The scripts for “The One With Ross’s Wedding” on the TV show “Friends” have an interesting backstory.
Hansons Auctioneers announced this week that the scripts, which were discarded in a London trash can 25 years ago, will be up for auction. The collection includes the season four finale of the 1998 episodes, which follows Ross, Monica, Joey, Chandler, and Rachel on their trip to England for Ross’ wedding.
According to the auction house, once filming was completed, the cast and crew were instructed to dispose of their copies of the scripts in order to prevent the storyline from being revealed before the episodes aired. However, it seems that a retired staff member from the TV studio where the shows were filmed discovered a pair of scripts, as explained by Hansons.
A former employee, who wishes to remain anonymous, informed Hansons that they discovered the items in a container a few weeks after the completion of filming. It was their responsibility to maintain cleanliness and dispose of any waste. Unsure of what to do with the items, they simply placed them in their office desk.
death of Matthew Perry, who played Chandler Bing in the show. Perry died suddenly last fall from “acute effects of ketamine.”