20 Friends Secrets That Even Phoebe At Her Flakiest Would Never Blurt Out

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18. It was almost called Insomnia Café

Would we have been as into the show if it had been called Insomnia Café? It’s hard to believe, but that was actually one of the original suggested titles. Other ideas that were bandied around included Six of One and Across the Hall.

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17. Producers feared Monica would be too promiscuous

In the very first episode, Monica can’t remember the name of the guy she went to bed with. And as this was a simpler, pre-Girls era, producers worried this was a bit too racy and would turn fans against the character. In fact, they actually surveyed the studio audience – and they enjoyed the character just as she was.

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16. Ross and Rachel weren’t supposed to be such a thing

The writers never intended for the Rachel and Ross romance to become such a huge part of the show. But Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer had such awesome on-screen chemistry that it was decided their burgeoning relationship should become a pivotal plot line. Good call.

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