Timeless sitcom, Friends, celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary this year, and the number of tributes that flooded in was endless.
Millions of fans from all around the world have been sharing their favorite memories of the show, and even cast members were reminiscing on some of the “best years of their lives.”
We know what the main characters are up to nowadays, but what about other cast members and the kids of Friends?
The twins who played Ross and Rachel’s baby daughter Emma are nearly eighteen-years-old now, and they have posted the most amazing behind-the-scenes photos on their Instagram accounts. And now they’ve taken to social media to share another hilarious throwback.
Friends is now twenty-five-years-old…
That means we have been blessed with twenty-five-years of one of the world’s most famous and successful sitcoms.
David Schwimmer, Courtney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Matt Le Blanc, and Lisa Kudrow were all pretty much unknown in Hollywood until Friends came along and turned them into household names in the showbiz world.
The millions of fans that Friends has around the world were reminiscing their favorite times from the show, and many decided that last week was the perfect time to re-watch all 10 seasons… because why not?
David Schwimmer, in similarity to Courtney Cox and Matt Le Blanc, took to his Instagram page to share a candid snap of the gang back in the early 90s, captioning it: “Celebrating a Thursday night 25 years ago… THANK YOU to all the fans out there!! We couldn’t have done it without you.”
“Big love to the other five.”
Turns out that the friends are actually friends in real life, which has sent fans completely wild…
Each cast member has gone on to star in different roles for various TV shows and movies, but what about the rest of the cast of Friends?
And some of which starred on the show for the entire 10 years, such as James Michael Tyler who played the role of Central Perk boss Gunther.
Despite rarely speaking, Gunther was a huge part of the show…
Tyler is now happily married and has gone on to star in other small roles for American television.
Speaking of his experience of Friends, he said in an interview: “It’s humbling. It’s bewildering in many ways. I’ve been re-watching the show and now I get it. I get why it has all these fans. When I watch it now I can remove myself from it.”
“Friends is comfort TV. You can kick back and laugh. It’s feel-good TV.”
Friends also became well known for its celebrity guests as well as its recurring characters…
A range of A-listers appeared in one-off episodes throughout its 10 seasons, including names such as Ben Stiller, George Clooney, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Robin Williams, Brad Pitt, and even Danny DeVito.
He agreed to play a continuous role as Elizabeth’s dad – a teenage girl who Ross was dating – after losing a personal bet with Matthew Perry and it has to be said, his role in the show was rather brilliant.
As well as celebrities, Friends starred a lot of child actors too.
The main star being Ben, Ross’ first son with his ex-wife Carol.
Ben’s character was played by numerous baby actors until twin actors Dylan and Cole Sprouse took over the role in 2000-2002.
Identical twins are usually cast to play child characters due to the high demand and pressures that come with acting, so each twin can alternate in playing the role.
The twins, who are now twenty-seven-years-old, have gone on to star in hit shows such as The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
The Sprouse twins aren’t the only child success stories from Friends…
Remember in season 8 when Rachel falls pregnant with Ross’ child?
The baby who played their newborn daughter, Emma, was yet again a set of identical twins.
And since they jointly starred as baby Emma back in seasons 9 and 10, the twins have gone on to star in a number of short movies, including the Jordan Peele horror, Us.
The twins have no recollection of their time spent on Friends …
In an interview, the twins said: “I don’t remember anything about being on the show, but we’ve seen the pictures.”
Cali has gone on to share some of these pictures on her Instagram account and they are truly remarkable…
Cali shared this adorable snap of her on set with Courtney, Jennifer, and Lisa in commemoration of the twenty-fifth-anniversary.
As all hardcore Friends fans will recognize, this was during the filming of Emma’s first birthday party during the episode in season 10: The One With the Cake.
Cali went on to share this candid snap of her and Jennifer cozying up back-stage.
The twins’ mom, Gretchen Carpenter, told Bustle: “Everyone was really, really nice to Noelle and Cali, and treated them like little princesses on the set.”
“I grew up knowing that I was on Friends, but I didn’t realize the extent of it until I was 10,” Noelle said in an interview in 2015 when she was twelve-years-old.
The twins’ parents made them wait until they were thirteen-years-old until they were allowed to actually watch Friends – in which they binged the entire thing in twenty-four-hours.
Even though the girls cannot remember a thing from filming on the show, it clearly kick-started their careers in acting early and it looks like they’re both onto some pretty big things… and they will hopefully be one day reunited with their on-screen family!
She had a lot of iconic scenes, but it’s episode four of season ten that has really gone down in Friends history.
But, as you can always expect with the Friends gang, nothing quite goes according to plan.
There’s another big problem. Baby Emma is napping – and she won’t wake up.
Which leaves certain Friends very annoyed.
There are members of the gang with other, supposedly more important things to be doing – and they’re desperately waiting for Emma to wake up, so they can skedaddle. This leads to Chandler leaving a rather passive-aggressive video message.
Because the message references 2020 – the year we’re somehow now living in. Time is a freaky thing.
No the actress who played (one half of) baby Emma has responded – in the most hilarious way.
But the latest one may be their best yet.
And she captioned it, “Just woke up from the best nap of all time, happy 2020!! (ft. my poorly done photoshop). Hope everyone has an excellent year full of family, friends, and laughter!!”
Even Noelle’s twin sister commented on the post!
As of midnight of December 31st, this Friends episode (along with all the others) was removed from Netflix forever! Want to learn more about the show’s online streaming fate? Keep on scrolling.