Anyone who is anyone loves Friends... Even those who claim that they've never watched it or simply don't enjoy it. Yes, you have watched it, and yes you do enjoy it. Stop lying to yourselves.
Anyway, it's been an awfully quiet fifteen years since the final episode of Friends aired and we said our tearful goodbyes to the 6 friends we all grew to know and love. Fans of the sitcom have been more than vocal about wanting Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe, and Joey to return.
And now there's some rather exciting news for Friends fans ...
Friends is arguably one of the most successful sitcoms of all time.
via: IMDBWe were first 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: IMDBCreated 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.The show truly made us feel like a member of the Friends gang, even when we were conflicted over whether Ross and Rachel really were on a break or not... FYI they totally were on a break.
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...We 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.
A trailer for a Friends movie went viral last year, giving superfans false hope that the sitcom was hitting the box office...But it wasn't to be. The trailer was quickly confirmed to be fake and, again, our dreams were shattered.
And even the cast have confirmed 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."
And it isn't just the cast who have their doubts...
via: GettyThe show’s co-creator Marta Kauffman, says she constantly gets “nagged" by fans to bring the sitcom back. “Watch the old ones – there is no way we could win that. And there’s no way it would be satisfying and it’ll never happen. We’ll never do it," she said in an interview with Deadline.
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.
However, initial excitement peaked late last year...
We have been waiting for an official confirmation...
via: YoutubeTo our delight, Jennifer dropped a major hint while appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The actress was asked whether there would be a reboot of the show, to which she swiftly replied, "No," prompting a mass sigh from the audience...
However, not all hope is gone...
via: YoutubeBecause Jennifer hastily added: "Listen, we would love for there to be something, but we don't know what that something is. So we're just trying really, we're working on something."
Ellen eagerly attempted to get more information out of Jen, delicately asking whether the "something" is going to be a movie.
via: YoutubeAniston then sarcastically replied, "A huge, huge, huge, movie." But, then taking a more serious tone, she said, "No, we don't know. I don't want to lead people on."
But for those who can't wait any longer, there's been some exciting news!
via: AmazonA Friends-themed Monopoly game is now available exclusively on Amazon.
Fans of the show can enjoy tons of classic moments once more.
via: AmazonSquares include Monica Gets a Roommate, Ross’ Teeth, All the Thanksgivings, and Phoebe Gets Married.
You can play as Monica's chef hat, Ross's dinosaur, Chandler's sweater vest, Rachel's handbag, Phoebe's guitar, or Joey's pizza.
via: AmazonYou can buy the game right here, right now. Fancy more Friends themed fun and games? Scroll on for the incredible fan edition of Cards Against Humanity.