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Friends creator: 'There's no reason for a reunion'

2015-05-01
A co-creator of Friends has argued that there is "no reason" for a reunion show. The popular ensemble sitcom ran for 236 episodes from 1994 to 2004, and rumours of a return for Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey and Phoebe have refused to die down in recent years. Earlier this week, over ten years after the sitcom came to an end, Courteney Cox told fans of the series to "let it go". Friends In a new interview, Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman has explained that the show was about the time in your twenties when "your friends are your family," and now that they're all in their 40s, a reunion just isn't needed. "Friends is about that time in your life when your friends are your family. Once you start having a family, that changes. And you have new groups. It's not that you don't love those people anymore, but it changes." "But to put them back together now when it's no longer that time of their lives, there's no reason for the show. That's all the show was about - that time and those relationships." "Someone asks me every day [about a reunion]," she continued. "I don't get upset. I understand that people want to relive that. But you can't relive that. We can't go back to that time in our lives. And I'd rather have people's memory of that be really wonderful than people going, 'Oh, he doesn't look good'. That would be bad." "And let's be honest...reunions generally suck," she added. We've only got one thing to say to you, Marta: Friends2 More stories: Picture Special: Cheeky new instagram trend #undiesoutrestrooms Anti-gay US lawmaker outed over explicit pictures on Grindr