Friends is one of that show that pretty much everyone in the world has seen at least one episode of and most people really love it. It’s a classic and it holds up really well over time – seriously, go put an episode on right now and it’ll still be as funny as it was when it first aired. It’s just one of those shows.
In any case, Friends has major nostalgia factor for those of us who have watched and loved it, and last night we got lucky when Monica, Rachel and Phoebe reunited on Jimmy Kimmel Live. That’s Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow, in case I needed to elaborate on that further.
Without further ado, here it is:
Ha! Now I need to go watch some reruns. Next month marks the 20th anniversary of the Friends premiere. God, time flies!
Ahhhhhhhhhh ha ha ha ha! This news completely made my night. As we all know, an entire generation of 20-somethings was defined by Phoebe Buffay and “Smelly Cat.” It’s pretty much the greatest song ever. It conveys anger, sympathy, compassion, love, and malodorousness with such grace and eloquence. I’m frankly surprised that we’ve never seen Britney Spears or Pearl Jam cover it. (Seriously, Pearl Jam, get on that.)
So Lisa Kudrow was with Courteney Cox-Arquette at a fundraiser for Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief charity, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles Tuesday night. The two of them were doing a brief Q&A session to kill time before Sheryl Crow went on to perform:
“Play ‘Smelly Cat!’ ” an audience member called out, after Kudrow and Cox Arquette were pressed into a question-and-answer session while Crow and her bandmates set up backstage.
Kudrow looked to her friend for help, but Cox Arquette gleefully threw her pal under the Benefit bus, calling out to the stagehands: “Get her a guitar, people!”
After being fitted with an acoustic guitar, the momentarily bewildered actress warily asked, “Is this a set up?” before summoning her inner Phoebe and serenading the audience with her ballad about an odiferous feline.
PLEASE tell me someone has this shit on video? And that it will be on YouTube soon? In the meantime, the O.G. “Smelly Cat” can be viewed above.
I’m primarily interested in these images because, once again, Denise Richards insisted on trotting her obviously anti-camera children in front of photogs again. This time she only brought Sam, leaving Lola at home in peace, I suppose. These children always look unhappy in photos. Why do you insist on doing this to them, Denise?
In stark contrast, Brooke Shields’ little daughters, Rowan and Grier, are absolutely adorable. Mariska Hargitay was there with her son August. Kobe Bryant brought his whole family. Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow were there for reasons that baffle me. (Actually, Courteney was probably there because David Arquette and his sister Patricia, who brought her daughter and goddaughter, were.) Leah Remini, Scientologist extraordinaire, brought her husband Angelo Pagan and her daughter, Sofia Bella (Pagan’s three children from his previous marriage clearly lost their invites in the mail). Melissa Joan Hart brought her cutie son Mason. And no event would be complete without the darling Sprouse Brothers, still pretending to be 15 years old.