Matthew Perry & Lisa Kudrow Address 'Friends' Reunion Speculation

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Filling in for British host Piers Morgan on Piers Morgan Live on 26th July, Friends star Matthew Perry, AKA Chandler Bing, took over hosting responsibilities, showing off his natural talent for comedy in an interview with Friends co-star, Lisa Kudrow. In Perry's opening monologue during which he assesses how he and Morgan are different, he introduces his rather familiar first interviewee: "she beautiful, she's intelligent, she's hilarious and if memory serves she owes me, errr...47 dollars[...]you may remember her as being the second funniest cast member on Friends" as Kudrow's laughter filters through from offscreen.

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The pair joked and bantered like old times, having spent ten seasons on the popular sitcom which charted the lives of a group of friends living in Manhattan. The pair also revealed that, if it were up to them, the show that broadcast its final episode in 2004 wouldn't have ended as soon as it did. "If I had a time machine, I would like to go back to 2004 and not have stopped," admitted Perry who has been seen most recently on the now cancelled 2012 NBC comedy, Go On. The unofficial Friends. The One With The Reunion Image has been floating around for months on Twitter, stirring up a frenzy but it's pretty clear no sneaky efforts are being made to produce more episodes under the radar.

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Kudrow, who played Phoebe Buffay, spoke to CNN prior to the Piers show to shoot down rumours of a movie. "There was never a Friends movie. Ever. I've always known it's not happening. But with this last rumor someone came up with a great graphic with the couch and it looked like a real teaser and I went, "Wait!" And then someone came up with a fake story and got some publication to buy the lie that there was going to be a reunion, so I saw on Twitter people were posting this article that NBC was really going to do it. And I went, "Wait a minute, was I not invited? Oh my God, maybe there is one and I wasn't asked to do it."

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However, during fellow cast members Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston's appearance on Ellen, with Aniston - arguably the most successful member of the cast - stating that a reunion is a no-go. As a further block on any reunion episodes, the show's co-creator Marta Kaufman set things straight with E! back in April. "I'm gonna clear this up right now: No, it's not happening!" Marta told E!. "Friends was about that time in your life when your friends are your family, and once you have a family, there's no need anymore." Spoilsports.


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