Ever watched something on TV and felt that what you were watching looked awfully familiar?
Well, Friends fans have just realized that the house Monica and Chandler bought is exactly the same as Kevin McAllister's from Home Alone! Read on to find out more about this strange coincidence...
You won't believe the pics!
Friends is arguably one of the most successful sitcoms of all time.
via: GettyWe were introduced to the Friends gang back in 1994, when Ross (David Schwimmer), Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Chandler (Matthew Perry), Monica, (Courteney Cox), Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), and Joey (Matt LeBlanc) first burst onto our screens.
It was an instant hit...
via: GettyCreated by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, the comedy follows the friends, who live in the same New York apartment block, as they together navigate through the turbulent years of their late twenties.
And we grew to become incredibly attached to these characters...It truly made us feel like a member of the Friends gang and we could relate to so many different aspects of the show.
Whether we could relate to Joey's skills with the ladies...Or if we felt connected on a spiritual level to Phoebe... there's something for everyone in Friends.
On a personal note...Neat-freak Monica speaks to me on a totally different level.
The final episode aired in September 2004...And we watched through our tears as the gang said their final goodbyes to the apartment we had all grown to know and love for the past decade.
It was an emotional rollercoaster, to say the least.Monica and Chandler were starting a family, Phoebe was newly married, Rachel had a new job in Paris... As with a lot of friendships, the gang had grown apart and were embarking upon their separate journeys.
Oh, and Rachel got off the plane...Fans rejoiced as Ross and Rachel finally put their differences aside and got back together.
But, fifteen years on from Rachel getting off the plane...
via: GettyWe have never found out what happened to the gang. Did Rachel and Ross stay together? Would Monica and Chandler ever get divorced? Did Joey ever make it as a big actor?
Over the years, there have been a few low-key reunions and a lot of false hope...Apart from the occasional reunion on talk-shows, fans have had their fair share of disappointments when it comes to waiting for a Friends reunion.
The cast has confirmed in the past that a reunion is incredibly unlikely...Matt Le Blanc left fans heartbroken last year as he rejected calls for the show to return, saying the sitcom simply "wouldn’t be the same" in an interview with the Mail Online. He added, "People want to know what happened to them. But it was about a finite period in a person’s life after college, before you settle down and start a family."
So, yeah... Things haven't been looking too great on the reunion front...Many worry that because Friends was about a group of people in their twenties and thirties, it just wouldn't work following the gang through their forties and fifties.
Well, the news we were all waiting for arrived in February...
Many fans hoped that the reunion would be scripted...
via: GettyBut sadly, the reunion will simply be a sit-down with the entire cast and crew to just catch up and reminisce on the good times. It still sounds brilliant, though!
The reunion was originally scheduled to air in May on HBO Max...Along with the channel releasing all 10 seasons of the sitcom for viewers to watch on-demand. But due to the global pandemic, the Friends reunion was called off "indefinitely," just a week before filming was set to take place.
Marta Kauffman recently gave the much-needed update...
via: GettySpeaking to The Wrap, she said: "We are hoping to be able to shoot in August if all is well and there is no early second wave and the studio is open. If everything is in place and we understand all the protocols and we can still make a good show, we’ll be shooting it some time, mid-to-late August."
So in the meantime...All we can do is re-watch the entire 10 seasons of Friends!
Friends really is the best show to binge-watch...And some fans have been re-watching the show that much, that they discovered something that they had never noticed before.
Who remembers when Monica and Chandler bought a lovely suburban house together in the final season?
via: GettyThey were just about to welcome their adopted babies into the family and the married couple were ready to move from the city into a more suburban family-friendly area.
Does anyone think that their new family home looked awfully familiar?
via: NetflixWell, it turns out that we've seen that very house before... and it wasn't on Friends.
It turns out that Monica and Chandler's new home is the same family home from Home Alone.
via: NetflixThe production company, 22 Vision, publicized the connection between Monica and Chandler’s home and the McAllister’s house in the 1990 cult classic.
According to them, the houses have the exact same window view.Of course, the inside of the house isn’t all done up in red and green like the curiously Christmas-themed house from Home Alone. However, the view out the windows of their new house is identical to the one Kevin McAllister saw back in 1990.
Fans can even see the same front door on the house across the street from the window...
via: 22 VisionAnother window reveals a telltale blue and white garage door at the Murphys’ house just like the one in Home Alone. Unbelievable!
But it turns out that the house itself wasn't exactly the same as the one used in Home Alone.It appears that the producers of Friends have simply used recycled footage from Home Alone to create that lovely suburban backdrop.
And with Hollywood being Hollywood, there's an easy explanation for this connection.
via: 22 VisionIt’s apparently common for TV studios to reuse footage that already exists rather than paying to create their own, especially for inconsequential scenes like the one of Monica and Chandler in their new house.