'Friends' 25th Anniversary Gives Fans a Chance to Relive the Show

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 08.22.19
'Friends' 25th Anniversary Gives Fans a Chance to Relive the Show

This September will be the 25th anniversary of the first episode of the hit TV series, Friends, and it will be celebrated in true-to-the-show New York style. 

Are you a Friends fan? Tell us your favorite characters or episodes below to win a 25th Anniversary coffee mug and Central Perk limited edition ground coffee!

The Big Screen

Friends is coming to a movie theater near you! Called "Friends 25th: The One with the Anniversary", you can check out twelve of the show's most memorable episodes over three nights, plus never-before-seen extras. Airing on 1,000 screens, tickets are on sale now through Fathom Events. Though most of these shows are sold-out, it's worth checking to see if any tickets are left in a theater near you.

Visit Central Perk

In New York this September, there will be an immersive pop-up show, recreated to look like Central Perk and featuring all kinds of memorable items, according to the Hollywood ReporterChandler and Joey’s recliners and foosball table are sure to bring laughs and memories as well as Monica and Rachel’s purple door. The Central Perk will be recreated with a look-alike orange sofa and real props and costumes from the show will be on view. There will even be a fountain area from the show’s iconic opening theme recreated inside the shop. Though the tickets disappeared quickly, you can join their mailing list here - if enough people show interest, maybe they'll extend the time.

If you're on the West Coast, you can visit The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Santa Monica or The Coffee Bean in West Hollywood, where you can check out Central Perk, orange couch included. There’s memorabilia from the sitcom and specialty drinks named for its cast, including The Rachel Matcha Latte, The Joey Mango Cold Brew Tea and The Phoebe Cookies & Cream Ice Blend. But be quick, both end on Aug. 23.

Bring it Home

Do you want to have a little Friends in your home forever? Visit Pottery Barn, where you can buy several Friends items, including a replica of the legendary apothocary table (from the days of yore), recreated down to the last detail. It now costs $1,099, a lot more than the "one and 50 dollars" that Rachel told Phoebe she paid in that episode.

For a more fun, make-it-your-own memory, check out the Central Perk replica that you can build out of Legos. Of course it includes the couch and chairs, but it also has the stage where Phoebe performed on her guitar and Ross played his keyboard. Bonus: the set comes with 7 minifigures, including the 6 main characters plus Gunther. Order here starting September 1.

Are you a fan of Friends? Comment below with your favorite character or plotline, and you can win a 25th Anniversary coffee mug and Central Perk limited edition ground coffee!

*One lucky contestant will be chosen at random to receive a 25th Anniversary coffee mug and Central Perk limited edition ground coffee. If the items are out-of-stock, they may be replaced with similar items of similar value. Giveaway is open through September 8th, 2019 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

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  • Loen210 By Loen210

    Ooh ooh! I watched these every show all ready at the TV with my sister back in our school days! Loved them so much. Can't name a single fave, as loved (almost) all of them. Joey (the most fun and goofy; great to have a ditsy GUY too). CHANDLE: Handsome, honest, makes a lot of mistakes but overcomes them. Then of course the sweetest BROTHER AND SISTER were the sweetest. She was the most beautiful and warm hearted, and he was innocent guy. :) Comeback is so awesome sounding.

  • hibrowlobrowbeauty By hibrowlobrowbeauty

    They never made another show quite like friends. I?ll never listen to U2 without thinking of Ross & Rachel and totally got ordained online bc Joey did.

  • melindajoy By melindajoy

    I loved the ones with the baby chicks that got stuck in the foosball table and they had to break it open to get them out. Memorable b/c we took in a baby chick one time, and NO we didn't have a foosball table to worry about :-P

  • susanlee1981 By susanlee1981

    I love Rachel and her silly wit.

  • dora923 By dora923

    My favorite character is Phoebe.

  • Pikaboo By Pikaboo

    Gotta love Pheobe and smelly cat!

  • 2kitties By 2kitties

    I liked any episode with Marcel.

  • msg1474 By msg1474

    I loved the show! Joey was one of my favorites!

  • mgml63 By mgml63

    love the entire concept of the show. enjoy the coffee house scenes. the writing for the interaction was always enjoyable to watch.

  • Kissmekatedelta88 By Kissmekatedelta88

    Huge fan. I have been watching since day one. . My favorite episode? Hands Down, Chrissie Hynde "Smelly Cat" ✨🌹✨

  • dogtrainer By dogtrainer

    It's a tie with Joey & Phoebe!

  • TraciB15 By TraciB15

    Oh my goodness I love this show i watch it every night before bed i even have the friends shirt! My favorite character is phoebe because she is just so clueless and funny, makes me laugh every episode!!

  • doe_ma By doe_ma

    Right now my favorite plotline was "The One Where They All Turn 30" because my oldest is a die-hard Friends fan and she just turned 30. It was a fun theme to celebrate her b-day!

  • ShanaWasHere By ShanaWasHere

    Ross was my favorite character.

  • eagonzales By eagonzales

    My favorite character is Joey because he?s so funny and always so optimistic.

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