The globally renowned sitcom FRIENDS celebrates its anniversary every 22nd of September, the day when it aired its first episode in 1994. In 2019, FRIENDS had its 25th anniversary, and to commemorate the show, companies such as Google have given a tribute by creating Google Easter eggs hidden treats and FRIENDS vocabulary.
FRIENDS Google Easter Eggs
When you search one of the six main characters from the show in Google, Ross Geller, Monica Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Phoebe Buffay, and Joey Tribbiani, a knowledge graph would appear on the right showing the details of the character. The Knowledge Graph enables you to search for things, people, or places that Google knows about and instantly get information that’s relevant to your query.
In the Knowledge Graph, find the name of the FRIENDS character and then click on the icon next to the name to see the hidden Google Easter egg. The icon for Ross Geller’s from the image above is a couch that when tapped will trigger Ross’s famous “PIVOT!” line from the episode “The One with the Cop” episode. Clicking more than once would cause the Google search results to literally “PIVOT!” before eventually, the sofa splits in two.
Here’s another Easter egg dedicated to Monica Geller showing a bucket icon releasing an animation of sponge cleaning when tapped.
The remaining Easter eggs would return a guitar icon triggering the “Smelly Cat” song for Phoebe Buffay, a reclining chair icon for Chandler Bing that would show his pet duck and baby chick, a pizza slice icon that would trigger Joey Tribbiani’s famous line “Joey doesn’t share food!”, and finally, Rachel Green’s hairstyle icon that when tapped would bring out a Google image search for “The Rachel.”
An avid FRIENDS fan would also be familiar with some of the words the show immortalized. Apart from the Easter eggs, Google has created a “FRIENDS glossary” tool; with famous references and quotations from the series. It will include phrases like “transponster”, “hand twin”, “frienaissance” “phalange,” “Fancy Guest,” meat sweats”, and “on a break” to name a few. Hit “Another word” to see the rest of the phrases.
Have the Easter egg clips and FRIENDS phrases refreshed your memory of the show? If you are familiar with all of them, it shows you are a true FRIENDS fan. If not, maybe it’s time to have another round of FRIENDS marathon.