When did “Friends” (1994) first air?
"Friends", one of the most popular sitcoms from the 90s, first aired on NBC on September 22, 1994. The show was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, and produced by Kevin S. Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane. It continued to run successfully for 10 years, concluding with its series finale on May 6, 2004. The first episode, titled "The Pilot" (also known as "The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate"), introduced viewers to the six main characters: Chandler Bing, Phoebe Buffay, Monica Geller, Ross Geller, Rachel Green, and Joey Tribbiani, played by Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, and Matt LeBlanc respectively. The show, set in New York City, quickly gained popularity due to its humor, the chemistry among the cast, and the relatability of the characters and situations. Even today, "Friends" continues to be highly popular and is frequently watched through various streaming platforms. It has had a significant influence on popular culture, as reflected in its ongoing viewership and its impact on trends and everyday conversations.