Matthew Perry revealed why it was so important to him to have the last very line on 'Friends'

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By stefan armitage

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As the world continues to mourn the loss of Matthew Perry, more and more of his wonderful contributions to Friends are being remembered by fans.

Last weekend, the entertainment industry was rocked by the news that Perry had passed away at the age of 54 after the beloved actor was found unresponsive at his home in Los Angeles.

Earlier this week, the coroner’s office confirmed that Perry's cause of death had been "deferred" at this time, per WCNC. This essentially means that an autopsy has been completed, but the examiner requires additional time and further investigation into the sudden tragedy.

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Matthew Perry tragically passed away at his home in LA on Saturday. Credit: Mike Pont/WireImage/Getty

According to PEOPLE, the results of Perry’s autopsy are pending a full toxicology report, which can take a number of weeks to complete.

But amid the tragic loss of one of the greatest comedy actors of all time, many of Perry's fans are sharing the times he brought a smile to their face - whether that's by sharing their favorite Chandler Bing moments from Friends or the rare moments some fans may not know about.

Now, fans are highlighting an excerpt from Perry's 2022 memoir - Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing - in which he explains his desire to be the cast member who had the final line on Friends back in 2004.

After 10 years on the air, Perry detailed how he wanted to be the one to "bring the curtain down" on the internationally popular show.

"Before that final episode, I’d taken [Friends creator] Marta Kauffman to one side," he wrote, before revealing that he told her: "No one else will care about this except me [...] So, may I please have the last line?"

Recalling the closing scene in Friends when the gang leaves Monica and Chandler's home for the final time, Perry continued: "That’s why as we all troop out of the apartment, and Rachel has suggested one last coffee, I got to bring the curtain down on Friends.

"'Sure', Chandler said. And then with perfect timing for the very last time, 'Where?'"

"I love the look on Schwimmer’s face as I deliver that line,' Perry continued. "It’s the perfect mixture of affection and amusement, exactly what the show Friends had always given to the world. And with that, it was over."

Although this moment clearly meant a lot to Perry and encapsulated what he believed Friend was all about, there was one joke on the show that he had previously revealed to be his favorite.

Although Chandler had many incredible one-liners throughout the show's 10 seasons, Perry himself revealed in a 2017 interview with Good Morning America what his personal favorite joke was. Watch Perry reveal his favorite Friends line:

His pick came from the episode titled 'The One with Ross' New Girlfriend,' the season two premiere that originally aired in September 1995.

In this classic moment, Joey Tribbiani, played by Matt LeBlanc, shares a story about his family tailor, saying: "He did my first suit when I was 15."

He quickly corrects himself, saying: "No, wait – 16." And then: "No, excuse me – 15." Finally, he asks: "Wait, when was 1990?"

Chandler, with his patience clearly wearing thin, retorts: "OK, you have to stop the Q-tip when there's resistance!"

Once again, thank you for all the laughs, Matthew.

Featured image credit: Dania Maxwell / Getty

Matthew Perry revealed why it was so important to him to have the last very line on 'Friends'

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

As the world continues to mourn the loss of Matthew Perry, more and more of his wonderful contributions to Friends are being remembered by fans.

Last weekend, the entertainment industry was rocked by the news that Perry had passed away at the age of 54 after the beloved actor was found unresponsive at his home in Los Angeles.

Earlier this week, the coroner’s office confirmed that Perry's cause of death had been "deferred" at this time, per WCNC. This essentially means that an autopsy has been completed, but the examiner requires additional time and further investigation into the sudden tragedy.

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Matthew Perry tragically passed away at his home in LA on Saturday. Credit: Mike Pont/WireImage/Getty

According to PEOPLE, the results of Perry’s autopsy are pending a full toxicology report, which can take a number of weeks to complete.

But amid the tragic loss of one of the greatest comedy actors of all time, many of Perry's fans are sharing the times he brought a smile to their face - whether that's by sharing their favorite Chandler Bing moments from Friends or the rare moments some fans may not know about.

Now, fans are highlighting an excerpt from Perry's 2022 memoir - Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing - in which he explains his desire to be the cast member who had the final line on Friends back in 2004.

After 10 years on the air, Perry detailed how he wanted to be the one to "bring the curtain down" on the internationally popular show.

"Before that final episode, I’d taken [Friends creator] Marta Kauffman to one side," he wrote, before revealing that he told her: "No one else will care about this except me [...] So, may I please have the last line?"

Recalling the closing scene in Friends when the gang leaves Monica and Chandler's home for the final time, Perry continued: "That’s why as we all troop out of the apartment, and Rachel has suggested one last coffee, I got to bring the curtain down on Friends.

"'Sure', Chandler said. And then with perfect timing for the very last time, 'Where?'"

"I love the look on Schwimmer’s face as I deliver that line,' Perry continued. "It’s the perfect mixture of affection and amusement, exactly what the show Friends had always given to the world. And with that, it was over."

Although this moment clearly meant a lot to Perry and encapsulated what he believed Friend was all about, there was one joke on the show that he had previously revealed to be his favorite.

Although Chandler had many incredible one-liners throughout the show's 10 seasons, Perry himself revealed in a 2017 interview with Good Morning America what his personal favorite joke was. Watch Perry reveal his favorite Friends line:

His pick came from the episode titled 'The One with Ross' New Girlfriend,' the season two premiere that originally aired in September 1995.

In this classic moment, Joey Tribbiani, played by Matt LeBlanc, shares a story about his family tailor, saying: "He did my first suit when I was 15."

He quickly corrects himself, saying: "No, wait – 16." And then: "No, excuse me – 15." Finally, he asks: "Wait, when was 1990?"

Chandler, with his patience clearly wearing thin, retorts: "OK, you have to stop the Q-tip when there's resistance!"

Once again, thank you for all the laughs, Matthew.

Featured image credit: Dania Maxwell / Getty