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Entertainment 'Friends' at 25: Monica and Chandler were never supposed to hookup, let alone get married

00:08  23 september  2019
00:08  23 september  2019 Source:   wonderwall.com

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PEOPLE’s new special issue Friends at 25 ! is available now on Amazon and wherever magazines are sold. Silveri also revealed that Cox and Perry were “Without Monica and Chandler , it ends three years earlier. I don’t owe my whole house to them, but at least two bedrooms and a bath are because

While Ross and Rachel were on again and off again and - at times - pretty annoying, Monica and Chandler were the rock in the middle, moving in, marrying and being generally adorable. But it turns out that if it weren't for the show's fans, none of that would ever have happened at all, because their

It's been 18 years since Monica Gellar and Chandler Bing said "I do" on "Friends," which celebrated its 25th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 22. And although the longtime pals' romantic subplot was widely praised by fans, Monica and Chandler's relationship "began as a whim," according to a new book about the show.

Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox standing in front of a crowd: Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox appear in a promotional photo for Chandler and Monica's wedding on NBC's © NBC / Warner Bros TV/Bright/Kauffman/Crane Pro/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox appear in a promotional photo for Chandler and Monica's wedding on NBC's

Author Saul Austerlitz writes in "Generation Friends: An Inside Look at the Show That Defined a Television Era" that "Friends" writers were dubious when it was suggested that Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry's characters fall for one another.

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While Ross and Rachel were on again and off again and - at times - pretty annoying, Monica and Chandler were the rock in the middle, moving in "We had no idea what response that was going get ," Marta said at the ATX Television Festival. But the big turning point, was this moment in The One

Monica and Chandler were never supposed to get married on ' Friends .'.

"When the second season was being planned, one of the writers tossed out an idea," Austerlitz writes (via People), "'What if we get Chandler and Monica together?'"

He says the notion "was intended less as a permanent shift in the gravity of the series and more as a fun plotline, good for a few episodes before the status quo snapped back into place."

It was not exactly well received in the writers' room, either. According to Austerlitz, one writer called the idea "a little desperate," and it was decided they move on, initially.

Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc posing for a photo: Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller and Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani in a promotional photo for NBC's © Jon Ragel / NBCU Photo Bank / NBC via Getty Images Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller and Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani in a promotional photo for NBC's

Then, a couple of seasons later, the writers were planning a scene in which Monica gets drunk while the group is in London for Ross' wedding. She's feeling full of self-doubt when she shows up in Chandler's room and stuns him by kissing him.

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Courteney Cox's neat freak Monica and Matthew Perry's goofy Chandler were not supposed to be a couple on the hit TV series Friends . Of course, they eventually reveal the truth, move in together, get married and adopt twins. Executive producer Scott Silveri recounted their fateful first hookup in a

Couple were only supposed to have a fling, says TV series co-creator Marta Kauffman. REUTERS/Russell Boyce. Two characters in the iconic US sitcom Friends , Monica Geller and Chandler Bing , were never meant to marry in the long-running TV series, says co-creator Marta

The scene was meant to be humorous -- but even that approach was iffy for the writers.

"There was a fear … that bringing Chandler and Monica together would be perceived as near-incestuous," Austerlitz writes.

Instead, the studio audience made it quite clear they were all about the plot twist.

"The cheers and hoots of delight went on and on, drowning out the performers and shaking the room," Austerlitz writes.

The two hooked up again ... and again. Finally, they went back to New York City and continued seeing each other on the sly.

Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox are posing for a picture: Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox are pictured on the set of © Justin Lubin / NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox are pictured on the set of

Executive producer Scott Silveri told Vulture in 2013 that the studio reaction to the pair's first hookup was so "intense," he stopped watching the monitors and instead watched the audience.

"I don't think anybody balked too much at them hooking up. That felt natural. The fallout came in the following year, when it became a relationship," Silveri told Vulture. Eventually, though, fans came to appreciate the romance.

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Friends "lobsters" Monica Geller and Chandler Bing would never have made it to happily married TV heaven if it weren't for the fans, says co-creator Marta Kauffman. In fact, their shocking (and amazing) London hookup in the season 4 finale was supposed to be more like a one-night stand.

MONICA and Chandler were never supposed to get married in the long-running TV series Friends . According to co-creator Marta Kauffman, the pair were only ever going to have a fling. However when the pair, played by Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry, first got together during season four, the

Perhaps not as much as Silveri, though.

"If you didn't have a Monica-and-Chandler relationship," he said, "if the center of 'Friends' had remained Ross and Rachel, you would've seen a much shorter shelf life for the show."

He added: "Without Monica and Chandler, it ends three years earlier. I don't owe my whole house to them, but at least two bedrooms and a bath are because of them."

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