A 'Friends' Revival Would Be Like Going To Your High School Reunion, Creator Warns

Although Friends screened its final episode in 2004, the show has faced near-constant speculation that it may one day return, bringing the gang back for one last nostalgic romp.

But David Crane, one of the producers behind the hit 90s sitcom, has since weighed into the debate, insisting that a comeback was not on the cards and frankly, it would probably be quite disappointing.

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Speaking with the Press Association, the American producer (who co-created Friends with Marta Kauffman) attempted to put any notion of a revival to bed.

"We did it, and it's done, we put a bow on Friends, and you know, if you want to watch Friends now, it's still on television," he said:

"Right now, it's preserved exactly as it should be. You don't want a bunch of people in their 50s in the coffee house!"

After Friends, Crane and his partner Jeffrey Klarik went on to create Episodes - a comedy series about two British writers who move to America to make it big in Hollywood.

The show, which just so happens to star Matt LeBlanc as a fictionalised version of himself set years after rising to fame as Joey Tribbiani in Friends, is coming to an end with its fifth and final season.

Crane and Klarik seem to think this would be a far better candidate to be revisited in the future – rather than a show about six friends living in that "finite period of time in your life in your 20s".

"I think that, unlike Friends, [Episodes] could be revisited, sure," Klarik said, adding that audiences would probably be quite disappointed if Friends ever actually did make a comeback.

"The irony is, people think that's what they want [but] it's like going to your high school reunion, it's such a disappointment," he contends, "You're like, 'Oh my God, what happened to her?'"

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