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By Mathilde, Noémie and Emma

Friends is a cult sitcom. Created by Marta Kauffman and David Crane and broadcast for the first time in 1994 on NBC, it will become one of the most famous in history. Throughout the series, we will follow the adventures of 6 young New Yorkers bound by a deep friendship. Between love, work, family, they share their happiness and their worries at Central Perk, their favorite café.

I N T R O

S U M M A R Y

Friends in numbers

Conclusion

Phenomenon

The public

The differents characters

Abstract

.

F R I E N D S

in numbers

friends beginig

1994

10

236

56

$1200,000

6

94

26 million

$20 million

Seasons

Episodes

awards

main actors

guest stars

paid per episode

viewers watched Friends

today per year thanks to Friends

A B S T R A C T

C H A R A C T E R S

Ross

Chandler

Monica

Joey

Phoebe

Rachel

Ross GELLER

  • Actor : David Schwimmer
  • Monica's old brother
  • Paleontologist
  • Chandler's best friend
  • In love with Rachel since high school
  • Weddings : 3
  • Divorces : 3
  • 2 children: Ben and Emma

Pivot !

Pivot !

Pivot !

Monica GELLER

  • Actress : Courtney Cox
  • Ross's little sister
  • Head chef
  • Rachel's best friend
  • Crazy about cleaning
  • Married to Chandler
  • 2 adopted children : Jack and Erika

I know !

Chandler BING

  • Actor : Matthew Perry
  • Ross's best friend
  • Job : ??
  • Really funny
  • Joey's roomate
  • Married to Monica
  • 2 adopted childrens : Jack and Erika

The Chan-Chan man !

Rachel GREEN

  • Actress : Jennifer Anniston
  • Monica's best friend
  • Working at Ralph Lauren
  • Left her fiance at the altar
  • Fashion lover
  • Was married to Ross in Vegas
  • 1 children: Emma

I wasn't supposed to put beef in the triffle !

Joey TRIBBIANI

  • Actor : Matt Leblanc
  • Chandler's roomate
  • Actor
  • Chandler's best friend
  • Food lover -> sandwiches
  • Love seduce women

Joey doesn't share food !!!!

Phoebe BUFFAY

  • Actress : Lisa Kudrow
  • Crazy
  • Masseuse
  • Married ton Mike Hannigan
  • Singer
  • Honest and generous
  • Grew up in the street

See, he's her lobster !

P h e n o m e n o n

  • the spectator could identify with the different facets of the characters
  • recurring jokes
  • simple but effective humour
  • iconic looks of the 90s
  • "feel good" atmosphere
  • sometimes serious subjects approached in a humorous way
  • guest stars
  • no adult or parental referent
  • famous apartment, stories, gags and scenarios

F R I E N D S

the public

  • 1 of the first serie which was shot with a public


  • punctuates the episodes and accentuates the jokes

  • changes to the script

  • some scenes without an audience -> keep the suspense

Today, after 26 years, Friends is still a real phenomenon. Indeed, millions and millions of people watch the series every day. And last year, the 6 actors were reunited to shoot a last episode. They watched bloopers and rediscovered the shooting set.

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