Friends was on the air for 10 years and lives on around the world in syndication. There are few people who haven't been introduced to the comical world of Phoebe, Chandler, Monica, Ross, Rachel and Joey. Now, we get a chance to see just how well Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox remember their own show. Take a look!
With 45 seconds on the clock, it came right down to the wire, but Lisa Kudrow did, in fact, manage to give correct answers to all of the clues lobbed at her from Courteney Cox, for a total of nine right answers in all. Phew. That is a real relief. Honestly, can you imagine how embarrassing it would be if you starred on one of the most popular TV shows of all time for a full 10 years and couldn't think of answers to the easiest of questions about the series that made you a star? Super embarrassing, that's how embarrassing. Like, hide in your house for a few months embarrassing, I'd say.
To be fair, though, these questions weren't much of a challenge for even basic Friends watchers (I'm going to classify those as people who've only seen every episode once). Where did Monica, Joey, Phoebe, Ross, Rachel and Chandler have coffee in every single episode? Obviously that's the Central Perk. Who forgets a coffee shop named after one of the most famous parks in the world? And, who always waited on them? If it wasn't Rachel, it was our favorite fair-haired barista, Gunther. He of the series-long Rachel crush and the failed acting career.
Everyone knows the Phoebe Buffay hit single Smelly Cat, right? It's the second most popular Friends song, right after the theme. I mean, what are they feeding that damn cat, anyway? Garbage? Really, folks, treat your cats like family and stop feeding them the cheapest crap you can find. Stop humiliating that damn cat!
How easy was it for Courteney Cox to get Lisa Kudrow to guess that Jennifer Aniston was an answer? All she had to say is that they ate lunch with the person every day. There's another answer that would have to have been guessed correctly, lest we all worry for Kudrow's memory.
All in all, this was a fabulous job by Cox and Kudrow. Sure, Kudrow called their across the way neighbor Naked Ugly Guy, but that was super close, and the show has been off the air for a whopping 12 years at this point. Besides, she was able to right herself when prompted by Cox. Aside from their long time starring on the show, I bet the Friends actors will never forget such basics of the plot and characters of the show. The series is still in syndication, and it airs all over the world, so actors like Cox and Kudrow probably still get a fair number of questions regarding the nature of Friends and plenty of minutiae about the show.
I've already watched the video above a few times, and you know what? I don't think I'll ever get enough of them talking about the show in such a rapid fire way. I'm glad the video popped up on the Celebrity Name Game YouTube page. Now I really want to watch Friends again. Luckily, all I have to do is turn on the TV; it'll surely be on somewhere.