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The Sitcom on NBC Must-see Thursdays.

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Friends Stats

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Airs: Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. on NBC and Global

Repeats: Weekdays at 7:30 p.m. on City TV and CBS

Original Premiere: Thursday, September 22nd, 1994, at 8:30 p.m.

Series Finale: Thursday, May 6th, 2004, at 8:00 p.m.


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Other People Who Have Ever Appeared on the Show, with my best attempts to explain who they are:

Alphabetic by Actor's/Actress' last name, down the first column, then the second

  • Jay Acavone as Fireman Charlie
  • Sasha Alexander (of Dawson's Creek) as an Interviewer
  • Charles Thomas Allen as Ben Geller (season 1-6)
  • John Christopher Allan as Ben Geller (season 1-6)
  • Sam Anderson as Dr. Harad
  • Christina Applegate as Amy Greene
  • Lee Arenberg as The Man
  • Allisyn Ashley Arm as Leslie Buffay (Season 10 only)
  • Jack Armstrong as Bob
  • Alexis Arquette as a waiter in drag at Chandler's father's show
  • David Arquette as Malcolm (Ursula's stalker)
  • Ethel Ayler as a Hospital Administrator
  • Hank Azaria (of the Simpsons) as David (Phoebe's Scientific boyfriend)
  • Obba Babatundé as the Director
  • Tom Bailey as Bob
  • Bob Balaban as Frank Jr.
  • Alec Baldwin as Parker
  • Anita Barone as Carol Willick (Susan's lesbian lover) (in the second episode)
  • Matt Battaglia as Vince
  • Helen Baxendale as Emily Waltham (Ross' ex-wife)
  • Yasemin Baytok as The Poughkeepsie Woman
  • Joel Beeson as The Hombre Guy
  • Catherine Bell as Dianne
  • Jim Bentley as Another Tour Guide
  • Shelley Berman as Mr. Kaplan, Jr.
  • Anne Betancourt as the Saleslady
  • Shashi Bhatia as Acting Student #1
  • Selma Blair as Wendy
  • Tommy Blaze as Carl
  • Corinne Bohrer as Melanie (Joey's Fruit Basket girlfriend)
  • Michael Ray Bower as Roy Gublick
  • Richard Branson as The Vendor
  • Paget Brewster as Kathy
  • Jackie Bright as Mr. Weinberg
  • Jason Brooks as Rick
  • Jeff Brooks as Trent the Stage Manager
  • Andre Rosey Brown as a Delivery Man
  • Leesa Bryte as Leslie
  • Doug Budin as Eric
  • Michael Burgess as Mr. Squiggles
  • Fritzie Burr as Mrs. Tedlock
  • Eddie Cahill as Tag Jones
  • Amanda Carlin as Dr. Long
  • Jane Carr as The Ticket Agent
  • Nancy Cassaro as Shelly
  • Dan Castellaneta (of the Simpsons) as the Zookeeper/Night Janitor
  • Megan Cavanagh as Luisa
  • Laura Cayouette as Cailin
  • Lilian Chauvin as Grandma Tribbiani
  • Spencer Cherashore as a waiter
  • Alexis, Cole, Justin, and Paul III Cimoch as Frank Jr, Junior, Leslie, and Chandler Buffay
  • Dick Clark as himself
  • Kerrie Clark as a Flight Representative
  • Lynn Clark as Danielle
  • George Clooney (of ER and Batman) as Dr. Michael Mitchell
  • Mark Cohen as The Mattress King
  • Alexandra Conley as Emma Geller Greene (season 9 - second half)
  • Athina  Conley as Emma Geller Greene (season 9 - second half)
  • Tom Conti as Steven Waltham (Emily's brother)
  • Robert Costanzo as Joey Tribbiani, Sr. (Joey's Father)
