He is shown to be the most caring of all the six members in the various instances on the show. They have an argument over whether or not he should be paid for arriving after a rather difficult and rushed journey to the apartment on his part, and when she refuses to allow a sympathetic Rachel and Monica to pay him and also insults him, the sensitive stripper gets upset and cries as he is forced to accept the fact that he is no longer physically attractive, but stripping is all he knows. Phoebe Buffay-Hannigan (Lisa Kudrow) is an odd, ditzy albeit sweet-natured masseuse who grew up homeless, sometimes telling her friends outlandish tales of life on the street. With an ensemble cast starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, the show revolves around six friends in their 20s and 30s who live in Manhattan, New York City. Gina tries to help her to get over Joey, but once Alex starts dating Joey's friend Dean, Joey soon realizes that he is also in love with Alex. Michael Mitchell (George Clooney) and Jeffrey Rosen (Noah Wyle): Two doctors whom Rachel and Monica meet at a hospital, then go on a date with, with Monica and Rachel pretending to be each other for health insurance purposes—eventually causing things to go wild. He is a former actor who once played Bryce on All My Children before that character was "killed in an avalanche. Monica and Chandler try to hide their relationship from the rest of the group for much of the fifth season, but eventually everyone finds out. After dinner, she kisses Ross. Monica immediately dumps him. Monica thinks he is going to propose in "The One with Ross's Thing" (airdate May 1, 1997; Season 3, No. [e 32] They start dating, making Ross jealous. Chloe (Angela Featherstone): "The girl from the copy place", with whom Ross drunkenly sleeps after he and Rachel first break up. He takes Ross, Joey and Chandler on a ride-along while at the same time being irritated by their quirks,[e 88] and asks Phoebe to move in with him. Susan's real life daughter played the daughter of her character, Cecelia Munroe, in Friends. [11] In the official farewell commemorative book Friends 'Til the End, each separately acknowledged in his/her interview that the cast had become his/her family. Their relationship hits a rough patch when he and Rachel consider getting back together. When she learns that he's having dinner with the old gang—including Rachel—she tells him she cannot trust him and she decides to end the marriage. While there, Chandler finds out that Richard made a sex tape with Monica which he steals and watches, but he and Monica later discover that Richard taped over her, relieving Chandler but leaving Monica feeling insulted. She eventually becomes a buyer at Polo Ralph Lauren. Watch Queue Queue. He also likes to bang on the ceiling with a broom when he feels people are being too loud. Joey eventually decides he wants to break up with her as a result, but worries about hard she will hit him if he in the process of doing so upsets her, but Rachel gives him an easy way out when she retaliates in anger after Katie playfully punches her and accidentally hurts her also by kicking Katie's ankle, and when Joey refuses to stick up for Katie upon witnessing this she, as he had hoped, breaks up with him and leaves. Their marriage is icy and they openly treat one another with disdain. She has an identical twin sister, Ursula Pamela Buffay (also played by Kudrow), who is just as odd as Phoebe and appeared as a recurring character on Mad About You. Ross is jealous of Mark as he mistakenly suspects that he and Rachel are having an affair. Finally seeing him for the immature loser he always was, Monica shows for the first time accurate insight into Chip when she later tells Rachel "You know how I always wanted to go out with Chip Matthews in high school? Ross Geller was also voted as the best character on Friends in a poll conducted by Comedy Central UK.[24]. Its the one in s09e12 at the end of the episode, when Ross sees Rachel and Gavin kissing at the balcony from his apartment holding the dinosaur soft toys. She took the SATs and went to college for "both years", but still isn't terribly bright. [e 61] Her age is never given but Gable believed that she was in her 80s. Her friendly relationship with Rachel soon changes during the wedding. Paolo (Cosimo Fusco): an Italian neighbor in Rachel's building, who Rachel meets and hooks up with in "The One with the Blackout". Dr. Leonard Green (Ron Leibman): Rachel's father, a surly, abrasive and rather amoral vascular surgeon; although he is genuinely affectionate and usually good-natured towards his daughter, he is generally a nasty, mean-spirited bully who is quick to insult anyone who, even by accident, irritates him in the slightest way. She got pregnant