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The (hi)story behind one of the most famous apartments


You’ve probably seen this apartment. It’s as iconic as the TV show that was on. I’m talking about Friends. That rent controlled, cozy and purple apartment in which Rachel, Monica and later Chandler lived in.

Well you’ve seen many debates about that apartment. Like how can Monica and Rachel afford it with their jobs, and so on… but it was the 90’s and the economy was different back then I guess.

However, you’ve probably never ever heard of this man. John Shaffner is the name and he’s an award winning production designer. He’s designed the sets on all of your favorite TV shows and he’s really good at it.

He’s worked on “Dharma and Greg,” “The Drew Carey Show,” “Two and a Half Men,” and “The Big Bang Theory.”, but the YouTube channel Great Big Story made a short story about his work on Friends.

In fact, I’m going to stop writing right now and let John and Great Big Story take it from here…


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