  • Gene Crane as Christmas Tree Customer
  • Billy Cristal as himself
  • Roark Critchlow as Dr. Mike Horton
  • Pat Crowley as Mrs. Burgin
  • Billy Crystal as Tim
  • Elizabeth Daily as Leslie
  • Elizabeth Davidson as Emma Geller Greene (season 9 - first half)
  • Genevieve Davidson as Emma Geller Greene
  • Laura Dean as Sophie
  • Peter DeLuise as a bully named Carl
  • Peter Dennis as Sherman Whitfield
  • Danny DeVito as Roy, the Stripper
  • Micheal DiMaggio as Drew
  • Elinor Donahue as Ross and Monica's Aunt Lillian
  • Tate Donovan as Joshua Bergen
  • Steven Eckholdt as Mark Robinson
  • Monique Edwards as Claudia
  • Peter Eyre as The Registrar
  • Patrick Fabian as Dan
  • Morgan Fairchild as Nora Tyler Bing (Chandler's Mother)
  • Richard Fancy as Mr. Posner
  • Jon Favreau as Pete Becker
  • Angela Featherstone as Chloe
  • Sherilyn Fenn as Gunther
  • Sarah Ferguson as Herself
  • Marcus Flanagan as Robert
  • Stuart Fratkin as Lowell
  • Soleil Moon Frye as Katie
  • Cosimo Fusco as Paolo (Rachel's Italian boyfriend)
  • June Gable as Estelle Leonard
  • Richard Gant as Dr. Rhodes
  • Robert Gant as Jason
  • Beverly Garland as Aunt Iris
  • Lee Garlington as Ronni Reppelano
  • Teri Garr as Phoebe Abbott Sr. (Phoebe's Real Mother)
  • Dan Gauthier as Chip
  • Rhoda Gemignani as Mrs. Potter
  • Kim Gillingham as Angela
  • Candice Gingrich as the Minister
  • Maury Ginsburg as Isaac
  • Mary Pat Gleason as Nurse Sizemore
  • Adam Goldberg as Eddie
  • Carole Goldman as a Woman
  • Marcy Goldman as a Nurse
  • Carlos Gómez as Julio
  • Jill Goodacre as herself (as Jill Connick)
  • Elliott Gould as Jack Geller (Ross and Monica's father)
  • Sandra Gould as an Old Woman
  • Beth Grant as Lizzy
  • Jennifer Grant as Nina
  • Joel Gretsch as Fireman Tom
  • Jennifer Grey as Mindy
  • Arye Gross as Michael
  • Daniel Hagan as the Casting Director (in the one with Joey's bag)
  • Marianne Hagan as Joanne
  • Michael G. Hagerty as Mr. Treeger
  • Alaina Reed Hall as a nurse/Admissions Woman(from the ER doctors episode)
  • Larry Hankin as Mr. Heckles (Monica and Rachel's downstairs neighbour who always complained, and recently died)
  • Melora Hardin as Celia
  • Lara Harris as Obsession Girl
  • Gina Hecht as Richard's Date
  • Jessica Hecht as Susan Bunch (Carol's 'Lesbian lover')
  • Charlton Heston as himself
  • Sierra Dawn Hill as Young Monica
  • James Hong as Hoshi
  • Jana Marie Hupp as Mindy (Barry's ex-fiancée)
  • Helen Hunt (of Mad About You) as Jamie Buchman (from the Mad About You cross-over episode)
  • Chrissie Hynde as Stephanie
  • Steve Ireland as Mr. Zelner
  • Chris Isaak as Rob Donnen (The Library worker)
  • Gregory Itzen as Mr. Hannigan (Mike's father)
  • Penn Jillette as the Salesman
  • Kahlil Kain as Cal
  • Matthew Kaminsky as Tony
  • Cindy Katz as Dr. Zane
  • Stephen Kearney as Mischa
  • Leila Kenzle (of Mad About You) as Fran Devanow (from the Mad About You cross-over episode)
  • Patrick Kerr as the Manager
  • Stan Kirsch as Ethan
  • Robert Koch as The Doctor
  • Lisa Kudrow as Ursula (Phoebe's identical twin sister)
  • Allison La Placa as Joanna (Rachel's Boss)
  • Carlos Lacamara as the A.D.
