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Heather Snowden

Back in 1994, nobody told the gang of that life would be this way; that 22 years after the pilot episode aired, the show's theme song and introductory credits would still be among the most iconic in history. And it's probably just as well, for if they had known there would've been no umbrella twiddling, no wrestling poses, no chucking bread in a fountain nor wiggling within one, we probably wouldn't have even had The Rembrandts' "I'll Be There For You," because, as it transpires, nobody really liked it.

It was during an appearance on BBC's The One Show that dropped the clanger:

"No one was really a big fan of that theme song. We felt it was a little, I dunno, dancing in a pond, a fountain, felt sort of odd, but we did it."

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I feel like anyone who grew up watching Friends believed that boogying in a fountain with a bunch of monochrome-clad pals (especially ones that looked like these guys) was the coolest thing a functioning adult could do. Watch it and tell me I'm wrong:


How do you rate the 'Friends' intro?


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