'Friends' Finale Almost Ended Without Ross-Rachel Reunion

Producers of the show reveal they initially thought the ending would be a cliche.
3:00 | 10/24/12

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We were on a break. Reporter: They were our friends. It's always been you, rach. Reporter: Ross and rachel. You're over me? When were you under me? Reporter: But after ten years, america's favorite will they? He's a lobster. Reporter: Or won't they couple? We are so over. Fine by me. Reporter: Finally made a final decision. Did she get off the plane? Did she get off the plane? I got off the plane. The question is, what do we do with ross and rachel? Reporter: For the series finale, creator david crane said they sought for a resolution between the two. But they gave viewers what they wanted. We looked at each other like, no. We can't do that. Not getting them together would have been a blip or a downright disappointment for so many. Reporter: "Friends" isn't the first tv finale having a tough time figuring out how to wrap it up. "Sex and the city" taped not one -- big is going to move back to new york. Reporter: Not two. I can't believe you got married to the russian without eyes. Reporter: And three alternative endings. Will you all marry me? Reporter: Before ending up with this one. Carrie, you're the one. Reporter: And who could forget that stunning "soprano's" finale making people think the power went out. When it comes to "friends," viewers wanted ross and rachel to be so much more. For "good morning america," sharyn alfonsi, abc news, new york.

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