This Intriguing Friends Theory Explains Just Why Ross And Rachel’s Relationship Was So Turbulent

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The sitcom Friends was a hit beyond probably all expectations after its debut in 1994. And as a result, the show’s cast of main characters – Monica, Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Phoebe and Joey – became a huge part of pop culture. In fact, some of the sitcom’s more complex storylines are still discussed and debated to this day. A new fan theory about the rather controversial Rachel-Ross relationship has, for example, recently popped up on the internet. And it just might explain a few things…

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Friends has sometimes been applauded for being “the first true ensemble show.” For even as it juggled six characters, no individual ever really stole the spotlight from any of the others. The cast were similarly determined that no single person should ever take precedence off-screen. They even negotiated salaries as a tight-knit group.

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And by the end of the show in 2004, the actors were each earning a whopping $1 million per episode. That sum reveals not only the stars’ negotiating abilities, but also the popularity of the show overall. In fact, Friends’ final episode, which saw Rachel and Ross get together after years of being on-off, had the largest audience of any finale of the preceding ten years.

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