Knowledge Identifier: $Friends
Category: Movies & TV (401)
Launched in 1993.
Countries: United States (75%), (8%), United Kingdom (5%)
Linked to: NBC, Hearst Corporation, Los Angeles Newspaper Group, Tribune Company
David Crane and Marta Kauffman began developing three new television pilots that would premiere in 1994 after their sitcom "Family Album" was cancelled by CBS in 1993
Jane Sibbett - Beginning in 1994, she played the occasional role of Carol Willick on "Friends", a part-time stint that lasted until the end of the show's seventh season in 2001
Leah Remini - In 1994, Remini auditioned for the role of Monica Geller in "Friends" but the role went to Courteney Cox; however, she did appear in the 1995 episode The One with the Birth
Elinor Donahue - In 1994, she made an appearance as Aunt Lillian in The One Where Nana Dies Twice on "Friends"
Ally Walker - In 1994, was offered the opportunity to test for both Rachel and Monica for NBC's series "Friends"
The show led the Nielsen ratings with its eighth season and finished among the top five every year from 1995 to 2004
Christina Pickles - She appeared as "Judy Geller", the mother of Ross and Monica Geller , in the U.S. sitcom "Friends", making appearances throughout the ten-year run of the series, and receiving an Emmy nomination for her role in 1995
David Arquette - Arquette has guest starred alongside Cox on the popular sitcom "Friends" in 1996 as well as "Cougar Town" on the third season's final episode in 2012
Brian Posehn - In a 1996 episode of "Friends", he delivered the manuscript in which Joey Tribbiani's soap opera character "Dr. Drake Ramoray" is killed off
Isabella Rossellini - She appeared on an episode of the TV series "Friends" in 1996 as herself in The One With Frank Jr.
In 1997, the episode "The One with the Prom Video" was ranked no. 100 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All-Time
Sherilyn Fenn - In a 1997 episode of "Friends", Fenn guest-starred as Matthew Perry's girlfriend Ginger, who has a prosthetic right leg
Hugh Laurie - In 1998, Laurie had a brief guest-starring role on "Friends" in "The One with Ross's Wedding"
Zen Gesner - Since the conclusion of "Sinbad" in 1998, Gesner has appeared on television series such as "Friends" and "All My Children"
Ron Glass - In 1999, he appeared in an episode of the NBC sitcom "Friends" as Ross Geller's divorce lawyer, Russell
Michael Rapaport - Rapaport had a recurring guest-starring role on several episodes of "Friends" in 1999 as Phoebe's police officer boyfriend, Gary
Brian Dunkleman - In 2000 Dunkleman appeared in "The One With The Ring", a sixth season episode of "Friends", as the man who buys the engagement ring Chandler wants to buy Monica
Bruce Willis - In 2000, Willis won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on "Friends"
Aloma Wright - She has appeared in other programs such as "Mad Men", "Power Rangers in Space", sitcoms "Malcolm in the Middle", "The Drew Carey Show", "Friends", "Tyler Perry's House of Payne", and "Frasier", the short-lived series "Medical Investigation" in addition to the TV movie "When Billie Beat Bobby" and the 2000 drama "Shadow Hours"
Larry Joe Campbell - His first high profile TV guest star role probably was as "the fan" in a February 2000 episode of "Friends"
George Stults - In 2001, George made a guest appearance on a season 7 episode of Friends, The One With Joey's New Brain as Jessica Lockhart's daughter's boyfriend
Scott Adsit - In 2001, he starred in an episode of "Friends" titled The One with Ross and Monica's Cousin in Season 7
Denise Richards - In 2001, she guest-starred in "Friends" as Ross and Monica Geller's cousin, Cassie Geller in the episode "The One with Ross and Monica's Cousin"
Enya - In May 2001, NBC began using "Only Time" to accompany commercials for their television series "Friends", which helped the song top the Adult Contemporary and Adult Top 40 charts
Krista Allen - In 2002, she appeared in an episode of "Friends", "The One Where Joey Dates Rachel" as Joey's girlfriend Mable
Marisol Nichols - In 2003, she made guest appearances on episodes of "Friends", "
David Schwimmer - After the series finale of "Friends" in 2004, Schwimmer was cast as the titular character in the 2005 drama "Duane Hopwood"
Gary Oldman - Following his Friends appearance, Oldman did not appear in any significant roles until 2004.
NBC - With the loss of "Friends" and "Frasier" in 2004, NBC was left with several moderately rated shows and few true hits
David Schwimmer - Following the end of "Friends", Schwimmer starred in the 2005 independent drama "Duane Hopwood", in which he plays the titular character
These masters had been airing in New Zealand on TV2 since January 2011
Urine - Urban myth states that urine works well against jellyfish stings, and this scenario was demonstrated on a Season 4 episode of the NBC-TV show "Friends" called "The One With the Jellyfish"; an early episode of the CBS-TV show "Survivor"; "The Paperboy" wherein Nicole Kidman pees on Zac Efron's face; and the 2003 reality film "The Real Cancun"
There was eventually what could be called a reunion in 2016, although it was focused on the career of occasional "Friends" director James Burrows and Perry was not present; he did however appear in a pre-recorded video, expressing disappointment that he could not be there
Tim Landers - Friends - Currently Landers is working on his first solo release, an instrumental project to feature some of his well-known musician friends and is slated for release in late 2016