It can’t be… can it?
It’s not finally happening… is it?
The Internet is abuzz this week with new rumors of a Friends reunion, and it’s abuzz for a very good reason:
There’s actually a video making the viral rounds of, well, a Friends reunion!
Based on a quick glance at the footage below, it really does appear as if the band is getting back together for an upcoming movie, especially when you consider the affiliated YouTube description.
It reads as follows:
This picks up a few years where the final season left off with (Ross’ kids) Ben and Emma grown up.
Mike and Phoebe have trouble with marriage, Monica and Chandler are getting a divorce, Joey couldn’t find someone, and Ross and Rachel have trouble after many years of not being together!
Filled with some surprise appearances by today’s actors, along with some old friends (no pun intended), this movie will be an all-star extravaganza, while showing a lesson in being there for each other.
Pretty amazing, isn’t it?
Time to celebrate, right?
Yes, the trailer makes it look like Phoebe is now a doctor.
And Joey is a successful actor.
And Rachel and Monica are still very close.
But it doesn’t take too astute of an Internet or television sleuth to realize what someone did here.
He or she simply edited together a bunch of clips of Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer and company appearing on various shows after Friends already ended.
For example, the clip of Courteney Fox and Jennifer Aniston is taken from the latter’s appearance on Cougar Town.
Ditto for Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc from when Schwimmer guest-starred on Episodes.
Despite this pretty obvious smashing together of clips, some folks on social media got their hopes way high upon viewing the teaser.
“I JUST SAW A TRAILER FOR FRIENDS THE MOVIE AND I DON’T KNOW IF IT IS REAL BUT IF IT IS I’M GONNA SCREAM,” wrote one person, for example.
“if this new FRIENDS movie is real & they’re tryna tell me Chandler & Monica broke up & Ross & Rachel broke up & Phoebe is a doctor I ain’t watching it.”
Alas, this individual has nothing to worry about.
The cast remains tight-knit, it’s true.
With the exception of Perry, who was doing a play in London at the time, they reunited in February of 2016 for Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows.
But they are not about to make a movie together, despite what you’re about to see below.
Check out the fake trailer to see what has so many people all aflutter.