How The Cast Of Friends Really Felt About The Show's Theme Song

There are few images more iconic than the Friends cast frolicking in that big fountain — which, according to House Beautiful, also featured heavily in another nostalgia-fest, Hocus Pocus — during the opening credits while The Rembrandts' earworm "I'll Be There For You" plays jollily in the background.

It's true that, for those of us who grew up in the '90s, the song was overplayed to an extent, but even 25 years later the track is hard to resist. Friends wouldn't be Friends without this particular song. While we may still be fans of the song, hilariously, the people who played our favorite Friends aren't. And never were.

The cast of Friends were a bit weirded out by the opening sequence

During a visit to the BBC's The One Show (via Cosmopolitan), Jennifer Aniston, who played Rachel Green on the show, revealed the cast kind of... hated it. "You know, no one was really a big fan of that theme song. We felt it was a little... you know. Dancing in a fountain felt sort of odd, but we did it because we were told to!" she admitted.

However, the Friends star did acknowledge she loves to watch endless reruns of the show, just like the rest of us. "I can't help it," Aniston admitted. "First, I'm trying to remember which episode it is and half the time I'm saying to myself, 'I don't remember that.' You get sucked into the nostalgia of it."

Nobody knows Friends better than the cast

Aniston may have trouble remembering what happened on the show that made her name, but her castmates Courtney Cox, who played Rachel's BFF Monica, and Lisa Kudrow, who played dippy Phoebe, proved they're no slouches when it comes to Friends trivia.

Grazia reports that the two ladies nailed a bonus round during an appearance on Celebrity Name Game, with Cox effortlessly feeding clues to Kudrow. "We had lunch with her every day! She was on the show!' she suggested, to which Kudrow guessed correctly, "JENNIFER ANISTON!" Likewise, Cox's impression of onscreen brother Ross, played by David Schwimmer, was spot-on (it consisted purely of her saying the word "Hi" in a downtrodden manner).

It's safe to say although there are plenty of hidden Friends details almost no one notices, the actors who actually starred in the show might have us all beat if it ever came time to prove our knowledge on the public stage. Maybe.