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The "Friends" Cast Gave A Special Shout-Out To Matthew Perry

"We experienced friendship, family, heartbreak, babies, everything together."

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Earlier this month, NBC released the first promo for its upcoming tribute to James Burrows, which meant we got to see five of the six Friends cast members together and reunited!

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Burrows is an iconic television director who directed 15 episodes of Friends. Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, and Jennifer Anniston all showed up to film an NBC special in honor of Burrows. Matthew Perry couldn't make it because he's currently rehearsing for his play, The End of Longing, in London. The NBC special aired on Feb. 21.

And now the network posted the first full clips of the cast members' interview with Andy Cohen.

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To start the interview, Andy Cohen said, "Everyone's wanted a Friends reunion for so long and it took one man to get you all together."

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And Matt LeBlanc immediately jumped in and corrected Cohen, because they're not ALL together.

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JOEY AND CHAN FOREVER!!!

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Aniston went on to say that they would all do anything for Burrows because he gave them the "opportunity of a lifetime" and "the 10 best years of [their] acting careers that [they] will forever remember."

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"He really encouraged us all to sort of get along and get to know one another and be kind to one another and support one another and watch one another and help one another," LeBlanc continued.

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Kudrow also said, "We instinctively felt like, we need to be friends and we need to get along and we need to connect."

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Most important, could they BE any happier to be back together?!

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All smiles!

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At one point, the cast members reminisce about their experiences with James Burrows (or as they call him, Jimmy), and Lisa Kudrow asks David Schwimmer if he had to audition for the role of Ross in front of Burrows.

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Schwimmer responded...

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...but in classic Phoebe fashion, Kudrow jokingly put him in his place.

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HEARTSPLODE!

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Looks like a fun gang.

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💞 💞 💞

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