"So no one told you life was going to be this way..." Even if you don't watch the show, you probably know the theme song to Friends. The show was arguably the most iconic sitcom of all time, and the actors are still recognized for their roles on a daily basis.
You can imagine that being a part of such a big piece of Hollywood history, the actors would want something to remind them of the times they had on set. While on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Matt Leblanc, who played Joey on the show, spoke with the host about how the show makes him feel now, and about what he took to remember his time on the show.
"I have a hard time watching it these days," Leblanc admitted. "It makes me feel like I'm a hundred years old. Fifteen years ago, it ended."
When Fallon asked what Leblanc took from set, the Man With A Plan star had a surprising answer.
“It’s funny, I took a f---- ton of cash,” the actor joked.
He may have been joking, but each cast member makes about $20 million a YEAR in reruns alone. In all seriousness, though, Leblanc did end up taking two things from set.
“You know what I have that's really cool? You know how in Joey and Chandler’s apartment we have the foosball table? I have the actual ball," he said. "I have it in my tool box somewhere. Why it's in my tool box, I don't know."
Leblanc also took one of the most iconic pieces from Joey and Chandler's apartment.
"You know the magnadoodle that was on the back of the apartment door, it always had things written on it? Well I clipped that at the end. I couldn't fit the couch in my car."
But even though he stole the magnadoodle, Leblanc didn't hold on to it.
“There was this one guy, Paul, on the crew,” he recalled. “He was the one who always drew whatever was on there. He wasn’t one of the writers, he was one of the electricians on the show and he just happened to be the artist who drew something relevant to the story that week on the thing. So I stole it and gave it to him. So he’s got it.
Fallon also asked Leblanc if he knew he would get the part of Joey after his audition. The actor admitted that his final callback was a pretty good sign for him, but not so much for the other guy!
"It was one other guy and me at the final callback, and so I go in there, and they give you like a breakdown, like a little basic description of who the character is," Leblanc explained. "And it was like an Italian-American, struggling actor in New York. So I go in for the final call back and this other guy, and I don't mean any disrespect to this guy, but he's dressed like a cowboy. And I was like, 'well one of us is way off base.'"
It's nice to see that Leblanc still looks back fondly on his time on Friends. I guess that extra $20 million a year would make anyone happy!