Apparently, that earwormy Rembrandts song was actually kind of key to this opening credits sequence.
Much less danceable, for some reason.
Seeing this very awkward alternative version of the Friends opening credit sequence without the jangly chords of the Rembrandts' "I'll Be There For You" playing over it kind of gets you thinking, doesn't it?
How would other classic elements of television history been changed with only the most minuscule of alterations? Like, what if M.A.S.H. had been set during the French and Indian War instead of the Korean War? Or if Knight Rider had been about an office with a non-artificially intelligent station wagon? Or if Seinfeld had literally been about nothing and was just a half hour of static and white noise with intermittent jazz bass guitar punctuations?
Would any of these shows have been nearly as popular and acclaimed? We'll never no for sure.