36 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Friends You Definitely Don’t Know
Ursula existed before Phoebe was ever created
Before Lisa Kudrow began playing free-spirited Phoebe, she appeared regularly on another sitcom: Mad About You. Both series aired on NBC, so she was able to be on both shows for a bit. On Mad About You, she played a waitress named Ursula. In order to try and tie it all together, Ursula became a character on Friends — Pheebs’s twin sister! The network aired Friends right after Mad About You during its first season, so they had to address the fact that she was on both shows somehow! Kudrow played Ursula on a total of eight episodes on Friends.