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'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
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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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  • SmartyPants22 By SmartyPants22
    09.05.19  

    Ross is definitely my favorite!

  • bunnylover4630 By bunnylover4630
    09.05.19  

    I watch friends everyday. My favorite is chandler and my favorite episode is when ross and rachel go on a break and they all except ross go to rachels sisters but get locked out of their car. And chandlers freaking out cause his lighter is in the car. its so funny. if i had that mug i would either use it all the time or put it up its hard to choose lol. and id definitely try the coffee but id probably put it up in the end.

  • rawdogs By rawdogs
    09.05.19  

    I thought the series was great. Lots of laughs. Sorry to see it end.

  • Nissyfbaby By Nissyfbaby
    09.05.19  

    I am a Huge fan of this great show. I love All the characters, but Rachel is my favorite. My favorite episode is when they play a game that Ross makes up about who knows who better. Girls vs boys and the girls up the stakes by betting their Apartmentnnand They Loose. Lol. NissyFBaby

  • Loen210 By Loen210
    09.05.19  

    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
    09.05.19  

    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
    09.05.19  

    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
    09.05.19  

    I love Rachel and her silly wit.

  • dora923 By dora923
    09.05.19  

    My favorite character is Phoebe.

  • Pikaboo By Pikaboo
    09.05.19  

    Gotta love Pheobe and smelly cat!

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