Is this F.R.I.E.N.D.S Pilot Script ? I Think So
Do you ever find yourself wanting to do something good and end up watching FRIENDS again? There is no other sitcom that can make you feel as wonderful as FRIENDS because it’s a reflection of our lives- a story of 6 20-somethings trying to find their way in the world, just like we are, and of finally making it. Their happy ending is the best happy ending anyone could ever ask for. The show may have ended, but the legacy will always remain. And that makes every FRIENDS fan ecstatic.
FRIENDS is much more than an insanely hit TV show. It is the balm for all worries, the stress-buster after a tension-infused day, a sublime treat for everyday achievements, an exceedingly satisfying break from a rigorous study routine and last but not the least, this epic sitcom is your confidante, your consoling shoulder and an integral part of your life.
But when we came across the original script of the show, we realized how different it could have been. Starting with the title, It was named From Six of One to Insomnia Cafe to finally ending up on FRIENDS. Woah! Can you imagine not calling the show FRIENDS? Secondly, Phoebe was always portrayed as a cocky friend but initially, she was meant to be nicer and with a job of selling barrettes on street and not as “masseuse”. What why? Going on we heard that initially in the original plotline, Ross was not supposed to be obsessed with Dinosaur thing. Goes silent.
We all adore Monica’s support to Rachel but in the original script that thank god didn’t make it up, Monica was suppose to be bitchy about Rachel and didn’t want to be a roommate with her. If we literally read the script about the bitchy Monica, we’d end up hating her and today she’s the most loved character of all despite her OCD. Do you remember Rachel’s “You’re A Shoe” speech, that was never in the original script. It was a hilarious metaphor and we can’t imagine it now not being shown.
Behold the pilot script for Friends, where Rachel was “Rachel Robbins,” Phoebe was more into busking, Monica was a little more cynical, Joey was kind of mean, and the show was called Friends Like Us. But beyond the superficial differences, you really do get a glimpse of the show Friends would eventually become, particularly in the more gentle moments between Ross and Rachel. Man, those two.
Don’t have time to read the entire thing? Just look at these character descriptions:
Whatever was on the original script and plot I am thankful never made it because just by imagining the scenario now my mind rejects to accept what is on the script. FRIENDS hold a special place in our hearts and no other show can fill it up. It may be an end of an era when FRIENDS ended but did it ever really end? I think the same. It never did.