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.’