This article contains spoilers on Friends: The ReunionWho knew the Friends cast were a superstitious bunch?But one time when they didn’t bother doing their usual pre-episode huddle and Matt LeBlanc was injured on set, not another day went by where the …
This article contains spoilers on Friends: The Reunion
Who knew the Friends cast were a superstitious bunch?
But one time when they didn't bother doing their usual pre-episode huddle and Matt LeBlanc was injured on set, not another day went by where the group didn't go into a huddle prior to filming.
The unfortunate accident occurred while they were filming the episode titled 'The One Where No One Was Ready' back in 1996, where you may recall LeBlanc's character Joey and Chandler (played by Matthew Perry) were fighting over a chair instead of getting ready to attend Ross's (David Schwimmer) function.
"Chandelier and Joey were fighting over this chair and Joey runs and jumps into the chair," series creator David Crane explained in the TV special, Friends: The Reunion.
"We shot it three times and it went perfectly," co-creator Marta Kauffman added. "Lord knows why we had to shoot it a fourth time."
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Because the fourth time wasn't a charm, and as LeBlanc jumped into the chair, he tripped and dislocated his left shoulder.
"I went just to jump over the coffee table but somehow tripped and my legs went up in the air and my shoulder came out of the socket," LeBlanc confirmed.
Watch the scene in the video above.
As his Friends castmates watched back the footage back in the reunion, they couldn't help but wince at the moment LeBlanc was injured as it played out on the screen. As the scene required everyone to be in the same shot, filming came to an end that day and paramedics were called.
LeBlanc was taken to the hospital and required a sling for the next few weeks, so producers then had to write the injury into the show. Remember the episode where Joey took a tumble after jumping on the bed and was scolded by Chandler? Then the next day, he was filmed wearing a sling? Well, said sling was not a prop.
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"There was one thing we did every show that we didn't do that night before we started [filming]," LeBlanc reflected with his castmates, with Jennifer Aniston recalling, "Our huddle. We didn't do it."
Lisa Kudrow explained that they were taking too long backstage and the audience was waiting, so they skipped the huddle and went straight into filming. Never again.
"Then after that we'd be like, 'Do we need to do the huddle?' And [LeBlanc] would say, 'Yeah, because I don't want anything else falling off me.' After that we always did it," she said.
Friends: The Reunion premieres on Binge on May 27.
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