'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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  • Magyyy20001 By Magyyy20001

    I miss watching Friends!

  • soxfans7784 By soxfans7784

    I love the episode where Ross whitens his teeth LMAO

  • srhipp By srhipp

    I love Ross when he says: ?PIVOT?

  • susieqtpies By susieqtpies

    I love all the characters but I have to say that as a couple I love Chandler & Monica and as an individual I absolutely love Phoebe! My biggest joy related to FRIENDS is having the opportunity to watch them with my own daughters as young adults. The humor is classic and spans many generations.

  • Indygrad By Indygrad

    My favorite plotline was when Phoebe hadn't seen the end of Old Yeller and she was screaming "the end! The end!"

  • FreeSpiritDiva By FreeSpiritDiva

    My favorite character is Chandler Bing. Favorite episode is the one where the power goes out and he is trapped in the atm term. He puts that chewed him in his mouth to try to be cool with the model in there and he realizes what he did..so funny.

  • autumnj By autumnj

    I Loved Friends, I cried when it ended

  • Hgmbtrflys By Hgmbtrflys

    Pivot. Pivot. PIVOTTT!! 🤣 Oh I definitely was a friends watcher, religiously. My mom friends and I (and even some of the dads) frequently quote lines from the show and then laugh and laugh, while the kids look at us cluelesly. Lol. We say "it's a F?R?I?E?N?D?S thing, you just had to be there 😜

  • friedmli By friedmli

    I love Ross and Rachel!

  • tzpooh By tzpooh

    I am a huge fan of Friends. I love them all but my favorite character is Joey. His character is so funny but also sentimental and compassionate. So many favorite episodes but my favorite is the last with Ross listening to Rachel on the answering machine saying she wants to get off the plane. Ross yelling did she get off the plane pnly to hear Rachel standing behind him saying she got off the plane. Also in same episode, Joey and Chandler tryong to het baby chick and duck out of foosball table and Monica comes in and j ughyst tears it apart!

  • 216amyc By 216amyc

    Def a fan! Fav episode is the final one where Ross & Rachael finally get together!

  • Queentine By Queentine

    Oh my goodness, I would absolutely love to win this! I actually don?t even remember how many times I rewatched all seasons. I?m upset that they?re removing it from Netflix.

  • pachi76 By pachi76

    Favorite character would be JOEY! He keeps you laughing with his goofiness!

  • Spydergirl1 By Spydergirl1

    I love friends. I watched it when it aired and enjoy watching it just as much now as I did then. My favorite episode was the "The One in Barbados Part 1 & 2" I reference those episdoes quite frequently. So funny.

  • mykidzrock01 By mykidzrock01

    I can relate to Chandler the most. There was an episode where he tried explaining he cant smile. When he was trying to force it it was the most awkward looking thing. Im the same way. I know it sounds weird and I think it has alot to do with my abusive upbringing but I literally cant smile. It just looks like all kinds of wrong. Its pretty sad

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