Friends Turns 20: Relive Classic Cast Photos, 236 Seconds of Hilarity

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Two decades ago to the day, television viewers realized that no one told them life was gonna be this way.

Their job was a joke. They were broke. And their love life was totally DOA.

It was difficult news to handle, except for the fact that we weren't going through it alone. We had Ross and Rachel; Monica and Ross; Chandler, Phoebe, Ugly Naked Guy, Gunther, Smelly Cat and so many other characters we grew to love over the lifetime of Friends.

Incredibly, that beloved sitcom premiered on September 22, 1994. That's a very long time ago.

It lives on today in reruns seemingly around the clock, but we've taken a few moments to acknowledge this 20-year old milestone via a number of classic cast photos.

Go back in time now here with Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer and remember: they'll be there for you...

Amazingly, Lost also debuted 10 years ago today.

Warner Bros., meanwhile, has also released the following video in celebration of this occasion. It recounts 236 seconds of memorable footage in memory of the sitcom's 236 total episodes:

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Friends Quotes

Rachel: Daddy! Daddy listen to me! It's like all my life everyone's told me, "You're a shoe! You're a shoe! You're a shoe!" Well, what if I don't want to be a shoe? What if I wanna be a purse or a hat? No I don't want you to buy me a hat, I'm saying I am a hat. It's a metaphor Daddy!
Ross: You can see where he'd have trouble.

Rachel: Julie! Julie, isn't that great? I mean, isn't that just kick-you-in-the-crotch, spit-on-your-neck fantastic?
Monica: (To Julie) It's an expression.