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Matthew Perry And Thomas Lennon Find Out How Well They Really Know Each Other

The stars of The Odd Couple take the BuzzFeed BFF Test!

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Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon are no strangers to each other: They've starred alongside each other for years — remember the instant classic 17 Again? — and can currently be found spending hours together on set filming their hit CBS show The Odd Couple. Upon playing our BFF game we discovered that they are, in fact, a kind of "odd couple" and they actually know each other really well. Watch the video below, then read on to see how they fared!


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What is Tom most likely to be found doing between takes on set?

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Matthew Perry: I've got mine.

Thomas Lennon: My answer is "Stretching out like Richard Simmons." Wow, look at that. We got it. No matter how much money we make on winning this [game], he has more.

What is Matthew most likely to be found doing between takes on set?

MP: I misspelled something.

TL: Lying on a couch!

MP: You got me. OK, we do know each other!

TL: We actually know each other really, really well.

What is Tom's favorite curse word?

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MP: My favorite swearword is different.



Perfect. In that case, what is Matthew's favorite curse word?

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TL: I think it's something fun, you've got that Canadian flair...is it "clusterfuck"? Like, "This has turned into a real clusterfuck, eh?"

MP: No, that's not a swear word.

TL: Oh. What’ve you got?

MP: Fuckface.

TL: Oh, fuckface! I was close!

MP: I just put the word fuckface in my play.

TL: Did you? Did people like it?

MP: Yeah. Laughed a lot.

TL: They love it.

MP: "Clusterfuck" you thought was my favorite word?

TL: No, I was trying to think of a word. I don't hear you swear very much.

MP: I swear a lot.

TL: Really?

MP: Yeah.

TL: Not at me.

MP: No, internally. You should hear what I'm saying right now.

TL: You can listen if you get really close. [leans in] Oh yeah. That's pretty dark.

What is Tom's secret talent?

MP: Yeah, very different. We failed that round.

TL: If you think I'm good at yoga, you should see me juggle.

MP: I can juggle, too.

TL: Yeah, I know! We should juggle on the show together.

What is Matthew's secret talent?

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MP: Ooh. I don't know what my secret talent is.

TL: Look how quickly I started writing.

MP: I don't know what my secret talent is!

TL: Want me to tell you? What'd you write? Complaining? Or tennis! So if you need someone after the weekend who's gonna complain about the staff —

MP: — but that's not a secret talent, everybody knows I play tennis!

TL: Everybody?

MP: [To BuzzFeed] Don't you guys know that I play tennis?

BF: I kinda knew.

MP: But you don't know that I complain all the time!

What was Tom's high school yearbook superlative?

TL: The real one? I really was one. And it's pretty lame! It's not Most Likely to Have Jazz Hands. [To Matthew] What'd you put?

MP: Most Talkative.

TL: No! I was voted Most Likely to Succeed!

MP: Oh, you were!

TL: I was voted Most Talkative.

MP: I could see that!

What would you say the biggest perk of being Matthew's friend is?

TL: This is just one. [To Matthew] What'd you put? "Getting to hang out at [your] house." The house is amazing. I actually put something similar: "Riding around in his cool cars."

MP: There you go!

TL: Also, it's a lot of fun! It's like I'm Robin. I'm your Robin a lot of the times.

MP: Yeah, you are.

TL: We should get a little sidecar.

MP: Yeah, we should.

TL: Yeah, you know?

MP: That sounds like a joke, but I think you're serious.

TL: I'm pretty serious. I'll do a sketch later of the little sidecar. I want to ride around in it!

What would Tom say is the funniest thing that's happened while you were filming?

TL: I put the time we almost had to kiss. That was pretty weird, remember?

MP: I put any time we argue.

TL: Oh, there you go!

MP: Well, that's the funnest part. The funniest thing is when we argue.

What type of food does Matthew hate the most?

TL: I wrote "green things"!

MP: I wrote "fish."

TL: Oh. I forgot you hate fish.

MP: I hate fish.

TL: I know that for a while I was buying you a green juice every day. Then one day you said, "Don't ever ever do that again."

MP: I thought I was being real nice and you were like, "Just don't. Just stop."

TL: I like those wellness shots, though!

MP: Those, I know! Those are good.

What type of food does Tom hate the most?


TL: I honestly can't think of anything.

MP: That's what I said!

TL: I know. I'm just a positive person.


What is Tom's favorite role of Matthew's?

TL: I don't know his name, so I'm going with what I refer to him as. [Looks at Matthew's answer.] Ah! Studio 60 guy apparently has a name.

MP: We got that right?

TL: Of course!

MP: All right!

TL: You know I loved you as Studio 60 guy! Always walking around fast.

What is Matthew's favorite role of Tom's?

TL: I put "Cop in shorts."

MP: Same thing!

TL: Oh, there we go! We did it.

Last question: Without looking at each other...what color are each other's eyes?


TL: Hazel. You were very close.

MP: I'm close. And you're right.

TL: Yeah, ice blue.


The Odd Couple airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/7:30 PT on CBS.


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