Friends Finale Already Taped?

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  1. Don Black

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    I'm amazed that they've already finished the entire season!
    Jennifer Aniston In The Dark Over Friends Ending
    Friends actress Jennifer Aniston is clueless as to how the hit American show will end. The beautiful star, who plays Rachel Greene in the long-running comedy, says the cast have recorded a false ending of the sitcom to keep everyone guessing. It is thought the latest season of Friends, currently being shown in America, will be the last. Jennifer told Britain's OK! magazine, "The night we shot the finale, we were handed the scripts at two o'clock in the morning. We shot a whole phoney ending, sent the audience home and then they didn't even let us know how it was going to end." She adds she'll still hang out with the cast of Friends when the sitcom ends. "We all love each other. I hope we stay friends for a very long time," she says.
     
  2. Robert Monzo

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    The finale has not been filmed. If anything, she was talking about the 7th season finale. This is the 8th season. They have only aired 4 episodes so far and filmed about 8 of them.
    Robert
     
  3. Don Black

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    That quote was taken from today's Studio Briefing (IMDB.com)... I too wouldn't have thought that the show was already shot for the season... but...
     
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    She was indeed talking about last season's finale in which a false ending was filmed to maintain the surprise. They just haven't had enough time to finish this season's episodes, it's just logistically impossible.
     
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    I'm on a mailing list which receives reports from audience members who go to the taping of Friends shows. The false ending (which was, if you're interested, gentle readers, that Monica was pregnant and Chandler freaked out because he thought he was going to be a dad) threw a lot of people (myself included) totally off the scent (which it shouldn't have done, since they've done it before - e.g. for the finale of whichever series finished in London, they filmed four alternative endings).
    My spies reliably inform me that they've only filmed the first seven or so episodes.
     
  6. Don Black

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    Ah... excellent. Thanks!
     
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    Not a bad idea...steal the HBO approach, keep your cast from burning out & let them spend 3/4 of the year on other projects...
     

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