It was the hook-up nobody noticed coming, and the impression it left at that second would change “Buddies” perpetually. Producers of the sitcom, Marta Kauffman, David Crane, and Kevin Shiny, attended the “Buddies: The Reunion” particular and famous how the viewers’s response to that shock hook-up modified their plans for the duo. It seems Monica and Chandler had been purported to be a one-night stand type of state of affairs, with the pair questioning what that they had accomplished firstly of Season 5, and transferring on as singles.
“The best way the viewers reacted, we realized there’s extra to this, and we have to listen,” Kauffman famous. “That was the top of the season so we had time to actually ruminate and give it some thought, but it surely was such a strong second that we knew we needed to discover it extra.” And discover they did, as Chandler and Monica grew to become the central love story in “Buddies” from Season 5 on, particularly since Ross and Rachel had been caught in a perpetual will-they, wont-they state of affairs.
Kauffman additionally admitted it was that scene the place they listened to the viewers greater than some other time on the present. She remembered them going “insane,” and it made her, Crane, and Shiny rethink the complete future for the couple.