Consider this a public service announcement: Jennifer Aniston said she, along with the rest of the cast of “Friends,” would be willing to do a reboot of the TV show. While talking with Ellen DeGeneres on “The Ellen Show,” she discussed the potential of a reunion with optimism, noting “anything can happen.”
“Listen, I told you this. I would do it … the girls would do it, and the boys would do it, I’m sure. Listen, anything can happen,” she said.
It’s been 25 years since the show first aired in 1994, and those reruns on Netflix won’t cut it forever. Now’s as good a time as any to see the cast come together again.
Listen to the words every “Friends” fan has been waiting to hear in this video from the “The Ellen Show” YouTube channel:
Despite the fact that the show ended in 2004, it’s still adored by fans and is even gaining popularity in a younger audience, as Matt LeBlanc, who, of course, played Joey Tribbiani in the show, can personally attest to. “It’s unbelievable for me,” he told Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest in an interview on “Live With Ryan and Kelly.” “It seems like every year there’s a new generation that watches it.”
But, LeBlanc, who is now 51, points out that acquiring new fans, especially from a new, younger audience, isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be. “I was walking down the street one day — this was a few years ago — this kid, he must have been 13, 14, he’s like, ‘Oh my God, are you — you’re Joey’s dad !’” LeBlanc said.
You can see the hilarious clip in this video from the “Live With Ryan and Kelly” YouTube channel:
The idea of a reboot may make the cast feel old, but based on the reactions to Aniston’s hopeful response to DeGeneres, fans wouldn’t mind having the cast come together — 25 years older and all — one bit. And they took to social media to express their opinions.
Twitter user @Queen_Teel wrote, “Patiently waiting for ‘Friends’ to reboot” and had the perfect gif to complete the tweet:
Patiently waiting for Friends to reboot. pic.twitter.com/91Ag0klLQw
— TJ ð¼ (@Queen_Teel) June 5, 2019
And Twitter user @Nicolelynnx noted that a “Friends” reboot is she needs to feel content in life:
I just want to see a Friends reboot in my lifetime then I’ll be content
— nicole lynn (@Nicolelynnnx) June 5, 2019
However, there are those who cherish the TV show just the way it is and don’t want a reboot series to taint the show’s incredible legacy.
Twitter user @the_true_emiloo pointed out that while it may be an “unpopular opinion,” they disagree that “Friends” needs a reboot:
#UnpopularOpinion : 'FRIENDS' does not need a reboot series
— Emily Skeebo (@the_true_emiloo) June 6, 2019
What do you think? Would you tune in to a reboot series of the beloved show?