‘Friends’ Cast Didn’t Like Theme Song, Jennifer Aniston Says (Video)

Beatrice Verhoeven
The Wrap

“Friends” fans know the theme song by heart, but they may not know this: The cast didn’t like it very much.

“No one was really a big fan of that theme song,” Jennifer Aniston told host Matt Baker on the BBC’s “The One Show” while promoting her upcoming movie “Office Christmas Party.”

“I don’t mean to say that, but we felt it was a little, I don’t know…. Dancing in a pond, or like, a fountain, felt a little odd,” she added. “But we did it.”

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The famous opening credit sequence features Rachel (Aniston), Monica (Courteney Cox), Joey (Matt LeBlanc), Chandler (Matthew Perry), Ross (David Schwimmer) and Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) kicking around water in a fountain to the song “I’ll Be There For You” by The Rembrandts.

“Friends” followed six buddies living in neighboring apartments in New York City. The sitcom ran from 1994 to 2004 on NBC and was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman. The show was nominated for 62 Primetime Emmy Awards and won the Outstanding Comedy Series award in 2002.

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But does Aniston watch reruns of “Friends” like we do?

“Yeah!” she said in the interview. “I can’t help it. First, I’m trying to remember which episode it is and half the time I’m saying to myself, ‘I don’t remember that.’ You get sucked into the nostalgia of it.”

Watch the famous opening credit sequence above to refresh your memory.

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