The One with the Reunion

17 years after the show ended, the cast and the makers of F.R.I.E.N.D.S reunited for an evening down memory lane.

Like countless people around the globe, I am a huge fan of the show too. I was looking forward to watching the Reunion and now I feel I could use a group hug!!

As the show makers; Bright, Kauffman and Crane put it: It is about that time of your life when your friends are your family. Each one goes through this phase, which is what makes this series relatable to every generation. The styles and locations may be a 90’s time capsule but the essence of the show “friendship” is timeless.

The episode opens with each FRIEND walking into the recreated set; which brought back all their memories. Matt revealed how Courtney used to write her dialogues on the apples on the dining table!!

The cast recreated their famous trivia game night and reacted to their bloopers.

It went all from laughing out loud one moment to sad tears when Courtney said this could be the last time they might get to do this together as a group.

My favorite part of the episode was the table read sessions for “The One Where Everybody Finds Out”

Phoebe’s “My eyes!! My eyes!!” is still bang on

and the first kiss between Ross and Rachel 😍

David and Jennifer admitted that they did indeed have a crush on each other back in Season 1, but their ships were always sailing away from each other, so they channeled all the adoration that they felt for each other into Ross and Rachel.

Chandler and Monica were supposed to be a one-time fling but seeing the way the audience reacted, the creators had to take notice.

The show makers also shared stories about how the FRIENDS were cast – from coaxing David out of early TV retirement to making a cross over to get Lisa on the show. Jennifer shared how she was a part of another show at the time and how they had told her that F.R.I.E.N.D.S would never make her a star. Could that be more ironic?

Many guests made an appearance , I liked the part where Lisa Kudrow and Lady Gaga sang “Smelly Cat.”

It was good to see Mr & Mrs Geller and Gunther again. And “Oh my Gawd” Janice!!

She revealed that her high-pitched laugh was a spur of the moment reaction to stop herself from bursting in peals in front of Matthew – who incidentally added a lot of spontaneous jokes to the original scenes.

Sure, we would all like to know where the FRIENDS would be now in their lives. But as Lisa rightly said, in order to do that they would have to unravel all the good. Sometimes, it’s best to leave something at a beautiful point in time.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S has changed the lives of not only the people who were a part of the show but also all those who have watched it. It certainly brings a smile to my face every time!! 🙃

11 thoughts on “The One with the Reunion

  1. it was beautiful but sad to see how they’ve aged over time. Chandler and Ross almost look a washout. But seeing them all TOGETHER (probably for the last time ever) was indeed special, very very special.
    Aging can be a BITCH! Why can’t be like vampires and live young forever… lol

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