Eagle-eyed 'Friends' fans blow our minds after spotting Mike's parents' friends at Ross' wedding
Think you know everything there is to know about Friends? Think again. When it comes to Ross, Rachel, Joey, Phoebe, Monica and Chandler's antics in the big city, there is always more to know.
For example, did you ever notice that Mike's unfathomably dull family friend was at Ross' wedding in London?
An eagle-eyed fan on Reddit recently spotted that an unnamed extra appeared in 'The One After Ross Says Rachel', then popped back four years later to go to dinner with Phoebe, Mike and his parents, Theodore and Bitsy Hannigan.
What on earth was he doing at both?!
Okay, so it's pretty normal for TV shows to cast the same extras in different roles, but still - well done to Reddit user 'howyoudoin' (good handle by the way) for clocking a Friends fact we never knew!
What we do know is that this extra must have had a ball on set, being present to film two spectacularly awkward episodes. Number one being the infamous moment where Ross accidentally said the wrong name at the altar, and number two being when Phoebe disgusts her future-in-laws when she reveals that she got hepatitis from a spitting pimp and dodged taxes as a freelance masseuse.
The spot comes after producer and director Kevin S. Bright revealed how agonisingly close an official reunion was in August.
"Oh yes," he said. "I tell you we had a meeting month ago where I had hopes it would come back."
However, the 64-year-old admitted that he now believed a reunion show wasn't the best idea, saying it should be left up to the viewers.
He explained: "I love David Crane’s [one of the show's creators] quote that '50-year-olds hanging out in a coffee shop would be pathetic'. If we did come back it would be the same characters but wouldn’t be the same show.
"They’re at different places in their lives, potentially divorcees and so we feel just like letting them go off into the sunset is one of the things which keeps them going in people’s minds; wondering what they do and did the marriage last and what did the kids grow up to be like. I think that’s best left to the audience."
Bright admitted that after the on-again, off-again couple got together in the second season, the big bosses realised that something was missing from their relationship.
"I would say initially when [Ross and Rachel] was planned it wasn’t planned that way, that came a little bit later,", the producer said. "It allowed us to have fun with the show and give people something to root for."
He continued: "We were well aware the audience wanted to keep them together but everything that was keeping them apart – we realised when we got them together when the first kiss happened we go, 'Wow, the air has kind of gone out of the balloon.' There wasn’t that sexual tension anymore.
"I thought what Marta and David did, which was such a brilliant and brave move with their relationship, as soon as everyone got their wish the wish was taken away", he stated. "It made it so much better when they did get together."
And the Friends secrets just keep on coming!