28/04/2020 07:39 BST | Updated 26/05/2021 07:29 BST

8 WTF Moments The Cast Of Friends Have Experienced Since The Show Finished

And you thought the actual show was fun-filled?

It has been over a quarter of a century since the first episode of Friends aired on UK screens, and the cast are finally set to reunite for one last hurrah.

Friends: The Reunion will air in the UK on Thursday on Sky One, and will see all five cast members taking us - and a whole host of celeb pals - on a trip down memory lane as they reminisce about their time on the iconic show.

But if you thought many of the show’s plots were far-fetched, they have nothing on some of the stuff that has happened to the cast IRL since the cameras stopped rolling...

The One Where David Schwimmer Responded To Claims He May Have Stolen A Load Of Beer From A Shop In Blackpool

David Schwimmer

In the most you-couldn’t-make-it-up story of 2018, David Schwimmer responded to reports he may have been behind the mystery theft of a crate of beer in a style worthy of the legendary sitcom that made him a household name.

A police appeal for the theft in Blackpool quickly went viral after social media users pointed out that the man on the run drew an uncanny resemblance to Ross Geller from Friends.

Cue the man himself (Schwimmer, not the thief who was eventually caught) responding – by recreating the security cam footage originally released by the police.

Even the force got in on the fun, later commenting: “We have investigated this matter thoroughly and have confirmed that David Schwimmer was in America on this date. We’re so sorry it had to be this way.”

The One Where Taylor Swift Duets With Lisa Kudrow On Smelly Cat


Who needs the Cheeky Girls when we’ve got Taylor and Phoebe duetting on one of the worst songs of all time?

It all went a bit meta in 2015, when Lisa Kudrow joined Taylor on stage at her sold-out concert at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, where they performed Smelly Cat in front of 21,000 amused/bemused/confused (delete as applicable) fans.

Altogether now… Smelly cat, smelly Cat, What are they feeding you?

The One When The Wheel Fell Off The Private Jet Carrying Jennifer Aniston And Courteney Cox To Jen’s 50th Birthday Party


Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox had a terrifying experience when a private jet they were both passengers on was forced to make an emergency landing after losing a tyre during take off.

The actresses were on their way to Mexico to celebrate Jennifer’s 50th birthday when the plane got into trouble.

Courteney later revealed she sent texts to her 14-year-old daughter Coco and boyfriend Johnny McDaid while still in the air.

She said: “I sent a little text to Coco, ‘I love you.’ I didn’t say why, and to Johnny. I told him everything that was going on and I FaceTimed him after.”

After circling for four hours to burn off fuel, the troubled jet eventually made an emergency landing in Ontario, California.

The One Where Emilia Clarke Fangirls Over Matt LeBlanc


Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke was all of us when she shared a couch with Matt LeBlanc on The Graham Norton Show in 2016.

Looking more than a little starstruck, the actress admitted she was obsessed with the Friends star.

“I just think you’re wicked,” she told him. She then asked: “Would you be able to ask me how I’m doing?” How could he refuse?

The One Where Lisa Kudrow Revealed A Guest Star Told Her ‘Now You’re Fuckable’ After She’d Been In Hair And Make -Up


Back in 2017, Lisa Kudrow, revealed an anecdote from back in the day that (a) was totally unpleasant and (b) got everyone guessing.

The actress told US chat show host Andy Cohen that she was on the receiving end of a jaw-dropping, misogynistic comment from one of the show’s undisclosed guest stars.

“I rehearsed without makeup most of the week and then on show night I’m in hair and makeup and I was told, ‘Oh wow, NOW you’re’ – can I say it? ‘Now you’re fuckable’.” Yep, that actually happened.

The One Where Hamsters Replaced The Cast In the Opening Sequence


Thanks to Mashable, we now know exactly what it would look like if the cast of Friends were replaced with adorable little hamsters. And why the devil not?

The One Where The Friends Opening Sequence Was Applied To Game Of Thrones


Mashing up the show everyone is watching with the show everyone was watching was a stroke of genius. Or simply ridiculous. But probably both.

Still, you can’t resist pressing play, can you?

The One Where Sophie Turner Failed Miserably At Flirting With Matt LeBlanc

Speaking of Game Of Thrones, Sophie Turner reflected on her days as a single woman, revealing one particularly embarrassing attempt to flirt with none other than Matthew Perry when he was rehearsing his play near her London home back in 2016.

The actress later explained: “I would walk around the corner every day and I would see Matthew Perry smoking a cigarette and I bought a lighter from Budgens so that I could walk up to him and offer to light his cigarette.”

But Sophie’s downfall came when she finally approached Matthew, only to find that his cigarette was already lit. “That was just embarrassing,” she said. “I thought he might see this tweet and then, I don’t know, reach out to me, and ask me on a date or something but he didn’t.”

Well, we’ve all been there, right? Just not with a former member of the Friends cast.

Friends: The Reunion will air in the UK on Thursday 27 May at 8pm on Sky One, and will be available to stream on NOW from the same time. 

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