The 'Friends' Fountain Appears in 'Hocus Pocus' and People Are, Naturally, Freaking Out

Someone discovered a connection between 'Hocus Pocus' and 'Friends'—the classic movie and beloved sitcom feature the same fountain.

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Ready for an epic '90s nostalgia-fueled bout of fangirling? The great people of the Twitter have discovered a strong connection between two of that decade's best and most internet-loved pieces of pop culture: Friends (opens in new tab) and Hocus Pocus (opens in new tab).

That connection? The iconic Friends (opens in new tab) fountain, so colloquially named because its biggest claim to fame is its prominent role in the show's opening credits sequence. 

Yep, the fountain that Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey, and Phoebe splash around in gleefully also makes an appearance in Hocus Pocus (opens in new tab)—specifically in the scene when Dani and Allison are running in the park after they think they've defeated the Sanderson Sisters.

"Okay has no one ever noticed that the damn FRIENDS FOUNTAIN is in HOCUS POCUS?!??" one Twitter user wrote, summarizing the awe we're all feeling.

How can this be? Well, while Friends is set in New York City and Hocus Pocus is set in Salem, Massachusetts, both were filmed, in part at least, on the Warner Bros. Ranch in Burbank, California, where the fountain is located. Movie magic, right?

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