Friends Episode 101 - The Pilot
We're introduced to the gang as they hang out at one of two places: their favorite java hut, Central Perk, or Monica's apartment. Make that Monica and Rachel's apartment.
After Rachel leaves her Mr. Potato Head-look-alike fiancé Barry at the altar, she moves in with Monica and discovers that independence sucks when you don't have Daddy's credit cards to rely on.
Monica goes on a date with Paul the wine guy, who turns out to be less than sincere. Ross is depressed about his failed marriage to a lesbian and eventually reveals his high school crush on Rachel.
First aired: September 22, 1994
Production code: 475085
Running episode number: 1
Writers: Marta Kauffman, David Crane
Director: James Burrows
Episode Cast & Guest Stars
Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller
John Allen Nelson as Paul the Wine Guy, Clea Lewis as Franny, Cynthia Mann as The Waitress, Barry Hine as The Guy in the Coffee House
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