Courteney Cox tries out Friends filters in a new Instagram video with genuinely horrifying results. First premiering in 1994 on NBC, Friends went on to become a global phenomenon, introducing audiences to the characters of Ross (David Schwimmer), Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Monica (Cox), Chandler (Matthew Perry), Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), and Joey (Matt LeBlanc). The show ultimately ran for ten popular seasons before finally concluding in 2004.
Despite coming to an end more than 15 years ago, Friends remains popular today and is widely regarded as one of the most iconic and important sitcoms of all time. Almost as soon as the show concluded, fans were eager for a reunion of the show’s main stars, with calls continuing to this day for a revival of the popular series. Although not a continuation of the show, all six main cast members reunited for Friends: The Reunion last year on HBO Max.
In a new Instagram post, Cox tries out an app that replaces your face with one of the six main characters of Friends. The results are hilarious and horrifying, with Cox unable to identify what characters she’s even transforming into. Check out Cox’s Instagram post below:
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Cox doesn’t reveal what the app in question is, but the results speak for themselves, with some of the face replacements being completely unrecognizable. Cox even says, “This is one of the worst apps I’ve ever seen.” However, Cox has fun with the app, even spouting out Joey’s fan-favorite line, “How you doin’?”. While there has been no revival of the show just yet, the way Cox jokes about her former costars in the video would suggest that the cast really were friends in real life, something that Friends: The Reunion reaffirms.
It seems like, every few years, there are renewed calls for a Friends revival of some sort. Cox’s latest video will likely spur renewed calls for such a special. It also raises interesting questions regarding how the six main characters would deal with modern technology, including apps like the face replacement one Cox uses in the video. However, with Friends being so popular and so beloved, it seems like an impossible task for any revival or continuation to ever reach the same heights as the original series. After all, Joey, Friends’ only spinoff, failed to strike a chord with audiences and was canceled after only two seasons. Ultimately, while a Friends revival doesn’t seem to be on the cards (and might never be), it’s still fun to see Cox and the other stars engage with the series that so many people hold dear.