James Burrows is the most iconic director in television, so iconic that NBC is going to honor him February 21st with An All-Star Tribute to celebrate a huge milestone he recently accomplished. He has directed 1,000 episodes and casts from several of the shows he worked on will be there to honor him. Shows like Taxi, Cheers, Frasier, Friends, Will & Grace, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory and the upcoming Crowded (where he reached that milestone) to name a few of the many many many great shows we have all watched at some point that are showing him their love.
There will be a lot of reunions during his special, but what does he think are the chances of Cheers and/or Friends ever having a reunion of their own? I was a conference call with him earlier in the week and he answered that question. Before he went into specifics, he said, “I don’t think you should ever go back. I firmly believe in that.” Then he talked about the most famous show about a bar, “You know I created Cheers along with the Charles Brothers. We’re co-creators. They were gracious enough to give me that credit. They’ve talked to us about a Cheers reunion for years. And we don’t want to do one. It’s just, we did that show. That was that show.”
Does he have a rosier outlook for Friends, a show he did not create? His feelings are, “I don’t think they’ll ever want to do a reunion again. It’s what it was. And it was a treasure in the history of television. And I don’t think you want to revisit that.”
I understand what he is saying, but I like reunions. Although, now that I think about it, most of them kind of stink. Can you ever think of one that was worth it? So maybe he is right.
Several casts of past and current shows got together yesterday to celebrate James Burrows’ major milestone. The milestone the director hit, is that he has directed 1,000 episodes throughout his career including episodes from Taxi, Cheers, Will & Grace and Two and a Half Men. But two of his biggest shows on his resume are Friends and The Big Bang Theory and almost all of the leads from both top rated sitcoms were there to honor him. Well someone thought it would be a smart idea to have the casts of two of the biggest shows from the ’90s and today pose for a photo together and this is what we got. Instead of saying who was there, the photo would be better if Matthew Perry and Kunal Nayyar were standing alongside them, but still this is pretty cool.
Maybe we can get a TBBT episode where Penny (Kaley Cuoco) dreams she is on Friends and Burrows directs it. Wouldn’t that be a dream scenario?
Matthew Perry was on The Graham Norton Show on Friday and the host asked him about the Friends pornodies. The actor told him that there is one he is familiar with and it is called Fiends. In that one, he says that all of them are having sex except for Chandler who is in the corner playing with his Bing. I’d like to watch that one, but I can’t find it online. The one I can find, is the one that was mentioned on the show called Friends: A XXX Parody. Which is why I want to watch the first one!
Hey, if we are not going to get a reunion with the 6 of them, then this the next best thing. Right?
Tonight during the Emmys, while Jimmy Kimmel was presenting Best Actor in a Comedy, he ate the winner’s name so we don’t know who really won the award. He claims it was Jefrey Tambor for Transparent, but there was nominee who wasn’t happy with the results. That nom is Joey Tribbiani, I mean Matt Le Blanc, who was nominated for playing himself on Episodes. So much so, he gave Kimmel a finger, the middle one.
I don’t know why the Friends star thought he won because barely anyone else thought he had a shot, did you?
I don’t know about you, but watching the last few seasons of Friends was a horror. Well, World Wide Interweb turned the beloved sitcom into a horror movie and now it is a real horror. They did such a good job with it, I would pay to see Ross, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler, Rachel and Joey murdered. Wouldn’t you?
Matt LeBlanc was on The Late Late Show the other day and James Corden heard that the Friend never flinches. Of course, the CBS late night host wanted to see if that was true, so he decided to test it out by hurling things at LeBlanc as he stood behind a glass barrier. The last thing that was thrown at him were paint balls and believe it or not he didn’t flinch once. In fact, he kept a smile on his face as we watched the balls of paint come dangerously close to him. I don’t know how he did it, do you?
Taylor Swift has 2 cats, one named after a character on Grey’s Anatomy and another one after one on Law & Order: SVU, and she sang a song with the woman who sang the most famous song about a cat on television. Lisa Kudrow joined Swift on stage for her final show of the 1989 tour and together they sang Smelly Cat, even though she doesn’t have a kitty named after her.
A tune that is purrfect when she is away from home, but she better not think about singing it when she is with Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson. If she does, she might find out what happens when kitties gets catty.
After being engaged for what seems like forever, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux finally got married in their Bel-Air home yesterday according to People. The two said I do in front of 70 friends, Friends and family.
No word if she is pregnant or when they are getting divorced, but I am sure that will be on the tabloid covers by the end of the month. Personally, I think they will be divorced before there is a baby.
Back when Matthew Perry was on the Friendship show, as he calls it; he did a photoshoot that was so devastating that to this day he hates to do them. What happened?
He told Conan O’Brien tonight that the cast of Friends and ER did a photoshoot with some swimsuit models on a Saturday morning and Chandler’s bing went bing. The actor got home from it around 1p in the afternoon and needed to get his bing down. Since he was single at the time, all he could do was put on a p0rn DVD (that was before that was what the internet was for) and a half hour later he was done. Sounds like a good lover, no?
Wait! When he was done, he was also done with the movie because now it disgusted him. He compared it to those hot towels you get an on airplane that are like hot for two seconds and then they are just like wet noodles. All he wanted to do was shut off the movie and go to sleep, but the remote and the TV were not talking to each other. Since he tired himself out, he didn’t want to get up and shut it odf. Not sounding that good in the sack any more, right?
Anyways, back to his story and the embarrassing part. Since he wanted to go sleep, he decided that he would just mute the TV. He lowered the volume down to zero, but for some reason he could still hear it. Why? As he explained, “The night before, I’d gone out on my backyard with a glass of wine and listening to music. Then I realized for the last hour, I’ve been blasting a p0rn0 out of my outdoor speakers.” How did he handle it? He moved shortly after the incident. What else can you do? If you are Matthew Perry, then not only do you move but you tell the story on late night TV 20 years later for the whole wide world to hear.
If the writers of The Odd Couple don’t do something with this next season (because you know CBS is going to pick up the show), then they all need new jobs!