Friends [One Night Special]

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Friends [One Night Special]

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:17 pm

The cast of Friends is to reunite for a one-off special, more than 15 years since the show ended.

The unscripted episode will air on the HBO Max streaming service, launching in May. A date is yet to be announced.

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer will all appear.
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-51590988

I look forward to...
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Re: Friends [One Night Special]

Post by kevinchess1 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:11 pm

When I saw the thread title and the OP
I thought you were gonna say 'Why haven't I got any?'
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Re: Friends [One Night Special]

Post by kevinchess1 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:28 pm

'The ONE with the has beens.'
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Re: Friends [One Night Special]

Post by blythburgh » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:22 am

I am not disappointed that I will probably not be able to see it as I have yet to see any episode. But good news for the many fans of the series, well hopefully good news
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Re: Friends [One Night Special]

Post by kevinchess1 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:23 am

‘Could this BE any sadder!’
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Re: Friends [One Night Special]

Post by Sarah » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:32 am

I suspect "unscripted" is probably a bit of an exaggeration if it's going to be a credible real episode, not just a chatty retrospective. The cast of Friends aren't known as talented improvisational comedy performers (only Lisa Kudrow having attempted it professionally in her Web Therapy show); even the excellent Curb Your Enthusiasm has a script outline written before they largely improvise the dialog.

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Re: Friends [One Night Special]

Post by macliam » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:38 am

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Re: Friends [One Night Special]

Post by rayf » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:25 am

kevinchess1 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:23 am
‘Could this BE any sadder!’
yeah but they're getting paid millions for doing this - "sad" doesn't really come into it ;)
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Re: Friends [One Night Special]

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:28 am

I wish them good luck and I may well join them for the night.
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Re: Friends [One Night Special]

Post by Chadwick » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:30 pm

Sarah wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:32 am
I suspect "unscripted" is probably a bit of an exaggeration if it's going to be a credible real episode, not just a chatty retrospective. The cast of Friends aren't known as talented improvisational comedy performers (only Lisa Kudrow having attempted it professionally in her Web Therapy show); even the excellent Curb Your Enthusiasm has a script outline written before they largely improvise the dialog.
I wondered whether it means the script hasn't been written yet. I hope so, as I share your concerns about an off-the-cuff episode of Friends. The original worked because it was tightly scripted, not because it was a free-wheeling who-knows-where-this-will-take-us vehicle.
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