Among All of Our Favorite Chandler Bing Episodes, Here Is the One Matthew Perry Himself Was Most Fond of

Published 11/24/2023, 2:31 AM EST

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Friends had a 10-season run and made fans laugh with the day-to-day events in the lives of characters. And Chandler Bing is one of them who comforted millions with his deadpan sarcasm and corny dad jokes. In the hands of Matthew Perry, this character felt achingly real making fans fall in love deeply even after the years of the show’s end. From his on-and-off affair with Janice Hosenstein to devouring a neighbor’s cheesecake with Rachel viewers have cherished several moments of the character.

In this array of funny moments, the late actor once shared the episode he was most fond of and it might surprise you.

Matthew Perry loved the episode where he did not speak

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In 2004, Matthew Perry sat down with  Entertainment Weekly to talk about his famous NBC sitcom Friends. During the conversation, the actor revealed he loved the season 1 episode 7 ‘The One with the Blackout’. The episode where Chandler Bing got stuck in an ATM vestibule with model Jill Goodacre during a power cut. He loved that he did not get to talk much and that it was a voiceover. “I [remember] spitting my gum out, and it stuck to the wall,” he said.

He continued it was his idea to incorporate incredible physical comedy filled with fear and embarrassment. Another reason this episode was his favorite was that he got the chance to his costars doing their thing on the stage. “This was the first time I realized, ‘Gee, this is really clicking,” added the Canadian actor. Perry also confessed that the whole getting stuck things got easier because Jill Goodacre was “hot”.

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The late author earned an Emmy nod for his remarkable performance for his work on Friends in 2002. In fact, Chandler Bing became an indelible part of his legacy as an actor which will keep his memory alive. Despite his legendary performance, he could not bear to watch the entire show, and neither did he want his character to be his only legacy.

The Friends legend did not like watching his former self 

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Matthew Perry may have found mainstream stardom with Chandler Bing, but he never wanted the show again. In an interview with radio host Tom Power in Toronto, the 17 Again star said it was difficult for him to watch Friends because of his struggle with addiction. “I don’t think anybody else can (pick on his addiction), but I certainly could, and that’s why I don’t want to watch it,” explained Perry.

Neither did he have the desire to be remembered for his role. Instead, he wanted people to remember the work he did for people struggling with substance abuse. In 2021, he proudly announced his sobriety and that he had invested about $9 million in his personal growth. Though he never watched the show he cherished parts of it, like being stuck in a vestibule with Victoria’s Secret’s model.

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What do you think about his favorite episode? Drop your comments below!

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Shikha Arya is an experienced entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie, having contributed over 1000 articles to the platform. She holds a Master's degree in English Literature from a prestigious university and has honed her writing skills over three years. Shikha's forte lies in crafting thought-provoking pieces about the lives of pop culture icons.

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