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Edit request on 19 August 2012[edit]

In the section "Characters", it states that Phoebe, played by Lisa Kudrow, lived in uptown New York until the age of 12 when her mother killed herself. This is incorrect, because she was 14 when her mother killed herself. It would be helpful for all readers if this mistake was corrected. 99.122.116.249 (talk) 08:16, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. FloBo A boat that can float! (watch me float!) 09:22, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

Please link Scott Silveri to his Wikipedia page -81.152.124.44 (talk) 06:23, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Done. --Mr. Vernon (talk) 06:24, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Changed Phoebes age when her mum committed suicide[edit]

I changed her age from 12, to "Around 13" to line up with the information listed on Pheobe's Buffays wikipedia page. They should at least be consistant.

This also lines up closer with the info on http://friends.wikia.com/wiki/Lily_Buffay

I realise neither of these are proper sources, but There is absolutely no reason to list 3 separate ages. So until we can find some actual evidence (im looking for it) we should attempt to be consistent. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.150.163.214 (talk) 12:01, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

Is No. of episodes 236 or 238?[edit]

Which is correct No. of episodes is 236 or 238? It is written as 238 in Interview of Gunther. --Bcxfu75k (talk) 10:00, 16 November 2012 (UTC)

Sexual Harassment Lawsuit[edit]

There was a major sexual harassment lawsuit against the show, based on happenings in the writers' room. This needs to go in.Pokey5945 (talk) 23:17, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

You mean the lawsuit that was thrown out in a unanimous decision because it was utterly baseless? I don't think a single disgruntled employee's dismissed lawsuit qualifies as "a major sexual harassment lawsuit". It was a frivolous lawsuit and the judges found that everything the woman had issues with was simply part of the creative process required for writing a TV show aimed at adults. --auburnpilot talk 01:28, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

Edit[edit]

Opening paragraph, "Many critics now regard it as one of the finest shows in television history," If ever, authentication was needed.... a bit too fluffy. Can this be omitted and something more analytical replacing it? eg. "Many reviewers regard it as one of the most popular sitcoms in television history," - AL — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.4.20.128 (talk) 17:43, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Stylization of title[edit]

Do you guys think it's necessary to indicate that the title was stylized as F•R•I•E•N•D•S? Personally I would remove it because I think it feels bulky and repetitive in the article. I'd like to hear opinions on this because I know if I removed it someone would revert the edit. What does the stylization add to the article? CityMorgue (talk) 23:57, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

That's not repetitive at all it's only in the first sentence of the article. And yeah is need because some people (less knowledged about Wikipedia) would wonder why that's not the actual title of the article. — Tomíca(T2ME) 00:17, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the response Tomica. However, I can't believe that people would have a hard time understanding that title design in the opening credits is simply a visual logo for the show and not the way it would be written/referred to as. I think people can comprehend that. But I respect your opinion. I still think it looks weird and out of place. CityMorgue (talk) 02:53, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
That's not out of place at all. Just look at bunch of articles, examples "You and I (Lady Gaga song)", Rated R: Remixed etc etc. — Tomíca(T2ME) 09:22, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
I agree with the decision to remove it- it came across as a little silly, but more importantly as misleading, since the dots were (to me) obviously just graphical design flourishes and not part of the name itself! With something like M*A*S*H, the asterisks were a part of the title and reproduced that way in (e.g.) TV listings. I've never seen Friends referred to that way anywhere outside the article. Ubcule (talk) 11:35, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

Season 11 Is it true?[edit]

I have heard that the 11th season is going to come. Is this true? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 15.219.201.75 (talk) 06:27, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

No, it has been stated quite clearly by the creators that it isn't. --AussieLegend () 11:42, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

Greene, not Green[edit]

Rachel's last name is spelled "Greene", not "Green". There is a sign on her office door at Bloomingdale's with her name on it, and it clearly says "Greene", NOT "Green". I changed it, but it was reverted back to the original spelling. Olsentwinluv4ever (talk) 23:00, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

The spelling of Rachel's last name is inconsistent. Yes, it is spelled "Greene' on her door but other sources show it as "Green". This is explained in the "Surname" section of Rachel Green.
"Some inconsistency in the spelling of the surname has led to confusion as to the correct spelling. The credits of any episode where her parents appeared list their last name as "Green" and on the Warner Bros. Friends Official Website the biography on Jennifer Aniston states her character's name as Rachel Green. However, in certain episodes it is seen to be spelled "Greene" such as when her name was written on an invitation sent out by Ross and a subsequent RSVP. Finally, Jennifer Aniston confirmed that the name Green was spelled: G-R-E-E-N."
For these reasons, we use "Green". --AussieLegend () 03:44, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 23 August 2013[edit]

46.128.233.82 (talk) 20:38, 23 August 2013 (UTC) Friends starring Eugene Anderson

Not done. Please reword your request, as it is not intelligible. Nymf (talk) 20:50, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Copy edited section "Film Rumors"[edit]

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Semi-protected edit request on 17 March 2014[edit]

please add the following link to the external links sections.this link is for the website where it lists all the tracks,songs and BGM's used in the entire show. http://www.friends-tv.org/music.html KUMANAN KABILAN 16:25, 17 March 2014 (UTC) KUMANAN KABILAN 16:25, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

X mark.svg Appears to be an anonymous fan site and therefore inclusion would be contrary to WP:ELNO. --AussieLegend () 18:21, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Currently airs in India on 'Romedy Now'[edit]

The show currently airs in India in a channel called "Romedy Now" on weekdays at 8p.m in english along with english subtitles.

