What is Friends: Definition and 122 Discussions

Friends is an American television sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004, lasting ten seasons. With an ensemble cast starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, the show revolves around six friends in their 20s and 30s who live in Manhattan, New York City. The series was produced by Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. The original executive producers were Kevin S. Bright, Kauffman, and Crane.
Kauffman and Crane began developing Friends under the working title Insomnia Cafe between November and December 1993. They presented the idea to Bright, and together they pitched a seven-page treatment of the show to NBC. After several script rewrites and changes, including title changes to Six of One and Friends Like Us, the series was finally named Friends.Filming took place at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. All ten seasons of Friends ranked within the top ten of the final television season ratings; it ultimately reached the number-one spot in its eighth season. The series finale aired on May 6, 2004, and was watched by around 52.5 million American viewers, making it the fifth most-watched series finale in television history, and the most-watched television episode of the 2000s.Friends received acclaim throughout its run, becoming one of the most popular television shows of all time. The series was nominated for 62 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning the Outstanding Comedy Series award in 2002 for its eighth season. The show ranked no. 21 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, and no. 7 on Empire magazine's The 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. In 1997, the episode "The One with the Prom Video" was ranked no. 100 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All-Time. In 2013, Friends ranked no. 24 on the Writers Guild of America's 101 Best Written TV Series of All Time, and no. 28 on TV Guide's 60 Best TV Series of All Time. The sitcom's cast members returned for a reunion special aired on HBO Max on May 27, 2021.

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  1. S

    Correlation between the level of education and the number of friends

    I have heard, that a study was performed, maybe in Brazil, and it showed that a correlation was found – more educated people have less friends. I was unable to google this work. Maybe somebody here knows it? I found only the following...
  2. shivajikobardan

    MHB Choosing a Project: My Criteria and Friends' Examples

    My criteria for choosing this project-: ->Should be easy. ->Should be doable in 1.5 months. ->Should not to be too easy and should be just hard enough to be a major project. ->It is a group project but since this is nepal lol mainly 1 person is going to do it. max 2 persons will do this. ->Our...
  3. B

    So, I Accidently Made Friends With The Meanest Math Teacher....

    At Parkway Jr. High. Back in the olden days. He actually taught higher levels but was doing the working retirement thing. He was the first math teacher to demand adult level perfection in our work. One does have to get there eventually and he felt it should be sooner than later. (This was...
  4. U

    MHB Rover's Friends: Calculating the Break-Even Price for Dog Washing

    Rover’s Friends provides dog washing services. For each dog, supplies cost $3 and wages are $5. To provide this service, a special room and equipment are needed, at a cost of $300 per month. Rover’s Friends maintains an average of 30 dogs washed each month. What must Rover’s Friends charge as a...
  5. Eclair_de_XII

    You wouldn't be friends with someone who behaves this way

    in the classroom, would you? This person is always the first one to speak up in class whenever the instructor asks the class a question, and oftentimes speaks out of turn. Whenever this student does the latter, it is often for the purpose of predicting what the professor is going to say next...
  6. Akash47

    What Will Be the Velocity of the Center of Mass of the Raft?

    Homework Statement Suppose your three friends and you are on a square shaped raft. You all have jumped mutually perpendicularly into the river from the raft at velocity 2m/s at the same time. What will be the velocity of the center of mass of the raft? Homework Equations Maybe,the law of...
  7. farolero

    Art Are art and science bad friends?

    i love to do creative things that's why i love science i love to ask myself questions and try to answer i also love to paint and sculpt, i love to try to capture thos microexprexions that render the soul of a person, here some of my work, what do you think?
  8. B

    Other How can one decide to re-locate for work and leave friends?

    How do you decide to re-locate knowing that you'd leave your friends and life that you're used to? Realizing that I am so attached to my friends that I can't take a job offer in another town is frustrating. I've been temporary working in this new place and it's depressing. I miss my life and...
  9. M

    Looking for friends to talk about Physics, Mathematics etc

    Hello everyone. I am looking for someone to talk, correspondence about Physics etc. I read a great autobiography of Leopold Infeld, great Polish physicist. He claims that "If you have someone to talk about your field of study you will learn a lot from it." . If you are interested in this kind of...
  10. micromass

    Insights Comments - Friends, strangers, 7825 and computers

    micromass submitted a new PF Insights post Friends, strangers, 7825 and computers Continue reading the Original PF Insights Post.
  11. A

    B Two friends A and B went to a restaurant and ordered a cup

    of tea.The waiter served hot tea with a cup of cold milk.The two friends decide to play a game of cards before drinking. 'A' mixes hot tea with cold milk bit B mixes them only after the game is over.Whose tea was hotter when they started to drink it?
  12. T

    B Friends discussion: To brake or not to brake?

