"Friends" was a show about six single people who had unrealisticlly large apartments and never had to fight for prime seating at their favorite coffee shop. It was also about six single people who had a lot of sex -- often with each other.
By the end of the series' 10-season run, Monica married Chandler, Rachel dated Joey and had a baby with Ross and they all kissed one another at some point. And according to Splitsider, they had a total of 85 sexual partners between them. But in all that time, while Joey and Phoebe kissed -- on a few occasions -- they never hooked up.
Sure, Phoebe ended up with Mike and he's all right (He was played by Paul Rudd, after all). But the fact that a Joey/Phoebe relationship that fans continue to lobby for years after the show has ended, never happened, well, it almost seems unjust.
But there has to be a good reason why the show's kookiest characters never got a real shot at it together, right?
Nope. There isn't a good reason, anyways. But in a recent interview, Matt LeBlanc told People magazine that he and co-star Lisa Kudrow were all for their characters being friends with benefits:
"Towards the end we actually pitched the idea that Joey and Phoebe had been having casual sex the entire time. We'd go back and shoot all the historical scenes and just before a moment that everyone recognizes, there's Joey and Phoebe coming out of a broom closet together. But they were like, 'Nah.'"
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