It doesn't quite qualify as a "Friends" reunion, but three stars of the classic sitcom were reunited in a sketch that aired on yesterday's "Ellen DeGeneres Show," which was co-hosted by Jennifer Aniston.
In the clip, Aniston arrives unannounced at the home of her old castmate Matthew Perry, seeking advice on hosting. When she asks a cranky Perry -- whom she mistakes for fellow co-star David Schwimmer -- whether "Ellen" is improvised or scripted, Perry says simply, "Yes."
"To what?" Aniston asks. "Yes to what? C'mon, you gotta give me something to go on."
"Ohhh, don't say, 'Go On,' " he answers, referring to his just-canceled NBC sitcom.
Moments later, another former castmate, Courteney Cox, exits the house, wanting to know what all the commotion's about. Seeing Aniston, whom she mistakes for "Friend" Lisa Kudrow, she accuses Perry of cheating on her and storms off. Then "Arrested Development" actress Portia de Rossi tries to sneak out behind him -- followed by DeGeneres, de Rossi's wife.
The clip ended with Perry yelling inside the house, "[Matt] LeBlanc, get out of the fountain, man!"
Meanwhile, during the show, DeGeneres asked Aniston about the possibility of a real "Friends" reunion. "What do you mean?" Aniston responded. "I just sort of did one, no?"
"But it would be longer, this next time," DeGeneres pressed. "It would be longer than that," Aniston conceded. When DeGeneres asked, "You want to announce it here?," Aniston said with a coy smile, "Do I?" as the studio audience roared.
After DeGeneres tried once more to have Aniston say yes to a reunion of the 1994-2004 NBC sitcom, Aniston told her, "I will say this, though. I will say, I think it would be, like -- doing that little bit with Matty and Court yesterday was, was . . ." her voice trailed off as she tried to find the words. "We all were very nostalgic and miss working together and love each other, and it's a great thing to get to go back to your family like that, and also know that people will love it."