Monica and Chandler’s Relationship on ‘Friends’: How the Audience Made It a Thing
Friends began with a game of will they or won’t they between Ross (David Schwimmer) and Rachel (Nicole Kidman) (Jennifer Aniston). Chandler (Matthew Perry) and Monica (Courteney Cox) were dating towards the finale. Marta Kaufman and David Crane, the show’s creators, said they weren’t planning on it, but the fans informed them what they wanted.
HBO’s Max’s Friends: The Reunion included Kaufman, Crane, and producer Kevin Bright. They shared anecdotes on everything from the show’s casting to the series end, and one of them was about the Monica/Chandler romance. Many more will be heard in Frends: The Reunion, which premieres on HBO Max on May 27.
Monica and Chandler were chosen by the audience to be more than ‘Friends.’
The Friends gang travels to London for Ross’ wedding to Emily in the season 4 finale (Helen Baxendale). Chandler and Monica share a hotel room while staying there. The reaction of the live studio audience was immediate.
“When we were shooting in London and Monica and Chandler were in bed together, we listened to the audience the most,” Kaufman recalled.
The reaction was described by Bright. He had entered the room.
Bright stated, “The audience went berserk.”
Monica and Chandler’s relationship was enhanced on ‘Friends’ based on the audience’s reactions.
Chandler and Monica sleeping together was supposed to be a one-off occurrence for the two-part season finale, according to Crane. The audience demonstrated that it might be even better.
Crane explained, “I think that moment was the beginning of how we rethought Monica and Chandler.” “The original plan was they would sleep together in London, it was a brief thing and we’d have some fun with it afterwards as they both like, ‘Oh my God, what did we do?’”
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In the fifth season’s debut,… This is a condensed version of the narrative. I hope you found it entertaining.