On the contrary. Even Taylor Swift is a fan; she recently performed "Smelly Cat" with Lisa Kudrow onstage in Los Angeles. Crane and Kauffman laugh today when they reflect on some of the notes that preceded the series' 1994 premiere. Former NBC chief Don Ohlmeyer thought viewers would think Monica was "a slut" for sleeping with a guy on the first date, and others felt the gang's coffeehouse couch was too "fleshlike" (it was swapped for something less "downmarket"). "But overall, there were very few notes by today's standards," says Kauffman, 59. "Our own personal mantra was, 'Let's do a show we would actually watch.' And we stuck to it."