It’s been 14 years since beloved sitcom Friends came to an end, with the gang ready to move on with their lives and become sensible adults (sort of).
For Friends fans, Ross and Rachel’s love story was an epic romance, which ended with her ditching her dream job in Paris to stay in NYC with her man.
The pair had already broken up and got back together more times than we can count, but according to producer and co-creator David Crane, this time the relationship stuck.
Crane, who thankfully doesn’t mind answering questions about a show he worked on over a decade ago, assured fans that after their reunion in the finale, Ross and Rachel managed to make it work.
While appearing on TheWrap’s Emmy Series comedy showrunners panel, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Rachel Bloom (who was also on the panel) demanded to know what happened to the Gellar-Greens after the cameras stopped rolling.
She asked: “In your opinion, Ross and Rachel, how are they doing? Are they still together? Is that sustainable?”
Crane replied: “Yes. Come on, they worked really hard, ten years.”
He’s her lobster!
Bloom also wanted clarification on whether Monica and Chandler’s marriage was still going strong, after becoming parents to twins in the finale, to which the 60-year-old replied: “Absolutely.”
Sadly, we’ll never get to see these storylines played out on our screens, as Crane insists that there is no reunion on the cards.
He said: “Never happening. Never. We did it! It’s done. ‘That’s why you don’t want to see more of it, because it’s all a happy ending.”
Well, at least we can binge-watch all 10 seasons on Netflix.
Fellow producer Aline Brosh McKenna, who was also member of The Wrap panel, shared the little known tidbit that Jennifer Aniston almost turned down the chance to play Rachel Green.
The actress had already signed on the appear in McKenna’s sitcom Muddling Through, but the series was cancelled, freeing Aniston up for her iconic role in Friends.
Crane recalled: “The fear was that we would shoot four or five of them, and CBS, just to screw with NBC, would pick up Muddling Through, and then we would have to recast and reshoot the first five episodes.”
Fortunately for Friends fans (although not so great for McKenna), that didn’t happen.
Meanwhile, real-life BFFs Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston were the definition of friendship goals last night, when the pair went as each other’s dates to the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony.
The duo even coordinated their outfits, wearing matching black dresses on the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in LA.
Cox and Aniston gave a joint tribute to winner George Clooney, who made a cameo as a doctor on Friends during his E.R days.
Still, rather than giving a heartwarming speech like Clooney’s wife Amal, the pair decided to roast him instead.
As well as referring to Clooney’s time as dreamy Dr Doug on the drama series, they also reminisced about the actor’s guest appearance on the sitcom.
Cox said: ‘There were millions of people watching Friends who happened to stay there, too lazy to turn to channel (and then watched) E.R.
“Without us, you’re Chicago Hope, buddy!”
Jennifer added: “You’re welcome.”
Harsh, but hilarious.