Top 5 Wholesome Memes That Capture ‘Friends’ Matthew Perry’s Timeless Appeal

Published 10/29/2023, 8:26 AM EDT

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In the world of television, there have only been a handful of stars who shone as brightly as Matthew Perry. While Friends might not have been his first breakthrough series, the iconic NBC sitcom gave the world the unforgettable character of Chandler Bing. His wit, humor, and relatable quirks quickly stole the hearts of all the viewers around the globe. Now, those are the moments that will serve as a testament to his timeless appeal in the entertainment industry.

As the world gets ready to bid farewell to the actor who brought nothing but joy and laughter to the screen, let us take a dive into the legacy that he has left behind.

Top 5 wholesome memes that will keep Matthew Perry alive forever

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Apart from Matthew Perry’s satirical humor and quick quips, the star blessed his fans with a few moments that they will never forget. From his one-lines to his epic dance moves, he constantly had anyone who watched him keeling over with laughter. With the news of his sudden and tragic passing, here are a few moments of Friends star that will keep his legacy alive.

Chandler Bing’s Happy Dance

The world may have grown used to Chandler’s smart alec comebacks. However, there was one thing that will always remain close to everyone’s hearts. His awkward yet hilarious dance moves. While it may have been a bit usual and nowhere close to having a rhythm, Matthew Perry’s moves blew everyone away.

The famous happy dance debuted in season 4 of Friends. The episode was titled, The One with the Ballroom DancingThe character burst into dance when he received good news about his job, and it became one of the most memorable comedic moments in the series.

Bing hugging a record

Another iconic moment that will be remembered throughout the ages is Matthew Perry’s character, sitting in a chair clutching a Lionel Richie album. While the picture was later edited with various other covers, the original would never be forgotten because of its backstory.

The episode aired back in 1996 during the series season 3. In the 6th episode, titled The One With the Giant Poking Device, fans got a glimpse at the Bing’s love for Lionel Richie. In fact, viewers even got to check out his musical talents with a surprise duet from him and Lisa Kudrow’s character, Pheobe Buffay.

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While the original would always be remembered, the internet chose to edit it with newer artists to share their feelings about certain albums.

Matthew Perry’s iconic Chandler laugh

There are only a few laughs that will go down in television history. While most of them happen to be from villains of different shows and films, Chandler Bing earned his place among those names. With a laugh like no other, it is not a surprise that fans have continued to use his iconic laugh throughout the ages.

From uninterest to sarcasm, the laugh has been used to depict various emotions that fans have gone through. While they may not get to hear it from Matthew Perry again, at least the laugh lives on through memes and video clips forever.

Chandler’s helpless, awkward, and desperate-for-love speech

In season 3 of Friends, viewers got to see Matthew Perry’s decision to get serious with his character’s long-time on-and-off girlfriend Janice. While she ended the relationship and found someone else, Chandler tried his best to convince her to be have a forever with him.

In a last-ditch attempt, as she was making her way out of his apartment, he admitted to being “hopeless, awkward and desperate for love.” Unfortunately for him, it did not have the effect that he had hoped for. Instead, she ran out of the apartment, leaving him standing there wondering where he went wrong.

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While the scene had everyone cracking up, it soon turned to the character, making one more attempt to reach out with another awkward phone call.

Chandler Bing’s iconic one-liners

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When anyone thinks of Chandler Bing, the first thing that comes to their mind is his satirical humor and epic one-liners. From insults to downright hilarious jokes, Matthew Perry gave his fans lines they will use till the end of time. Some are a little more famous than others. “I’m funny, right? What do you know? You’re a door. You only like knock-knock jokes,” “Hi, I’m Chandler. I make jokes when I’m uncomfortable,” and “Hey, come on, I say more dumb things before 9 a.m. than most people say all day” are a few one-liners that continue to live rent free in people’s minds.

With a sense of humor as elite as his, it is no wonder that no one else could ever fill the shoes of the iconic Matthew Perry. In the age of technology, the actor’s legacy will live on forever.

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Which is your favorite Matthew Perry moment from Friends? Let us know in the comments below.

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Prathika Prashant

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Prathika Prashant is an Entertainment Writer and Hollywood News Reporter at Netflix Junkie. Having 150+ articles to her name, her EdTech background helped her explore her love for writing. However, being a singer who can be seen covering her favorite songs in her free time is what truly got her into the glittery world of entertainment.

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