Hey! My name is Rachel Kim and I will be doing my comedy blog on Season 8 of the hit TV show Friends. This season ran from September 2001 to May 2002, and was the most watched season of the series, garnering an average of 24.5 million viewers. The show also won the Emmy Award during the season for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Friends was an NBC comedy show created and produced by David Crane, Marta Kauffman, and Kevin S. Bright. The six leading cast members are Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox Arquette as Monica Geller, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, and David Schwimmer as Ross Geller.
Friends features a close-knit group of six friends, three female and three male, who live in Manhattan, New York. It follows their lives and involves stories on their various relationships, jobs, problems, etc. Throughout all the ups and downs, the six friends are always there for each other and the show highlights their tight and strong friendship.
The finale episode of the previous Season 7 included the wedding of Monica and Chandler. Phoebe finds a pregnancy test and everyone assumes that Monica is pregnant, but Monica denies this. Rachel, however, looks very worried and the camera zooms in on her teary-eyed face in the last scene, hinting that she might be the one who’s actually pregnant. The season ends leaving the audience wondering whether Rachel is in fact, pregnant, and if she is, who the father of the baby is. The premiere episode of Season 8 picks right back up from where it last left off, at the scene of Monica and Chandler’s wedding.
Season 8 Opening Credits: