epic Twitter thread from Claire Willets , who shut down claims that the romance was just a stalling mechanism for Ross and Rachel’s relationship, but rather puts forward a very strong argument that Rachel and Joey are far better suited. Read it all, and then try and tell us you don’t agree.
I am on record as being absolutely ride-or-die anti-Ross Geller, who is for my money one of television’s all-time worst human men. From the moment the Friends first meet Rachel, Ross immediately sees her as a romantic prospect.
“I think there was a moment when Joey and Rachel got together that maybe it could happened, but it didn’t. It was Ross and Rachel all the way.
See the gallery. Monica, Chandler and Phoebe find out that they can hear through the walls in their hotel rooms. Monica and Chandler cover the wall where they can hear Joey and Rachel kissing, and Phoebe covers the wall where Charlie and Ross are kissing. Both couples put their relationships on hold while they wait to talk to the other before proceeding. Monica decides to get rid of her poofy hair by getting corn rows.
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Subscriber Account active since. Now that HBO Max has launched with the hit NBC sitcom on its roster, plenty of fans will be compelled to rewatch and reminisce about its groundbreaking episodes , fan-favorite couples , iconic pieces of furniture — and, for some, its biggest flaws. In addition to some glaringly problematic story lines , “Friends” had issues with continuity that can be hard to ignore to this day, from petty details like characters having multiple different birthdays to major emotional moments getting little to no follow-through like Phoebe’s birth parents disappearing from her life without explanation.
Creeping on Joey’s current girlfriend and making a move on her was one of Chandler’s absolute low points. Falling in love with Rachel might’ve been acceptable.
Friends co-creator David Crane has revealed that Joey Matt LeBlanc and Rachel Jennifer Aniston were never intended to end up together — with Rachel always going to end up with Ross David Schwimmer — who she notably had an on-and-off relationship with throughout the series. The two characters notably become involved in a brief romance during the tenth and final season of the popular sitcom, while Rachel was on yet another break from her relationship with Ross — and this romance received a hefty amount of criticism from both critics and fans.
And that happens in life. We always know this was like… that this was doomed, but in a hopefully really interesting, moving and compelling way. Phoebe would have been great with either one. If you’ve got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.
12 Years On, Friends Creator Explains Why Joey And Monica Didn’t Hook Up
On this day 20 years ago, we all met six New Yorkers who were sitting around a coffee shop drinking out of impossibly huge coffee mugs and just chitchatting. There was nothing special about them; they were just Friends. And since that day, almost every human being has longed for a life where your best friends live across the hall from you and you can afford a giant, beautiful apartment in NYC. It turns out the real world is nothing like that, but at least we got to pretend it was for 10 seasons.
But then you went off the air 10 years ago, which means your stupid theme song lied!
When Rachel bemoans the fact that she can’t date now that she’s pregnant, Joey takes her out for the night. Meanwhile, Phoebe gives Monica and Chandler a.
Some fans weren’t convinced, arguing that Joey and Rachel seem more like a pairing written in to spice up the show plus, we all know Joey is the ultimate bachelor. But to other fans, Joey and Rachel being together just makes perfect sense, and you should really hear the argument out. For one thing, the duo have an unmistakable bond. Rachel helps Joey become more mature and respectful of women, while Joey helps Rachel loosen up and become more comfortable with herself.
Their brief relationship is far from perfect, but it shows Joey in a new light without it feeling out of character. It’s through getting to know her and forming a close bond after living together that makes Joey realize there’s potential for a relationship.
Jennifer Aniston weighs in on ‘Friends’ fan theory about Rachel and Joey
The relationship between protagonists Joey Tribbiani and Rachel Greene first began in season eight. During seasons 5, 7, and early parts of season 8, Joey playfully flirts with Rachel. She never takes this seriously and rebuffs him. As time progresses, she begins to have fun living with Joey so much that she decides to stay with him, after Phoebe’s apartment is poorly rebuilt with one bedroom in the season seven episode ” The One With The Holiday Armadillo “.
Season 10 was a low point for Friends, but the real issue was the gang taking ‘I’ll be there for you’ a bit too literally.
But over 14 years since their romance on the iconic sitcom came to an end, one Twitter user has taken it upon themselves to prove why we were all wrong. In her tweets, she explains why Joey and Rachel actually made much more sense as a couple than Ross and Rachel ever did, while also demonstrating why the former would have made the perfect boyfriend. He’s never gotten over his crush on her. They have a genuine friendship. Sometimes questionable af, but, you know.
He lets her crash the set when he’s filming and flirt with soap actors. He’s endlessly threatened by the men she dates. They were roommates. The friendship stays intact. They could have made this work. He was “tired of having a relationship with her answering machine. The apartments. I KNOW.