Friends debuted 20 years ago.
The official date is Monday and TBS will air a Friends marathon.
The thing that I thought was interesting was that each cast member had previously been in one or several television series that all flopped. Suddenly, these three guys and three gals get together and all the stars align. I was never one of those Friends fanatics, but I appreciate what they accomplished. It was a phenomenon that happened rather quickly at the time. The media machine loved Friends.