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LIFESTYLE | Celebrating 25 years of Friends TV series

May 16, 2019

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Did you know that the hit TV series Friends is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year? Ready to celebrate? Who isn’t? It doesn’t matter your age, Friends has probably touched your life in one way or another.

Friends the hit tv series

Friends was a hit show that featured, Monica, Rachel and Phebe, Monica’s brother Ross, and their friends Chandler and Joey. The show features these young 20-somethings trying to get their life together and all of the different things that they go through. Ross is struggling with a divorce because his wife fell in love with another woman, right as she got pregnant. Rachel runs out on her wedding and calls her friend Monica for a place to stay. Joey is a struggling actor. As the show goes on, the characters go through dating problems, job problems and just personal drama all with the comedy feel that makes them all lovable.

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Why Friends was so popular

The show was so popular because it was relatable. It was relatable to the people watching it when it came out. You were either going through it then or remembered what it was like when you were dealing with it. Because they were all so relatable, you fell in love with them and genuinely wanted to know what was going to happen next.

The re-runs that you’ll watch time and time again

Even today, new generations of young people are watching this show, either on Netflix, reruns or other streaming services. It is no wonder this show is just as popular with people today as it was 25 years ago. New kids and early 20-somethings are watching this series for the first time and people who watched it the first time around are watching it again and again. While some of the slang or clothing is dated, it is the same problems that people are dealing with now.

Friends Merchandise available from Pyramid International

Whether you are a new fan or a fan from the beginning, you are going to love the new Friends merchandise coming out from Pyramid Shop. Just in time for the anniversary, you can enjoy your next cup of coffee in a Central Perk cup. If you are a die-hard fan and have a coffee bar, you can get the Central Perk sign or get a Central Perk doormat.

There are many types of coffee mugs that feature saying from the show. My favourite is the We Were on a Break” mug but there are mugs with Rachael on them, mugs saying “How You Doin'” and so much more. Although I have to say the Just so you know” mug is pretty funny too. Just reading it brings back the episode and makes me laugh.

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You can not celebrate the 25th anniversary any better than with a Friends Marathon and using Friends merchandise.

Win a Friends ‘How You Doin’?’ Doormat

To help you celebrate 25 years of Friends, Boo Roo and Tigger Too are lucky enough to have a Friends ‘How You Doin’?’ Doormat to giveaway.

Prize: Friends ‘How You Doin’?’ Doormat

To enter simply complete the Gleam widget below, all entries are optional and each one completed will gain you more entries into the random draw.

Friends ‘How You Doin’?’ Doormat
  • Peter Watson May 18, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    The episode of when Chandler gets caught.

  • Margaret Clarkson May 18, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    The Holiday Armadillo.

  • Tracy Nixon May 18, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    The one with Unag

  • Emma Goldsmith May 18, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    The One with the Cop is my favourite episode.

  • Susie Wilkinson May 18, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    The One in Barbados – I totally sympathise with Monica’s humidity issues!

  • Solange May 18, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    The One where Ross finds out.

  • Iain maciver May 18, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    all of them

  • Annabel Greaves May 18, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    The episode where Ross and Rachel got together

  • Margaret GALLAGHER May 18, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Barbados hilarious fun

  • Anthony Harrington May 18, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    so hard to pick one, but I think The One Where They All Find Out

  • Jacqui Allen May 18, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    My favourite episode has to be the one where they all find out!

  • Helen Best May 19, 2019 at 7:28 am

    I love the one where ross whitens his teeth & the one he gets his leather pants stuck but they are all fab

  • Gemma Hendry May 19, 2019 at 9:32 am

    my favourite was the one with Ross’s sandwich

  • Susan Smith May 19, 2019 at 10:39 am

    The episode where Ross whitens his teeth, so funny

  • Geri Gregg May 19, 2019 at 11:53 am


  • Samantha Jane Montgomery May 19, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Friends is the best TV ever to air! It is funny, relatable in parts and the best thing is that It helps me with my anxiety, I am in die hard friends group on Facebook and the show has helped thousands of people with their anxiety from when it first came out to even now. There is no better show in my eyes

  • Louise McArthur May 19, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    I literally watch friends everyday, one of my favourite episodes is the Unagi one. When the girls scare Ross and he screams x

  • Sandra Fortune May 19, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Not one in particular like them all

  • Susan B May 19, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Gosh, there were so many that none stands out in particular. However, Phoebe always made me smile.