by her boyfriend, Bobby Corso. She is a big fan of Joey from his role as Dr. Drake Ramoray, and ends up sleeping with him. [e 41], Wendy (Selma Blair), a philandering co-worker of Chandler's in Tulsa, Oklahoma, who tries to seduce him when he's forced to spend Christmas there. Initially intimidated, but also intrigued by Joey's tough street-wise older sister Gina, the two women eventually become friends and she becomes more bold in the way she dresses and acts, thanks to Gina's influence. She goes into labor at the end of "The One with Rachel's Going Away Party" and gives birth to twins Erica and Jack in "The Last One". Adam Goldberg later appeared in the second season of Joey as Jimmy, the biological father of Joey's nephew, Michael. Melissa is extremely embarrassed and tries to act as if she was kidding, saying, "I'm not in love with you. She is never seen again afterwards. Her only appearance is in "The One with Phoebe's Dad",[e 57] where she reveals to Phoebe that the person in the pictures she keeps around the house is not Phoebe's father, which motivates Phoebe to try to track down her real father. Ursula next appears briefly in "The One with the Jam",[e 47] where she is being stalked by Malcolm (David Arquette) who mistakes Phoebe for her. He attempts to form a relationship with her, but cannot after being covered with ink and meat whilst making out with her. He causes her friends to take a dislike to him by providing unsolicited and often cruel analyses of them to amuse himself, causing her to leave him after realizing what a nasty person he is. Chandler starts looking for a job and is anxious about having a baby, Rachel decides to go back to work, and Phoebe works as an extra on Joey's show. Sandy proves himself to be highly competent, advising Ross and Rachel that toy dinosaurs he found in the apartment were not age-appropriate for Emma (only for Ross to tell him that they were his [Ross'] toys, causing a bemused Sandy to reply "Also not age-appropriate") and even educating the idiotic Joey with his techniques; however, he is let go after Ross cannot get used to the idea of having a male nanny. Cecilia Monroe (Susan Sarandon): an actress who portrays Jessica Lockhart on Days of Our Lives. She also emphasizes each word of her catchphrase, "Ohhh—myyy—Gawd! [e 86] Doug enjoys calling Chandler "Bing!" It is revealed that Monica and Chandler did not know they would be having twins until they were born. The Salesman (Penn Jillette) sells encyclopedias and attempts to sell one to Joey, finding his stupidity hard to deal with while negotiating with him. In "The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies",[e 104] he suspects Chandler of both having sex with his ex-girlfriend Tilly and killing his goldfish, so spites him by stealing his insoles. Matt LeBlanc and Andrea Anders dated in real life for several years after the cancellation of Joey. They start seeing each other but Monica worries about the fact that she is not attracted to him and cannot figure out why. (09 Jan 2003). When he sees that Phoebe is not enjoying his performance he gets annoyed, particularly when she claims while cringing that "this is how (she) looks when (she's) turned on." [e 38], David, "the Scientist Guy" (Hank Azaria): a physicist with whom Phoebe falls in love in "The One with the Monkey", when he receives an academic grant for a three-year research trip to Minsk (incorrectly -- and consistently -- described in the scripts as being in Russia, rather than Belarus). Cassie Geller (Denise Richards): a cousin of Ross and Monica who comes up to stay with Monica and Chandler. Janice Litman-Goralnik (née Hosenstein) (Maggie Wheeler): Chandler's on-again, off-again girlfriend for the first four seasons. Chandler starts looking for a job and is anxious about having a baby, Rachel decides to go back to work, and Phoebe works as an extra on Joey's show. As it becomes clearer and clearer to her that mentally, he is still a teenager, she asks him if he still lives with his parents, to which he replies "Yeah, but I can stay out as late as I want." Roger (Fisher Stevens): a bully working as a shrink who Phoebe goes out with. [e 14] Carol and Susan make irregular appearances until "The One That Could Have Been" (Susan),[e 9] and "The One with the Truth About London" (Carol). Ross says his name is "Ron", shocked to hear that Zelner's son is also named Ross. Directed by Ben Weiss. For instance, when Rachel and Phoebe are searching for the owner of a lost cat, Mr. Heckles said "Yes, that's my cat." [e 82] Ross tries to get Rachel her job back by bribing Zelner: Zelner has a son called Ross who likes dinosaurs. [16] They received $750,000 per episode for the seventh and eighth seasons, and $1 million per episode for the ninth and tenth