36 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Friends You Definitely Don’t Know

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Real injuries and medical conditions were written into the show

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When something happened to the cast in real life, it was often written into the show. For example, in the third season, there was an episode where Joey wore a sling. It was explained away as he hurt himself jumping on the bed (such a Joey move), but it was actually a real-life injury. He sustained it on-set during a scene where he and Matthew Perry had to run towards a big, comfy chair and they ended up colliding, causing a shoulder injury for LeBlanc. Another medical condition that was written into the show was Lisa Kudrow’s pregnancy! The season-four storyline where Phoebe has her brother’s children as a surrogate was thought up as a way to deal with Kudrow’s real-life growing belly. This is one of those behind-the-scenes secrets of Friends that explains so much about that crazy plotline!

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