How Well Do You Know 'Phoebe' From The Sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S?

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How Well Do You Know 'Phoebe' From The Sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S?
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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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1. Her occupations 

1. Her occupations 

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. 

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2. Her friends

2. Her friends

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.

3. 'Gift'

3. 'Gift'

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.

4. Doesn't eat food with a face

4. Doesn't eat food with a face

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.

5. Regina Phalange

5. Regina Phalange

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.

6. Homes

6. Homes

Phoebe had lived at various places; a box, in Prague, in Rachel and Monica's apartment, and in a Buick LeSabre.

7. The role of Phoebe

7. The role of Phoebe

Lisa Kudrow beat Kathy Griffin and Jane Lynch for the role of Phoebe.

8. Ellen DeGeneres

8. Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres was offered the role of Phoebe, but she turned it down.

9. Goth Girl 

9. Goth Girl 

Phoebe was originally conceived as a goth girl. That version of the role was offered to Janeane Garofalo, but she passed it.

10. 'The Unborn'

10. 'The Unborn'

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.

11. The dating game

11. The dating game

Phoebe dated a total of 16 men in the entire stretch of 10 seasons. Joey dated 17.

12. Real life pregnancy 

12. Real life pregnancy 

Lisa Kudrow was pregnant in real life, that is the reason why Phoebe's pregnancy was written in the show.

13. Ironic, eh!?

13. Ironic, eh!?

Phoebe believed in reincarnation and psychic powers but did not accept the concepts like evolution and gravity. Wow!

14. Heavily pregnant 

14. Heavily pregnant 

During the episode, 'The One With Ross' Wedding', Kudrow was so 'heavily' pregnant that the doctors actually advised her not to fly.

15. I would've loved to see this, though!

15. I would've loved to see this, though!

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.

16. Award winner 

16. Award winner 

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

That's all, friends. You can reach out to me on drishti@wittyfeed.com.

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