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Matthew Perry Once Revealed His Favorite Chandler Joke From ‘Friends’

Matthew Perry Once Revealed His Favorite Chandler Joke From ‘Friends’

Matthew Perry once revealed his favorite joke from his time on the iconic sitcom Friends. Of course, it’s opposite castmate Matt LeBlanc. Perry, along with his co-stars Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, and Lisa Kudrow, achieved widespread fame and recognition. During the peak of the show’s success, it was rumored that they were earning millions for each episode.

Chandler, portrayed by Perry, became synonymous with his dry and clever wit, effortlessly delivering a stream of acerbic one-liners throughout the entire show. He became so well known for it, that he lampooned it when he hosted Saturday Night Live.

Friends aired for ten seasons, so it must have been difficult for Matthew Perry to zero in on a specific Chandler joke as his favorite. However, that’s precisely the task he was given during an episode of Good Morning America in 2017. As Ladbible pointed out, the selected episode is titled ‘The One with Ross’ New Girlfriend’. It serves as the season opener for the second season, airing in September 1995.

In this episode, the lovable doofus Joey Tribbiani, played by LeBlanc, starts sharing a story about his family’s talented tailor. “He did my first suit when I was 15,” Joey recalls. “No, wait – 16,” he quickly corrects. As Chandler attempts to turn away from the conversation, he is seized once again. “No, excuse me – 15,” Joey adds.

Joey then makes a puzzled face. “Wait, when was 1990?” Chandler is finally fed up with his slow-witted pal. An exasperated Chandler proclaims, “OK, you have to stop the Q-tip when there’s resistance!”

After airing the clip, the camera cut back to Matthew Perry in the Good Morning America studio. He quickly admitted that he missed doing the iconic show.

Matthew Perry Played Chandler Across Ten Season of ‘Friends’

Friends was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman. This beloved series ran for 10 seasons from 1994 to 2004, capturing the hearts of viewers worldwide. The six main characters grew and evolved, leaving a lasting impact. The final episode left a void that many still feel today. Generations have discovered the show via reruns and streaming platforms.

Perry was found dead at a Los Angeles-area home on Saturday. TMZ reported that the actor was found in a jacuzzi at the residence and, per their sources, first responders were called to the residence for cardiac arrest.

In 2021, Perry reunited with his Friends cast for a retrospective special on HBO Max. He also authored a memoir called Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing last year, candidly recounting his journey to stardom and battle with addiction.