Friends creator weighs in on a potential reunion of the classic show 2 years ago

Friends creator weighs in on a potential reunion of the classic show

That's that then.

Friends has seen a quite the resurgence in recent years, thanks to it being put on the streaming giant that is Netflix.


There was even reports that the streaming service had paid a total of $100 million just to keep it on Netflix, which shows how many people are still watching it.

And why wouldn't they?

There are so many classic moments, and the show itself has probably been the background noise for a large portion of your life.

But if you were still holding out hope for the gang to come back for a one-off episode, we've got some bad news.

When asked by Rolling Stone about the idea of a potential reunion episode, show creator Marta Kauffman's answer was a definite one, and definitely not a positive one: "There are several reasons. One, the show is about a time in your life when your friends are your family. It’s not that time anymore.

"All we’d be doing is putting those six actors back together, but the heart of the show would be gone. Two, I don’t know what good it does us. The show is doing just fine, people love it. [A reunion] could only disappoint. 'The One Where Everyone’s Disappointed.'"

Well, that's that then. At least we have the hours of endless entertainment from the already existing 10 seasons.


Kauffman also spoke about why she feels Friends still holds up to this day.

She said: "It’s a comfort-food show. These are trying times, and certain people want the comfort food rather than the difficult, mean-spirited kind of show. It’s warm, it’s cozy, [the characters] love each other. What’s not to love about that?"

Amen to that.