36 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Friends You Definitely Don’t Know
The show had a lot of different names before it became Friends
This is one of the behind-the-scenes secrets of Friends but, there was a chance we’d be calling it by a totally different name! The show went through several name changes before the iconic and simple title, Friends, was set in stone. The show was pitched as “Insomnia Café,” only to be changed to “Friends Like Us” after the pilot was ordered. An NBC exec came up with another potential name for the series at that point: “Across the Hall.” By the time the pilot was shot, the show was called “Six of One” — so, yeah, A LOT of name changes! In the end, they landed on something perfectly succinct and to the point: Friends. Duh!