www.cbr.com

  • It's hard to imagine Friends being different than it is. 1 / 9

  • However, according to co-creator David Crane, if NBC had its way, it would have been. 2 / 9

  • NBC's head at the time, Don Meyer, was displeased with Monica's character in the pilot. 3 / 9

  • He thought if Monica slept with Paul on the first date, she was unlikable. 4 / 9

  • The creators stuck to their guns and NBC issued a skewed questionnaire to the live audience. 5 / 9

  • Fortunately, audiences reacted positively to Monica, regardless of the questionnaire's obvious agenda. 6 / 9

  • When Friends premiered, it was unusual to positively depict women as sexual beings. 7 / 9

  • Friends' decision to keep that in while still making Monica a series hero was huge. 8 / 9

  • Up next
    supernatural season 15 feature
    Supernatural: Misha Collins Breaks Down the Winchesters' War with God
    Go back & read full article