On the actor's birthday, let's look at some unforgettable Chandler moments from the show F.R.I.E.N.D.S that got us laughing out loud. Could this be any more interesting?
Celebrating Matthew Perry's 52nd birthday
Look who's birthday it is! It is 'Ms Chanandler Bong's'. Matthew Perry, who is known as 'king of sarcasm' is celebrating his 52nd birthday. The actor who created an Instagram account a couple of months ago has wooed over 7 million of his followers with his classic one-liners and funny punchlines, which blurs the thin lines between his personality and that of his popular fictional character Chandler Bing on the show Friends. Can this be any more uncanny?
The makers of the show even mentioned that Perry’s witty and sarcastic jokes and dialogues are spot-on that they have incorporated into the show as Chandler’s lines many times. In fact, he was the only actor who was allowed to sit with the writers while they wrote for one of the biggest American sitcom. His fans even today remember his lines like, "I'm not great at the advice. Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?" and "You have to stop the Q-Tip when there’s resistance". The list of Chandler's witty dialogues go on and on. Many are grateful for this show as it helped them laugh when they were depressed, even during the pandemic.
Here is a video of Matthew Perry on the Ellen DeGeneres show where you can see the striking similarities between him and Chandler Bing
We are extremely happy that we have you in our lives Matthew Perry. A very Happy Birthday to you!!
Now, let's sit back and watch some of the classic and unforgettable Chandler Bing moments from the show F.R.I.E.N.D.S
1) The One with Phoebe’s Cookies
Season 7 episode 3
This was a cringe moment between Chandler and his father-in-law Jack Geller when he accidentally sits on Jack’s lap inside the sauna room. It all happened when Monica asks Chandler to bond with her father, but little did she know that he would go too far away with it. When things got sorted between them, Chandler thinks he can let go of the embarrassment but it only gets worse during their second meeting when he thought he was going into the steam room and stripped, but soon realises that he’s in a pool room full of people. Could this be any more awkward?
2) The One with the Blackout
Season 1 episode 7
Somehow Chandler manages to always get himself in sticky situations in front of beautiful women. This episode takes place during the complete blackout in New York City, where Chandler is stuck in an ATM while his friends are at the apartment. He thought it was the best blackout ever when he was stuck in the ATM along with the Victoria’s Secret model Jill Goodacre. But in an attempt to impress her, he tries to blow a bubble with a chewing gum but gets choked by it instead. It eventually turned out great for him as he was saved by Jill from choking.
3) The One where Chandler takes a bath
Season 8 episode 13
In this episode, Monica convinces Chandler to take a bath with scented oils and bath salts for relaxation. But Chandler intended to get a little too calm when he hogs Monica’s bath that she drew for herself. That moment, his friends barge into the bathroom to have a conversation. Covering up with a toy boat didn’t help as that triggered his friends to look away after they see his ‘thing’.
4) The One with Joey’s Porsche
Season 6 episode 5
Chandler is known for his fun and childlike personality but that somehow backfired at him. This time, when he was babysitting the triplets along with Phoebe and Monica, he tried to prove a point that his favourite action toy is completely safe for babies to play with. But he ends up swallowing it himself. Monica iterates that no one was there to babysit Chandler when they were taking care of the triplets. Lucky for Chandler, the triplets were too young to realise how silly that was.
5) The One with five steaks and an eggplant
Season 2 episode 5
There is a reason for people to not engage in conversations with the ‘wrong number’. Chandler explains it. Thinking she called her ex-boyfriend Bob; a lady continues to talk to Chandler who impersonates him. He thinks he scored when he swooped in as a kind hearted stranger at the coffee shop as she was “stood up by Bob”. But ends up getting roasted by her when she calls “Bob” again to share the unsatisfactory experience she had with Chandler. I guess this taught him not to engage in wrong number talks anymore.
6) The one with Phoebe’s husband
Season 2 episode 4
A lot of secrets are revealed during the start of this episode when the friends find out that Joey acted in a porn film, or the underwear on the telephone pole from the terrace is Monica’s when she was with Fun Bobby. But nothing beats Chandler’s secret when they find out that he has a third nipple. The innuendo jokes made on him following that are something that he can never forget. Although he eventually gets it removed.
7) The one after the Super Bowl Part 2
Season 2 episode 13
He happens to run into his classmate from elementary school who he played a prank with and she felt embarrassed in front of the entire school. When they meet again, she asks him out. Little did Chandler know that Karma is a ‘b**ch’. After a series of dates, at a bathroom in a restaurant, she manages to strip him and flees from the scene. Chandler waits wearing her underwear when Ross and Joey enter the bathroom and mock him. He had no option but to walk out of the restaurant with a broken door in front of all the diners. Their mood for dinner must have certainly been spoiled after that.