The official trailer for Friends: The Reunion is finally out, and while the promo video is packed with laughs from start to finish, it looks like fans should keep a box of tissues handy when they stream it on HBO Max starting May 27th.
The two-minute video starts with the sitcom’s six main cast members ― Jennifer Aniston (Rachel Green), Courteney Cox (Monica Geller), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay), Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani), Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing), and David Schwimmer (Ross Geller) ― recreating the infamous trivia game from Friends season 4, episode 12, The One With the Embryos. But instead of answering the questions in their characters, the actors compete as themselves, trying to recollect some of the smallest yet very interesting details about the show.
As the sextet wanders around Stage 24, the sitcom’s original soundstage on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, California, the trailer shows snippets from the reunion special where the cast members reminisce on the years they’re working together on the show.
Kudrow shares that the first table read was the first time she laid eyes on any of her costars. Schwimmer comments that “everyone was so perfectly cast”, while Aniston looks back at a time when a TV producer told her that Friends would not make her a star.
LeBlanc, meanwhile, recalls a time when Friends was at its peak and all of them were considered as the biggest TV stars. “I remember one time I happened to have the news on and on the TV was an aerial shot of each of our houses. And I remember looking at it going, ‘What? My roof is a mess,’” he said, drawing laughter from his fellow cast members.
But things get a little emotional towards the end of the trailer when Perry says he’s “gonna cry now” after hearing Cox ponder how “incredible” the time they spent together and how they all became best friends.
Also teased in the trailer is a script reading of Friends season 5, episode 14, The One Everybody Finds Out, as well as what appears to be a fashion show featuring some of the most unforgettable costumes worn by the cast. Spotted in the video is the Armadillo costume that Schwimmer wore in The One with the Holiday Armadillo and the pink dress that Aniston sported in The One with Barry and Mindy’s Wedding.
The trailer also gives glimpses at some of the guest stars appearing in the reunion special, including Tom Selleck, Thomas Lennon, and Maggie Wheeler.