Jennifer Aniston May Have Been Joking, But is a Friends Reunion Really Possible?

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Friends is one of the best and most popular sitcoms of all time, and despite the show last airing in May 2004, it is still on television all around the world as reruns remain popular to this day. For years, there have been suggestions and rumours about a Friends reunion, and there was recently a fake Friends movie trailer that went viral on the internet. Jennifer Aniston’s recent comments have only led to more speculation that there could be a Friends reunion soon. Speaking on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the 48-year-old American actress, who played the role of Rachel Green on the 1990s and 2000s sitcom, said when asked if a new series of Friends was possible: “Anything is a possibility, Ellen. Anything! I mean, George Clooney got married.”

Since Friends last aired in 2004, there have been several notable and successful sitcoms, such as How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, and Two and a Half Men, but there is still room for a new series of Friends. After all, Fuller House – which is a sequel to Full House (1987-1995) – is already three seasons old and is not showing any signs of slowing down. Given the popularity that Friends enjoyed – the last episode was watched by over 50 million people, and that was before the social media age – a new series is certainly going to be a huge hit – if written well and executed properly.

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The storylines for the new series should have a more familial feeling and have more depth, as well as explore societal issues of the times, given that the “Friends” would now be married and/or in their 40s. There has to be a serious undertone without losing the touch of humour that made it so popular in the first place. Friends has permeated the popular culture.

From Matt Le Blanc’s character Joey’s “How you doing?” to Aniston’s layered haircut – The Rachel – to the simple act of a group of friends hanging in a coffee shop, the impact of the sitcom is felt to this day. Such is the popularity of sitcom that you can find a Friends video slot machine developed by Bally Technologies, which is available on various online casinos listed on Oddschecker that offer free spins.

While it is unlikely that a Friends reunion will be possible in the next few years, fans of the award-winning American sitcom can only hope and dream. Who knows. Maybe if someone, perhaps a fan, writes the script and puts together a good idea on how to go on about it and pitch it to David Crane and Marta Kauffman, it could happen. Hope, as they say, springs eternal.

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