Caitlin Gallagher
November 22, 2016 12:03 pm
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While there are many elements of Friends that can be divisive among fans, perhaps the most controversial is the opening. And it turns out, no one in the Friends cast liked the theme song. At least, according to Rachel Green actress Jennifer Aniston. She discussed the beloved show that we can never get enough of when she was promoting Office Christmas Party on BBC’s The One Show and possibly broke a few million Friends fans’ hearts in the process.

Do you love listening to “I’ll Be There For You” by the Rembrandts while you’re binge-watching Friends on Netflix? Or do you mute it every time a Friends rerun is on TV? Well, if you’re in the latter group, you’re in good company. Because Aniston said, “No one was really a big fan of that theme song.”

She looked a bit guilty admitting this tidbit about her costars. And when she clarified, it seems that the issue might have had less to do with the actual song and more to do with what they were doing during the song.

Okay, fair enough. Maybe dancing around a fountain with a couch and lamp present isn’t the most natural thing to do. I mean, this video of the Friends opening without music already proved how awkward it can be.

But the fact that we never thought about how weird it was for Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer is perhaps just a testament to their acting abilities.

If you want to hear Aniston spill the beans, you can watch the full The One Show interview below. The Friends stuff happens around 27:57:

While this reveal won’t change the way we feel about Friends, you gotta admit you may never watch the opening sequence in quite the same way again.

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