'Friends' creator reveals which two episodes she really regrets making
There's no doubt that 25 years on Friends is still one of the best sitcoms ever made. When the first season aired, the public fell in love with the six cast members, who all had unbeatable comedic chemistry. Two decades later, people still find it hilarious, and true fans wouldn't change one word of it.
However, not everyone shares this opinion, and even the geniuses feel that, looking back, it could be improved upon somewhat.
Watch this hilarious unaired blooper from Friends below:
Sitting down to discuss the iconic show at a panel at the Tribeca TV Festival on Friday night, Friends creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman, along with executive producer Kevin Bright, ended up discussing if they had any regrets about the sitcom's production.
Surprisingly, Kauffman revealed that she did have a couple of minor gripes about her own show, and even stated that she regretting making two episodes: The One with the Jam and The One with the Chicken Pox.
In the former, she wasn't a fan of the stalker plot, where Phoebe falls for a man, played by David Arquette, who has been stalking her twin sister, Ursula. "The stalker. We did a lot of re-writing to make that one work," she said.
Kauffman also wasn't keen on The One with the Chicken Pox, where Phoebe gets an outbreak of the illness just as her love interest from the navy, Charlie Sheen, arrives back in town.
Check out this behind-the-scenes feature on the making of the set for Monica's apartment:
Per the Hollywood Reporter, Kauffman told the assembled crowd: "It's much harder for me to enjoy the good moments when there are moments in it where I'm going, 'Oh my God, we let that happen? We did that' ...When you set out to do something, you set out to do a good show and you hope people watch."
She added: "You keep your head down and you keep working and you don't really think about success. You wonder if people are watching it but you don't start imagining this and pop-ups and celebrating 25 years, which is so very long ago. No, it never, never occurred to me that we would be standing here."
Take a look at this famously risqué scene from Friends here:
Well despite her misgivings, I still don't think there was a bad episode in the whole series. I think it's high time I gave the show a rewatch from the start, in fact.