The Rembrandts Performed The "Friends" Theme With Gunther And It Was Amazing
And "Smelly Cat" too! At Central Perk, no less!
At the Central Perk pop-up shop in New York City on Tuesday, Danny Wilde (left) and Phil Solem (right) — aka The Rembrandts — gathered for a special Friends performance in honor of the 20th anniversary of the show's premiere.
Two decades after co-writing the show's legendary theme song, "I'll Be There For You," they were introduced to the crowd by none other than James Michael Tyler, who played Central Perk manager Gunther.
They raised their glasses to the show...
And seemingly, fell right back into it as they strummed the first chords of "I'll Be There For You."
It doesn't get cuter than this.
Watch the performance here!
Later, per Tyler's request, the three of them sang Phoebe Buffay's iconic song "Smelly Cat"... in the chord of G, of course.
It was only the first verse, but it was perfect. Watch it below!
And to top it all off, the band and the coffee manager gave an encore performance of the show's theme song.
And Tyler pointed to the crowd when they clapped, right on cue.
He really got into it.
All while Friends reruns played in the background.
Watch "I'll Be There For You (The Reprise ft. Gunther)" below!
*Clap Clap Clap Clap*
The Central Perk pop-up shop is located at 199 Lafayette St. in SoHo, and will be open from Sept. 17 until Oct. 18 (Mondays–Fridays, 8 a.m.–8 p.m., and Saturdays–Sundays, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.).