Throwback to When Matthew Perry Turned Against Matt Leblanc for “not being a nice guy” While Pulling a Chandler

Published 11/17/2023, 4:58 AM EST

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Friends is the tale of 6 people coming together to be each other’s chosen family. However, there was one duo who stood out and gave the best friendship goals: Chandler Bing and Joey Tribianni. With Chandler’s jokes and sarcasm, and Joey’s innocence and love for food, the Chandler-Joey duo shared an unbelievable bond. This friendship did not only stay on the screen as Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc were close in real life as well until one day.

Perry once turned against his bracelet buddy and bashed him in 2002 while pulling a Chandler.

Matthew Perry once pulled a Chandler on Matt LeBlanc

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In 2002, he appeared on The Late Show, where David Letterman asked him about his first Emmy nomination with Matt LeBlanc in the same category. Despite calling him his brother, Perry pulled a Chandler and said, “He’s actually not that nice a guy.” While Letterman tried to give him the benefit of the doubt by saying that this remark had nothing to do with the Emmy nominations, Perry jokingly disagreed and said, “Let’s face it. Everything counts.

In 2002, both Friends stars received Primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Friends. Therefore, it was a big deal for both of them. However, Perry admitted if LeBlanc had won, it would be like Perry winning, too. But this love for his friend soon hilariously vanished when Letterman reminded him it was his first nomination for Friends.

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From gushing over Matt LeBlanc to switching against him, Matthew Perry proved how much he was like his character, Chandler Bing. However, the depth of their bond went beyond the screens. Therefore, the Top Gear actor reflected on his bond with the actor after Perry’s sudden demise.

Matt LeBlanc’s emotional tribute to Chandler Bing

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On the 28th of 2023, Matthew Perry passed away, leaving his friends, family, and fans in shock. LeBlanc posted a series of pictures of him as Joey with Chandler Bing and paid an overwhelming tribute. He thanked and honored the 54-year-old actor “with a heavy heart.” Moreover, he also made fans nostalgically emotional when he wrote, “And I guess you’re keeping the 20 bucks you owe me.”

 

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With a promise to remember him forever, LeBlanc set his friend free to spread wings and fly. Matthew Perry passed away, leaving immense love and a lot of laughter behind. Those are the moments all the Friends stars promised to cherish forever.

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Do you remember who won the Primetime Emmy in that category in 2002? Tell us in the comments below.

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Neha Chande

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Meet Neha Chande, an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie, who has written more than 1100 articles. With a Master's degree in English Literature, Neha believes in unbiased journalism. Before delving into her passion for writing and cinema, she taught English and communication skills as a facilitator and lecturer.

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