When you think of the sitcom ” F.R.I.E.N.D.S “, what comes to your mind? A group of 6 people hanging around, doing stupid things and mostly, making us laugh. Most of us never go on to analyse the entire situation no matter how many times we watch it. Well, some of the fans have and they have come up with some pretty disturbing stuff. I have here best fan theories of this epic sitcom!
#1 Phoebe’s house was burned down by porn barons.
When Phoebe discovered that her sister, Ursula was a porn-star, she went on to collect Ursula’s cheques from the company. While doing so Phoebe gave her address. Soon after a few days after Rachel had shifted in with her, Phoebe’s house caught fire. It probably was burned down by the porn barons when they found out the truth. You don’t mess with these kind of people!
#2 Monica is Ross’ half-sister!
Many F.R.I.E.N.D.S fans believe that Monica was Judy’s ex-lover’s child. This would explain why Judy always looked down upon her! Also because she was the constant reminder of Judy’s past. Maybe the reason why the Geller parents preferred Ross over Monica. And Ross who was unaware of this, loved and cared about his sister. When Monica dates Richard, Judy is probably worried about Monica making the same mistake. When Monica and Chandler reveal about their engagement, the Geller parents are relaxed maybe because he was Ross’s friend.
#3 Ross lost custody of Ben.
Well, this friends theory can be somewhat true because there is no mention of Ben after season 8. Even when Emma is born, her half-brother is nowhere in sight! The reason could also be that Ross was homophobic, for he was uncomfortable about Sandy being ‘a man who was a nanny’ and also with Carol being gay, so his constant animosity with Susan.
#4 They all lived in an insane asylum.
Each one of them had some real problems – Monica used to have weight issues, Ross had abandonment issues, Joey was the only guy in his family (except his dad), Rachel had daddy issues, Chandler could not handle the troubled relationship of his parents and Phoebe never got over her mother’s suicide! I mean, why would you even come up with this stuff! It was probably all a imaginary world they created for themselves where they overcame all their issues.
#5 Phoebe was a drug addict and the entire show was just her imagination!
And this guy even has an argument to support his claim.
#6 Ross has Asperger’s syndrome
Ross was always awkward. He never got close to anyone. Even though he had all his friends, there still was a hidden distance. Chandler who was his best pal in college was closer to Joey than him. Many fans also see Ross as an intellectual struggling to fit into the American culture that was uprising in the decade. Despite being a very rational and scientifically inclined person, who actually was interested in the evolution of humans he hung around with people who discredited his job as ‘something to do dinosaurs’ and not as a Paleontologist.
Always be aware of your surroundings- ‘Unagi’. He even tried to make his friends smarter in his terms, like he taught Rachel and Phoebe about unagi.
#7 F.R.I.E.N.D.S as high-school students’ dream
Similar to the theory of the six friends being patients in an asylum, this is another of TV show conspiracy theories. The six actors are high school students who have issues, but overcome them all in their imagination. In the future, Monica loses weight and becomes a chef, Chandler becomes an utterly funny person and finds a relationship that would last for real unlike his parents’, Rachel becomes an independent woman without her father’s support or guidance, Ross is a science genius and becomes a Paleontologist, Phoebe gets rid of her past and meets Mike who makes her happy, and Joey enjoys his life as an actor.
#8 Phoebe is the real genius
Phoebe’s conversation of evolution with Ross where he gives in and Phoebe always being too casual about things maybe because she knows it all, isn’t it some food for thought? Phoebe lived in the streets for years probably that made her smarter. Also, at a point Phoebe calls herself a puppeteer. Why?
She is the only one who does not date within the group. She even ends up marrying Mike.
#9 The same table
Once a fan noticed the ‘reserved’ sign on the table in central perk, that was usually occupied by these six friends. Strangely they always sat on the same table. But why? Probably it was Gunther who always reserved the table to get a look of Rachel.
All these crazy theories about F.R.I.E.N.D.S keeps you wondering what if all these were true. Maybe it is or maybe not. The real question is the why did the director and writer keep such unexplained lines? Maybe all these were lest unfinished for all F.R.I.E.N.D.S fans to come up with conspiracy theories.
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