Thanks to the U.S. version of the sitcom “The Office”, Scranton, Pennsylvania has gone from a former coal city into a major tourist attraction, revitalizing its downtown area.
TV sitcom stars from Friends were paid $100,000 per episode in season five, $125,000 in season six, $750,000 in seasons seven and eight, and $1 million in seasons nine and ten, making Jennifer Aniston, Courtney’s Cox, and Lisa Kudrow the highest paid TV actresses of all-time.
Seinfeld, Mad About You, and Friends all exist in the same universe. Kramer is subletting his apartment from Paul; Jamie appeared in an episode of Friends and mistook Phoebe for Ursula; Ursula works as a waitress in Mad About You.
The US Coast Guard used to regularly receive phone calls and telegrams from concerned citizens, asking why they hadn’t yet rescued the cast members of Gilligan’s Island.
Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe from the sitcom Friends) published an academic paper in neurology the same year that Friends debuted on TV.
In seasons 9 and 10 of the popular American sitcom ‘Friends’, each of the star cast members were paid $1 million per episode.
Monica’s apartment from “Friends” is estimated to cost $3,500,000.
Hitler comedy “Heil Honey, I’m Home!” was a British sitcom featuring Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun and the Jewish couple next door. It was canceled after one episode.
Even in today’s sitcoms, a large percentage of the people in the laugh-track have since passed away. Meaning that we watch comedies marked by the laughter of dead people.