Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman reveals the two episodes she didn't like in the show's 10-year history... and both focused on Lisa Kudrow's Phoebe
It's 25 years since Friends first hit the screens.
Now creator Marta Kauffman has revealed there are two episodes in its 10-year run that she regrets making, when she and co-creator David Crane plus executive producer Kevin Bright appeared at a panel for the sitcom at New York's Tribeca TV Festival on Friday.
Not keen: Co-creator Marta Kauffman revealed there are two episodes from Friends 10-year run that she regretted making when she appeared at the Tribeca TV Festival i NYC on Friday
Friends star: From left, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Jennifer Aniston
The 62-year-old said she wasn't a fan of the stalker plot in season three episode, The One With The Jam. In it Lisa Kudrow's Phoebe falls for a man played by David Arquette, who has been stalking her twin sister Ursula, also played by Phoebe.
Marta, 62, said: 'The stalker. We did a lot of re-writing to make that one work,' according to The Hollywood Reporter.
She added that she also wasn't keen on season two, episode 23 - The One With The Chicken Pox - where Phoebe falls ill just as her navy officer love interest, played by Charlie Sheen, arrives back in town.
The show also starred Jennifer Aniston as Rachel, Courteney Cox as Monica, Matt LeBlanc as Joey, Matthew Perry as Chandler and David Schwimmer as Ross.
David, also 62, didn't mention any specific episodes or moments he regretted.
The trio: From left, Friends executive producers Kevin Bright, Marta and David Crane at the sitcom's 25th anniversary panel at the Tribeca Film Festival
He's OK with it: David, 62, didn't mention episodes he regretted, saying he mostly liked the few he watched adding, 'there are definitely times where I'll go, "Really? We went with that?" '
However, he did say: 'It's one of those things where, I don't watch the show at home, but occasionally if we're travelling or whatever, it will be on sometimes and I'll see something... and be like "Wow, that actually holds up." '
And David added: 'There are definitely times where I'll go, "Really? We went with that?" '
Young audiences had taken issue with some of the show's themes, such as Monica being fat in her younger years and Ross being married to a lesbian.
The One With The Jam: In this episode Lisa Kudrow's Phoebe falls for a man played by David Arquette, who has been stalking her twin sister Ursula, also played by Phoebe
The One With The Chicken Pox: Phoebe falls ill just as her navy officer love interest, played by Charlie Sheen, arrives back in town
Despite this, the pair are confident that they really 'got it right' for the most part with the show.
While explaining why they'd never do a reboot, David said: 'We really feel like we did the show that we really wanted to do. We got it right and we put the bow on it.
'As Marta says, if you visited those characters now, it would just have a different DNA. It would just not be the same show. Chances are it wouldn't be as good as a show.'
Meanwhile Netflix subscribers were crushed to learn recently that the series they have binge-watched since 2015 is leaving for WarnerMedia's new streaming service HBO Max.