122.167.215.239 (talk) 17:34, 11 June 2014 (UTC)Vikramraj (viku20072000) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 122.167.215.239 (talk) 17:31, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Do you have a reliable source for that? --AussieLegend () 20:09, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I have a reliable source, the channel's official website: http://www.romedynow.com/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 122.167.202.241 (talk) 13:19, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

I think that the whole International section in this article is unnecessary. The show has been aired all over the world and there is only few countries mentioned... But one would say that Wikipedia is never finished. --Cary (talk) 20:18, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Mundo Estranho[edit]

Mundo Estranho is an obscure Brazilian teen magazine. Considering the weakness of this source, their rating of Friends among other shows is not worthy of inclusion in the intro section, and was probably planted by a Mundo Estranho employee or fan. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.10.195.14 (talk) 22:10, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Phoebe - a schizophrenic?[edit]

Is she? In one episode she said (after loud noize had stopped) that she finally hear voices in her head again. Is that a symptom of schizophrenia? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 46.34.204.94 (talk) 01:41, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Ratings[edit]

This edit promoted me to verify all of the figures in the ratings table but it appears that the source used for all ratings is self-published and therefore not usable. I initially tagged the figures with {{better source}} but investigation has shown that, prior to these edits on 21 October 2013 a better source existed. For that reason, and since this article is GA, I have reverted the table to that version. This required reverting other edits made in October 2014,[1] as they were based on the self-published source. --AussieLegend () 17:34, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Both sources seem self-published/non-official but the one you re-added has some inconsistencies in relation to other shows. For example, This source lists the Seinfeld season 6 audience figure as 19.6 million when it's actually 30.06 million. Another inconsistency is that the same source given above ranks Friends season 1 at #9 when this one, like the other one, ranks it at #8. Another thing I want to point out is that the source you removed is very accurate though it may be self published. Here is an official list of the season 1 ratings of Friends and Here is the same exact figures on the "self published" source. The other source was more accurate with the ratings so I'm going to revert it.Annvarie (talk) 01:14, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
We can't use self-published sources as references at all, regardless of whether or not they seem accurate, so reverting to the later version isn't a useful option if it is based on a self-published source. Removing that source, as is necessary, leaves us only with figures for the most watched episodes. I have removed the citation from the SPS and the figures that were sourced from that site. They can only be restored if they are supported with citations from reliable sources. --AussieLegend () 04:21, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Salary math is not adding up[edit]

In the section titled 'Cast the following claim is stated:

"The cast members received different salaries in the second season, beginning from the $20,000 range to $40,000 per episode.[24][25] Before their salary negotiations for the third season, the cast decided to enter collective negotiations, despite Warner Bros.' preference for individual deals.[26] The actors were given the salary of the least-paid cast member, meaning Aniston and Schwimmer had their salaries reduced. The stars were paid $75,000 per episode in season three..."

If Schwimmer and Aniston were paid were paid $40,000 per episode in season 2, and then are paid $75,000 during season 3, how is that having their "salary reduced"? The citations used in that section do not seems to explain this detail at all.--JOJ Hutton 16:16, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 13 December 2015[edit]

please change ((English)) to ((English language|English)) 73.214.30.202 (talk) 15:25, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by someone else. Jenks24 (talk) 10:55, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

"Friends" Reunión in febraury[edit]

The cast will reunite for a two hour tv special on 21/02/2016 (more info check here: http://www.elseptimoarte.net/el-reparto-de--friends--volvera-a-reunirse-en-febrero-25975.html) Please add this to the article!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Drumerwritter (talkcontribs) 08:18, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

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Inconsistency[edit]

Phoebe claims in season 2, The One Where Old Yeller Dies, that she had never seen the Disney movie, Bambi, but in season 6, The One Where Chandler Can't Cry she said that she "cried for three days after that." But then goes on to say "No, 2. Cause on the third day my mother killed herself, so I was partly crying for that." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.135.85.134 (talk) 16:40, 11 March 2016 (UTC)

It's a simple continuity issue. All TV programs have them. --AussieLegend () 18:25, 11 March 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 4 June 2016[edit]

Lindsay Michael Toms is a co creator of the show F.R.I.E.N.D.S Blinndsay (talk) 05:26, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

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Inspired by Singles ?[edit]

According to the IMDB profile, Warner Brothers wanted to Singles into a series, but were turned down. Did Cameron Crowe ever voice any concern over the similarities between the two projects. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.143.212.15 (talk) 17:24, 6 June 2016 (UTC)