Yesterday, we all gathered together to congratulate Jennifer Aniston on her brand new “Walk of Fame” star. (That she had to pay $30,000 for, because everyone who accepts one of those stars has to pay $30,000!) (Isn’t that crazy!) (Hollywood!) “Our girl Jen,” we thought. “She could never do anything to disappoint us.” “Our beautiful, beautiful Rachel from Friends.” Well, I’m sorry to break it to you, but fewer than 24 hours later the world got some DEVASTATING news, right from Jen’s mouth:

The 43-year-old actress doesn’t see a “Friends” reunion movie ever happening. “I can’t imagine how you would do it, unless you did it years from now. Then it would be: ‘Who are these guys? What are we watching?’ I can’t imagine what that would be,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s not normal. ‘Friends’ is in your living room: ‘Friends’ is not in a movie theater. It doesn’t make sense to me. I think it would be going against its authentic self.”

NO FRIENDS MOVIE?! How dare she dash the dreams of the five or ten people who were for some reason hoping for a Friends movie, and the one entertainment writer who would ever think to ask her about it! Like she’s the QUEEN of Friends, who can make all the decisions about Friends! How dare she try to tell US, THE FANS, what Friends‘ authentic self is. I’ll tell you what it is: A bunch of our best buddies living their lives in the greatest city on earth, New York City poorly recreated on a lot in Hollywood. And I’ll tell you what, that’s something that will work on ANY SCREEN! So please, after the jump, take a moment and vote in our influential Hollywood Friends movie poll.

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Comments (44)
  1. Has she commented on the demand for a film update of her very first sitcom, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off?

  2. Listen, Kelly. So no one told you The Friends movie was going to be this way.

  3. “Friends is in your living room” So we can only have TVs in our living Rooms Jennifer Aniston, some of didn’t make a million dollars an episode and don’t have living rooms

  4. Jennifer Aniston is our generation’s Michael Cera.

  5. No movie? But how did things work out for Gunther? Did he ever win Rachel’s heart? The public has a right to closure on this!

  6. “All this talk about a Friends movie is a moo point. You know, like a cow’s opinion. It doesn’t matter.” – Jory Tribiani

    • I have always loved that joke. It’s such a perfect malapropism and rationalization for that character.

    • Ha! Jory Tribiani? I have no idea if I spelled the last name right, but you’d think I could at least spell Joey correctly.

    • It’s really weird how whenever I hear somebody who wasn’t more than a casual viewer talking about Friends, that’s the joke they bring up. Every single time.

      • Well, I don’t consider myself a casual viewer of Friends, so I guess everyone likes that joke.

        Unless by casual viewer you mean having seen every episode of that show 20 times thanks to TBS Very Funny reruns.

        • Friends has a different definition of “casual” than most shows. So yep, that just makes you casual. You’re only an advanced viewer if you own any of the seasons on DVD, or can name the high school that Ross and Monica went to.

          It’s John Adams High, by the way.

          • Not to argue about categories of Friends viewers, but why does Friends have a different definition of “casual viewer?”

            I don’t buy DVDs of shows that I can watch at almost any time of day for free on television.

            Law and Order is one of my favorites, but there is no way I would buy the $700 box set when it is on TNT for at least 2-4 hours per night.

          • Because casual viewing is different based upon the availability of the program. Since Friends is always on every channel always, it’s very easy to watch it several times a day and still remain a casual viewer.

    • I used to think the phrase was “mute point” as in, it doesn’t matter so you don’t have to hear it.

  7. “I mean, if they find a way to hook the TV up to the movie screens sure, go ahead, but until they figure that out I don’t understand the logistics.”

  8. Ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, it does not make sense! If ‘Friends’ is in your living room, you must acquit!

    The defense rests.

  9. As much as I dislike Jennifer Aniston (TEAM ANGELINA, FTW!), I’ve been on a bit of a late night Friends watching streak. It’s probably because I’m a Europhile, a Euroenthusiast. They love the show across the pond, I hear.

    • They call it Chums there

    • I was visiting friends in the merry old towne of Bristol a few years ago and they would not let us leave the house on Saturday night until a certain run of programmes had finished on the tele: East Enders which was an ultra low-budget ridiculous soap opera, two British sitcoms, and Friends. My point is, they told me everyone hates American sitcoms but everyone loves Friends — and then, amidst our Saturday night of tele fun, we didn’t laugh once during Friends.

      I felt ashamed to be American for 22 minutes.

  10. I polls like these because I like to have my voice heard! But at the same time I don’t like to think too much.

  11. Five or ten people? Don’t be so modest, Gabe! Videogum has many more readers than that, and you know that every single one of us has been praying for a Friends reunion movie every day!

  12. HA! Wikipedia says the original title for the show was Insomnia Cafe! I want to see that show.

  13. At least Chandler has a successful search engine to support himself with

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