If something has shown Friends: The Reunion the thing is Friends it is still a television phenomenon that conquers the public more than 25 years after its premiere. Part of that success, just like that of the special HBO Max, has to do with its six protagonists, those Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer y Matt LeBlanc that keep the chemistry intact.
However, if one of them has stood out above the rest in the reunion that has been LeBlanc, who has starred in some of the best moments of The Reunion. The interpreter who gave life to Joey Tribbiani, that flirtatious and goofy actor with a Peter Pan complex, has surprised with his naturalness and contagious good humor in the two hours that this historic meeting lasts.
In addition to narrating in great detail the scene in which dislocated shoulder filming one of your favorite episodes of Friends, He has also made us laugh with that leaky roof, his tricks on Courteney Cx or his passage through the fashion show.
However, there is another moment in the reunion that has gone unnoticed by many viewers, probably because most have taken it as a mistake from LeBlanc. In the first minutes of The Reunion, Right after Matthew Perry joins the rest of his teammates on set at Monica’s apartment, LeBlanc asks, referring to the set, “Does anyone else find him smaller? From here to there.”
Kudrow and Aston respond by saying that he is the same. “And was that wall always purple?” Joey’s actor adds. “Yes, you are crazy”, Perry replies while the rest laugh at Matt’s apparent carelessness. However, a tweeter has drowned out that, in reality, LeBlanc is recreating one of his scenes on Friends:
This is a sequence from the final chapter of the sitcom, in which the protagonists say goodbye to Monica’s apartment. In the last minutes of The last one (part 1 and 2), Rachel says, referring to the empty apartment: “It seems smaller.” Joey then asks, “Has he always been purple?”
Thus, LeBlanc’s genius is such that he has cast a tender reference to the series without even his teammates noticing. For the moment and despite the absolute success of the special, the creators rule out shooting more episodes of Friends, but Matt LeBlanc well deserves a revival in the industry.