The big moment came during the 72nd annual ceremony’s third hour, as Jimmy Kimmel was preparing to announce the nominees for Outstanding Reality Competition Program. Before getting to the category, Kimmel checked back in with Jennifer Aniston, who revealed a surprise guest — Courteney Cox!
Kimmel was surprised to learn that Cox and Aniston “live together,” to which Aniston replied, “We’ve been roommates since 1994, Jimmy.” And before the ladies could explain further, in walked Lisa Kudrow asking, “Is this live TV?”
Of course, this is hardly the first time the Friends cast has appeared together on the small screen in recent years. (Click here for a breakdown of the gang’s many televised reunions since parting ways in 2004.)
As for that HBO Max special we mentioned earlier, the unscripted event — which will reunite Aniston, Cox and Kudrow with Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer — is slated to be filmed (at some point) on Friends‘ original soundstage on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, Calif.
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