The Friends reunion finally dropped today on HBO Max, and — just as expected — the whole thing was full of fan-service moments on the actual sets, table reads, and lots of BRAND-NEW INFORMATION.
One of the coolest parts was seeing all of the nostalgic moments that were re-created in the special. Here are 23 then vs. now pics of some of the best ones:
1.Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry re-created Joey and Chandler chillin' out in their lounge chairs:
2.David Schwimmer channeled his inner Ross showing off his trivia game board:
3.And then, of course, we saw the eager contestants on the couch...this time including Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe:
4.Jennifer Aniston still (incorrectly) thought Chandler Bing was a "transponster" for a living:
5.Mr. Heckles, played by Larry Hankin, stopped by the apartment for a visit to tell the friends they were being too loud:
6.Ross's barbershop quartet swung by, reminding Rachel that it's nice to have a boyfriend:
7.Joey's hand twin — played by Thomas Lennon — lent a hand:
8.Richard Burke — aka Tom Selleck — paid a visit, and I swear he still looks the same:
9.Jack and Judy Geller (Elliott Gould and Christina Pickles) shared their love for the "kids":
10.Lisa Kudrow gave us a delightful reading of the iconic moment where Phoebe sees Monica and Chandler hooking up in "The One Where Everybody Finds Out"...
11....and, yes, that includes a flawless delivery of the classic line, "My eyes, my eyes!":
12.Lisa Kudrow was truly wonderful throughout the whole reunion — she even did a cover of "Smelly Cat":
13.Maggie Wheeler, who played Janice, treated us to her classic laugh and even threw in a couple "OH MY GOD"s for good measure:
14.James Michael Tyler (aka Gunther!) Zoomed into the event rocking a Central Perk cap:
15.David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston (who revealed they had real crushes on each other during the early days of the show) gave us a reading of that first Ross and Rachel kiss — they didn't quite reenact it, but they reached for each other's hands afterwards:
16.The whole thing wrapped up with a fashion show of major looks from the series. Cara Delevingne modeled the hideous bridesmaid dress Rachel had to wear to Barry and Mindy's wedding...