Lisa Kudrow stated to emmytvlegends.org that she was afraid she wouldn't get the role of Phoebe Buffay because director James Burrows was very serious and laconic about her performance during one of her last auditions, making her think he didn't like her. During The Comeback, Burrows makes a few guest appearances and expresses his dislike of Valerie Cherish by being very serious and laconic towards her. Burrows and Kudrow have a nice relationship in real life. See more
*This* is my comeback. All right, let me take that again... So *this* is my come - Jane, I'm sorry, the, um, camera keeps moving in and out.
It's always going to be moving, just keep going.
No, yeah, oh, I know, I know, it's just - I didn't know if I should wait for it to settle or... That's right. Yeah. Oh, right. Yeah. This one's always going to be moving, because that one is stationary. Got it. Okay. Here we go. *This* is my comeback! You know, I want to do another.