Friends of fans may have different opinions about favorite characters, stories and fashion options, but most viewers agree that Rachel Green and Joey Tribbiani were a bad couple from the beginning. It turns out that this was not a crazy story that writers released after running out of ideas, it was done on purpose!
Everyone knows that although Ross Geller may have been a problematic character, it was Rachel's true love. The two ended up together, but not before she explored her friendship with Joey and turned her into a complete relationship.
This has been voted the worst plot twist in comedy history.
Friends creator David Crane recently spoke on the subject in Radio Times.
He explained that Ross and Rachel were always going to end up together and that Rachel and Joey would never be something in the long run.
‘The Joey / Rachel thing I know is controversial. I love. I love it because it's wrong, and we knew what to get in: this is wrong. And that happens in life. There is a relationship that should not be. Even if you love someone, it's not who you're going to be with. "
He added that the plot took Joey to an emotional place and Matt Leblanc, who played Joey in the series, showed a different side of his performance.
Crane continued explaining: ‘Joey and Rachel, we always knew (it would end). I was pregnant with Ross's baby. We always know that this was like … that I was doomed, but hopefully in a really interesting, touching and compelling way. "
If that doesn't surprise you, here's something that can happen: Phoebe Buffay would end up with David in an alternate ending!
David said they didn't know who the eclectic character would end up with, but they ended up choosing Phoebe to stay with her husband.