Earlier this year, sitting down with David Letterman, Courteney Cox was subjected—as all Friends cast members invariably are, when they visit any sort of talk show—to a grilling about a potential Friends reunion. “It’s not gonna happen,” Cox said, not even obliging Letterman (and the scores of Friends fans clutching their stuffed-monkey Marcels at home) with the typical vague, “We’ll see . . . I’d always be down!” answer often employed in such situations. Adding insult to injury (so Monica of her), Cox revealed she hasn’t even been able to get the group together for dinner for 10 years. “It doesn't happen,” she said. “I mean, I can get the girls to come, maybe Matthew Perry. Matt LeBlanc cancelled last time, right at the last minute. Schwimmer lives here [in New York] . . . so it’s just not going to happen.”
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As hard as this still is for us to process (if we were part of a club as widely celebrated as the Friends Six, we would be sending ‘em group texts all day long, delivering grainy pictures of reruns playing in waiting rooms, sending out links to ridiculous tabloid stories about Jennifer Aniston with quippy commentary, riffing on the “Ross Is Not Cool” graffiti . . .), we can’t help but feel buoyed by the fact that last night, in Hollywood, the women of Friends re-united, as Aniston, Cox, and Lisa Kudrow convened for dinner at Craig’s in West Hollywood. The trio was not photographed together, frustratingly, which will prove a challenge for the tabloids, who no doubt would have used the picture to create some sort of “Jen Turns to Friends Friends for Support After Accidentally Watching an Airplane Movie Featuring Brad Pitt in It” cover story.
Seriously, though, this dinner, unsurprisingly, has immediately sparked headlines of a potential Friends reunion. C’mon, guys, you can’t reconvene even just for, like, a Thanksgiving special? And think, once you do it, no one will ever ask you about it again! Wouldn’t that be a relief?! (Look at all those Arrested Development people—we harassed them for years, they went and made that Netflix season, and now . . . well, when’s the last time you heard an actor being asked about making more Arrested Development?) It’s also possible these three were meeting so that Jen (or Courteney, also engaged!) could ask the other two to be her co-maids of honor, which would be equally as amazing. Or Lisa may have wanted to see if Jen and Courteney would have been game to appear as themselves on an episode of The Comeback revival this fall (see, guys, reunions are fun and easy!). Or maybe they’re just getting a head start on a joint Kardashian Halloween costume (Jen as Kim, Courteney as Kourtney, Lisa as Khloe, obviously). In any event, celebrate by taking the day off work to stay at home and watch your Friends DVD; just send your boss this article by way of explanation and we’re sure he’ll understand.
Oblig Friends nostalgia post. What were your fave Friends moments~