Los Angeles, CA (Variety) — Fans of “Friends” can own a piece of the sitcom — with more than 100 props, costumes, replicas and other items to go up for auction online for the first time next month.
Proceeds from the auction, timed for the popular series’ 25th anniversary, will benefit The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for young LGBTQ people.
Some of the items to go on the block include a reproduction of the gang's Central Perk couch, Ross's armadillo costume, 10 copies of Monica’s peephole door frame, Joey's stuffed penguin pal Hugsy, and Monica and Chandler’s wedding invitation set. Warner Bros. Television is teaming with online auction company Prop Store on the auction, which runs Dec. 3-17, 2019, at propstore.com/friends. Each of the auction items comes with a Warner Bros. Certificate of Authenticity.
Warner Bros. TV's promotion of the “Friends” 25th anniversary actually is a boon to Netflix in the short term: Netflix currently is the exclusive streaming home to all 10 seasons of the show. Next year “Friends” will move over to WarnerMedia's HBO Max streaming service, which is set to launch in May 2020.
Some of the “Friends” items to be available in … — Todd Spangler/@Variety