Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood has unveiled a brand new festooned display inside Stage 48: Script to Screen, inviting Studio Tour guests to spend this holiday season with “Friends.” Originally home to the iconic sitcom that ran for ten years on network television (1994 - 2004), Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood offers fans the rare opportunity to visit a special holiday display featuring vignettes and artifacts from beloved series “Friends” on the festively decorated holiday Studio Tour.
The inviting scent of mulled cinnamon and nutmeg, along with garland and wreaths adorning Central Perk Café, set the tone as guests enter Stage 48: Script to Screen through the main lobby. Inside, the real Central Perk set is dressed in spirit of the season, and special holiday-themed “Friends” props and costumes have been brought out from the Warner Bros. Archives for a limited time only.
The display features the Holiday Armadillo from season seven episode “The One with the Holiday Armadillo,” in which Ross invents Santa’s friend after failing to source a Santa costume so close to Christmas. As “Santa’s Jewish friend,” the Holiday Armadillo hoped to introduce Ben, Ross’ son, to the joys of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights and to appreciate his Jewish heritage. The Holiday Armadillo costume is joined by Joey’s Superman costume, which Joey donned as he stormed into the apartment while Ross struggled to tell Ben the story of Hanukkah in the midst of Santa Claus’ presence.
Additionally, fans can check out the turkey head Joey wore in a Thanksgiving flashback Phoebe recalls during season five episode “The One with all the Thanksgivings.” Joey put a turkey on his head to scare Chandler, but instead it got stuck and Joey, Phoebe and Monica struggled to get it off. The same turkey head can be seen again on Monica later in the episode when she seeks Chandler’s forgiveness for severing his toe and attempts to cheer him up by putting the turkey on her head. Monica’s unexpected gesture and cute quirkiness led Chandler to inadvertently tell Monica he loved her for the first time in their relationship.
Want to spend this holiday season with “Friends” at Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood? You can visit seven days a week with Studio Tours departing every 15 minutes.