seasons. Gavin and Stacey frequently speak on the phone through their work and decide to meet in London. [e 115] He reappears in the tag scene of "The One Where Everybody Finds Out". GAVIN AND STACEY may have come to an end more than a decade ago but fans are still hoping for its return. This FAQ is empty. She is an aspiring musician who plays the guitar and sings songs with somewhat unusual lyrics at the coffee shop. Early in the second season of Joey it is revealed that Michael has Asperger syndrome. Their father has cut off Jill's supply of money and sent her to stay with Rachel, "the only daughter he's ever been proud of". ... James Corden confirms Gavin and Stacey to return for one more episode. Gavin and Stacey have had a budding online relationship for the past six months. Alan (Geoffrey Lower) is Monica's boyfriend in "The One with the Thumb". She aims to reconcile with him at the airport in "The One After Ross Says Rachel" (airdate September 24, 1998; Season 5, No. Joey reeks from spending a day fishing without showering after, so he uses Heston's shower—only to be caught by Heston. His reason for this is never revealed, until "The One Where Mr Heckles Dies", in which the group discover that the noises being made in their apartment are apparently amplified in his, and when Chandler hears banging coming from the above room while in Heckles' apartment (although it is never revealed exactly what the people upstairs were doing to cause the banging) it annoys him so much that he inadvertently imitates Heckles by banging on the roof with his broom. Brewster did not want Kathy to be written out by cheating on Chandler. In "The One with the Stripper",[e 78] Stu gives Monica the phone number of someone she assumes is a stripper for Chandler's belated bachelor party, though she turns out to be a prostitute. Her first on-screen appearance comes in Season 2's "The One with Russ",[e 37] where she gets Joey a recurring part in Days of Our Lives. Flashbacks in "The One Where They All Turn Thirty"[e 50] reveal that Ursula sold Phoebe's birth certificate to a Swedish runaway, and that both sisters are 31, not 30. Sophie (Laura Dean): Mark's replacement. Directed by Christine Gernon. Jill Goodacre Connick (herself) gets trapped with Chandler in an ATM vestibule in "The One with the Blackout". In "The One with the Bullies",[e 72] Phoebe meets him after finding the courage to knock on her father's suburban door, but learns from Frank Jr.'s mother (played by Laraine Newman) that her father walked out several years ago. Mike accidentally kills Phoebe's rat. In "The One with the Halloween Party",[e 51] Ursula introduces Phoebe to Eric (Sean Penn), her fiancé. Since Chandler is unemployed, she helps him find ideas, and organizes a meeting between Chandler and an acquaintance who works in advertising. Emily Waltham (Helen Baxendale): The English niece of Rachel's boss Mr. Waltham, who arrives for a two-week visit to New York in "The One with Joey's Dirty Day". She is convinced that Gavin is trying to steal her job, so she decides to come back to work two weeks early. They saw him as an older character who would provide advice to the six friends but NBC were talked out of it by the show's creators. [e 125] He breaks up with her in "The One with the Proposal, Part 1" when it becomes clear to him that she is too young for a serious relationship with him. He shows up at Phoebe's adoptive grandmother's funeral[e 71] looking for his late wife, Lily. [e 36]. She tries to take up smoking so she can stay in the loop but is unsuccessful when Kim, initially bewildered by Rachel's wacky behavior throughout her attempts to join her while she is smoking, threatens to fire her if she keeps damaging her health. Later, Joey sees Janice kissing her husband, who runs a mattress business, while in the midst of their divorce. [41] The role was not specifically written for a black actor. Ross initially hesitant to see his ex-wife remarry, finds himself in the position of being the one to encourage her to go ahead with the ceremony despite her parents' opposition. "[e 130] Consequently, Cassie stays with Phoebe, who thinks to herself that she should ask her out as Cassie is not her cousin. [e 127] Paul agrees out of embarrassment and fear, but still shows a grudge towards Ross in "The One with the Ring". [e 13] Remini had originally auditioned for the role of Monica. Mindy marries Barry in "The One with Barry and Mindy's Wedding";[e 8] but he later cheats on her and she has divorced him by "The One That Could Have Been, Part 1". [33] In 2004, The Seattle Times ranked Estelle as the sixth-best guest character of the series. Lauren (Jennifer Milmore): Kate's understudy in Boxing Day. Monica wants a baby so desperately that she keeps talking about sex to Chandler, even