The Producer Of Friends Shares What Happened When The Lesbian Wedding Episode Was Aired

'Everybody was up in arms!'


When Friends showed one of the first same-sex weddings on American television of course the response was strong.

It was aired in 1996, it was  Ross’ ex-wife Carol and her girlfriend Susan’s wedding.

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, co-creator Marta Kauffmann said:

‘When we did the lesbian wedding episode of Friends, everybody was up in arms

‘[NBC] put 104 operators on for fear of getting a million phone calls. They got two.’

‘A month later, they got the letters, but nobody called,’ Kauffmann continued.

‘And the letters were all from the Rev. [Donald] Wildmon. What a putz!’

‘I don’t know how many ways we can say no.’


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