Ever since Friends ended in 2004, fans of Friends fans (Frans?) have been waiting for a reunion, because they really want to see more of Ross, Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, the “Could I BE anymore…” guy and the one who always wants to know how you’re doing. Some of the cast has sort of gotten together a couple times, but never for an official reunion thing. Courteney Cox explained back in 2015 that even if they wanted to do a reunion, there was always one person (*cough* Schwimmer *cough*) who wasn’t into it. There’s another friend who isn’t feeling a reunion, and it’s Lisa Kudrow.
While promoting the upcoming film Table 19 on Today this morning, Savannah Guthrie brought up the return of Will & Grace. Savannah asked Lisa about the chance of Friends being next. Lisa admitted that they do have Friends reunions, but they’re private dinners and that they’re to stay private. As Lisa explains, no one would care about the wacky antics of a group of middle-aged friends.
“If we don’t tell you that one’s coming, and then it doesn’t happen, you have no reason to be disappointed. I’m managing expectations. I don’t see it happening. It would be fun. But what would it be about? Think about it. I mean, the thing we liked about that show was it was 20-somethings, they were their own family. And now they all have families, so what are we going to watch?”
Savannah Guthrie: “It’s funny because we were both that age, and now we’re like, boring middle-aged people.”
Lisa Kudrow: “Right. I don’t want to watch – wait, I want to watch me!”
The Friends reunion starts at the 3:01 mark.
Lisa Kudrow clearly doesn’t know Friends fans. Friends fans want a reunion so badly, I’m pretty sure they’d put up with even the laziest of story lines. Like a full episode involving Phoebe’s desperate attempt at dragging her tween daughter away from Snapchat long enough to help her upload a video of her singing Smelly Cat to YouTube. Plus, I want to know what happened to Joey when he moved to Los Angeles. Sure, I could watch episodes of Joey to find that out, but let’s be honest – no one wants to do that.