  • Hugh Laurie as the Gentleman on the Plane
  • Phil Leeds as Mr. Adleman
  • John Lehr as Eric
  • Ron Leibman as Dr. Leonard Greene
  • Jay Leno (of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno) as himself
  • Clea Lewis as Franny
  • Jenifer Lewis as Paula
  • Mimi Lieber as Mary Therese
  • Audra Lindley as Frances (Phoebe's Grandmother)
  • Jon Lovitz as Steve (a restaurant owner)
  • Geoffrey Lower as Alan
  • Carolyn Lowery as Andrea
  • Sarah MacDonnell as Sandy
  • Elle MacPherson as Janine Lecroix
  • Cynthia Mann as Jasmine the waitress
  • Sierra Marcoux as Chandler Buffay (Season 10 only)
  • Myles Marisko as The Smart Kid
  • Merril Markoe as Marsha
  • Hillary Matthews as Nancy
  • John McCarthy as a Referee
  • Kevin McDonald as Guru Saj
  • Robin McDonald as a Ticket Counter Attendant
  • Michael McKean as Mr. Ratstatter
  • Rocky McMurry as The Cigarette Guy
  • Sam McMurray as Chandler's Boss Doug
  • Heather Medway as Kristen (Ross's dinner date)
  • Lisa Melilli as Dina
  • Alex Meneses as Cookie
  • Dina Meyer as Kate Miller
  • Jennifer Milmore
  • Sofia Milos as Aurora
  • Christopher Miranda as Bobby
  • Christina Moore as Marjorie
  • Tahk Mowry as a Kid
  • Dermot Mulroney as Gavin Mitchell
  • Taylor Negrom as Allesandro
  • John Allen Nelson as Paul the Wine Guy
  • George Newbern as Danny
  • Laraine Newman as Mrs. Buffay
  • Joe O'Connor as Stevens
  • Gary Oldman as Richard Crosby
  • Jack Ong as The Older Scientist
  • Donny Osmond as himself
  • Adamo Palladino as Devon
  • Dante Pastula as Frank Buffay Jr. Jr. (Season 10 Only)
  • Wayne Pére as Max
  • John Bennet Perry as Mr. Burgin
  • Christina Pickles as Judy Geller (Ross and Monica's mother)
  • Jim Pirri as Sergei
  • Brad Pitt as Will Colbert
  • Larry Poindexter as Fireman Dave
  • Britanny Powell as Jade
  • Joshua Preston as Young Chandler
  • Joan Pringle as Dr. Oberman
  • Freddie Prinze Jr. as Sandy
  • Emily Proctor as Annabel
  • Victor Raider-Wexler as a Doctor
  • Michael Rapaport as Gary
  • Paul Reiser as Paul Buchman (Mad About You)
  • Leah Remini (of Fired Up) as Lydia (the pregnant woman whose baby Joey helps deliver (from the episode where Ben was born))
  • Dee Dee Rescher as Recording Studio Lady
  • Jennifer Rhodes as Mrs. Lynch
  • Giovanni Ribisi as Condom Boy (who left a condom in Phoebe's guitar case when she played outside the Central Perk for money; before he returned to the show as Frank Buffay)
  • Giovanni Ribisi as Frank Buffay (Phoebe's half brother)
  • Marissa Ribisi as Betsy
  • Denise Richards as Cassie Geller
  • Michele Lamar Richards as The Lamaze Instructor
  • Rebecca Romijn-Stamos as Cheryl
  • Julia Roberts as Susie Moss (She got back at Chandler for something he did in grade school by leaving him in the men's washroom with nothing on but women's underpants)
  • Reg Rogers as The Director
  • Rebecca Romijn-Stamos as Cheryl
  • Christine Rose as Mr. Hannigan (Mike's mother)
  • Isabella Rosellini as herself
  • Romy Rosemont as the Troop Leader
  • Lisa Rotondi as The Stripper
  • Paul Rudd as Mike
  • Debra Jo Rupp as Alice Buffay (née Knight) (Frank Jr.'s wife)
  • Winona Ryder as Melissa Warburton