    Hi there, we are having a tough discussion among friends concerning this topic: Imagine you are inside your car, stopped in the road. There is no obstacles in front of you, just plain road. Suddenly, because of the sound coming from the back, you realize another vehicle is going to impact you...
  13. EinsteinKreuz

    The biquaternions and friends

    So upon reading the wikipedia entry about the biquaternions I noticed that this algebra has several interesting subalgebras: 1. The split-complex numbers of the form {σ = x+y(hi)| ∀(x,y)∈ ℝ} which have the norm σ⋅σ* = (x2-y2). 2. The tessarines which can be written as {α + βj | ∀(α,β,)∈ℂ1 & j2...
  14. RyanH42

    A problem with closest friends

    I met my friends 6 years ago.We were playing board games,computer games and this sort of stuff.Five years ago I was very happy with them.But know it changed.I am not feeling happy with them anymore.When we met to do something I am being the excluded person.They are talking each other but I can't...
  15. Mr-R

    Connect with Hebrew Speakers on PhysicsForums!

    Hi everyone! I was wondering if we have Hebrew speakers here on PhysicsForums. I am teaching myself Hebrew and would like to make friends with native speakers or with students of the language.I actually study biblical Hebrew with emphasis on the Yemenite pronunciation, it still useful to have...
  16. who-I-am

    Emotional Impact of Avatars on Scientists: A Study

    I'm very glad to be here to make friends with you who are interested in physics and mathematics.I'm a graduate student.
  17. I

    Introducing a New Member from Egypt: A Warm Welcome to Our Community!

    hello everyone :D , My name is : Ibrahem , I'm a 19-years-old , Computer-science student . I'm an Arabic speaker (my native language) . greetings from KFS - Egypt . i just have known about this forum today I hope to meet some new friends , have a nice time & practice some English :D
  18. Khronos

    How Can Studying in Rural Australia Enhance My Engineering Career?

    Hey everyone, i just thought i would introduce my self, my name is *removed* I live and study in rural Australia. I am currently studying a bachelor of Civil Engineering and aspire to pursue a matsters in structural engineering. I joined these forums to improve my mathematic skills, seek...
  19. Greg Bernhardt

    Feel good Sunday: Friends Forever

    This will kick any blues from your mood!
  20. H

    If one of your friends got a tattoo of you

    would you feel honored or creeped out?
  21. A

    People at the party and counting friends

    Hi 1. Homework Statement On the party came n people. In the beginning all of them have had exactly 3 friends among party members. During party some people made new friends and at the end of the party everyone had exactly 4 friends among party members. Set all numbers n for which the following...
  22. R

    Moments Problem -- 2 friends carrying a crate up a flight of stairs

    Two friends are carrying a 200kg crate up a flight of stairs. The crate is 1.25m long and 0.500m high and its center of gravity is at its center. The stairs make a 45 degree angle with respect to the floor. The crate is also at a 45 degree angle so the bottom side of crate is parallel to the...
  23. V

    Friends I on fluid machanics

    Dear Friends, I need some ideas on a problem I am facing at work. I have attached a sheet with has a rough picture of scenario. I urge you to please keep open the picture while reading my problem. Problem:- There is a small wall in a water stream. Due to the small wall the water stream upside of...
  24. kaliprasad

    MHB Crazy Circle Illusion: Amaze Your Friends!

    Crazy Circle Illusion! | Showyou pNe6fsaCVtI
  25. Greg Bernhardt

    News Girl stabbed 19 times by 12-year-old friends

    This happened in the same town I grew up and I even went to the same middle school, so this hits close to home. The motivation was to appease Slender Man, a story made up on some internet forum. These deranged girls took it too far. Some parents are calling for more internet monitoring. Like...
  26. L

    How can I make new friends this summer?

    This may be kinda long, but I have to get this off my chest and possibly find some answers. So bless you if you actually read all of this and have a desire to help. This is the first summer in a long time that I'm not taking any classes, and I find myself not having anything to do. I'm kinda...
  27. C

    Electric force inside a cylinder(my friends and I can't solve this

    Electric force inside a cylinder(my friends and I can't solve this:( Homework Statement A right circular cylinder has radius R and length L, and a nonuniform volume charge density ρ(\hat{r}). If the z axis is chosen to coincide with the axis of the cylinder, the charge density is ρ(\hat{r})...
  28. S

    Welcome! Exploring Science with Friends

    Hi, I'm new to this forum. I came here because I was told by a friend that the forums are great for getting help on classwork/homework. Aside from that, I came here to learn more about science. I always thought that science was about experiments and wearing white lab coats and growing long...
  29. H

    I want to start to make a radio with one of my friends

    Hey people ! I want to start to make a radio with one of my friends. The radio that I will make,will not use 'ready' things like "leds". I want to learn from this project. So first of all,is it possible? Secondly,from where I can start,to learn??
  30. P

    Friends"Struggling with Isomerism in Organic Chemistry? Find Help and Tips Here!

    Currently,I am studying the topic Isomerism in Organic chemistry and Guess what?.I suck at it. My Imagination power is kinda weak so I am having a really hard time in understanding Steriochemistry.Believe me I really try my best but still unable to fully understand it. My teacher doesn't use any...
  31. M

    Question between friends - How long to travel 1 light year?

