One of the highest-rated and funniest television sitcoms of the 20th century. “Friends” made superstars out of its relatively unknown young cast. In less than two seasons, “Friends” became one of the the highest rated series on network television.
It follows the merry misadventures of six 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan.
In 10-years there were 235 episode produced. We, at 8FLiX, have 16 actual teleplays (real scripts) from this great series. Both fans of the series, and professional writers looking for some inspiration, may be most interested in our collection.
Let’s take a look at what we have for you today. These are not transcripts, they are script-proper teleplays. Let me explain the difference.
TRANSCRIPT, SCRIPT, TELEPLAY
A teleplay, or script, is very similar to a screenplay. Basically, it’s what the cast and crew follow when filming.
A transcript is sort of a like written log of speech — or the on-screen dialogue of actors. Rarely is there contextual information.
The biggest difference between the two is that a teleplay gives context to the dialogue. Location identifiers, time of day, interaction with props and other actors give the reader a better understanding.
A transcript is a great resource when pairing it with the video itself. A teleplay, however, immerses the reader. It’s almost like reading a novel.
HOW TO READ A FRIENDS SCRIPT
If you’re an avid book reader, then the format of a script, teleplay and screenplay may be a little jarring at first. But, once you’ve read a few pages you’re very likely to get into the flow and be able to enjoy it like you would a novel. The more scripts you read, the easier it will become.
Okay, so I think we’re done here. Check back as often as you’d like. We’re always adding scripts to the database and updating older versions with newer ones if and when thy come in.
Our service is free. Don’t feel pressured into downloading everything at once, thinking that we may not be free tomorrow or whenever. 8FLiX Scripts will always be free (with ads…we do have bills to pay)! Also, if you can spare a few bucks to help with the upkeep of the server, we’ll love you till death do us part!
Oh, one more thing. You can print any “Friends” script. Some of our users have printed our scripts and then got them autographed at fan conventions.
Have fun. Welcome to 8FLiX!
Here’s Our Collection