Gunther's character in Friends could have been developed further if a storyline featuring him and Rachel as roommates had not been cut. Despite being a consistent part of the show, Gunther lacked development beyond his infatuation with Rachel.
The proposed storyline was scrapped after the actors felt it was contrived compared to other storylines. However, the storyline could have allowed Gunther to become the seventh Friend and showcase his character in a new light. Despite the missed opportunity, Gunther's popularity with fans has endured due to his intriguing character and presence throughout the show.