Google marks 25th 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S' anniversary with hilarious character easter eggs
It has been 25 years since the beloved television series F.R.I.E.N.D.S first aired and Google is packing a special surprise for fans. Google is commemorating the show's 25th anniversary with a special set of easter eggs, one for each of the six characters: Chandler, Joey, Monica, Phoebe, Rachel, and Ross. In case you haven't spotted them already, here's what the easter eggs are.
If you Google search the name 'Chandler Bing' you might be able to see the famous Barcalounger (the one he bought out of guilt for kissing Kathy, not the one that was stolen). If you click on it, the Barcalounger reclines and the chick and the duck appear on the screen. You can restore the search page by clicking on the Barcalounger image again.
For Joey Tribbiani, there would be a slice of pizza for you to click on instead (even though sandwiches are Joey's favorite food). Once you click the image, several food items (a hot dog, pie, a drumstick, etc.) pop up. A soundbite of Joey yelling "Joey doesn't share food!" plays and a pair of hands grab all the food items off the screen.
Monica Geller's easter egg is appropriately her cleaning the black font color off her own name on Google to reveal its true purple color. For Rachel Green, you may find the iconic hairdo, dubbed "The Rachel," which takes you to Google Image search results.
Searching for 'Phoebe Buffay' yields an image of her guitar. When you click on the image, you hear a sound clip of Phoebe singing her famous song 'Smelly Cat'. As the song plays, an animated black cat appears on the screen, which fans may recognize bears a striking resemblance to the black cat from 'Smelly Cat: The video'.
Lastly, searching for Ross Geller would throw up an image of that infamous 'Pivot' couch (and shockingly, not the Ph.D. he loved to flaunt). Clicking on the image triggers a soundbite of Ross yelling "Pivot!" as the screen tilts. You can click on the image twice again before the couch snaps in half and Ross says, "I don't think it's gonna pivot anymore."
Separately, the fashion label Ralph Lauren, where Rachel worked from Seasons 5-10, launched a fashion line in the characters' name as a tribute to her. The collection includes 'Wear To Work' pieces from '90s and '00s, which have been given an update for 2019. Earlier this month, a pop-up was opened in New York to allow fans to relive the show's magic.