Jennifer Aniston reveals the one star standing in the way of a 'Friends' reunion
Although I was technically still a youngster when the final episode aired, I feel like the hit NBC sitcom Friends has - and will continue to have - a huge effect on pop culture moving forward.
Most people reading this would have been around during the show's original 10-year run from 1994 to 2004, but I doubt there are many people without an opinion on which Friend best represents them (I'm personally a Ross-Phoebe combination, with a hint of Chandler sprinkled in) or who you side with in the age-old question of Ross and Rachel (Ross was clearly on a break so Rachel hasn't got a leg to stand on).
Anyway, let's press on before I stop writing this article and go watch Friends reruns on Netflix instead. Stay with me, here; you can't do it if I can't do it. With it being 2018 and all network executives now being terrified of putting out anything new at any point, we've had a ton of reruns come to light.
The return of Roseanne will end up being less short-lived than initially expected after the show survived Roseanne Bar's crazy racism, while recently, we're going to be treated with the return of the cat-eating alien ALF. Will and Grace, Frasier, Seinfeld; the list goes on. But nobody actually asked for any of these TV shows; when will we actually get to see Friends, the definitive 90s sitcom, return?
You can bet that Jennifer Aniston is asked this question all of the time. In fact, if you were to come across Aniston on the street, she's probably so tired of that question that you'd probably have better luck asking her if she's still bitter about Brad Pitt. Don't do that. She'd hurt you.
With that in mind, it's surprising you can ask that question in an interview without Aniston burning down the building from which you were conducting that interview. What's more, speaking to InStyle, Jennifer Aniston revealed that since Rachel got off the plane back in 2004, she's been dreaming about a return to Central Perk.
“Before that show ended, people were asking if we were coming back. Courteney [Cox] and Lisa [Kudrow] and I talk about it,” Aniston revealed in her interview. "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."
Unfortunately, there's a cast member who apparently doesn't want to be there for us, no matter how loudly we blare the theme song through our various speakers. Who could it be? Judging from Jen, it's not Courteney Cox or Lisa Kudrow (who was my instinctive first guess - sorry, Lisa), so who could it be?
"I know Matt LeBlanc doesn’t want to be asked that question anymore. But maybe we could talk him into it. Or we just give it some time and then Lisa, Courteney, and I could reboot The Golden Girls and spend our last years together on wicker furniture."
Say it ain't so! Matt LeBlanc, better known as Joey Tribbiani? I know that since Friends, he's had some other shows to enjoy, but how could he not want to do Friends anymore? Let's hope that the whole gang can get together and hopefully talk Matt into it, because although I'll never get tired of reruns, sometimes, you want some new episodes. Please!!