The death of Matthew Perry, the beloved “Chandler Bing” in the popular TV series “Friends”, at the age of 54, on Saturday, has spread sadness not only in Hollywood but also to millions of television viewers around the world.

The phenomenon series of the 90s is still played in repeats in many countries, conquering the new generation of TV viewers.
Almost 3 decades later – people’s interest and love for the series remains undiminished. But let’s see together some facts about the series that we might not have known…

1. The famous opening credits fountain has appeared elsewhere before “Friends”

Unraveling our tangle of unknown information about the series we will start from the beginning – and of course, what more “beginning” than the opening credits of the series? More specifically, we will refer to the now legendary fountain, from which each episode begins. So, the fountain of the opening credits, which – to the great surprise of many fans of the series, who are looking for it on the streets of New York – is not in New York, but in the studio of Warner Bros. in Burbank, California, it has not “starred” only in “Friends”. He made his screen debut a year before the show began, in the Kenny Ortega film Hocus Pocus. In fact, the fountain is a breath away from various other sets, while in the background we see… fake houses, which complete the scenery.

2. The original plan envisaged 4 main protagonists

As strange and incongruous as it may seem to us now, the original plan for the series called for four – not six – lead roles. More specifically, the initial thought was for Phoebe and Chandler to appear in the show as supporting roles, as the series officials have revealed, framing the main cast of the 4 main protagonists. However, with the development of the plot, the makers decided that the show will focus on the lives of all the 6 friends.