Here’s what I love about Friends, other than the fact that they thought it was a good idea to have a monkey as a cast member for the first season—even though it’s been off the air longer than it was on, every couple of months, like clockwork, the tabloids make a big deal when any of the cast members get together and call it a reunion.
For someone who sits alone in a dark room all day, staring at my neighbors through a crack in the blinds, this gives me at least a few minutes break in the monotony when it occurs, and I welcome it heartily. After all, you never hear people getting excited when the cast of The John Larroquette Show reunite—so clearly people still care about Friends, sorry John Larroquette.
So what was the special occasion, and why wasn’t Jennifer Aniston invited?
One question at a time, friends.
First, the special occasion was Courteney Cox is promoting a new TV show (not called Friends, so it’s not of importance to us right now) and launching her official Instagram, OK? So, clearly that deserves a little support from Lisa Kudrow. Why it had to happen on the Ellen show, I’m not sure, but I’m not angry either. I’d be much more irritated if James Corden got that scoop, don’t ask me why.
So, yeah, for Courteney Cox’s first Instagram post, Ellen got the original Friends couch, as well as an original friend, and they did the damn thing.
So I just checked, and my first Instagram post was a picture of a terrible trivia name my friend and I came up with and made the emcee use for the last question, which I won’t be sharing because it’s too dumb, even for me. So in that respect, Courteney Cox has a leg up on most of us with her professionally taken shot for her first post, especially because it embraces the nostalgia factor.
So to answer the other question, where was Jennifer Aniston?
I don’t know, she was probably busy. Isn’t Lisa Kudrow enough?! She’s by far the funniest of the cast, so I think we should be appreciative of what we did get. At least it wasn’t Tag who showed up, ok?
I look forward to taking you on yet another journey in a few months when Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer run into each other at Subway and we get pictures of them paitently waiting for their foot-longs. Until then, enjoy “Smelly Cat,” because while it’s not a good song, it’s still a song.
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