  • Tracy Hanley May 19, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Love the episode that phoebe gave birth to triplets

  • Susan laing May 19, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    The One with Unag

  • Laura Pritchard May 19, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    The one when Ross buys a sofa & they all have to ‘pivot’

  • Samantha O'D May 19, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    The One With Ross’ Tan

  • Ellen Stafford May 19, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    I don’t have a favourite. I love them all!

  • Noreen May 20, 2019 at 9:39 am

    The One With the Thumb is my favourite.

  • Natalie Burgess May 20, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    I love all of them xx

  • Alica May 20, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    The One with the Cop. ‘PIVOT!’ lol

  • Justine Meyer May 20, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Has to be the Pivot sofa episode. My daughter would love this

  • Louise Dray May 20, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    All of them

  • Rachel Mccraith May 20, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    The One with the Rumour, because I thought Brad Pitt played his character brilliantly!

  • NathanB May 20, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    I love Friends!!!

  • Troy Easton May 20, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    It would be episode 1 where it all started.

  • Julia Kerr May 21, 2019 at 2:48 am

    The one where Ross counts Mississippily and ends up with front looking like he’s visited the sun, and the back looking whiter than snow

  • Jodie W May 21, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Cant choose, i love them all

  • Abby May 21, 2019 at 9:54 am

    I love it! This would be absolutely perfect to win as my cat ruined my front door mat not long ago.

  • Stephanie Lear May 21, 2019 at 11:34 am

    Yes! The one where Rachel gets off the plane. It’s so cute and adorable xx

  • Janine Phillips May 21, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    the one where Ross gets his tan x

  • Kara W May 21, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    My favourite episode is The One Where Everybody Finds Out. The scene when Phoebe finds out never fails to make my cheeks hurt from laughing so much!

  • Liam Marriott May 22, 2019 at 9:31 am

    The One with the lottery

  • lorna May 22, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    My favourite episode is “The one with Ross’ tan.” So funny!

  • Kim Carberry May 22, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    The One Where No One’s Ready! “Could I be wearing anymore clothes”. lol

  • Heather Hibbert May 22, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    The One with princess Consuela

  • Dave C May 23, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    The one where they play American Football.

  • Pam Smith May 23, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    The one where everyone finds out

  • Rich Tyler May 24, 2019 at 2:29 am

    The one where Ross gets too many spray tans

  • Katerina Economides May 24, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    The one where Ross gets a Spray Tan.

  • katrina walsh May 25, 2019 at 11:10 am

    I could watch the one with ross and monicas dance off over and over again

  • Kim Neville May 26, 2019 at 11:21 am

    I like the Pivot sofa episode which was funny

  • zoe brown May 26, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    the one where joey speaks french but every episode i love

  • Toni Pearson May 26, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    love when Rachel made a shepherds pie and a trifle, all in one, and Joey ate it…”meat…good….potato….good….jam….good!!!”

  • Sarah kirby May 26, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    My favourite is The One Where No-one’s Ready

  • janine atkin May 27, 2019 at 9:01 am

    the one where Ross whitens his teeth

  • Krupa May 28, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    love that I can binge friends as much as I like on Netflix _ brings back so many memories.

  • JULIE WARD May 28, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    I’ve never watched it, am I the only one

  • Jodi hill May 29, 2019 at 9:27 am

    The one with the girl that hits joey! Omg I literally pee a little everytime I watch it!!! Best sitcom ever! Very well written

  • paula cheadle May 29, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    where Ross whitens his teeth

  • Carole Nott May 29, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    A great series – just all round good plots

  • Michelle Carlin May 30, 2019 at 8:10 am

    I didn’t watch Friends at the time, so I’ve only seen it in recent years and absolutely love them all and watch them all the time. My fave is The One Where Ross Got High – Shepherd’s Pie & Custard – yummy!

  • Rachel T May 30, 2019 at 8:15 am

    The one in Vegas both parts!

  • Denise Wilden May 30, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    There’s so many favourite ones I do like the one with the Shepherds pie & custard trifle

  • Pauline Wilson May 31, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    The one where Ross can’t get his leather pants on always made me laugh a lot

  • Laura Corrall May 31, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Has to be the Unagi one, where the girls get their revenge and scare Ross.

