A few questions/ponderings:
I realize I rambled a bit, but this is all so interesting to me, if anyone has any thoughts, I’d like to hear!
I can see why some wish Aniston and Schwimmer had gone lead in the first few seasons, but the comparison to Cheers is off. Sam and Diane were dominant from the beginning with the supporting players got a couple of spotlight episodes every season. The Rachel-Ross stretch of the show they didn’t fill up as much screen time in as many episodes as people remember. Rachel and Ross were never as consistently in the forefront as Sam and Diane.