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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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  • rubydreamer By rubydreamer

    Love them all, but if I had to pick one, it would be Rachel.

  • bakerlady74 By bakerlady74

    Phoebe! She's so random. What about the episode with the stripper at her bachelorette party?! I can't listen to "Tainted Love" without thinking of

  • Gjprasad By Gjprasad

    I LOVE friends. So bummed they are not on netflix anymore! fav line is "they dont know that we know they know"

  • stylinstar53 By stylinstar53

    I've always been a fan of Friends and can recall watching episodes when I was very young. It's always been a show filled with many laughs. My favorite character is Rachel; she's always been humorous and fun to watch and involved in many engaging storylines.

  • lauren75 By lauren75

    My favorite character was Rachel. I liked the Ross and Rachel love story plotline.

  • Delphinium54 By Delphinium54

    Favorite character is Phoebe.

  • mollzim9 By mollzim9

    I love friends I still watch old reruns almost every day. I would absolutely love to win.

  • tara19652006 By tara19652006

    This would be fun to win

  • pixistyx By pixistyx

    There are soooo many favorite scenes and episodes from Friends! I think my favorite character is Joey! I loved when he put on ALL of Chandler's clothes, including his pants and he said he was going commando underneath and started doing lunges. LOL Also, when poor Joey had to keep Chandler & Monica dating a secret from everyone, but the girls found out and Phoebe was pretending to seduce Chandler. Joey then told the girls to show Chandler Phoebe's bra because he was afraid of bras and Joey quickly flicked her shirt and two buttons popped open like magic. LOL

  • Pegasus72 By Pegasus72

    I have never watched it but now that I am older I am interested in checking it out. I know I like lots of the actors and actresses in it so it has to be good right. I guess I would like the character played but Jennifer Aniston.

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