You’ve probably seen it floating around your timeline: a real-looking trailer for a very-fake Friends movie. Ever since the hit show went off the air after 200-plus episodes in 2004, fans have been clamoring for Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler, and Joey (not Ross; he is not cool) to meet up one last time at Central Perk. Ugly Naked Guy will appear on the cover of Maxim before we see a cinematic Friends reunion. Co-creator Marta Kauffman said “there’s no way it would be satisfying and it’ll never happen,” while on Thursday night’s episode of Conan, Lisa Kudrow called the group getting back together “just sad.”
“I don’t know what to make of it,” Kudrow said of the Friends: The Movie trailer (seven million views and counting). “It’s just like these weird clips from things that clearly have nothing to do with Friends… They’re rebooting everything, but, I don’t know, how does that work with Friends, though? I mean, that was about people in their 20s, 30s. The show isn’t about people in their 40s, 50s and if we have the same problems, that’s just sad. That’s not fun, wee!”
Some things should just stay in the 1990s and early 2000s, like Surge soda and Six White Complainers, or as it’s called in America, Friends.