Courteney Cox & # 39; s Monica and Matthew Perry & # 39; s Chandler would NOT become a set on Friends, but the fans wanted it
The neat freak Monica by Courteney Cox and the goofy Chandler by Matthew Perry would not be a couple in the popular TV series Friends.
But the fans demanded it, causing the writers to create romance and reveal a new book in honor of the 25th anniversary of the show.
And not only did the two connect, but they also tied the knot and eventually had two children – Erica and Jack – during the 10-year run of the show.
There is a shock: Fan reaction to a London recording of the episode in which Monica and Chandler end up in bed after Ross & # 39; s wedding was so extreme that writers chose to keep the matter going
According to Generation Friends: An Inside Look At The Show That A Television, by Saul Austerlitz, defined the idea of connection between control freak Monica and super sarcastic Chandler & # 39; started as a whim & # 39 ;.
& # 39; When the second season was planned, one of the writers threw out an idea: & # 39; What if we get Chandler and Monica together? & # 39 ;, he writes.
& # 39; The thought was intended less as a permanent shift in the gravity of the series and more as a fun plot line, good for a few episodes before the status quo broke back in place. & # 39;
A writer called the idea & # 39; a little desperate & # 39; and it was only reduced until the staff started working in season 4 when someone suggested it as a funny ending to Monica & # 39; s drunk night of self-doubt after brother Ross's wedding, played by David Schwimmer, against Emily in London .
Still friends only: the idea of a connection between the two, played by Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox, was considered & # 39; a little desperate & # 39; and fell in season 2
Dishing the dirt: Generation Friends by author Saul Austerlitz
The writers room was divided according to Generation Friends. & # 39; There was a fear … that bringing Chandler and Monica together would be experienced as almost incestuous & # 39; because they had always been Platonic friends.
Even when everyone agreed with the plot point, they proposed it as a one-time appointment to laugh.
But when the scene was filmed on a London sound stage, the studio audience went crazy when Monica emerged from Chandler's bed.
& # 39; The cheers and cheers of delight went on and on, the artists drowned out and shook the room & # 39 ;, Saul says. And the writers could not ignore that passionate response.
Despite a pact to make what happened in London happen, Monica and Chandler remained secretly back home in New York.
What happened in London stays in London: but it didn't … and the couple had to admit to their friends that they were an item in this episode
Aisle: They eventually revealed the truth, moved together and married
Of course they eventually reveal the truth, live together, get married and adopt twins.
Executive producer Scott Silveri told about their ill-fated first connection in an interview with 2013 Vulture.
& # 39; When Monica appeared under the sheets, there was only an explosion of the audience, & # 39; he said.
Did not happen: fans were all desperately looking for Rachel and Ross to come together – permanently
& # 39; It was a combination of laughing / panting / crying / screaming. They were just blown away by it. It was so intense, for the second or third take, instead of looking at the monitors, I just turned around and watched the audience. & # 39;
Friends, who also played Jennifer Aniston as Rachel, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe and Matt LeBlanc as Joey, was broadcast on NBC from 1994 to 2004 and still plays in syndication on dozens of channels across the country.
Meanwhile, it is also due to the switch from Netflix to WarnerMedia's streaming service, HBO Max, when it bends next year.
They are still there for you: friends broadcast from 1994 to 2004 on NBC and still playing in syndication on dozens of channels in the US and abroad
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