“You never ever anticipate that kind of thing,” Crane says about the way Ross’s “pivot” moment became a catchphrase with fans of the show. “You’re just trying to tell funny stories and have it work. There was never an eye toward, ‘Wow, this is an iconic moment.'”
And when it came to the “pivot” story specifically, the writers weren’t sure it would even work. “I remember in the writers’ room there was a discussion about, ‘Can we do a story as simple as getting a couch up a flight of stairs,'” Crane says. But once filming started, the answer was an obvious “yes.” Crane remembers realizing that they had something special when he watched David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, and Matthew Perry attempt to carry Ross’ new couch up a narrow and contorted staircase, as seen in the video above. “Even on stage that was fantastically funny,” he says. “The three of them were just brilliant and it was all they could do to get through it.”
Crane also recognizes that Ross’ couch struggle was one of the most realistic moment the show had when it came to tiny New York apartments (and apartment buildings.) “At least once on the show space was a problem,” Crane jokes. “They all lived in those apartments, but try to get a couch up a flight of stairs! That’s New York. That’s where we captured the New York we actually lived in.”
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