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Sport Courteney Cox Marks the 27th Anniversary of Friends Premiere: 'When It All Started'

09:05  24 september  2021
09:05  24 september  2021 Source:   msn.com

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Courteney Cox posing for the camera: Rich Fury/Getty © Provided by People Rich Fury/Getty

The actress, 57, marked the 27th anniversary of the premiere of the beloved NBC series on Wednesday by sharing footage of herself talking about the sitcom during a 1994 appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Courteney Cox posing for the camera: Friends premiered on Sept. 22, 1994, on NBC © Rich Fury/Getty Friends premiered on Sept. 22, 1994, on NBC

"27 years ago... when it started. #Friends," Cox, who played Monica Geller for 10 seasons, captioned the throwback clip.

In the video, Cox described Friends as a "great show" after host Jay Leno remarked that he had "read some nice things" about the series.

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"It's about six unique characters that are all friends. It's really a truly situational comedy — just the different situations they get into," she explained at the time.

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Also starring Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, Friends became a television phenomenon during its original run from 1994-2004.

Its enduring popularity brought the cast back together earlier this year for HBO Max's Friends: The Reunion, a two-hour special that included a sit-down interview with host James Corden, celebrity appearances, table reads of classic scenes and more.

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"I was flooded with 10 years of irreplaceable memories," Cox previously told PEOPLE of the reunion.

Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc sitting posing for the camera: Reisig & Taylor/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Friends cast © Provided by People Reisig & Taylor/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Friends cast

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Speaking about Friends' lasting legacy, Cox also acknowledged that when the show first aired, she and her costars weren't yet aware that working together would be like "lighting in a bottle."

"It's so rare to have that kind of writing and that kind of chemistry between six people," she said.

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Friends: The Reunion went on to earn Cox her first Emmy nod, when the special was nominated for outstanding variety special (pre-recorded). While Cox told Entertainment Weekly in July that the long-awaited nomination was "not exactly the Emmy I was looking for," she was nonetheless happy that the special was recognized.

"I'm so happy to be a part of it. I'm so thrilled that I got to do it onstage back at that same studio, the same Stage 24, with those incredible people that I love so much," Cox said. "And I'm so thrilled, but that Emmy [nomination] really belongs to [director] Ben Winston."

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