The world still isn’t ready to let Friends go, but the actors are! The 10-year anniversary of the show’s finale is approaching, but according to Matthew Perry there are still no Friends reunion plans.
Friends will probably go down in history as one of the most iconic sitcoms of all time, up there with Cheers and I Love Lucy. It premiered in 1994 on NBC and had an impressive 10-year run, during which the six main characters went through an impressive amount of growth while still maintaining the all-important “status quo” required of the genre.
It isn’t strange to imagine then that 10 years after its conclusion (and 20 years after its beginning), fans would still be clamoring for a reunion special featuring the original six actors (Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox-Arquette, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer). Especially following the recent announcements of reprisals for iconic shows like Arrested Development and Boy Meets World.
Sadly, the actors have been shooting down a potential Friends reunion pretty much since the show ended. Not too long ago, Matt LeBlanc addressed the issue when promoting his new series Episodes, saying that he didn’t want to “disappoint” people with an old Joey.
And in the wake of the most recent set of rumours, which were suggesting that the WB was organising a Friends Thanksgiving 2014 reunion special, Matthew Perry has taken to Twitter to shoot down that dream:
— matthew perry (@MatthewPerry) November 22, 2012
We can’t say that we’re not disappointed – all of the actors have made a decent career for themselves after Friends, but it’s not a stretch to say that playing Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey will probably be each of their most iconic roles, and if there ever was to be a reunion it would automatically be a smash hit around the world.
Still, we’ll just have to drown our sorrows in giant Central Perk mugs and pop in our old box sets to keep the sadness at bay – again.
Update: Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman finally gave a definite answer! It’s never happening.