Monica Geller’s hunger to start a family of her own in Friends was the character’s overriding arc for the get-go, until the very last episode when she and Chandler Bing finally got not one but two adorable babies to the surprise of absolutely everyone, including their surrogate mother.
But one fan on Reddit has noticed that perhaps Friends writers Marta Kauffman and David Crane may have planted the seed almost a decade before Monica (played by Courteney Cox) and Chandler (Matthew Perry) turned to Erica (Anna Faris) to carry their first child together – and then she eventually gave birth to twins.
Way back in season one, when Ross, his ex-wife Carol (Jane Sibbett) and her ‘lesbian life partner’ Susan (Jessica Hecht) all welcomed Ben into the world, Monica sobbed that she was still childless when a fellow new mum was strolled past with two babies in her arms.
‘No fair. I don’t even have one. How come they get two?’ she cried to the gang and it was actually Chandler, way before night in London (Baby), who basically summed up everything that would happen in the nine seasons to follow.
‘I’ll tell you what. If we’re 40 and neither of us are married, what do you say you and I get together and have one?’ he offered.
And the rest is history.
Although, a Friends fan recently speculated that Monica was actually having an affair behind Chandler’s back and, we hate to say it, they made a depressingly convincing case.
It’s been 15 years since Friends ended and the fandom is still just as obsessed by Monica, Chandler, Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Ross, Joey (Matt LeBlanc) and Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) as they ever were as the sitcom is still the most popular series across all streaming platforms.
Friends is currently available to stream on Netflix, gets played on loop pretty much all day on Comedy Central and is now taking over Channel 5. Why there’s no Friends Channel yet is one of life’s greatest mysteries.
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