- Warner Brothers
- The hit sitcom “Friends” ran from 1994 to 2004 and the iconic series is celebrating its 25th anniversary this September.
- The series is celebrating the milestone with several events including Central Perk-themed pop-ups.
- Fans around the globe can also purchase “Friends”-themed home decor from Pottery Barn or limited-edition Central Perk-inspired coffee beans and mugs.
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It’s been 25 years since a group of twenty-somethings first gathered around a now-legendary orange couch at Central Perk on the hit television show “Friends.”
Fortunately, this month, the 10-season show is celebrating this anniversary milestone with several events and product releases for superfans everywhere. Could you BE any more excited?
From pop-ups to home decor, here are all of the ways “Friends” is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
The famous orange couch from Central Perk is traveling around the world this fall.
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Per USA Today, replicas of the iconic Central-Perk orange couch are going on tour starting this month and they’ll be on the movie throughout the fall.
This month alone, one of the couches will be at New York City near the Empire State Building and one will be at Jackson Square in New Orleans.
USA Today has a full list of where the couch will be traveling and it includes places like London, Madrid, and Los Angeles.
You can pick up a special-edition Lego set inspired by an iconic “Friends” location.
The gang’s favorite hangout has officially gotten the Lego treatment.
Central Perk will be immortalized in a 1,070-piece set which includes many special elements of the coffee shop like the orange couch and the stage where Phoebe debuted her greatest hit “Smelly Cat,” complete with her guitar and microphone.
Lego’s Central-Perk set also features the whole gang including special details like Rachel with a tray and coffee cup from her earlier years as a server, Ross with the keyboard which fueled his infamous “sound,” and Joey with his beloved pizza.
Of course, Central Perk wouldn’t be the same without long-suffering barista Gunther and his handy broom and espresso machine.
The is on sale for $59.99 on the Lego website, but is temporarily out of stock.
You can watch “Friends” episodes in theaters and enjoy bonus content.
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As part of “Friends 25th: The One With the Anniversary,” Fathom Events will be showing 12 fan-favorite episodes in 1,000 theaters across the United States.
For three nights – Monday, September 23; Saturday, September 28; and Wednesday, October 2 – viewers will be treated to four remastered episodes with never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews with the cast and producers.
The lineup includes episodes like “The One Where No One’s Ready,” “The One Where Ross Got High,” and “The One With Chandler in a Box.”
Tickets and theater locations are available on the Fathom Events website.
You can also check out a “Friends”-themed pop-up in New York City.
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New York serves as the backdrop of the still-popular show so it’s only fitting that the ultimate “Friends” experience is making its way to the city.
Superfly and Warner Bros. have joined forces to create a pop-up event for superfans and the experience includes special areas dedicated to each of the show’s main characters.
Fans will be able to enjoy an immersive affair, being able to sit on the famed orange couch in a re-creation of Central Perk, lounge on Joey and Chandler’s recliners, and even stick their heads into a Thanksgiving turkey.
Although Tickets for this event are currently sold out, the site will soon be releasing a section dedicated to special merchandise that any fan can purchase.
Pottery Barn recently announced a 25th-anniversary collection in honor of the show.
- Pottery Barn
True “Friends” fans will remember the season-six episode aptly titled, “The One with the Apothecary Table,” when Rachel purchased the not-so-unique piece from Potter Barn despite Phoebe’s disdain for the home-furnishing retailer.
The collection also includes items with iconic “Friends” quotes like “You’re my lobster” and memorable imagery, like the purple door.
You can tune in to a fan-voted “Friends” marathon on TBS.
For this marathon, which runs from September 16 to 21, viewers can watch all of the most beloved episodes of the series that were selected by a fan vote.
Giphy is unveiling an entire “Friends” GIF channel.
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For those who firmly believe there is a “Friends” reaction to every message, Giphy recently announced it is releasing an entire GIF channel dedicated to the series.
According to E!, there are over 2,300 new GIFs pulled from every episode being added to the channel.
You can buy limited-edition Central-Perk coffee beans and special “Friends” mugs.
- The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
The chain Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf joined forces with Warner Bros. to introduce a limited-edition line of coffees and teas available on its website and on Amazon. A 12-ounce bag will cost you around $10.
The three flavors available are: Central Perk Medium Roast with a walnut aroma and a sweet, smooth finish; Central Perk Dark Roast that’s made from Brazilian and Colombian coffee and is described as having a cocoa flavor; and Central Perk Tea, which is freshly steeped black tea with bright citrus.
Specialty mugs are also available and they feature cafe-themed plays on well-known catchphrases from the show like “We were on a coffee break” and “How you brewin’?”