Most people can probably boil Friends, a show that was pretty much inescapable between the early ’90s and early 2000s, down to two things: Ross whining that they were on a break, and the Rembrandts’ jangly earworm of a theme song about how they’ll be there for you, which is still regularly mocked. And both were things that America quickly tired of, but with the theme, at least, it turns out that the cast were never fans, according to Jennifer Aniston.
Aniston, out promoting her comedy Office Christmas Party, was asked about the theme song and she more or less admitted the cast did it because the check cleared:
No one was really a big fan of that theme song. We felt it was a little—I don’t know. Dancing in a pond? A fountain felt sort of odd. We did it because we were told to.
Interestingly, a decade or so after it went off the air, the cast has been opening up about working on the show, and it seems there are a few stories there we haven’t heard. David Schwimmer admitted recently it more or less screwed up his life, Matt LeBlanc is still haunted by his catchphrase, and there’s also the alleged “no sex” clause in their contracts that was discussed (and Schwimmer admitted would have been violated). Maybe instead of a reunion they could write a book?
(via Vanity Fair)