• Thu, Jul 3 - 12:57 pm ET

Here’s That Hidden Joke From Friends You Missed The First Ten Times Around

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You know what the best thing about Friends is? Other than everything? That even ten years after the final episode airs, we can still find inside jokes that were hidden in the show like little nuggets of hilarity.

And bear in mind that when I say ‘we’ can find them, I don’t mean me. I mean what I always mean when I say ‘we found it’ — someone on Reddit found it. In this case, a user by the name of WingsOfDiscord, who pointed out that in an episode from the show’s sixth season, which aired in 2000, a very young-looking Matt LeBlanc had a very funny exchange with the owner of a dry cleaner who wouldn’t put Joey’s headshot up on the wall because he was offended by the show he was on.

Have a looksie.

Inside joke in Friends episode from 2000

Oh yes oh yes oh yes you HAVE seen it! And you’ve even been in it, you wily guest star! What I love about this is that the writers probably figured that the joke would get discovered right away, considering the episode aired only three years after Air Force One was released. But instead, it slumbered peacefully on, undiscovered for almost a decade and a half.

I know not everyone’s into Friends because it’s like, not high brow enough for some people (not me!) but I feel like this is proof that the writers are better than the show’s critics give them credit for. Guys he was in the movie that he said he never saw. ISN’T THAT HILARIOUS? I love it.

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  • Lily Savage

    I love learning about the cool Easter eggs movies and tv shows slip into their work. Get back to work and find more, WingsOfDiscord!

  • StephC12

    I’ve never actually seen Air Force One, so I wouldn’t have caught that. But my favorite is realizing dirty jokes that I completely missed when I was little.
    The first time I rewatched the series as a grown up, I realized that in TOW the Baby on the Bus, Joey understands what Ross is saying even though his tongue is swollen. Chandler asks how, and he says that his Uncle Sal had a really big tongue. Chanlder then asks if he’s the one with the beautiful wife (yes).
    They were pretty clever.

  • J_Doe5686

    I never saw that movie. But now I get it! Good one!

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  • Joye77

    Similar to this was an episode of “Monk” where his assistant sees John Daly on an airplane and talks to him about a movie role he was in, when Monk asked her who that actor is she tells him that he was on a comedy TV show called ” Wings” and described the show, to which Monk ( Tony Shaloub, who also was in the show “Wings” ) states , ” It sounds stupid”. As my husband and I are fans of both shows we found that pretty funny.