lunes, 15 de noviembre de 2010

Monica's apartment

Together with boys' apartment and the coffee house Central Perk, Monica's apartment is where most of the episodes take place.
The walls are painted purple in the living room. There is a gold frame around Monica's peephole (the door also is the same purple as the apartment) This frame was originally a mirror, and one of the crew members broke it. It was temporarily hung on the door, but they loved it and the frame stayed there ever since. This frame has become an icon of Friends.
The apartment has an open plan, mainly comprised of the kitchen and the living room. The apartment has two bedrooms, a bathroom and a balcony in addition to the main living area. There is a door beyond the bathroom that is never opened, except for The One With The Secret Closet, in which it is revealed that it is full of Monica's disorganized junk.

There is a vintage French poster advertising a rocking horse over the television area. It is one of the advertising posters that Jules Cheret designed for a department store in Paris that was known as "Aux Buttes Chaumont". The French Jouets poster is specifically advertising children's toys ("jouets" means toys) and features a beautifully decorated rocking horse, one of the most desired and expensive gifts a child could receive in those days. It is one of the most recognizable props from the show.

The following are residents of Monica's apartment at one time or another during the series:

Monica, the most notorious owner of the apartment. Being the only resident at the very start of the first season. Except for the brief period when she and Rachel swapped apartments with Chandler and Joey, she lives here during all ten seasons.
Phoebe is Monica's roommate for some time before the start of the series (as shown in The One With The Flashback). However, Monica's obsessive cleanliness drives her crazy and she moves out. She does, however, go back to live with Monica after the destruction of her apartment due to fire (in The One Where Ross Dates A Student), moving out to stay at Ross' after Monica and Chandler's engagement before eventually returning to her apartment;
Rachel moves in with Monica after she runs on Barry at the altar in The Pilot. She is Monica's longest-lasting roommate during the series until the sixth season; when she learns that Monica and Chandler will be living together, she moves in with Phoebe.
Chandler and Joey swap apartments with the girls for a brief period during the fourth season. They eventually move back to their own place after watching Monica and Rachel make out for a minute.
Chandler moves in with Monica at the start of the sixth season, where he stays until the end of the series, when the couple move out to their new house;
Ross Geller stayed there with his grandmother for a summer to attend dance classes.
Jack and Erica Geller-Bing are probably the shortest-lasting residents of Monica's apartment, residing for a few days before moving to their new house.

Did you know?
·All six members of the main cast have, at one point or another, lived in the apartment. Ross, however, is the only one who is not actually shown to live here.
·The apartment is numbered 5 for the first part of the series; however, after being pointed out that it's situated too high to have such a small number, it's re-numbered to 20.
·Every Thanksgiving episode (missing in Season 2) and every Christmas episode (missing in Season 10) takes place at Monica's apartment.
·Monica's and the guest bedroom sets were constructed separately from the apartment. On the open plan set, only the entrances to these rooms were constructed. Similarly, the stairs in the hall leading up and down were partly constructed. It is unknown if the bathroom was partly constructed (although its small size leaves to be implied that it followed suit to the bedrooms).

LAST 30 SECONDS of the Apartment =(

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