Friends co-creator reveals why writers never considered rebooting hit series –

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The highly anticipated Friends reunion will be broadcast worldwide on Thursday.

And ahead of the TV special, show co-creator Kevin Bright revealed some interesting details about the hit sitcom.

Speaking on Hit Network’s Tim and Jess radio show, Mr. Bright revealed why they never considered a cover of the show until now and the odd storyline of Joey Tribbiani who never been broadcast.

Spill the beans: Friends co-creator Kevin Bright (pictured) revealed why the writers never considered rebooting the hit series, and Joey’s bizarre storyline that was rejected

Explaining why they chose a reunion show over a reboot, Mr Bright said a reboot is just never an option.

“We never leaned in that direction because, as we like to say, in order to do something new or beyond, we had to undo a lot of the end of the series,” he said.

“Because remember it’s now 25 years later. You just don’t pick up where you left off and there’s a kind of sadness to that.

‘We never leaned in that direction [of a reboot] because as we like to say, in order to do something new or beyond, we’ll have to undo a lot of the end of the show, ”Mr. Bright said.

He added, “Because that’s not the topic of the show, it’s not about a midlife crisis, but another time in your life, so we were like, ‘let’s move on. it. “

Mr Bright went on to say that the reunion show is’half a documentary, half a variety show ”, and they waited for the coronavirus pandemic to calm down a bit so that they could have a live audience.

“We couldn’t have ten people with masks,” he said.

Mr Bright added: 'Because that's not the subject of the show, it's not a midlife crisis, it's another time in your life, so we were like, "Let's pass that"

Mr Bright added, “Because this is not the subject of the show, this is not about a midlife crisis, but another time in your life, so we were like: “Let’s pass that”

Reunited: Mr Bright went on to say the reunion show was 'half a documentary, half a variety show', and they waited for the coronavirus pandemic to calm down a bit so they could have an audience live for the show.  The actors are pictured at the meeting

Reunited: Mr Bright went on to say the reunion show was ‘half a documentary, half a variety show,’ and they waited until the coronavirus pandemic calmed down a bit so they could have a live audience for the show. The actors are pictured at the meeting

Mr Bright also revealed that Disney approached the creators to film an episode at one of their theme parks, but they quickly gave the writers a firm no when they heard the proposed script.

“We were very close to doing Friends in Disneyworld. Disneyworld has approached us, ”he said.

He explained that the writers got the idea that struggling actor Joey – played by Matt LeBlanc – was getting a job at Disney World as a ‘giant light bulb in the Electric Parade’ and the gang of friends would come. to visit him.

“Before we get there, Joey has a date with a girl from the Disney show who plays Cinderella, they go home and have sex and it’s midnight and she has to get her costume back or they’ll pay for her.” Joey doesn’t even know her name… her bra becomes the slipper, ”he says.

“This is the story we pitched at Disney and this is where the story ends,” he said with a chuckle, hinting that the plot was too racy for the giant. entertainment.

What Could Have Been: Mr. Bright also revealed that Disney once approached the creators to film an episode at one of their theme parks, but they quickly gave the writers a firm no when they heard the proposed scenario.  He said the writers came up with the idea for actor Joey to find a job at Disney World and sleep with an actress who plays Cinderella.

What Could Have Been: Mr. Bright also revealed that Disney had already contacted the creators to film an episode at one of their theme parks, but they quickly gave the writers a firm no when they heard the script offers. He said the writers came up with the idea for actor Joey to find a job at Disney World and sleep with an actress who plays Cinderella.

`` This is the story we pitched at Disney and this is where the story ends, '' he said with a chuckle, hinting that the plot was too racy for the entertainment giant.

“This is the story we pitched at Disney and this is where the story ends,” he said with a chuckle, hinting that the plot was too racy for the giant. entertainment.

This week, Lisa Kudrow, who portrayed eccentric Phoebe Buffay on the NBC sitcom, told News Corp about her close ties to her co-stars.

“I didn’t realize until the end of the series how rare it was how much these actors get along and how much we still love each other,” Lisa said.

She added, “It’s pretty awesome and in [the reunion show] we will remember and celebrate the series.

Lisa added that before the meeting, the cast – including herself, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer – all hopped on a Zoom call and couldn’t stop laughing so that they were talking to each other.

“The first time we were on a call we could barely stay on topic because we kept making each other laugh,” she said.

Lisa added that fans can expect to hear about a number of behind-the-scenes moments from the “fun” reunion special.

Australian fans can stream the Reunion of Friends live on BINGE on May 27.

'I didn't know how rare it was': This week Lisa Kudrow, who portrayed eccentric Phoebe Buffay on the NBC sitcom, told News Corp about her close ties to her co-stars.

‘Didn’t realize how rare it was’: This week Lisa Kudrow, who portrayed eccentric Phoebe Buffay on the NBC sitcom, told News Corp about her close ties to her co-stars

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