Were going to talk about guest stars you forgot appeared on Friends. I just can’t help but dance and clap along when you hear their catchy theme ‘I’ll be there for you’ by The Rembrandts.
The show is truly addictive and if you’re anything like me you just can’t help but learn every single detail about everything and everyone on the show!
Launched in 1994 the sitcom had 236 episodes over 10 seasons, and was so popular that it had over 70 guest appearances, but do you know who they were?
You probably remember guests like Brad Pitt, Danny Devito and Reese Witherspoon. Bbut I’m going to tell you about nine guest appearances that you either didn’t even realise made it to the show or simply just forgot about…
So here are 9 Guest Stars You Forgot Appeared On ‘Friends’, some even took me by surprise!
Hugh Laurie as Guy on the Plane
Season 4, Episode 24: The One With Ross’ Wedding: Part 2
Hugh Laurie’s hilarious appearance, playing a man who sits next to a nervous Rachel on a plane to London. This is where she plans to tell Ross her feelings towards him. Due to Rachel’s nervous fussing Hugh puts on his headphones in an attempt to ignore her.
Later into the flight, Rachel is seen talking to another passenger about her situation. Hugh suddenly interrupts by telling her that she is a horrible person. Claiming that she loves Ross when she may just be ruining the happiest day of his life.
Although there isn’t much information on his character. He does leave a memorable remark by saying “oh and by the way. It seems to be perfectly clear that you were on a break” before putting his headphones back on. Leaving Rachel shocked.
Mae Whitman as Sarah Tuttle
Season 3, Episode 10: The One Where Rachel Quits
When she was just 8 years old Mae played the adorable Sarah Tuttle. She was determined to sell enough holiday cookies to win a trip to Space Camp. Until Ross accidentally broke her leg. Feeling guilty Ross visited the little girl’s home where she revealed her goal to him making Ross fixed on helping her.
Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to sell enough cookies but teamed up with Joey and Chandler to bring Space Camp to her, instead.
Cole Sprouse as Ben Geller
Season 7, Episode 16: The One With The Truth About London
Cole made an appearance on the show from 2001-2002. Playing a young boy called Ben Geller who is the son of Ross Geller and Carol Willick. Ben was born in season 1, episode 23 known as ‘The One With The Birth’ and made a final appearance in season 8, episode 12 known as ‘The One Where Joey Dates Rachel’.
The character of Ben was in 24 episodes altogether, but, Cole only played Ben for the last 7 episodes.
Dakota Fanning as Mackenzie
Season 10, Episode 14: The One With Princess Consuela
At the age of 10, Dakota played a young girl called Mackenzie.
Mackenzie is an 8-year-old who is living in the house that couple Chandler and Monica have bought. The young girl is upset as she does not want to leave her home. This ends up being the reason she bonds well with Joey as he does not want his friends to move either.
The young girl is clearly a lot smarter than most kids her age and ends up telling Joey that if he wants his friends to be happy he should let them go. Joey, later on, calls Mackenzie for career advice.
Kristin Davis as Erin
Season 7, Episode 7: The One With Ross
Rachel meets Erin and likes her so much that they spend a whole day together. But, Joey wants to break up with her Rachel and Phoebe try to convince him not to as they believe it was “cupid” that brought them together.
In the end, Erin ends things with Joey as she explains to Rachel and Phoebe that there just wasn’t a spark.
Ellen Pompeo as Missy Goldberg
Season 10, Episode 11: The One Where The Stripper Cries
Missy is an old college crush that Ross and Chandler both shared. They all meet again at a college reunion. Where Ross asks Chandler if he can break the pact they made when they were in college preventing either one to ask Missy out. Ross then finds out that Chandler had broken the pact years ago as he used to make out with Missy in the science lab after hours.
Kathleen Turner as Charles Bing
Season 5, Episode 8: The One With All The Thanksgivings
Then Season 7, Episode 22: The One With Chandler’s Dad
And Season 8, Episode 1: The One After ‘I Do’
Professionally known as Helena Handbasket, Charles is the biological father of Chandler Bing and works as a drag artist in Las Vegas.
Charles Bing and Nora Bing had a divorce once Charles came out as gay, both discovering that they were having an affair with the pool guy. The news was given to nine-year-old Chandler after Thanksgiving dinner.
Monica wants Chandler to invite his father to their wedding. Chandler reveals that they haven’t spoken in years, they both fly out to Las Vegas to invite Charles where they both attend a show.
Charlie Sheen as Ryan
Season 2, Episode 23: The One With The Chicken Pox
Ryan is a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy. who dated Phoebe. He visits Phoebe for 3 whole days before returning to work every 2 years.
Ryan was visiting Phoebe once again but this time for 2 weeks, unfortunately, Ben had given Phoebe chickenpox. Phoebe tries to hide her face from Ryan with a scarf. When Ryan finally convinces her to take it off lighting suddenly strikes scaring Ryan as he calls it an “unfortunate coincidence”.
Ryan, unfortunately, does end up getting the chickenpox, we never hear from Ryan again after this episode.
