Friends 'lobsters' Monica Geller and Chandler Bing would never have made it to happily married TV heaven if it weren't for the fans, says co-creator Marta Kauffman.
In fact, their shocking (and amazing) London hookup in the season 4 finale was supposed to be more like a one-night stand.
'We had no idea what response that was going to get,' Kauffman admitted during a panel for her new Netflix show Grace and Frankie at the ATX Television Festival, reports Mashable. 'We thought it was going to be funny and we were going to get rid of it.'
But the fans had other plans.
Screams were so loud during the taping of the hotel bedroom scene, she says they had to pause filming. 'Suddenly, the audience told us they had been waiting for that,' she adds. 'We had to rethink how we were going to keep going and change the relationship.'
As for the show's other set of soul mates, there was never a doubt in Kauffman's mind that Ross Geller and Rachel Green would find their way back to each other.
Ending the series any other way? 'That would have been dumb.'
From the editors at ELLE.COM.