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    Courteney Cox Says She Didn't Love Dancing In The "Friends" Fountain, As Fun As It Might Look

    I'll be there for you...but please try to avoid fountains.

    One of the most iconic things about Friends is the opening credits. You know the one.

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    But, despite the cast looking like they were having the times of their lives while filming it, Courteney Cox recently revealed that it was actually a major drag to shoot the opener.

    David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, and Matt LeBlanc walking arm in arm for the "Friends" Season 6 promo
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    Apparently, Courteney β€” and seemingly the rest of the cast β€” really didn't enjoy playing around in the fountain, as she recently shared on The Ellen Show.

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    When asked whose idea it was to actually get in the fountain, Courteney said, "Well, it definitely wasn't mine."

    "We were in that fountain for a long time. Somebody thought that would just be really fun, and let me tell you what happens β€” it's not fun to be dancing in a fountain for hours and hours."

    Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, and Matthew Perry sitting on the fountain edge for Season 1 of "Friends"
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    She also recalled Matthew Perry making a joke about not remembering a time when they *weren't* in that fountain.

    So, sadly, while that opening sequence is one that audiences love, it wasn't as beloved by the cast members.

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    Courteney also shared some insight into the recent filming of the Friends reunion for HBO Max, saying it was "unbelievable" to be "back on Stage 24 for the first time, all of us in I forget how many years."

    While the star couldn't reveal too many secrets from the taping, she did say that many special surprises are in store for fans.

    All six cast members are executive producers on the unscripted reunion special. While the release date hasn't been set yet the special is rumored to debut later this year.

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