36 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Friends You Definitely Don’t Know
THEY USED A PIE CHART TO ENSURE ACTORS GOT EQUAL LINES AND JOKES.
One of the great things about Friends was that there was never one star. All of the main characters had equal billing. In an effort to keep things fair, the writers apparently had a pie chart taped to the wall so they could ensure each character got an equal number of lines and jokes. It seems to have been abandoned as time went on but the later seasons showed that they continued to keep things equal for everyone.