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Turns Out The “Friends” Poker Episode Is Totally Based On The Real-Life Poker Games The Six Actors Played Together

Your fly is open, Geller.

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"The One With All the Poker" is a Friends classic.

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From Phoebe being Phoebe and "realizing" that "joker" is "poker" with a "j" to Ross awkwardly flirting with Rachel, it's just a wonderful episode filled with the six friends being adorable with each other.

But to make us love the episode even more than we already do, the cast revealed during NBC's James Burrows special that "The One With All the Poker" was actually inspired by the real-life games of poker the six actors played with each other on set.

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After Matt LeBlanc said that Burrows — aka Jimmy — encouraged the cast to get along outside of filming (d'aww), Lisa Kudrow started talking about how they all used to play poker together in an attempt to become real-life best friends.

That's right — the onscreen BFFs were also offscreen BFFs, and they were so damn cute together that their poker friendship had to be shared with the rest of the world.


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