  • Penny Santon as Nonna
  • Susan Sarandon as Jessica Lockhart
  • Jennifer Saunders as Andrea Waltham
  • Camille Saviola as The Horrible Woman
  • Wendy Schaal as Jeanine
  • David Schwimmer as Russ (The guy Rachel dated after breaking up with Ross, who looks and acts exactly like Ross)
  • David Sederholm as the Coma Guy
  • Tom Selleck as Dr. Richard Burke (Monica's much older boyfriend)
  • Claudia Shear as Fake Monica (The one who stole her credit cards and life)
  • Harry Shearer (of The Simpsons) as Dr. Baldharar
  • Charlie Sheen as Ryan
  • Cali Sheldon as Emma Geller Greene (season 9, episode 23 onwards)
  • Noelle Sheldon as Emma Geller Greene (season 9, episode 23 onwards)
  • Sherri Shepherd as The Tour Guide
  • Brooke Shields as Erika Ford
  • Jane Sibbett as Carol Willick (Ross ex-wife) (after the beginning of the first season)
  • Josie Sierer as a Tattoo Artist
  • Jonathan Silverman as Dr. Franzblau
  • Lise Simms as Kara
  • Darryl Sivad as Chandler Colleague #2
  • Elizabeth Sjoli as Tia (as Elizabeth Sjoli)
  • Amy Smallman as The Kitchen Worker
  • Amber Smith as Maria the Gym Lady
  • Philip Rayburn Smith as an Actor
  • Bonnie Somerville as Mona
  • Peter Spears as Joel
  • Gregory Sporleder as Larry
  • Cole Sprouse as Ben Geller (season 7-10)
  • K J Steinberg as Gina Tribbiani
  • Laura Stepp as Amanda
  • Fisher Stevens as Roger
  • Ben Stiller as Tommy
  • Fred Stoller as the Waiter
  • Karla Tamburelli as the Tap Teacher
  • Christine Taylor as Bonnie
  • Iqbal Theba as Joey's Doctor
  • Mark Thomas as Liam
  • Marlo Thomas as Sandra Greene
  • Lea Thompson (of Caroline in the City) as Caroline Duffy (of Caroline in the City)
  • Lou Thornton as the girl who flees when she sees Chandler's bracelet
  • T.J. Thyne as Dr. Oberman
  • Marilyn Tokuda as Nana's Nurse
  • Lauren Tom as Julie (the girl Ross brought back with him from Asia, at the same time Rachel found out he liked her)
  • Kathleen Turner as Charles Bing
  • Aisha Tyler as Charlie Wheeler (Ross' girlfriend)
  • James Michael Tyler as Gunther (The guy that works at Central Perk and is in love with Rachel)
  • Brenda Vaccaro as Gloria Tribbiani (Joey's mother)
  • Nancy Valen as Lorraine
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme as himself
  • Michael Vartan as Dr. Tim Burke
  • Vincent Ventresca as Fun Bobby (Monica's now ex-boyfriend)
  • Angela Visser as Samantha
  • Ken Weiler as Peter
  • Sean Whalen as a Pizza Guy
  • Maggie Wheeler as Janice (Chandler's whiny on and off girlfriend)
  • Paxton Whitehead as Mr. Waltham (Emily's father)
  • June Whitfield as The Housekeeper
  • Mitchell Whitfield as Barry Farber (Monica's ex-fiancé)
  • Mae Whitman as Sarah Tuttle
  • Fred Willard as Mr. Lipson
  • Heathcote Williams as The Older Guest
  • Olivia Williams as Felicity
  • Robin Williams as himself
  • Robin Williams as Tomas
  • Bruce Willis as Paul Stevens
  • Michael Winters as The Doctor
  • Reese Witherspoon as Jill Green
  • D. Elliot Woods (guest star on Push) as a Restaurant Owner
  • Max Wright as Terry (The manager of Central Perk)
  • Noah Wyle as Dr. Jeffrey Rosen
  • Gretchen Wyler as Mrs. Burkart
  • Steve Zahn as Duncan

