Who amongst us, in the current generation has not seen the sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S? Given, you do watch TV series at all, and if you do, it's highly doubtful that you would've missed out on a classic like this. And if you have for some god damn reason, stop reading this piece right away. Well, coming back to the point, those of us who have watched F.R.I.E.N.D.S know how adorably hilarious and fun the character played by Lisa Kudrow, Phoebe was! Her humorous acting with a tint of dumbness at times and just how caring she was towards everything made the character of Phoebe so admirable and loved.
Today, I'd like to talk about a few facts that even the greatest of her fans would've missed out on or have not known.
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Surprisingly a lot of them! She worked as a phone sex operator, a sombrero-maker, a masseuse, a caterer, a TV extra and at a Dairy Queen.
Phoebe was the one who had the most number of friends outside the group of 6, and she always mentioned them in various episodes. Example, Lizzie, the homeless lady with the tin foil hat.
Phoebe claimed that she had a gift of breaking up with people without hurting their feelings - but this wasn't true when she ended things with David, Jason, Vince, or Mike.
Phoebe 'doesn't eat food with a face', but in the episode The One With The Dozen Lasagnas, she's spotted finishing off the lasagnas with Monica. Also, when her first husband left her, she was so upset, she ate a cheeseburger.
Phoebe's first reference to Regina Phalange is when she is trying to contact Ross in England and pretends to be Dr Regina Phalange, diagnosing a disease. The last time we hear it is when Phoebe stalls Rachel's plane to Paris.
Phoebe had lived at various places; a box, in Prague, in Rachel and Monica's apartment, and in a Buick LeSabre.
Lisa Kudrow beat Kathy Griffin and Jane Lynch for the role of Phoebe.
Ellen DeGeneres was offered the role of Phoebe, but she turned it down.
Phoebe was originally conceived as a goth girl. That version of the role was offered to Janeane Garofalo, but she passed it.
Lisa Kudrow starred in 1991 horror movie, 'The Unborn', which was about a fertilisation process gone horribly wrong. Strangely enough, she went on to act out the process in character as Phoebe.
Phoebe dated a total of 16 men in the entire stretch of 10 seasons. Joey dated 17.
Lisa Kudrow was pregnant in real life, that is the reason why Phoebe's pregnancy was written in the show.
Phoebe believed in reincarnation and psychic powers but did not accept the concepts like evolution and gravity. Wow!
During the episode, 'The One With Ross' Wedding', Kudrow was so 'heavily' pregnant that the doctors actually advised her not to fly.
Towards the end of the series, Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc pitched the idea that Phoebe and Joey had been hooking up secretly the entire time.
Lisa Kudrow received a Golden Globe Award nomination and won the Primetime Emmy Award for her role as Phoebe. Well deserved, totally!
Source: Comedy Central
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