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Here's what the cast of 'Friends' really thought of the show's theme song

The Rembrandts' "I'll Be There for You" set the tone on the classic sitcom, but it wasn't a hit with the stars.
/ Source: TODAY

There's something about the "Friends" theme song that perfectly set the tone for the classic comedy. Even now, those opening guitar notes are all it takes to bring a smile to a devoted fan's face.

But don't expect to see any of the former stars smile when they hear the Rembrandts' '90s hit, "I'll Be There for You." According to Jennifer Aniston, the track was never a hit with the cast.

During a visit to BBC's "The One Show," the actress cringed when the topic turned to the music.

"We were all never a big fan," she confessed. "No one was really a big fan of that theme song."

But when she saw how disappointed the hosts looked, she added, "I'm sorry. I don't mean to say that. We felt it was a little ... I don't know."

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It seemed the problem for Aniston and the others went beyond the music and right into the whole opening sequence.

"Dancing in a pond, like a fountain? It felt sort of odd," she said. "But we did it, because we were told to."

The cast of "Friends": Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing), Courteney Cox (Monica Geller), Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay), David Schwimmer (Ross Geller) and Jennifer Aniston (Rachel Green).Jon Ragel / NBC

But that — along with her now-unforgettable "Rachel" haircut — is where her "Friends" criticisms end.

In fact, Aniston explained that she still enjoys watching the reruns.

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"I can't help it," she said. "First, I'm trying to remember which episode it is, and then half the time I'm saying to myself, 'I don't remember that.' And then you get sucked into the nostalgia of it."

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