Things Friends Fans Never Noticed About Rachel Green

"Friends" fans know exactly what they're doing on Thursday, May 27, 2021. They'll be watching the "Friends: The Reunion" special on HBO Max with their very own squad. People recently released an exclusive look at the highly anticipated special with the original cast all together again, which has some fans even more excited than ever. Even "Mulan" actress Ming-Na Wen tweeted, "Oh my heart. Need this."

Since you're just as excited to see Rachel, Phoebe, Monica, Ross, Chandler, and Joey all together again, you may have plans to go back through the entire "Friends" series for another rewatch. When the show was on Netflix, you were streaming it nonstop and can probably quote all your favorite episodes by now. Some of the reasons people continue to revisit this '90s classic is the lovable characters, relatability, and comedy (via Metro.Style). However, no matter how many times you've seen the show, there are some moments even the biggest fans never noticed before about Rachel Green.

There's one episode where Jennifer Aniston was replaced

There are actually two major things that Rachel Green fans may not have noticed before, and one was when Jennifer Aniston was straight up replaced in one episode. According to Stylist, if you look carefully in the episode, "The One with the Mugging," you can see a stand-in who is definitely not Aniston next to Joey. It's not uncommon for TV shows and movies to use stand-ins for scenes where an actor isn't in full view, especially if they're busy doing other things. But this mixup is exceptionally funny, because the other actress is not even wearing the same outfit as Aniston was at the beginning of the scene (via YouTube). It's like a Starbucks cup in a "Game of Thrones" episode and feels like they weren't even trying. 

Another Rachel Green specific that fans might not have noticed before is Aniston's particular vocal tick before delivering some of her lines. This was actually discovered by a fan on TikTok (@cts.trphe), who pointed out that the actress often clears her throat before speaking (via the Daily Mirror). Another fan even put together a YouTube video of every time she does it in the series. While some people think it's annoying, others find it to be very realistic acting. Wherever you stand, there's no denying that you won't be able to watch the show without noticing now that you know.