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Executive producers: Kevin S. Bright, Marta Kauffman & David Crane; Adam Chase; Michael Curtis & Greg Malins
Created by: Marta Kauffman & David Crane

Co-producers: Wil Calhoun, Seth Kurland, Jill Condon & Amy Toomin

Supervising Producers: Michael Borkow, Jeff Greenstein, & Jeff Straus

Producers: Betsy Borns, Todd Stevens

Associate Producer: David Helfland, Wendy Knoller, & Andy Zall

Executive story editors: Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri, Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen

Directors: Kevin S. Bright, Gary Halvorson, Michael Lembeck, Shelley Jensen, Robby Benson, Peter Bonerz, James Burrows, Dana DeVally, Pamela Fryman, Ellen Gillsohn, Gary Halvorson, Terry Hughes, Paul Lazarus, Gail Mancuso, Alan Myerson, Mary Kay Place, Joe Regalbuto, Arlene Sanford, Thomas Schlamme, Sam Simon, David Steinberg, Steve Zuckerman

Assistant Directors: Steven Pomeroy, Joel Wang

Art director: John Shaffner

Casting director: Leslie Litt

Cinematographer: Ken Lamkin

Costume designer: Debra McGuire

Director of photography: Mikel Neiers

Editing by: David Helfland, Andy Zall

Make-up/hair: Debbie Easton, Mark Sanchez

Music: Michael Skloff

"I'll be There for You" theme song by: The Rembrandts

Origination: Burbank, California

Set Decorator: Greg J. Grande

Sound: Walter Baker, John Bickelhaupt, Charlie McDaniel III

Unit Production Manager: Steven Pomeroy

Produced by: Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television

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Honour Details
1996 SAG Award Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Series
1996 Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing for a Comedy Series (Michael Lembeck for "The One after the Superbowl")
1998 ASCAP Award Top TV Series (Recipient: Michael Skloff)
1998 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Lisa Kudrow)
1999 TV Guide Internet Choice Award Favorite pet (Joey's Duck)
1999 Teen Choice Award Choice Comedy
1999 TV Times Reader's Choice Award Choice Comedy Series
2000 People's Choice Award Favourite Television Comedy Series
2000 Teen Choice Award Choice Comedy
2000 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Bruce Willis as Paul Stevens
2001 People's Choice Award Favourite Female Television Performer (Jennifer Aniston)
2001 People's Choice Award Favourite Television Comedy Series
2002 People's Choice Award Favourite Female Television Performer (Jennifer Aniston)
2002 People's Choice Award Favourite Television Comedy Series
2002 Teen Choice Award Choice TV Comedy
2002 Teen Choice Award Choice TV Comedy Actor - Matt LeBlanc
2002 Teen Choice Award Choice TV Comedy Actress - Jennifer Aniston
2002 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Jennifer Aniston
2002 Emmy Outstanding Comedy Series
2003 People's Choice Award Favourite Television Comedy Series
2003 People's Choice Award Favourite Female Television Performer (Jennifer Aniston)
2003 Golden Globe Best Actress in a Television Series (Musical Or Comedy) - Jennifer Aniston
2003 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Christina Applegate (as Amy)
2004 People's Choice Award Favourite Television Comedy Series
2004 People's Choice Award Favourite Female Television Performer (Jennifer Aniston)


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The lives of 6 friends

Ross and Rachel

Friends is a sitcom that deals with the happenings in the lives of a group of six Friends in New York, and the ones around them.

The story (adapted from one on

The series focuses on the friendship of three men and three women who frequently gather at each other's apartments and share sofa space at Greenwich Village's Central Perk coffeehouse. Monica Geller is a restaurant chef with an obsession for neatness and order in her life. Her former roommate, Rachel Green, is Monica's pampered best friend from high school who works at a department store. Rachel ended a year-long romance with her longtime admirer Ross, Monica's older brother, who in a rebound relationship, quickly married his British girlfriend Emily. When Ross said Rachel's name at the altar, Emily ran off and they divorced. Ross later married Rachel while drunk in Las Vegas, and soon they got an anullment.

