Central Perk ups coffee prices

May 04, 2000 by Ian Evans

If the cast of Friends get their way, Gunther will have to charge more for coffee to pay for them.

USA Today confirms that the cast, famous for their all-of-us-or-nothing negotiations, wants a cool million an episode, despite David Schwimmer’s denial of that story a week ago. Warner Bros., the studio that makes the show, has apparently offered 500,000.

Except for Kudrow and Cox Arquette the other Friends have not exactly created lines at the box office, so will they be shooting themselves in the foot if NBC decides to put a for sale sign in the coffee shop’s window?