Why the Friends reunion was the 'most disappointing thing ever'

By Samantha Luiz
22 February 2016

Almost twelve years since the last Friends episode aired , the gang finally came together in a highly-anticipated reunion.

Almost twelve years since the last Friends episode aired, the gang finally came together in a highly-anticipated reunion.

But fans are disappointed.
Taking to social media during the two-hour-special, a number of fans expressed disappointment that the reunion was not in the form of a new episode that sees the cast reclaiming their famous roles. Read more: It’s official, a Friends reunion is finally happening!

Instead, the reunion saw Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc and Jennifer Aniston having a sit-down moderated by talk show host Andy Cohen.

Despite the form in which the get-together happened, the reunion, which is a tribute to writer James Burrows, did offer some favourite moments.

Before the cast joined Andy Cohen on stage, viewers were treated to an hour-long sketch that was by all intent, sitcom crossover gold.

In the clip, the cast of Friends are joined by the casts of other shows written by James, including Big Bang Theory, Cheers, Two And A Half Men and Will And Grace.

After the sketch, the Friends cast was introduced by Matthew Perry via a pre-recorded message, another treat for loyal fans of the hit sitcom. Read more: One Friend is NOT going to be part of that big reunion “This is very exciting seeing you all together,” Andy Cohen began after the cast joins him on stage.
“Everyone’s wanted a Friends reunion for so long,” he continued before Matt cut him off, pointing out that an essential member was absent. The segment also provided viewers with great insight into the on-screen and off-screen relationships of our favourite Friends. “We really wanted to connect,” Lisa said, explaining their real-life friendship.

So she, Jennifer, and Courteney had lunch together every single day for ten years where they would eat a "Jennifer salad". "I tossed it," Jennifer explained. "She has a way with it," Courtney added. The reunion also explained why Ross and Rachel always seemed to break up and make up repeatedly.

"It’s the same as Sam and Diane [from Cheers]," explained James.

"They flirted for a lot longer, but you have to shake it up.… If you don’t fight, and if you don’t get angry, you have no place to go.”

Friends Reunion - James Burrows Tribute from Camille Fung on Vimeo.

Extra sources: thedailybeast.com, eonline.com

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