After all the initial excitement over the announcement that the Friends cast would be reuniting for an NBC special, apparently several members of the cast have now seen fit to shit all over our hopes and dreams.
First, Matthew Perry – aka. Chandler Bing – revealed that he wouldn’t be able to attend the show because he’ll be in rehearsals for his West End play The End of Longing.
Now, David Schwimmer has chipped in to devastate us even more, saying the reunion show isn’t actually a reunion at all.
Speaking to E! Online, Schwimmer said:
There’s no Friends reunion. It’s a tribute to Jimmy Burrows who we love and I’m just thrilled to be a part of it. As many of us that can be there will be there and the casts of so many shows are going to try to be there Frasier, Cheers, Will and Grace, it goes on. Taxi.
This man is an incredible director who helped define situation comedy in this country in the last 40 years so I love him and I’m excited to be there.
See, this is why we can’t have nice things!
Still, with at least five of the six cast members in the room at the same time, it’s about as close as we’re going to get to a Friends reunion for the time being.
We can only hope that all the excitement over this Friends non-reunion convinces the cast and crew that it’s finally time to do a proper reunion special or even a movie. Please?