when Ross is there. Despite each of them having their own quirks, however, they are both occasionally dumbfounded by the crazy antics of their son and daughter, such as Ross' disastrous wedding to Emily and Monica's ridiculous speech at their 35th anniversary party. At the end of dinner, Rachel kisses her again to prove to Phoebe that she can do something crazy. Eddie Manoick (Adam Goldberg): a temporary roommate of Chandler. [e 96] He gets a bad first impression of Joey when the latter irritates him by congratulating him for winning an Oscar he actually had not won. [12], In their original contracts for the first season, the main cast were paid $22,500 per episode. He appeared in three … The woman is apparently in pain and deeply frustrated about it, and the fact that her perverted husband keeps leering at Rachel earns him the brunt of her frustrations. Duncan Sullivan (Steve Zahn) is a Canadian ice dancer that Phoebe married in order to allow him to get a green card. Alex and Joey start dating in Season 2 and shortly before the final episode they become engaged. A place to connect with other 2nd graders at Gavin! Mike Hannigan replies and is roped into the date, which does not go well as Mike accidentally makes it clear that he does not actually know Joey personally, and Joey tries to recover the situation, consequently upsetting Phoebe and turning off his own blind date Mary-Ellen in the process. This video is unavailable. When they finally meet, they become swept up in the trials and tribulations of long-distance relationships and navigate the drama that comes with their family and friends’ differing opinions. Ross wants Chandler to watch Joey and make sure he does not go after Molly. After witnessing and being bewildered by Rachel's antics with a pigeon (after she trapped it inside a saucepan), he admits to Phoebe the truth about his sexuality. Charles Bing/Helena Handbasket (Kathleen Turner): Chandler's gay drag-queen father and Nora's ex-husband, regularly referred to as an unseen character in previous seasons. and slapping his male colleagues on the butt. Eric (Sean Penn): Ursula Buffay's boyfriend, whom she brings to Monica's Halloween party in "The One with the Halloween Party" (airdate November 1, 2001; Season 8, No. Rachel tries to teach her responsibility by letting her babysit Emma (who Amy calls 'Ella', insisting it is prettier), and tries to convince her to stop being so selfish and do something nice for another person. She chain smokes and has a strong New York accent. Zach's final appearance was in "Joey and the Big Move". This was an oblique reference to Reese Witherspoon (who played Jill) being pregnant. A seemingly nice person nonetheless, she appears to like Joey a lot, apparently bemused but also highly amused by wacky antics from him such as "breadstick fangs" but she's so energetic that whenever she playfully punches him on the arm she accidentally hurts him, but seems to be oblivious to this. The friends stop trying to have their own conversation and eavesdrop. Although Amy, like her father Leonard, was a deliberately unpleasant and unlikeable character, the comic relief she provided caused her to, again like her father Leonard, become memorable as a character that fans "loved to hate". He even asks Chandler to hug him at one point after Rachel has left the room, and then lifts Joey off the floor while hugging him, too. Nessa and Smithy also end up in the sack but romantics these two are not. Charlie Wheeler (Aisha Tyler): an attractive paleontology professor (goes to Woodroffe school) whom Ross falls for in "The One with the Soap Opera Party" (airdate April 24, 2003; Season 9, No. Julia Roberts and Matthew Perry briefly dated in real life. She is never seen again afterwards. [e 80] She is mentioned twice in "The One with the Jam". Hey guys, Gavin Magnus here, and in today's video, I kissed my best friend...We played an extreme game of heads or tails, and this did not end well. Ross bumps Rossellini for Winona Ryder—because the latter is not "international" like Isabella—only to see Rossellini herself enter the coffee house. Christmas Special Set Visit. Add the first question. [25] Alice was only scheduled to appear in the one episode but was brought back for a recurring role after the surrogacy storyline—which was created when actor Lisa Kudrow became pregnant.