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The One Where They Get Back Together (2021)

Friends: The Reunion (original title)
TV-14 | | Comedy, Romance | TV Special 27 May 2021
An unscripted Friends reunion special.


Ben Winston


David Crane (based on the TV show by), Marta Kauffman (based on the TV show by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Aniston ... Self
Courteney Cox ... Self
Lisa Kudrow ... Self
Matt LeBlanc ... Self
Matthew Perry ... Self
David Schwimmer ... Self
James Corden ... Self - Moderator
Justin Bieber ... Self - Guest Star
Cindy Crawford ... Self - Guest Star
Cara Delevingne ... Self - Guest Star
Lady Gaga ... Self - Guest Star
Elliott Gould ... Self - Guest Star
Larry Hankin ... Self - Guest Star
Thomas Lennon ... Self - Guest Star
Christina Pickles ... Self - Guest Star

Who Else Was Considered For the "Friends" Cast?

Take a look back at what the show's iconic group of pals almost looked like ...

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For the first time after seventeen years, and their last appearance on Friends: The Last One (2004), the final episode of the TV series, Friends (1994), Jennifer Aniston; Courteney Cox; Lisa Kudrow; Matt LeBlanc; Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer, find themselves under the same roof for a reunion special. Hosted by James Corden, and produced by the show's co-creators, Marta Kauffman, David Crane, and Kevin Bright, the show's main cast feels at home in the original sets of Friends (1994), taking a trip down memory lane while sitting on Central Perk's couch. Brimming with emotion, laughter, and tears of joy, "Friends: The Reunion" sheds light on ambivalent endings, the casting process, and many more, as the main cast re-enacts older Friends episodes and meets with a plethora of celebrity guests, including Maggie Wheeler, the show's Janice Litman-Goralnik; Justin Bieber; Cindy Crawford; Cara Delevingne; Lady Gaga; David Beckham; Tom Selleck, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Malala ... Written by Nick Riganas

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Comedy | Romance


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This reunion was originally supposed to air in late May 2020 but was delayed due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). See more »


James Corden: How much do you stay in touch ?
Lisa Kudrow: Yeah, no, we stay in touch for sure. Maybe not every day.
James Corden: Sure.
Lisa Kudrow: But, you know, we have such a bond from having done this show and forged this very tight relationship that, you know, any time you text or call someone, they're going to pick up. They'll be there.
James Corden: Matthew, who doesn't pick up ?
Matthew Perry: I don't hear from anyone.
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Written by Rupert Pope and John Robertson
Performed by Rupert Pope and John Robertson
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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28 May 2021 | by tothbaliSee all my reviews

There wasn't enough new material or depths of the stories everybody wanted to hear. You didn't have time for Paul Rudd, Ben, Emma or Emily but you had Mindy Kailing and Lady Gaga and a bunch of random lesbians touched by the show?? You gave only 10 whole seconds to Gunther? A random african lady got more? Wow.

It made me nostalgic and I still love the show and probably will rewatch it again, but I think the fans and the cast deserved something better than this rushed something with Corden. Graham Norton would have been a better host choice btw.

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Release Date:

27 May 2021 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



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1.85 : 1
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