Friends: ‘It would be a mistake’ – Boss reveals why Phoebe and Joey never hooked up

Now, David Crane, who created the show alongside Marta Kauffman has explained why they could never have been more than friends.

Speaking to, he said: “It all would have been too tidy and too complete,

“When your goal is to keep the six character in stories together, it would be really easy to go down that road but I think we all felt it would be a mistake.”

Navigating the issues surrounding Ross and Rachel’s on and off relationship seemed difficult enough.