The highly anticipated Friends reunion aired on Sky One in the UK and Ireland on Thursday morning.
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry reunited for a HBO Max special, hosted by James Corden.
The unscripted hour-long reunion was filmed at the show’s original studio in Burbank, California, and featured a host of celebrity cameos.
The show will air again tonight, May 27, on Sky One at 8pm and will be available to stream on NOW TV.
We’ve rounded up the best moments from The One Where They Get Back Together:
Matt LeBlanc reunites with his “hand twin”
In ‘The One In Vegas’, Joey thinks he’s won the jackpot after meeting his “hand twin” Randall – played by Thomas Lennon.
At the reunion, Matt LeBlanc was asked to pick which set of hands belonged to his twin, and he correctly selected Thomas’.
Lady Gaga and Lisa Kudrow perform ‘Smelly Cat’
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Lisa Kudrow played Phoebe Buffay in the sitcom, a musician who often performs her acoustic and unusual songs at Central Perk.
At the reunion, Lisa performed Phoebe’s best known song ‘Smelly Cat’, and was joined by Lady Gaga for an epic duet.
After the performance, Gaga thanked Lisa for being “the different one” on the show.
Judy and Jack Geller were like real-life parents
Monica and Ross’ parents Jack and Judy Geller (played by Elliott Gould and Christina Pickles) make an appearance at the reunion.
Speaking about her relationship with David Schwimmer and Courteney Cox, Christina said: “We loved it because they loved us. We really did feel like their parents. In fact we used to worry about them quite a lot… we really did feel we were.”
In season five, episode 14 (‘The One Where Everybody Finds Out’), Chandler and Monica’s friends find out about their secret romance.
Phoebe’s reaction is one of the most iconic moment’s in the show’s history, seeing her friends get frisky from the window.
Lisa Kudrow recreated the iconic moment at the reunion, hilariously screaming: “MY EYES!”
David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston’s real life romance
Ross and Rachel’s love story was documented throughout all ten season of the show.
From their first kiss in Central Perk, to their infamous “break”, to the moment Rachel got off the plane, the on-screen couple are one of the most loved in TV history.
At the reunion, David and Jennifer admitted that they had huge crushes on each other during season one.
David explained: “At some point we were both crushing hard on each other, but it was like two ships passing because one of us was always in a relationship. And we never crossed that boundary.”
“Oh. My. God.”
Among the celebrity cameos was Maggie Wheller, who played Janice in the sitcom.
She is known for her obnoxious and nasally voice and her trademark cry of “OH MY GOD!” – which she recreated at the reunion.
The Fashion Show
A host of stars took part in a fashion show at the reunion, wearing some of the Friends characters most iconic costumes.
Supermodel Cara Delevingne stepped out on the runway in Rachel Green’s pink bridesmaid’s dress she wore to her ex Barry’s wedding, and also wore Ross Geller’s Holiday Armadillo costume.
Justin Bieber strutted down the catwalk in Ross’ Halloween costume ‘Spudnik’.
The One Where They Get Emotional
Speaking about the Friends star’s lifelong friendship, Lisa said: “We stay in touch, for sure. Maybe not every day. But we have such a bond from having done this show and forged this very tight relationship that, you know, any time you text or call someone, they’re gonna pick up. They’ll be there.”
Matthew added: “The best way that I can describe it is, after the show was over, at a party or any kind of social gathering if one of us bumped into each other that was it, that was the end of the night, you just sat with the person all night long. That was it.”
“You apologised to the people you were with, but they had to understand that you had met somebody special to you and you were going to talk to that person for the rest of the night.”
The group wrapped up the reunion with a final group hug, leaving viewers in tears.