Iconic props from the TV sitcom Friends will be offered for sale for the first time next month, in a charity auction celebrating 25 years of the hit show.
Hundreds of original props and costumes, along with studio-edition reproductions, will hit the block at Prop Store during an online sale which runs from December 3 until December 17
Proceeds from the auction will raise funds for The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention and crisis intervention organisation for LGBTQ young people.
Just call it ‘The One Where They Sell All The Memorabilia’.
Fans around the world will have the chance to own a piece of television history, from the sitcom regarded as one of the greatest TV shows of all time.
Original props on offer include Joey’s bedtime penguin pal Hugsy ($1,000 – $1,500), the wooden canoe from Joey and Chandler’s apartment ($4,000 – $6,000), Ursula Buffay’s ‘Buffay The Vampire Layer’ VHS tape ($1,500 – $2,500) and an original invitation set from Monica and Chandler’s wedding ($1,000 – $1,500).
Amongst the official studio-made reproductions of offer are limited-edition copies of Ross’ Holiday Armadillo outfit, the famous Central Perk orange couch, and even Monica’s Thanksgiving outfit of a stuffed turkey, sunglasses and a fez.
“Prop Store is thrilled to be working with Warner Bros. to auction some incredible material from all 10 seasons of Friends,” said Prop Store COO Brandon Alinger.
“The series gave us so many laughs during its original run and continues to entertain and inspire fans around the world.
“It’s an honor to be able to bring some amazing original pieces to the fans, such as Joey’s original Hugsy doll. We’re also happy to offer detailed studio-edition reproductions, including the Holiday Armadillo costume, Central Perk couch and ten copies of Monica’s peephole door frame, straight from the Warner Bros. Props department.”
Friends originally made its debut in 1994, and made international stars of its cast members Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer.
At its peak, the final episode was watched by more than 52 million, the biggest U.S TV audience for a single episode of the entire 2000s.
Despite ending after 10 seasons back in 2004, Friends continues to find new generations of fans around the world.
When the rights to the show came up for sale in July 2019 Warner Media paid a remarkable $425 million to stream it on HBO Max.
Actress Jennifer Anniston managed to crash Instagram when she posted a selfie of a cast reunion back in October, and an official HBO reunion show is reportedly in the works for 2020.