Friends Countdown: Read the Friends Pilot Script

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Behold the pilot script for Friends, where Rachel was "Rachel Robbins," Phoebe was more into busking, Monica was a little more cynical, Joey was kind of mean, and the show was called Friends Like Us. But beyond the superficial differences, you really do get a glimpse of the show Friends would eventually become, particularly in the more gentle moments between Ross and Rachel. Man, those two.

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Don't have time to read the entire thing? Just look at these character descriptions:

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