Wednesday, August 28, 2013

FRIENDS ........... I'll be there for u....!!!

1. In 1993, Matthew Perry pitched NBC a sitcom he had co-written about a group of twentysomethings called Maxwell’s House. The network turned him down because they already had a similar TV show, Friends, in the works.
2. Before settling on Friends, other titles producers considered were Friends Like Us, Six of One, Across the Hall, Once Upon a Time in the West Village, and Insomnia Cafe.
3. Originally the show was going to focus on just four characters: Monica, Ross, Rachel, and Joey. Phoebe and Chandler were going to be supporting characters.Also, Monica and Joey were originally intended to be the main couple on the show.
4. Ellen DeGeneres turned down the role of Phoebe.
5.In the early stages of development, the writers considered making Chandler gay.
6.“Shiny Happy People” by R.E.M. was the original choice for the theme song. It was used in the pilot.The show was still called Friends Like Us in the pilot.
7.The frame around the peephole originally had a mirror in it. It was accidentally broken by a crew member, but because it still looked good, they decided to leave it there.
8.The iconic orange couch in Central Perk was found by a set designer in the basement of the Warner Bros. Studios.
9.In the first couple of episodes, Monica and Rachel’s apartment number was No. 5. This was changed in later episodes to No. 20 because the producers noted that 5 corresponded to an apartment on lower floor.Chandler and Joey’s apartment number was originally No. 4 and was changed No. 19 to reflect the change to Monica and Rachel’s apartment number.
10. “I’ll Be There for You” was co-written by Friends producers David Crane and Marta Kauffman, along with Phil Solem and Danny Wilde, of The Rembrandts.In 1995, the song was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart for eight weeks.
11.The full names of the characters are:
• Chandler Muriel Bing
• Rachel Karen Green
• Ross Eustace Geller
• Monica E. Geller (we never learn what the E stands for)
• Joseph Francis Tribbiani Jr.
• Phoebe Buffay (she never knew her middle name since she had never seen her birth certificate)
12.Season 2 is the only season without a Thanksgiving episode.That year, “The One with the List” served as the Thanksgiving episode.
13.Jennifer Aniston has stated that she hated the now-iconic “Rachel” haircut.
14.Courteney Cox was the only cast member not to get an Emmy nomination for her work on the show.
15.Reportedly, Christina Applegate was cast as Amy Green for the Season 9 Thanksgiving episode after Reese Witherspoon was unavailable to reprise her role as Jill Green.Christina won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for the episode.
16.Bruce Willis guest starred on the show for free.While filming the movie The Whole Nine Yards, Matthew Perry made a bet with his co-star Willis that if the film were to open at No. 1 at the box office on its opening weekend, then Willis would have appear on Friends for free. (Willis was already scheduled to appear on the show.)
The movie opened at No. 1, and Willis donated the money he earned from Friends to charity.
17.Gunther was not originally a speaking part; the actor, James Michael Tyler, got the role as an extra because he knew how to work an espresso machine.James was working at a coffee shop when he got the role, and he kept the job for the first four seasons of Friends.
18.The refrigerator in Monica’s apartment actually worked. It was filled with water and drinks for the cast and crew.
19.In reality, Joey’s white dog statue belonged to Jennifer Aniston. It had been given to her by a friend as a good-luck gift.
20.During its run, the show released two soundtracks.Two soundtracks were released after the show ended: Friends, The One with All the Party Music EP (2004) and Friends: The Ultimate Soundtrack (2005).
21.During the first season of the show, each cast member earned $22,500 per episode. By the end of the series they each made a $1 million an episode.
22.The final episode was watched by 52.46 million viewers and is the fourth most-watched television series finale in U.S. history.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

BRAND's Facts...!!

·        Coca Cola launched its 3rd product Sprite in 1961.
·        The Australian aircraft carrier QANTAS stands for Queensland and Northern Territories Aerial Service.
·        Hilton was the first international hotel chain.
·        The brand Nokia is named after a place in Southern Finland.

·        M&M's chocolate stands for the initials for its inventors Mars and Murrie.
·        Coca-Cola originally contained cocaine.
·        The first Burger King was opened in Florida Miami in 1954.
·        The last Play Boy centerfold to have staples was published in 1985.
·        There are 1,929,770,126,028,800 different color combinations possible on a Rubik's Cube.
·        Diet Coke was introduced in 1982.
·        No two corn flakes look the same.
·        40% of McDonald profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
·        The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
·        The first Lifesaver flavor was peppermint.
·        Iceland consumes more Coca Cola per capita than any other country.

·        'Lonely Planet' for travelers is based in Melbourne Australia.
·        There are 22 stars in the Paramount studios logo.

·        Porsche also builds tractors.
·        Iceland consumes more Coca Cola than any other country.
·        Master card was originally called Master Charge.

Friday, June 29, 2012


1.The sign read HOLLYWOODLAND from 1923 to 1949.

2.Each letter originally stood 50 feet (15 m) and 30 feet (9.1 m) wide high, but renovations in 1978 resized the letters to 45 feet (14 m) tall and anywhere from 31 to 39 feet (9.4 to 12 m) wide.

3.In 1932, Broadway actress Peg Entwistle committed suicide by jumping off the letter “H.”

4.Alice Cooper led the 1978 donation drive to remodel the famous sign. The shock rocker contributed $27,000 of his own money to the project, and bought an “O” in memory of Groucho Marx.

5.Hugh Hefner donated to the restoration of the “Y” with a $27,777 contribution.

6.In the 1940s, the sign’s official caretaker, Albert Kothe, destroyed the “H” after crashing into it while driving drunk.

7.In January 1976, following the passage of a state law decriminalizing marijuana, vandals altered the sign to read ” HOLLYWeeD.”