The Best Moments, Cameos and Revelations of “Friends: The Reunion”

Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow in “Friends: The Reunion.” Photo Courtesy: HBO Max

The Friends special episode finally debuted on HBO Max this Thursday, May 27. It reunited stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer in an unscripted episode that was filmed at the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, on the original soundstage where the series was shot and with all the original sets.

Friends: The Reunion was supposed to be ready a year ago — by the time HBO Max launched on May 27, 2020. But, like so many other things this past year, the COVID-19 pandemic delayed its filming, which was initially planned for March of 2020.

The original Friends sitcom aired for 10 seasons on NBC from 1994 to 2004. It made household names — and millionaires — out of its six friendly protagonists. Aniston, Cox, Kudrow, LeBlanc, Perry and Schwimmer were famously making $1 million per episode for seasons nine and ten of the show. All 10 seasons of Friends are available to stream on HBO Max.

But if you’re feeling like you need some new friendly material, let’s talk about the reunion. At one hour and 43 minutes long, Friends: The Reunion sure packs in some new iconic moments.