Friends: Writers reveal sexy Monica Geller storyline that left bosses very worried
Friends fans will remember meeting Monica Geller (played by Courteney Cox) in the pilot episode of the sitcom as she was launched straight into one of her many difficult experiences with men.
At the beginning of the show, Monica was all set to meet up with her restaurant co-worker who the group referred to as Paul the Wine Guy (John Allen Nelson).
The episode saw Monica insist the evening plans were not a date, and were merely “two people going to dinner, and not having sex.”
To which Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry) responded with one of his many self depreciating jokes, by saying “Sounds like a date to me.”
However, fans will know Paul ended up charming the chef into bed by claiming that he had not been able to perform sexually since his wife left him.
Feeling sorry for Paul, Monica played into his hands as it was later revealed to be a classic line he used to get women into bed.
In reaction to the news, Monica smashed Paul’s watch on the floor and vowed never to speak to him again.
However, the latter was not originally supposed to happen as Monica was originally written to have no strong feelings for Paul before the pair spent the night together.
During a panel at the ATX Television Film Festival in Austin, Co-creator Marta Kauffman revealed there were conflicts about the scene.
Don Ohlmeyer, the NBC West Coast President expressed fears of how Monica would be perceived should she not show any affection towards Paul.
While Executives believed that Monica could be perceived as promiscuous if she slept with him without any strong feelings, writers felt differently.
After many heated discussions, writers Marta Kauffman and David Crane reluctantly agreed to make Monica smitten with Paul, creating the pilot fans watch today.
The storyline switch isn’t the only thing raising eyebrows among the fandom.
A huge plot hole was revealed after fans uncovered the confusion surrounding when Chandler and Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) really met.
Fans will remember the iconic entrance of Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) as she rushed into Central Perk in search of her old best friend Monica.
When Monica introduced Rachel to the gang, she introduced Chandler as if it was the first time despite flashbacks in later episodes revealing the pair had met many times in the past.
Fans will remember the episode called The One Where the Stripper Cries where Chandler and Ross went to a college reunion where the two recalled their many misadventures of 1987.
In a flashback scene, it was revealed that Rachel and Chandler even kissed at one of his college parties, when high-schooler Rachel showed up with Monica in tow.
During the freshman year get together fans even saw Rachel approach Chandler, reminding him they already met at thanksgiving.
Friends is available on Netflix.
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