It’s not even a debate.
However, show co-creator Marta Kauffman recently sh*t on our dreams by basically saying it isn’t happening any time soon.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, she said:
“One, the show is about a time in your life when your friends are your family. It’s not that time anymore.
“All we’d be doing is putting those six actors back together, but the heart of the show would be gone.
“Two, I don’t know what good it does us. The show is going just fine, people love it. [A reunion] could only disappoint. ‘The One Where Everyone’s Disappointed’.”
OK maybe she’s got a point.
However we all know that a reunion show will ultimately hinge on what the cast wants. Sadly, they seem to be divided. Here’s what each of the 6 main cast mates has to say about teaming up again:
Lisa admitted she would be down to play Pheebs once again, but she’s just not sure it will actually happen.
“‘I would do it. I wouldn’t be the one not to do it,” Lisa said in an interview in 2017.
“Marta Kauffman, one the creators of the show, also said, “It’s not happening”. ‘Don’t blame me. I’m not the one responsible if there’s no Friends reunion.”
Affable foodie and everyone’s favourite Italian American, Joey Tribbiani told Femail Magazine last year:
“I don’t want to do it – simple.
“People want to know what happened to them. But it was about a finite period in a person’s life after college, before you settle down and start a family.
“To go back and revisit all these years later, well I don’t know what the story would be now. They would all have moved on from that period so it just wouldn’t be the same.”
Jen actually seems up for getting back together.
“Before that show ended, people were asking if we were coming back. Courteney [Cox] and Lisa [Kudrow] and I talk about it. I fantasize about it.
“It really was the greatest job I ever had. ‘I don’t know what it would look like today, but you never know. So many shows are being successfully rebooted.”
Like Jen, Courts also seems up for reprising her role as Monica Geller, it’s just she isn’t too sure it would work nowadays.
“I don’t know if there’s a way to redo it”, she told People last year.
“I just don’t see it happening. Even though I would do anything to be in a room with all of those people acting and having a great time. But I don’t see it happening.”
Chandler seems like he’s categorically against getting back together.
Two years ago he said the idea of a revival gives him nightmares:
“When I’m asleep, I have this nightmare that we do Friends again and nobody cares,” Matthew admitted.
“We do a whole series, we come back, and nobody cares about it. So if anybody asks me, I’m gonna say no.”
And David, last but not least, is sort of on the fence about the whole thing.
He told Megyn Kelly on Today two years ago: “I just don’t know if I want to see all of us with like crutches, like walkers.”
He’s probably saying that because he’s scared of running into Marcel again.
So by my estimations that two people who say they’d do it, two people who are on the fence, and two people who absolutely don’t want it.
Glad we cleared that one up.
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