[37]. After deliberately sabotaging Rachel's promotion in order to keep her, she finally offers Rachel a promotion within her own department,[e 83] but is knocked down and killed by a cab before she can effect it. The role of Terry was intended by the NBC producers to be much bigger. As the little girl has grown into a supermodel, with mesmerizing hair, since they last saw her, the engaged Chandler, her cousin Ross and the otherwise heterosexual Phoebe are all attracted to her. [m 2], Mindy Hunter-Farber (Jennifer Grey in "The One with the Evil Orthodontist",[e 7] Jana Marie Hupp in "The One with Barry and Mindy's Wedding"[e 8]): Rachel's maid of honor at her abortive wedding to Barry. Rachel is introduced into the series in the first episode after she leaves her fiancé, Barry, at the altar, and attempts to live independently without financial support from her parents. Monica and Chandler play a game of tennis with Doug and his wife, who are left exhausted, irritated and bewildered by Monica's ridiculously overly-competitive attitude in "The One with Chandler's Work Laugh" (January 21, 1999; Season 5, No. During their senior year, Melissa and Rachel went to the Sigma Chi luau wearing coconut bikinis—and, after drinking too much sangria, went back to the house and ended up making out. [e 50] He reappears in "The One with the Red Sweater" in season eight when Phoebe thinks he is the father of Rachel's unborn baby. In episode 4 of Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin Diarmuid starts by saying that most of us this year have needed our garden more than ever. He and Charlie eventually get back together, after Ross makes him confess his actions in front of her. Gavin's parents, Mick and Pam (Alison Steadman), are over the moon, while Stacey’s family have some very big concerns over the announcement, and Smithy refuses to even talk to Gavin. Trust me" — noting that he hates the fact that he is a nice guy when Chandler thanks him. Chandler suggests giving one of them up but Monica refuses, saying, "We cannot split them up. The series ran for 10 seasons and consisted of 236 episodes which were first broadcast between September 22, 1994 and May 6, 2004. When Marcel is kidnapped and forced into show business, he and the rest of the zoo staff decide to cover up the break-in, out of fear of bad publicity. Chandler is known for his sarcastic sense of humor. He denies Rachel an advance on her wages in "The One Where Underdog Gets Away"[e 35] and hires a professional musician, Stephanie Schiffer (played by Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders), to replace Phoebe in "The One with the Baby on the Bus". This January, put your resolutions on hold and dive into some great streaming picks. With Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc. In a later episode, the tables are turned on the annoying natured Janice when she has a brief fling with Ross shortly after he has broken up with Emily, as he is unhappy and spends the entire date complaining about everything, causing her to find him insufferable and leave him (Ross had expected the reverse to eventually happen, but had been happy to date someone who listened so well to him in the meantime). Barry, an orthodontist, decides to go on his and Rachel's honeymoon with her maid of honor Mindy, and soon begins a relationship with her. She then takes a role in Mexico, resulting in her and Joey breaking up and her disappearance from the show. [31], Nora Tyler Bing (Morgan Fairchild): Chandler's mother, a best-selling erotic novelist whose works include Euphoria Unbound, Euphoria At Midnight and Mistress Bitch. In 2004, The Seattle Times ranked Richard as the third-best guest character of the series.[25]. In 2003, Mulroney played Gavin Mitchell on the TV series Friends. Eventually, Amy decides to take Rachel's advice and do something nice for Emma. "Fun Bobby" (Robert) (Vincent Ventresca): Monica's alcoholic boyfriend. In "The One with the Proposal",[e 67] he runs into Monica and Chandler at dinner. ", but she does not understand, so Ross tells her Joey's "Hans Ramoray", Drake's "evil twin"—and Joey tells her to go to Salem to find the "real" Drake Ramoray. Dr. Richard Burke (Tom Selleck): an ophthalmologist and close friend of Jack Geller. After seeing Charlie again for the first time in an apparently long while and meeting Ross for the first time (who bemuses him with ridiculous comments) he eventually confesses to Ross he is still in love with her and then unsuccessfully tries to persuade Ross to break up with her. Note: All characters who were introduced in this season did not re-appear in further seasons. 