    Question between friends! -- How long to travel 1 light year? Homework Statement Me and a few friends were trying to work out how long it would take a human to travel one light year. We were using the these variables. Distance = 9.4605284 × 1015 m Fastest speed for manned space...
  32. B

    Welcome Matthew! 14 Yr Old Theor. Physicist w/ Asperger's

    Hi everybody, I am blokpoi, but you may call me Matthew if you wish. I just found out about these forums and I figured I should join them because of my love for physics! A little about me: - I am a 14 year old theoretical physicist - I have Asperger's Syndrome - My favorite kind of math is...
  33. StevieTNZ

    News Elisabeth Hasselbeck Leaving The View To Co-Host Fox & Friends

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/elisabeth-hasselbeck-leaving-the-view-to-co-host-fox-friends/ She'll be among her favourite kind - Republicans!
  34. P

    Schools I'm about to go to college and, well I'm good friends with physics

    So here is my current state: I am int the 12th class (that is senior), in Romania. My connection with physics is good, certified by me participating at national physics contests, having some notable results(of course, this is not an absolute argument).So I thought about aiming for a career in...
  35. D

    Anti Science friends and trying to enlighten them. (possibly funny)

    Anti Science "friends" and trying to enlighten them. (possibly funny) I know its pointless to even argue with people like this (even more pointless when its on Facebook), but do you guys ever give in and try to school people like this? Sadly a few of my friends decided to stop their education...
  36. Vorde

    Navigating Relationships: Balancing Friendships and Romantic Partnerships

    I feel really ridiculous asking for help online like this, but I don't have anyone to ask whose position is impartial, and so I'm turning to you guys. I've been in a solid relationship for a little bit over a year now; I love my girlfriend, and she loves me. But over the last several months...
  37. A

    How can I make new friends after a life-changing experience?

    The last 2 months have drastically changed my life. After an turbulent sequence of events I admitted myself to the hospital where I remained for 10 days. I was totally cut off from the internet, phone, etc - I found this to be a positive thing. Anyway, after getting home and checking my emails...
  38. J

    Interesting argument between friends

    So recently I have gotten in a heated argument with my friend about heating his apartment (no pun intended). Here is the argument: My EE friend has a theoretical heater which runs on 1000 watts of power. In his apartment he also has another electronic device (ie. a computer, a television...
  39. T

    Hello everyone. I'm new here and want friends here

    My name is Tongyu Chen, and you can call me Creek. I'm a 21 year-old boy in physics and come from China. I am the only child in my family so sometimes I feel a little lonely. I play table tennis, volleyball and basketball. Though I looks not very tall I often get rebounding balls in basketball...
  40. turbo

    Visit Solon: Art Meets Awe at South Solon Meeting House

    There are some attractions in Solon, even if you have to hunt to find them. This one is about less than a mile from my house. http://bangordailynews.com/2012/09/11/living/art-meets-awe-at-south-solon-meeting-house/?ref=mostReadBoxLiving
  41. U

    True proximity in plane and space (Island and star best friends)

    ”True” proximity in plane and space (”Island and star best friends”) ”True” proximity in plane and space (”Island and star best friends”) (To read this post in a more pleasant format, click here. My questions are in that document though, you will find them in this post.) Recently I was on...
  42. M

    So what about apps for lovers and friends

    never thought i would be posting here, but how many good apps out there on the android market place cater to lovers/friends/fiancées? naive question? maybe, but i would love to hear what makes a good app for lovers/friends
  43. siddharth

    Welcome Back! Old Friends Reunited at Physicsforums

    Hey everybody! I used to visit physicsforums a long while ago when I was in high school/undergrad (if anyone remembers!) and grew to love it immediately. I have been away for a long while since then due to lots and lots of work, but things have worked out quite well so far and I'm now well...
  44. P

    Add Friends: Simple Guide for Beginners

    Sorry I am wandering away from the subject but could someone please explain to me, how to add friends and be a part of a group or something? I am new to this website, and I have no idea what to do.
  45. M

    Commute Isomorphism & Friends problems

    Homework Statement F:P2->R5 F(xn) = en+1 Consider the linear function D:P4 -> P4 p(x) -> p'(x) Find the matrix of the linear function T:R5 -> R5 such thatHomework Equations ( T ° F ) p(x) = ( F ° D ) ( p(x) )The Attempt at a Solution T ° F ° F-1 = F ° D ° F-1 T = F ° D ° F-1 then what should...
  46. C

    Theorem on Friends & Strangers: Infinite Possibilities

    Theorem on friends and strangers: If we have 6 people in a room, then 3 of them know each other or 3 of them don't know each other. Or should it say that at least 3 people don't know anyone or at least 3 people are friends? Then my teacher said we can extend this to infinite sets, saying...
  47. turbo

    Do you have close PF friends?

    Do you have "close" PF friends? I have only met Astro in person, but have had nice times with his wife and kids. I'd like Chi to come up this way, but he has better mountains closer. Other PF friends that I can't lose are Evo, Drizzle (Gad), Rhody, Danger, Zoobie, MIH, Pooh, and Mr...