Since ‘Friends’ joined Netflix in the US, some eager fans have done some serious re-viewing of the 90s show and a keen observer has made the ultimate revelation!  The decade long question of, “why is that Central Perk couch always free for the 5 best friends?”, has been answered! 

Now that we know, it has us wondering why have we never noticed this before! Clearly our mid-90s brains weren’t as observant as now.

Be warned once you see this, you can never unsee it.  

The couch… is permanently “reserved” for Rachel, Ross, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler and Monica. 

See the sign below!!!


And again…

Unfortunately now that you have seen this, you will start noticing that reserved sign in every scene set in that cafe.

Was your mind blown? Ours was. 

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