Fan Theory: How The Characters From ‘Friends’ Always Got The Seats At Central Perk

The question is, how were they always able to get the premium spot on the orange couch when they went to Central Perk?

Friends is full of fan theories, such as the one that Rachel dreamed the entire show sequence or Phoebe had hallucinated the entire show. Since the sitcom came to an end in 2004, another question has been bugging us. That question is, how were they always able to get the premium spot on the orange couch when they went to Central Perk?

Considering the fact that the coffee shop was in New York City, one of the most densely populated cities in existence, it is unlikely that those characters would always score the orange couch. Even though that is the case, Monica, Ross, Joey, Phoebe, Rachel, and Chandler seemed to get the spot for as many cups of coffee as they liked. Insider reports that Friends actor James Michael Tyler, who played Guenther, talked about a fan theory with RadioTimes and it really makes sense.

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It seems that Guenther may have been the reason that they were always on the couch. Some of the scenes even show a “reserved” sign in front of the orange couch on the coffee table. Why would he reserve the table on purpose? It seems as if it may have been because he had such a big crush on Rachel.

RadioTimes said that Tyler reports he never personally put the sign on the coffee table. “That was probably one of the set designers, I’m guessing, maybe one of the writers … I’m not sure who was responsible for that. But I do remember seeing that.” He continued, “It never really occurred to me why it was there, but it makes a lot of sense [that Gunther put it there] in retrospect.”

Now that we have that question out of the way, we can get back to our lives as normal. Then again, we may just want to think of some of the other fan theories that revolve around the funniest show in many years.