Originally living across the hall from Monica and Rachel were roommates Chandler Bing and Joey Tribbiani. Chandler, a dry wit who is never at a loss for words, is a lovable wiseguy who works as a corporate office worker. Joey is a struggling actor who loves women, sports, New York and, most of all, himself. Rounding out the circle of friends is Monica's ex-roommate, Phoebe Buffay, an offbeat, eternally optimistic folk singer and massage therapist, who gave birth to triplets as a surrogate mother for her half-brother and his wife. Her 'hit' song "Smelly Cat" got turned into a video, where she was replaced by a woman with a better voice and better looks.

Most recently on the show, Chandler and Monica became involved in a relationship, which led to their marriage. Due to this, a number of roommate switches occurred. Chandler and Monica lived in Monica and Rachel's old apartment, Rachel and Joey live across the hall, Ross lives in the "Ugly Naked Guy"s apartment across the alley, and Phoebe lives in another building.  Since then Rachel moved to and from Ross's a number of times as part of their on-again off-again relationship.

A number of plot twists ensued, ultimately Ross and Rachel had a baby together, Chandler and Monica adopted a baby and moved to the suburbs, Phoebe married dream-boy Mike and they are planning children, and Ross and Rachel, finally, got back together, this time (supposedly) for good.  Joey will be moving to LA to start a new spin-off series in Fall 2004.

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Music/Albums from the show

Friends Album

Friends Soundtrack:

  1. The Rembrandts - I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU (TV Version)
    Clip of Chandler's discussion with the girls about dating
  2. Hootie & the Blowfish - I GO BLIND
  3. Toad the Wet Sprocket - GOOD INTENTIONS
    Clip of the girls' discussion of worst boyfriends, they decide to perform a cleansing ritual
  5. k.d. lang - SEXUALITY
    Clip of them performing the cleansing ritual, by burning things their old boyfriends gave them
  6. Barenaked Ladies - SHOE BOX
    (Beginning of Side Two on Cassettes)
    Clip of Chandler and Joey offering Ross a ticket to a hockey game, and Ross declining because it's the anniversary of the first time he and his ex-wife "consummated their relationship"
  8. Paul Westerberg - SUNSHINE
  9. Pretenders - ANGEL OF THE MORNING
    Clip of the guys' discussion of Ross' dating
  10. Grant Lee Buffalo - IN MY ROOM
    Pheobe's song about a snowman and her dead mother
  12. Paul Westerberg - STAIN YER BLOOD
    Clip of discussion about kissing/sex
  13. The Rembrandts - I'LL THERE FOR YOU (LONG VERSION)
    'Hidden' Track -- Instrumental version of I'll Be There for You
    Clip of Joey announcing he's Al Pacino's butt double in his new movie

Friends Again:

  1. Introduction [Role call from a taping]
    Clip of Rachel telling Phoebe and Monica that Ross kissed her, and then Ross telling Joey and Chandler
  2. Smash Mouth - EVERY WORD MEANS NO
  3. Semi-Sonic - DELICIOUS
    Clip of Chandler's discussion of fear of commitment
    Clip of Phoebe discussing her disbelief in evolution with Ross
  6. Lisa Loeb - SUMMER
  7. Deckard - WHAT REASON
    Clip of Ross and Rachel discussing their failed relationship and Rachel's letter to him
  8. Billie Joe Armstrong and Penelope Houston - ANGEL AND THE JERK
    Clip of Phoebe giving lessons on how to sing Smelly Cat
  10. Phoebe Buffay and the Hairballs featuring the Pretenders - SMELLY CAT MEDLEY
  11. Duncan Sheik - VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE
    Clip of Chandler asking Monica to marry him because he's sorry and Monica saying no
  12. Waltons - BEATS THE HELL OUT OF ME
    Clip of the friends making fun of Chandler for asking Monica to marry him
    Clip of Phoebe singing a song about a little black curly hair
  14. [Not listed in tracklisting] FRIENDS 'TIL THE END (I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU) (REPRISE)

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Official Site

Warner Brothers Official Site

NBC official Site

Reprise Records official Soundtrack site

Yahoo! Friends category

Click here to download the MIDI file of The Rembrandts' "I'll Be There For you", the Friends theme song (now playing) Jennifer Courteney Lisa Matt L. David

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Last updated December 21, 2008.


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