First and foremost, Happy Thanksgiving to all our US readers. Hope you’re not eating too much turkey today. Something I can never accomplish. I tend to overindulge big time during the holiday season.
To celebrate turkey day, I thought I’d rank Friends‘ Thanksgiving episodes. Their holiday-themed shows were typically their best and most anticipated of the season. Til this day, I still enjoy watching the classic NBC sitcom. Check out how I ranked the episodes below. To refresh your memory, I added a memorable scene from each. Enjoy!
Reunited and it feels so good (AGAIN). For all you Friends fans pining for a reunion special or movie, here’s something to tide you over for what will possibly never happen. As much as I want a full-fledged reunion, I don’t think that will ever come to fruition.
Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry are reuniting once more. Since the iconic comedy, the two have appeared together to promote Jennifer Aniston’s co-hosting gig on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and also on Perry’s now-canceled NBC sitcom, Go On. Matthew is now returning the favor for his former TV wife and stopping by the fifth season of Cougar Town.
Go On creator Scott Silveri, who also worked on Friends, stated that “there were no trades” between his show and Cougar Town. “We just sent them some wine. I know they like that over there,” Silveri joked at the time, adding that “it was really fun to see the two of them together.”
First Scott Foley getting upgraded to series regular and now this. Fellow Gladiators, I need my Scandal fix now.
Deadline.com first broke the news that Lisa Kudrow is the latest to join the ranks of Scandal this Fall. Question remains. Will she be “friend” or foe to Olivia Pope? Personally, it doesn’t matter to me as long as Shonda Rhimes names her character Regina Phalange. How awesome would that be?
Kudrow’s addition to the show reunites her with her long-time producing partner Dan Bucatinsky who plays Cyrus’ husband James Novak. Kudrow and Bucatinsky’s production company is responsible for The Comeback, Web Therapy and Who Do You Think You Are? No word on what role Lisa will play on the show, but it’s a safe bet she’ll be a politician given that Season 3 will revolve around Fitz’ re-election campaign.
Excited for Lisa to join Scandal? Are you excited for the third season of ABC’s hit show? Sound off below.
Since Friends and The Cosby Show are two of the most beloved sitcoms of all-time, I thought I’d lump them together in one post. Who doesn’t love an old school flashback?
On an episode of Piers Morgan Tonight last week, Matthew Perry filled in for the British host. This gave him an opportunity to reunite with Friends co-star Lisa Kudrow who was there to promote the third season of her Showtime series, Web Therapy.
Naturally, the conversation included reminiscing about their monster NBC hit sitcom. They both stated that, in hindsight, if they were to do it all over again, they wouldn’t have stopped the show in 2004. That’s probably more true for Perry who hasn’t been able to score a hit since then. During the interview, they also revealed their favorite moment on the show. They both ended up picking the same scene. While not my choice, the scene is part of my favorite episode ever. Find out which clip below.
Meanwhile over on the Katie Couric Show, Malcolm Jamal Warner took part of her Hollywood Heartthrob episode. The former Cosby kid revealed one of his favorite things on the classic 80s sitcom was the title sequences, with exception to one. He wasn’t a fan of the Season 5 opener which had a Caribbean theme. I have to say, I 100 percent agree. That was the worst. Check out that clip as well below.
The cast and creators of Friends have long maintained that a reunion will never happen. Never say never as the saying goes. Slowly we’re inching ever so close to that Friends reunion.
We’ve seen a combination of pairings of the former Friends on various shows. Courteney Cox appeared on Matthew Perry’s now-canceled Go On. Both Jennifer Aniston and Cox appeared together on Cougar Town and Dirt. Lisa Kudrow reunited with Matt Leblanc on Web Therapy and also popped up on Cougar Town. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe this is the first time we’ve had three of them appear together since the NBC show went off the air.
Aniston called Cox and Perry to help promote her co-hosting stint on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today. In the promo clip, Aniston arrives at Perry’s house for advice since he’s co-hosted with Ellen previously. She mistakenly calls him David [Schwimmer] and jokes about his canceled show Go On. Soon after Cox pops up and also has problems remembering names. She refers to Jen as Lisa [Kudrow]. Check out the video below which also features DeGeneres and Portia DeRossi making brief cameos.
Since it’s Game of Thrones Sunday, I thought I’d share a couple of GoT-related clips. Both are ridiculous but somewhat entertaining, even for me and I don’t watch the HBO show. Yes, I realize I’m missing out, but have the show queued up. Soon enough, I’ll be caught up with all you folks.
The first clip involves Games of Thrones footage spliced up with the Friends theme song. A couple of weeks ago, I shared a similar video with The CW’s Arrow getting a Friends-type of intro. IMHO, this one works better because GoT is far more serious and hearing “I’ll Be There For You” associated with it is the last thing you’d expect. Emilia Clarke and them prove they’ll be “heir” for you in the fan made clip.
Next up is Funny or Die’s hilarious recap of the show. I’m so glad Jonathan the hairdresser is back to deliver his unique viewpoints. This time he amps it up by bringing along Alfie Allen who stars in the HBO show. Check out his fierce musings on this week’s Gay of Thrones which includes twerking, Alfie’s gang rape scene, the three “T’s” and three “B’s.” It’s must-see FOD.
Can you picture Arrow with a Friends-type of intro? Imagine no more. Some enterprising individual spliced together scenes from The CW show with the theme song from the classic NBC sitcom. Truthfully, it kinda works. The Rembrandts’ “I’ll Be There For You” is definitely appropriate given that Stephen Amell and his crew are always there for each other.
Before you watch it, I’m not even going to hype it up as the best thing ever. That said, for some reason I find it oddly fascinating and entertaining. It’s a shame the majority of shows today don’t create catch intros anymore. Instead, their logo pops up for a hot second before the next scene begins. Check out Arrow‘s fan-made intro below. You never know, maybe the network likes what it sees and will create something similar for Season 2. LOL.
Like the theme song claims, they’ll be there for each other. That’s exactly what Courteney Cox is doing to help her former Friends co-star. NBC’s Go On initially debuted to strong ratings, but as the weeks followed, the numbers dwindled. What was at one time considered a guaranteed renewal, Matthew Perry’s comeback vehicle is now on the bubble. For his sake, Courteney’s guest appearance better give Go On a ratings boost. I know I’ll be tuning in to see the Bings together again.
This isn’t the first time Cox has reunited with her former Friends. She enticed both Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston to appear on Cougar Town. Her Go On appearance will mark the first time she’s appeared with Perry since Friends went off the air in 2004. Her episode will air on April 2 on NBC. If you’re curious to know how the network and Perry convinced her to appear on the show, watch the video promo to find out. It’s not what you’d expect.