NICE LITTLE NUMBER – FRIENDS (TV)

NICE LITTLE NUMBER – FRIENDS (TV) 18th September 2018

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

1              $22,000 (£17,159) The amount per episode each of the 6 Friends actors received in the first seriesper episode.

2              $100,000 (£77,987) Prior to starting the second season, they refused to begin filming until it was agreed they would be paid $100,000 (£77,987) each per episode. But even that seems measly in comparison to the $1 million (£779,870) an episode they were getting by the final season.

3              $1 million (£779,870) an episode was what each of the six actors’ were being paid by the final season.

4              $1 billion (£779.83m) per year is still earnt in syndication revenue from ‘ Freinds’  for Warner Bros. Although the cast is only entitled to 2% of that income, that equates to a yearly paycheck of $20 million (£15.59m) for each cast member.

$20 million (£15.59m) Although the cast is only entitled to 2% of that income, that equates to a yearly paycheck of $20 million (£15.59m) for each cast member.

5              $60 million (£46.7m) is Lisa Kudrow aka Phoebe Buffay current net worth

6              $60 million (£46.7m) is Matt LeBlanc aka Joey Tribbiani net worth

7              $80 million (£62.4m) is Matthew Perry aka Chandler Bing net worth

8              $85 million (£66.3m) is David Schwimmer aka Ross Geller net worth

9              $120 million (£93.6m) is Courteney Cox aka Monica Geller net worth

10           $200 million (£156m)is Jennifer Aniston aka Rachel Green net worth

11           10 was the number of seasons

12           236 was the number of episodes – Original release: (1st episode )September 22, 1994 – (last episode) May 6, 2004

13           65.9million The number of viewrs that watched the last episode, making Friends the 4th largest audience for a last episode. No.1 was  “M*A*S*H” (CBS) — 105.9 million viewers.

14           63 The number of Emmy nominations with 6 actual wins.  Courteney Cox was the only cast member not to get an Emmy nomination for her work on the show.

15           5 The average number of hourseach Friends episode took to film

16           20 The number Monica’s apartment changed to from No.5 when the show’s writers realised that “5” wouldn’t denote an apartment on an upper level floor in a large block. So they matched, Chandler’s also changed from 4 to 19.

17           8 The number of weeks the Friends theme tune was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart in 1995 – I’ll Be There For You by The Rembrandts. Shiny Happy People by R.E.M. was the original choice for the theme song. It was used in the pilot.

18           3 The highest placing on UK Singles Chart after entering on 2nd September 1995

19           2  Season 2 is the only season without a Thanksgiving episode.

20           2 The number of soundtracks released after the show ended: Friends, The One with All the Party Music EP (2004) and Friends: The Ultimate Soundtrack (2005).

21           22 The number of minutes running time of most episodes

22           88 The number of hours needed to watch the entire series, that is 5,280 minutes

23           $10,000,000 The cost of making each episode in the final series, Series 10

ROALD DAHL INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

So please, oh please, we beg, we pray

Go throw your TV set away

And in its place you can install

A lovely bookshelf on the wall…

The Oompa-Loompas sing this song about (of course) Mike Teavee in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

  1. “If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan, but never the goal.” — Author Unknown

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…watching all 236 episodes of Friends back to back

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

What did the banana say to the elephant? Nothing. Bananas can’t talk.

LOVE IS…

Love is…dozing together in front of the TV

TRACK OF THE DAY

I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrandts (Friends Theme)

Highest Chart Position: No.3 9th September 1995 (First entered Chat on 2nd September 1995)