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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Cobra Kai Season 4 – Review
Cobra Kai season four is out now on Netflix and the All Valley is back and better than ever. Here’s our review.
SPOILERS: If you’re reading this then you’ve probably seen the show, but if not there are spoilers ahead.
It’s January, and new shows are popping up everywhere. This brings us to the show that I and my friends have been holding our breaths for: the fourth season of the hit Netflix series Cobra Kai! After three seasons, I wondered if there was anything left to mine from the Karate Kid lore or the Johnny/Daniel dynamic. I am happy to report that this might be my favourite season yet! It manages to not only expand upon the universe it has created, but to bring in a new villain, who is so bad that he threatens to outdo even John Kreese!
Season four sets us off where the third left off, with Johnny and Daniel having joined forces to fight Cobra Kai. Their friendship arc is the glue that holds this season together. The story focuses largely on whether they will be able to pull it together and make their partnership work. As in previous seasons, their relationship has its ups and downs. The stakes are heightened, however, as the season leads up to the All-Valley Tournament. A bet between the three senseis – Kreese, Daniel, and Johnny – means that losing the All Valley is losing the title of sensei.
This season explores the ways that both Johnny and Daniel work with the kids. It also examines the kids’ struggles as they prepare for the All Valley while dealing with conflict within the ever-changing network of friends and enemies in the dojos. Robbie has left juvenile hall and decided to join up with Cobra Kai as a means of inflicting revenge on both his dad and Daniel. Tori and Sam continue their rivalry. And John Reese’s old friend Terry Silver (of Karate Kid 3 fame) shows up to kick Cobra Kai into high gear.
Daniel’s son, Anthony, who has largely been absent until now, faces his own dilemma when his friends begin bullying Kenny, the new kid in town. This soft-spoken middle school character brings us into the world of the younger kids, setting up yet another storyline. Kenny becomes the victim of a gang of kids (including Anthony), enduring round after round of bullying before Robbie takes him under his wing. After his induction into Cobra Kai, the formerly shy middle-schooler becomes a bully himself.
Shades of grey
This brings me to one of my favourite things about the show. The constant back and forth dynamic between characters makes us feel that anything is possible. There is no black and white in the world of Cobra Kai. Where the Karate Kid told us that Daniel was good, and Johnny was bad, this show gives us a very different point of view. It’s a world where we’re never sure who to root for. In this season, we even see Hawk make a return to the “good guys” side after giving up his spot at Cobra Kai.
With Eagle Fang (Johnny’s new dojo) and Miyagi-Do teaming up, the kids – and the adults – have to learn to work together. Of course, complications ensue. Johnny becomes jealous of what he perceives as Miguel’s preference for Daniel over him. Sam wants to learn both her dad’s karate style and Johnny’s, despite her father’s discouragement. Meanwhile, at Cobra Kai, Kreese is losing his grip on the dojo. His former war buddy, Terry Silver, puts off a rather benign appearance in episode one, growing more and more evil with each episode.
This season is lacking in many of the big fight scenes of the previous seasons, instead choosing to focus their energy on the characters. The All Valley Tournament features several great karate matches and offers a satisfying conclusion to Johnny and Daniel’s arc. In the end, Cobra Kai takes the tournament win, but Johnny and Daniel have reached an understanding.
Tori defeats Sam to take the women’s All Valley trophy but later overhears her sensei paying off one of the referees. It’s clear that Cobra Kai has pulled yet another fast one. But the season ends on an even more ominous – and unexpected – note. Terry Silver assaults the over-aged former Cobra Kai member, Stingray, sending him to the hospital. He then makes a deal with Stingray to blame the crime on Kreese. We end the season with Kreese in handcuffs, Terry Silver set to take over Cobra Kai, and the future of Eagle Fang and Miyagi-Do uncertain. In a last shocking twist, Miguel leaves town in search of his biological father.
Although some may miss the school hallway throw downs, I found this one satisfying in a different way. It just goes to show that the ever-expanding Cobra Kai universe can keep bringing surprises season after season.
CULTURE CROSSING SCORE 9/10
Thank you for reading our review of Cobra Kai season four. Do you agree or disagree with our points or have anything to add? If so, leave us a comment below.
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