We celebrate the 20th anniversary of the story of Ross, Joey, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe and Rachel and their impossibly complicated Manhattan (with all its laughs and lattes).
Making a Comedy Pilot? You Might Want to Call James Burrows
James Burrows has directed more than 50 pilots, including Cheers, Friends, Taxi, and Frasier. (Morning Edition, NPR, 9/24/2012)
'Friends' Will Be There for You at Beijing's Central Perk
Almost a decade since the end of the hit American TV series Friends, the show — and, in particular, the fictitious Central Perk cafe, where much of the action took place — is enjoying an afterlife in China's capital, Beijing. Here, the show that chronicled the exploits of New York City pals Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey is almost seen as a lifestyle guide. Tucked away on the sixth floor of a Beijing apartment block is a mini replica of the cafe, orange couch and all,...