Friends fanatics, I have a dream scenario for you: Imagine you’re visiting the set of Central Perk on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California, and Jennifer Aniston pops up and surprises you. Well, this exact thing happened to a group of lucky fans this past week.
Here’s what happened: Aniston was guest-hosting The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which films on the same lot as Friends did, and decided to take a break and pop by her old stomping grounds. You see, fans can now actually tour the set of Central Perk, so Aniston decided to hide behind that iconic couch you know and love and give some visitors the scare of a lifetime. A good scare, obviously.
“The set is actually still here [on the Warner Bros. lot],” Aniston says in the clip. “It’s part of the Warner Bros. studio tour. So I thought, While I’m here, I’ll go take a visit.”
Watch the hilarious video for yourself, below. There is a lot of screaming involved.
Don’t think this means a Friends reunion is happening soon, though. While Jennifer Aniston and several of the cast members have expressed interest in getting back together, nothing is on the books yet. A nonscripted reunion special was in the works at HBO Max (a new streaming service that will soon house all of Friends), but that’s been put on pause for now.
HBO Max chief creative officer Kevin Reilly told the Television Critics Association last week, per Deadline, “There is interest all around, and yet we can’t get the interests all alighted to push the button on it.” He said the reunion, for now, is “just a maybe.”
Hopefully something comes together. But if nothing happens, at least now we can hold on to the dream that one of the “friends” might surprise us on the Warner Bros. lot should we ever visit.