'Friends' 25th Anniversary Gives Fans a Chance to Relive the Show

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 08.22.19
'Friends' 25th Anniversary Gives Fans a Chance to Relive the Show

This September will be the 25th anniversary of the first episode of the hit TV series, Friends, and it will be celebrated in true-to-the-show New York style. 

Are you a Friends fan? Tell us your favorite characters or episodes below to win a 25th Anniversary coffee mug and Central Perk limited edition ground coffee!

The Big Screen

Friends is coming to a movie theater near you! Called "Friends 25th: The One with the Anniversary", you can check out twelve of the show's most memorable episodes over three nights, plus never-before-seen extras. Airing on 1,000 screens, tickets are on sale now through Fathom Events. Though most of these shows are sold-out, it's worth checking to see if any tickets are left in a theater near you.

Visit Central Perk

In New York this September, there will be an immersive pop-up show, recreated to look like Central Perk and featuring all kinds of memorable items, according to the Hollywood ReporterChandler and Joey’s recliners and foosball table are sure to bring laughs and memories as well as Monica and Rachel’s purple door. The Central Perk will be recreated with a look-alike orange sofa and real props and costumes from the show will be on view. There will even be a fountain area from the show’s iconic opening theme recreated inside the shop. Though the tickets disappeared quickly, you can join their mailing list here - if enough people show interest, maybe they'll extend the time.

If you're on the West Coast, you can visit The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Santa Monica or The Coffee Bean in West Hollywood, where you can check out Central Perk, orange couch included. There’s memorabilia from the sitcom and specialty drinks named for its cast, including The Rachel Matcha Latte, The Joey Mango Cold Brew Tea and The Phoebe Cookies & Cream Ice Blend. But be quick, both end on Aug. 23.

Bring it Home

Do you want to have a little Friends in your home forever? Visit Pottery Barn, where you can buy several Friends items, including a replica of the legendary apothocary table (from the days of yore), recreated down to the last detail. It now costs $1,099, a lot more than the "one and 50 dollars" that Rachel told Phoebe she paid in that episode.

For a more fun, make-it-your-own memory, check out the Central Perk replica that you can build out of Legos. Of course it includes the couch and chairs, but it also has the stage where Phoebe performed on her guitar and Ross played his keyboard. Bonus: the set comes with 7 minifigures, including the 6 main characters plus Gunther. Order here starting September 1.

Are you a fan of Friends? Comment below with your favorite character or plotline, and you can win a 25th Anniversary coffee mug and Central Perk limited edition ground coffee!

*One lucky contestant will be chosen at random to receive a 25th Anniversary coffee mug and Central Perk limited edition ground coffee. If the items are out-of-stock, they may be replaced with similar items of similar value. Giveaway is open through September 8th, 2019 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

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  • BeyondEzra By BeyondEzra

    "It's a moo point" - Joey

  • Zoiebabee By Zoiebabee

    Phoebe is my favorite. She is so funny and such a neincompoop! When I think about some of her crazy antics it makes me laugh. I really like Joey too. He just doesn't have any idea

  • sherilyn By sherilyn


  • leighann83 By leighann83

    Love this show. I have watched every episode numerous times.

  • Leslie38847 By Leslie38847

    I love friends nothing like sitting in bed snuggled up watch a friend's marathon

  • tsmith4 By tsmith4

    Who doesn't love Friends? This show had such an amazing cast of characters. I would love to see a re-boot of this. How you doin?

  • jtasgurl81 By jtasgurl81

    I can't decide which is my favorite character. It's a tie between Ross and Phoebe. Ross brings so much laughter to the show, however so does Joey. Phoebe is hilarious at times, too. Heck! They're all great! My husband and I have watched the entire series 4 times in the past 3 years. We are currently on the episode where Ross and Rachel get married in Vegas. When my husband I visited NYC, we walked around some of the famous places the Friends crew were at.

  • wikkdxxx By wikkdxxx

    It's tough to choose one favorite character - they're all so amazing and mesh together so well! Same with the episodes, although we were just talking at work about the episode where Chandler goes to Joey's tailor... we were all howling with laughter! Great show, great characters - I own the series on DVD and it never gets old... still funny as ever!

  • bootswon By bootswon

    I liked them all but I would have to say the one about the lottery tickets where all the tickets are dropped accidentially over the edge by a pigeon flying by as they were arguing over the many tickets they had cbootsone@charter.net

  • yourfavbunny By yourfavbunny

    who didnt love Friends !!! joey was the man !!!

  • lsunshine68 By lsunshine68

    Phoebe is my favorite character, but my favorite episode is when they all try new things and Ross ends up wearing leather pants that he can't get back up. "Now my legs are all white and I can't get my pants up" LOL

  • Kelly2525 By Kelly2525

    Ross is my favorite character the scene with furniture moving of the couch yelling Pivot!!!! 🤣🤣🤣

  • n7nickys7n By n7nickys7n

    Phoebe is my favorite!

  • Libbylou27 By Libbylou27

    PIVOT!!! Need I say anymore?!?

  • Poonam1421 By Poonam1421

    I love friends. Rachel is my favorite always.

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