This Long-Lost 'Friends' Scene Is An Absolute Must-See For Any Fan

This Long-Lost 'Friends' Scene Is An Absolute Must-See For Any Fan

This 'Friends' scene never aired because of its likening to a major event in recent history but, years on, we're so glad it's finally come into our lives

Nostalgia is a brilliant thing, isn't it? We can't tell you how many hours we've poured into looking up our favourite TV series and hilarious movie clips on YouTube, with anything pre-2010 filling us with a warm and fuzzy feeling of reminiscence. So, you can imagine the thrill we experienced when we found out that a Friends scene which was NEVER aired was doing the rounds on social media. 

It didn't take us long to find it and, as it turns out, the deleted scene has actually been on YouTube since 2007 - the six years after it should have aired in one very memorable episode of the series. However, it's clear from the off why the shows producers decided to pull the scene from the programme and re-shoot it, as it tragically coincided with one devastating event in our history. 

The clip, which you can watch for yourselves below, centres around a skit which sees Chandler and Monica (played by Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox respectively) being mistaken for terrorists at an airport as they were leaving for their honeymoon. The clip ends with some of the aired episode's original content which any Friends fan worth their salt will probably remember. 

The shows writers, director and producers made the decision to cut the footage from the episode "The One Where Rachel Tells Ross" due to the fact it was scheduled to air two weeks after 9/11. And, as the video goes to prove, they definitely did the right thing in pulling the plug on it...

Before the clip begins, you'll see a scrolling introduction which explains the reason behind their decision, but it also highlights why they've chosen to make the footage public. Because, aside from the fact that it would have struck a cord with the events of the time, out of the context of that day, it's a seriously hilarious skit with Chandler at his sarcastic best. 

The introduction reads: 'As part of the history of the show, we hope that the scenes can be viewed in the spirit which they were originally intended.' Now, years after the disaster, we think that's totally plausible, and the fans of the show who've already watched the video on YouTube couldn't agree more.


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