Friends comeback

US sitcom stars make one-off reunion sketch

Since the tear-jerking final episode way back in May 2004 (yes, it was almost a decade ago), there has been a Friends-shaped hole in our lives. Rumours of reunions and movie deals have been rife, but have as yet been unconfirmed.

But yesterday, Ellen DeGeneres gave a taster of what a comeback might look like with a comedy sketch fronted by Jennifer Anniston and Matthew Perry. Aniston arrived unannounced at the home of her old castmate, seeking advice on co-hosting with Ellen. Ex-Friends star Courteney Cox also appeared in the spoof alongside DeGeneres’ wife, Portia de Rossi.

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While David Schwimmer, Matt Le Blanc and Lisa Kudrow were absent from the sketch, the wit and camaraderie that made the show such a hit were all still there. As for a real reunion? ‘We all were very nostalgic and miss working together and love each other,’ Anniston told DeGeneres later on the show. ‘It's a great thing to get to go back to your family like that, and also know that people will love it.’ Yet most grist to the rumor mill…

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