Matthew Perry is all about making confessions these days. First, he revealed he once beat up everyone’s current political crush, Justin Trudeau (and followed that up by giving a very Chandler-ish response to the PM’s request for a rematch). Now, he’s admitted that once upon a time there was a certain Friends episode he simply refused to do. In fact, he was so adamant about the situation, he made sure the entire story line was axed.
If you’re assuming it must have been a wildly controversial part of the popular series’ plot that forced Perry to personally call the bosses behind the scenes to make sure it never hit screens… you’re WAY off. Though a strip club *was* involved, that’s the only thing that might have had viewers raising eyebrows.
Sitting down for a session of “Plead the Fifth” on Watch What Happens Live’ With Andy Cohen (along with Gordon Ramsay, BTW), the 47-year-old actor wasn’t willing to play “Shag, Marry, Kill” with his former lady co-stars, but he did reveal, “There was a story line on Friends where Chandler went to a male strip-joint because he really liked the sandwiches. And I called up and was like, ‘let’s not do this one.’” Oh, but it could’ve been so good AND so bad!
You can definitely tell in the clip that Perry was less than thrilled about the idea, and while we can’t deny that anything sandwich-related seems much more like a Joey story-line, we can’t help but wonder what kind of quirky situations Chandler Bing would have found himself in if they had gone ahead with the strip club sandwich story.
Now, we’re forever left wondering how Chandler might have first come across this male strip club sandwich, what lengths he went to in order to enjoy it, and what might have finally ended his love affair with the awesome eats served next to dancing men. Oh, what might have been.
Would you have liked to see a male strip-club sandwich episode of Friends, or is it a good thing that Matthew Perry had it nixed? Let us know @BritandCo!
(h/t NME; photos via Noam Galai/Getty, NBC)