A Party Room and a Prison Cell Inside the Friends writers’ room.


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Every writer knew the sinking feeling in the pit of their stomach. David Crane would enter the room, toting a script full of notes scribbled in the margins. He would sit down in his chair and begin drumming his fingers on the table before announcing, “All right, we’ve got a lot of really good stuff here.” The assembled writers would silently groan, knowing that this was Crane-ian code for a full script rewrite. Everything was out, and it was time to start again.

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Kim Welch

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I don't think there is a book. It's just that article. Gret article. If you find a book about Friends writers and the production of the show be sure to let me know!