17). But when he cannot keep himself together afterwards and starts bawling again, she breaks up with him. View production, box office, & company info. an actor in the movie Susie's producing, over whom Rachel and Monica compete for attention. Sophie is frequently victimized by her boss Joanna and occasionally bewildered by ridiculous comments from Chandler (who had a brief relationship with Joanna). He makes a brief voice cameo in "The One Where No One's Ready",[e 65] and later they briefly attempt to rekindle their romance as "friends" before accepting that the reasons they broke up remain valid. Title: Roy (Danny DeVito): a stripper in "The One Where the Stripper Cries", who is hired for Phoebe's bachelorette party at the last minute after she expresses disappointment that the party is not "dirtier". At one point, she asks Rachel, "Do you ever worry that you'll be walking and your baby will just slip out?" [3][4] Series creator David Crane wanted all six characters to be equally prominent,[5] and the series was lauded as being "the first true 'ensemble' show". [e 124] In "The One with Joey's Fridge", Elizabeth heads to the beach with several guys for spring break;—jealous and worried, Ross follows her down there, appearing dancing with her on MTV. [e 18]. She states in the beginning of season nine that (Emma) is what she wanted to name her daughter. He is never seen again after that. The Gavin McInnes Show will air Monday thru Thursday – Live at 10:30 AM Eastern on anthonycumia.com. Crosby insists that real actors spit when they enunciate, resulting in both actors spitting on each other during takes, and being given towels by the crew afterwards. [e 108] Initially outraged at Chandler's betrayal, Joey has a change of heart after Kathy's speech, and she and Chandler get together. Ross's relationship with Rachel is a major storyline throughout the series. The actor played Gavin Mitchell - Rachel Green's temporary replacement at Ralph Lauren - and dated Jennifer Aniston's alter ego over the course of three episodes back in 2003.. When Monica goes on her date with him, she finds out he only agreed to go out (with Monica) because Rachel told him that Monica was "dying to have a threesome with him and Drew Barrymore". BBC Breakfast have exclusive access to the set of the Christmas Special in Barry Island. Jack and Erica Bing—the adopted son and daughter of Monica and Chandler, born in "The Last One". No one seems to know. He is first mentioned in the second episode of the series,[e 11] but only appears twice: first, his belly and an arm are shown in "The One with the Giant Poking Device"[e 23]—in which he is being poked from across the street by the gang (who think he is dead) with a long device made from chopsticks; second, a rear view of him from head to waist is shown in "The One Where Everybody Finds Out"[e 56] (his final show)—in which he is moving out of his apartment and Ross tries gets the apartment by ingratiating himself with Ugly Naked Guy by cavorting with him in the nude. [e 20] When Chandler, in the wake of Mr. Heckles' death, resolves not to die alone, he calls Janice,[e 21] but is disappointed to discover that she is married and pregnant. [e 21] He appears in "The One with Two Parts, Part 1"[e 31] and "The One Where the Monkey Gets Away"[e 16] before dying in "The One Where Mr. Heckles Dies". Ross and Rachel are horrified and angry at Amy, especially as she reveals she plans on becoming a baby stylist. After the Gellers sell their house in season 7, it is revealed that Jack has used boxes of Monica's old stuff to block rainwater from getting to his Porsche. She is never seen again in the series after that. Pickles was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her appearance in "The One Where Nana Dies Twice" in 1995. After handing over the role of Jessica Lockhart to Joey, Cecilia Monroe sleeps with Joey causing minor hysteria for Rachel and Monica, who both are big fans of Days. Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. She is brash, forward, aggressive, highly entertaining and slightly ditzy, laughing at everything and at anyone's expense, including her client Joey's. In a later season Ross questions why he had a monkey as a pet, and in another episode is mentioned during an argument with Joey. The madman falls for their bluff and leaves. 10), Stu leads a kitchen staff rebellion against Monica (his motivation being partly that she had written an extremely critical review of the restaurant's food and service in the paper prior to being hired to work there herself, which he and the rest of the staff had felt publicly humiliated by and partly that a member of his family lost his job after she replaced him as the head chef), locking her in a cold storage room and writing insults on her chef's hat. The ninth season of Friends, an American sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, premiered on NBC on September 26, 2002. In the final season of the series, they adopt new-born twins, whom they name Erica and Jack. The Seattle Times ranked Gunther as the eighth best guest character of the series in 2004. She is hostile to her assistant, Sophie, but usually good-natured towards Rachel. Gunther (James Michael Tyler): The manager of the Central Perk coffee house, who first appears as a background character in "The One with the Sonogram at the End".