Now, relive the 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S' iconic set: Here's how
F.R.I.E.N.D.S completes 25 years this month (feeling old yet?). Despite touching upon problematic subjects for today's age, the sitcom has survived two decades with ceaseless reruns, fans' adoration, and of course, Netflix. And now, fans would be able to relive the show's magic through a pop-up, where they can sit on the original couch, wear that Turkey head, order from Central Perk, and more!
On the occasion of the show's silver anniversary, a new F.R.I.E.N.D.S pop-up, called The One with the Pop-up has opened in Manhattan, New York City, where the characters Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Ross, Joey, and Chandler were based. According to the Associated Press, the pop-up, which spans 8,500 sqft of loft space, features 50 original props from the show straight from the Warner Bros. archives.
According to reports, among the featured props that fans can check out at the F.R.I.E.N.D.S pop-up include each of the characters' attire, such as Phoebe's suede jacket (with the guitar, obviously), Ross' tragic leather pants, Monica's chef uniform, etc. Rachel's trend-setting hairdos over the show's ten seasons are also on display along with Phoebe's hideous pop-OUT Gladys painting.
Furthermore, fans can insert themselves into iconic scenes from the show such as the "Pivot" scene or pretend to be Joey wearing "everything Chandler owns" for an unforgettable photo-op. And, if you just want to lounge around at Central Perk or Joey-Chandler's apartment, that's cool too.
Notably, Janice, Maggie Wheeler, said, "It's rare to be able to walk into a set, a place that lives in your memory... and feel yourself living in the environment where these characters lived." She added, "I think people are going to really flip out and I think they're going to have so much fun, it's going to be hard to get people to leave."
The impressive detailing even stunned James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther on F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Tyler said, "It's really surreal... this particular pop up is far more elaborate than the ones that we've had in the past. This is literally like a F.R.I.E.N.D.S museum."
It's been 25 years since the first episode of FRIENDS aired. If you're feeling nostalgic, you can check out this pop-up in NYC - and relive some of the show's most iconic moments https://t.co/FQJ9xPceuc pic.twitter.com/CMRvXcgk7B— CBS Sunday Morning 🌞 (@CBSSunday) September 6, 2019
Interestingly, The One with the Pop-up was created as an experimental project by the entertainment company Superfly, in collaboration with Warner Bros., which produced F.R.I.E.N.D.S from 1994-2004. The F.R.I.E.N.D.S pop-up opened on Saturday, and will run through October 6, AP reported. However, if you hadn't already booked a ticket, you may be out of luck. They got sold-out in just three hours.