Now that we know exactly why Monica’s apartment in Friends is purple, another mystery about the latter has just been solved. Indeed, if there is one question that all fans of the sitcom ask themselves, it is how the young woman is able to afford such incredible accommodation in one of the most expensive cities in the world. . And for good reason, there’s no denying that a product like this on the market is overpriced, even at the time the series is supposed to be shot. Still, Monica, who was in her twenties when the show started, first shared this place with Rachel (who worked as a waitress) without ever complaining or worrying about the rent. Same thing when Chandler moves in with her and the two lovebirds find themselves facing unemployment, again the question of money doesn’t seem to be a problem.
An astonishing detail which can however be explained in a logical way! Indeed, it is not a plot hole or a big inconsistency that would have escaped the writers. On the contrary, the answer lies in episode 4 of season 4 when Treeger, the janitor of the building, threatens Monica who sublets the apartment of her deceased grandmother to denounce her. And for good reason, This is when we learn that she is lucky enough to benefit from a framework for her rent, implemented in the 1940s. As a result, the apartment only costs him $ 200 per month! A godsend when you know, as the site revealed CNBC in one article, that such an apartment cost about $ 2,500 in the 90s and is now worth almost $ 4,500 in our time! An explanation just as crazy as this plot finally abandoned which could have changed everything in Friends.