So It Turns Out That the Fountain From Friends Is the Same One in Hocus Pocus

Both scenes were filmed on the Warner Bros. Ranch.

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There's never been an opening credits scene as iconic as the one featured in the hit '90s sitcom Friends. Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey, and Phoebe frolicking in a fountain as they sing along to The Rembrandts' "I'll Be There For You" is pretty much one of the most well-known images in entertainment—but, as it turns out, that fountain had already made its debut in another piece of important '90s pop culture.

Yes, that's right—the Friends fountain actually appeared in the cult classic Disney film Hocus Pocus in 1993, an entire year before the sitcom premiered in 1994. The fountain itself is prominently featured in the background of the scene where Max, Dani, Allison, and Binx are busy celebrating the three Sanderson sisters' (sort of) demise.

Thanks to Paul McGuire, the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Corporate Communications at Warner Brothers, we have official confirmation that both the Friends and Hocus Pocus scenes were indeed filmed on the same lot—which can't be found in New York City OR Salem, Massachusetts. The lot in question, the Warner Bros. Ranch, is located in Los Angeles and features the exact fountain that can be found in scenes of both the TV show and the film—the only difference is that Friends has the entire city skyline edited into the background of the lot's constructed townhouses.

If you're a superfan of both Friends and Hocus Pocus (which tbh, I don't know why you wouldn't be) you can take a tour of the iconic lot and even take photos in front of the famous fountain.

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