Lisa Kudrow, who stars alongside Anna Kendrick in the new rom-com Table 19, recently went on the Today Show to talk about her upcoming movie. Naturally, however, by the end of the interview, the convo drifted toward the role that launched Kudrow's career: Phoebe in #Friends.
During the interview, Savannah Guthrie noted that another classic 2000s sitcom, Will & Grace, is getting revived, so she asked Kudrow the a question that we've all been asking since 2004: Will we ever see a Friends reunion?
While Kudrow could have given the standard, heart-wrenching, "not in this lifetime," she decided to take it one step further. Apparently, the Friends did have a reunion recently, we just weren't invited:
"We have convened. Privately. For dinner. It was really fun! We had such a good time. It was hilarious. We were laughing non-stop."
Well! Isn't that just kick-you-in-the-crotch, spit-on-your-neck fantastic!?
Kudrow went on to talk about the unlikelihood of the Friends reunion ever taking place on TV:
"I don’t see it happening. What would it be about? The thing we liked about that show is it was like 20-somethings and they were their own family and now they all have families. So what are we going to watch?"
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That's a fair question, to be sure, but we suspended reasonable belief for a decade in order to be entertained by your shenanigans. Friends spun some pretty loose yarns over the years — seriously, who can remember "subcranial hematoma" but not "je m'apelle Claude"? — and we just went along with it because that's what friends do. Let's do it again.
Ultimately, Kudrow did leave us with a kind of, sort of, slightly open-ended statement that might let a glimmer of hope light up your broken heart. She didn't say it's a yes, but she didn't say it's a definite no, either:
"If we don’t tell you that one’s coming, and then it doesn’t happen, you have no reason to be disappointed. I’m managing expectations."
Sooo, we'll take that as a maybe?!