  • Natalie White May 31, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    I also like the One Where Everybody Finds Out! “They don’t know we know they know we know!!!” 😀

  • Katie Skeoch June 1, 2019 at 5:31 am

    The One With the Screamer, so funny!

  • Kevin Johnson June 1, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    My favourite is The One With All The Resolutions. Ross trying to get his leather pants back on cracks me up every time.

  • Tricia Cowell June 1, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    So hard to pick one. Ross and his spray tan.

  • Sheri Darby June 1, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    The one where Monica wears the turkey! Bizarre

  • Jenny Rogers June 1, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    I really can’t choose one favourite episode, but I love the scene where Monica has allowed the others to decorate the Christmas tree, then spins it round 180 degrees to show a perfectly decorated side which she had done earlier.

  • kate m jones June 1, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    The one with the dutch girl at thanksgiving!

  • Faye Reed June 1, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    When Rachel got off the plane.

  • Joanne Smith June 1, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    “Hug and roll”

  • Sam Parkes June 1, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    The one with the sofa

  • Mrs Theresa Thomas June 1, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    The smelling cat episode

  • Emma Asante June 1, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    theres so many to choose from!! i love the one where eddie wont leave though 😉 going to friendsfest this year and so excited!! going to need a ton of spending money i reckon lol

  • LYNDA DICKIE June 2, 2019 at 4:49 am

    Too hard to choose but if I had to probably the one with the jellyfish!

  • Amy Bondoc June 2, 2019 at 5:07 am

    my favourite is the episode when emma is born 🙂

  • Leslie Evans June 2, 2019 at 7:22 am

    The one with Joey’s Man Bag

  • Geoff Hibbert June 2, 2019 at 7:38 am

    I don’t have a favourite – I love them all

  • Lisa Pond June 2, 2019 at 8:37 am

    The one when Rachel mixes up the recipes

  • Carol Boffey June 2, 2019 at 9:40 am

    when emma was born

  • Sophie Roberts June 2, 2019 at 10:00 am

    The one where they all go to see Joey in his ‘big break’ movie in Vegas and Ross and Rachel get really drunk and get married! They’re so funny!

  • Catherine Bullas June 2, 2019 at 10:05 am

    I love all of them but especially the one where Ross finds out about Chandler and Monica.

  • Jo Hutchings June 2, 2019 at 11:22 am

    I like the ones where they do flashbacks to when they were teenagers.

  • Rachael Sexey June 2, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    The one where Rachel has a baby

  • laura stewart June 2, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    the one where one of them has the turkey on their head!

  • Carrie L Talbot-Ashby June 2, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    I was stuck in a hostal with my baby when I first discovered FRIENDS, at the time, the videos were 9.99 buy one get one free, so I would save up, every month to get the next four episodes lol. That was my one treat to myself, and my favourite episodes were the ones where they were in Vegas. 🙂 That programme really let my troubles disappear for a while.

  • jules eley June 2, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    When Ross and Rachel get married in Vegas

  • Donna Lawton June 2, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    The One With All The Secrets

  • Nicola Marshall June 2, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    I absolutely love them all but if I had to choose it would be Monica’s & Chandler’s wedding.

  • Catherine Gregory June 2, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    The one where Ross gets to many spray tans or trying to get a sofa upstairs yelling pivot

  • Maria Jane Knight June 2, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    I love the episode when Phoebe gets a stripper for her hen party! Danny Devito is hilarious!

  • Christine McTaggart June 2, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    This is a really tough question but I love The One Where Ross Got High. So much happens in that episode and love it when Rachel makes the Shepard Pie Trifle!!!

  • Louise hawkins June 2, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Ross’ s thanksgiving sandwich

  • Leanne Perrett June 2, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    i love friends i think there all fab but my fave has to be when they all go on holiday and Rachel talks ross new girlfriend into shaving her head

  • SARAH ROBERTS June 2, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Loved the Brad Pitt episode it was so funny! but they all were hilarious

  • Natalie Crossan June 2, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Has to be PIVOTTTTT

  • ellie spider June 2, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    I love them all but i think the one with Ross’ sandwich is hilarious – YOU ATE MY SANDWICH!

  • Rachel Craig June 2, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    No. But I do like the doormat shown above. Nice prize, useful gift.

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