Brace yourselves, Ross and Rachel shippers! Your OTP almost didn’t end up together. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Friends co-creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane reveal how the series almost ended with America’s favorite couple in a “grey area.” That’s not the only surprising intel the two divulged about the popular sitcom.
Here are three things we learned from their interview:
Crane on deciding to end the series during the 10th season: “Season 10, we said, “We can’t keep stopping and starting and rethinking everything.” And that also jived with what some of the cast was thinking.”
Crane on the possibility of Ross and Rachel ending up in a “grey area:” “We did talk about, with Ross and Rachel, a gray area of where they aren’t together, but we hint there’s a sense that they might be down the road. But we thought, “No, if we’re going to do it, let’s do it.” It’s the nature of our show. It’s not a show about grays. Let’s deliver not just what the audience wants, but what we want, which was to see them finally together.”
Kauffman the possibility of another Friends spin-off or reunion show: “We never, ever from the beginning ever wanted to do a spin-off or Grown-Up Friends or Friends Kids or Baby Friends. We always knew and felt very strongly that not only would it never happen, we never wanted to be part of that, because it so rarely works. We just felt like this show is about a certain time in your life, and once you’re past that time in your life, the show is over.”
If all this reminiscing made you nostalgic for your best television Friends, here’s a look back at the final scene!
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