Long before taking up residence in The CW’s Riverdale, the unscrupulous Lodge couple, Hiram (Mark Conseulos) and Hermione (Marisol Nichols), were making their marks as Friends of Friends. Actor Cole Sprouse (who plays Jughead Jones on Riverdale) started the trend in season six, playing Ross’ son Ben, and as MediaVillage previously reported, Conseulos continued the trend in 2001 when he appeared as Officer Hanson (a.k.a “Handsome”), a cop Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) flirts with to avoid getting a speeding ticket, in season seven's The One with Chandler's Dad. Two years later, Nichols would follow suit, guest-starring in season 9’s The One with Rachel's Dream, playing Days of our Lives character Olivia, with whom Joey’s (Matt LeBlanc) character Dr. Drake Ramoray shares a love scene. “I was so happy to do Friends,” Nichols beamed when MediaVillage asked her about becoming a friend of Friends. “It was at the height of everything and I ended up kissing Joey. I was like, ‘Not bad for a guest star. I’ll take it -- no problem!’ I was a huge [Friends] fan, so when I got the call to do it, I was thrilled.”
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