Robin Williams as Tomas
Season 3, Episode 24: The One With The Ultimate Fighting Champion
Tomas is at the coffee house with his friend Tim, who is played by Billy Crystal. Tomas and Tim ask the six friends to make some room for them to sit, interrupting Monica’s story. Once they sit and Monica continues her story Tomas begins to cry as he believes his wife is cheating on him.
Monica tries to continue her story for the third time. But gives up once she hears Tomas tell Tim that it may be because he is not attractive to his wife anymore because of his wound. Tim then confesses that it is him who has been sleeping with Tomas’s wife, causing Tomas to yell and Tim, resulting in both men leaving the coffee house.
Were you surprised by any of the names above? This sitcom was definitely one that everyone wanted to be a part of and even though it ended 16 years ago, more and more people are still watching it. ‘Friends’ will forever be number one in so many hearts.
Are there any other Friends guest stars you would’ve liked to have seen on this list that might’ve been forgotten about if so leave us a comment below.
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Loki Episode 6 – Review
Episode six of Loki from Marvel is here, streaming now on Disney Plus. It’s time for the series finale. Here’s our review.
SPOILERS: If you’re reading this then you’ve probably seen the show, but if not there are spoilers ahead.
More to come
The post-credit scene showed that a second series has already been ordered, meaning this finale is essentially the end of Part One. Thank goodness it is. Because if this was the denouement of the entire Loki story then there’s a good chance it would go down in television infamy as one of the more unusual series endings.
Introducing the big bad
We pick up from Sylvie and Loki’s defeat of The Alioth as they look at the citadel upon the rock at the end of time. They make their way to the entrance, and upon being invited in they’re met by Miss Minutes. It’s been widely predicted that ‘she’ would be an agitator in this series. And at last her role has been revealed. She is an emissary of Kang The Conquerer, embedded within the TVA.
She offers Loki the earth, almost literally, as she tries to coax him to betray Sylvie. Her offers of infinity stones, defeating Thanos etc. Happily, Loki rejects all the trinkets that she offers. Instead, he and Sylvie head into the lift where they meet ‘He Who Remains’ aka Kang The Conquerer. A 31st-century scientist and the true timekeeper.
Sylvie attempts to kill him but he quickly demonstrates some of his powers by dodging and weaving her before she gives in and the three of them sit down for a very long discussion. To sum up what was a lengthy and occasionally fairly tedious scene. He Who Remains (HWR) asks Loki and Sylvie to kill him and take over the role of controlling the timeline. Loki is extremely reticent but Sylvie, angry at what HWR’s meddling has done to her life, is desperate to do so.
Meanwhile, back at TVA HQ, Renslayer is informed by Miss Minutes of HWR’s plan. Showing her dual role and playing on Renslayer’s desperation to keep the TVA active and relevant.
Loki and Sylvie get into a physical fight over what to do with HWR. With Loki recognising how the timeline will fragment with branches springing up all over the place. But Sylvie is consumed by her rage and eventually overpowers Loki, sending him back to the TVA and then kills He Who Remains.
Setting up season two
Loki finds Mobius and tries to explain what has happened. But then discovers the terrible effects of what Sylvie has done by apparently killing HWR. Mobius has no idea who Loki is. This situation is then made worse when Loki looks out to see a statue of He Who Remains adorning TVA HQ. Loki realises that he is in a different timeline branch. One where HWR or Kang is in control of everything. Sylvie has been manipulated into apparently killing him which has enabled him to increase his power further.
Jonathan Majors was masterful as He Who Remains. Which is what you’d expect from someone with a Masters in acting from Yale. He was flamboyant, powerful and mesmerising, which is exactly what you want from a major villain. He will be back in AntMan 3 as Kang The Conquerer and is set to be the key villain in the next phase of the MCU post-Endgame and Thanos.
I have been extremely positive about this series, as I think it has been the strongest and most cohesive of the Marvel series so far this year. But I can’t disagree with anyone who felt short-changed by this finale. My 11-year-old son was pretty vocal in his disappointment the moment the credits rolled, and he was absolutely right. He is one of the most obsessive Marvel fans around and if he was underwhelmed, I feel pretty sure he was reflecting the majority view. Nothing I’ve seen online since has dissuaded me from that either.
Phase 4 groundwork
It seemed that the finale was essentially an exercise in introducing He Who Remains or Kang to our screens ahead of AntMan 3. While this isn’t necessarily a problem, it meant that the focus shifted away from being the climax of this series. Instead of being a prologue for the next phase of the MCU, which does seem a peculiar decision.
There are those who feel that the series original premise of Loki and Mobius teaming up to find Variants dotted around time and space was dropped after the first two episodes. Instead, it was replaced with a love story between Sylvie and Loki and a voyage of discovery with Mobius reduced to a bit part for the rest of the series.
But, the cliffhanger at the end of the series as Loki returns to the TVA does give me hope that Series Two will be an even better follow up.
CULTURE CROSSING SCORE 6/10
Thank you for reading our review of Loki episode six. Do you agree or disagree with our points or have anything to add? If so, leave us a comment below.
Read our Loki episode five review HERE.
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