Weirdly enough, one of the creators of "Friends" is not down with the fan theory that the whole show was a "meth-addled fantasy of a homeless Phoebe as she stared through the window of Central Perk."

That alternate series finale theory -- that lonely Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) had to imagine her "Friends" -- started making the rounds in August 2015, so it's not exactly brand new information. The fanfic went viral, but Entertainment Tonight only just got comment from "Friends" co-creator Marta Kauffman at the 2017 ATX Television Festival in Austin.

"That's the saddest thing I've ever heard! No, I never heard that -- that's a terrible theory. That's insane! That's crazy, like, alt-television theory. Wow! I'm fascinated. I just think someone needs a life. Someone needs a life, that's all I'm saying."

Hey, now. Anyone who helped to create a character who sings "Smelly Cat" has no room to tell others to get a life. It's a decent theory, if a super-depressing one. Kauffman told ET she's heard many "Friends" theories over the years, but that one was the most unsettling.

Still, it adds a new layer to your "Friends" experience to re-watch each episode with that theory in mind.

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Friends
NBCTVPGSeptember 22, 1994
Based on 20 critics

Three young men and three young women live in the same apartment complex and face life and love in New York. They're not above sticking their noses into one another's bus... Read More

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