Well, the long awaited Friends reunion finally happened, though probably not in the way fans of the show had hoped. It might have been a three-minute sketch with just three of the show’s stars, but hey, we take what we can get. The occasion was Jennifer Aniston’s gig co-hosting The Ellen Degeneres Show.

The premise was pretty simple – Jen is nervous and so she goes to seek hosting advice from a veteran – her longtime pal and Friends co-star, Matthew Perry. Except Perry is not really in the mood to talk (“Maybe you shouldn’t show up at somebody’s house at 8AM and you should call first”) To Jen’s dismay, things have changed between the Friends, or maybe, as Perry hints, they were never really all that friendly and it was all just an act for the cameras. Except that’s when Courteney Cox (aka Monica) comes out of his house and the, ahem, stuff hits the fan.

“Court!” Aniston exclaims.

“Lisa!” replies her co-star, seemingly mistaking her for Lisa Kudrow, who played Phoebe on the show.

Dramatic music plays in the background. It all just gets increasingly confused. At one point Portia De Rossi and Ellen herself even try to sneak by unnoticed – and fail miserably, of course. So ok, it might not have been developed by David Crane and Martha Kauffman, and the whole sketch might have been just a little weirder than we’re used to, but hey, after the devastating news that there would be no Friends reunion, any appearance of more than two castmembers together is cause for celebration. Oh, and the rest of Ellen.. this week was good too.