Gunther, the iconic barista from the show Friends, almost became the seventh member of the gang. A storyline involving Gunther becoming roommates with Rachel was cut due to it feeling forced and not fitting in with the natural flow of the show. Fans were disappointed as this would have given Gunther a chance to shine even more and possibly become a regular character. Despite being just an extra originally, Gunther's popularity with fans proved his potential as a leading character. His unrequited love for Rachel added an intriguing layer to the show that viewers deeply connected with.