'Friends' Star Lisa Kudrow Reveals Matthew Perry Gifted Her Iconic Prop From Show Set
Lisa Kudrow reveals she received an iconic prop from her Friends co-star Matthew Perry.
Lisa Kudrow recently revealed her "Friends" co-star, Matthew Perry, presented her the iconic prop of the show set, along with the funny backstory behind it.
The 56-year-old star portrayed Phoebe Buffay in all ten seasons of the enormously successful 1990s sitcom opposite Perry's Chandler Bing. During an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the actress clarified she owns the "Cookie Time" jar that could be seen in the background of Monica and Rachel's kitchen throughout the series.
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The star stated she received the ceramic jar, with a fake clock painted on it with the words "Cookie Time," from Perry as a wrap present when the show concluded in 2004. However, she explained the gift had a special significance between the co-stars thanks to an on-set laugh that was inspired several years earlier.
The actress said:
We were laughing hysterically. So we’re shooting a scene years before we were finished and my line was, ‘Oh, I’d better get going’ like ‘Oh, I’m late, I better get going.’
The Phoebe actress continued: “Except I didn’t have a watch and we were shooting it. It was too late when I realized I don’t have a watch. How do I know, ‘Oh, I have to get going’? So, as the words were coming out I went, ‘Oh good, there’s a clock.’ I gestured to that and said ‘Oh, look at the time. I’ve got to get going.’”
Kudrow stated her co-star soon realized she pointed to a fake clock and named it as the scene ended up triggering a breakdown of laughter on the set that day, making it the ultimate piece of memorabilia for the actress after the series finished.
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Lisa mentioned she thought the present was a sweet gesture, but her instant response was to wonder if she could violate the rules by taking the prop.
“I think the first thing I asked was, ‘This is so nice, did you get permission?’” she joked, noting that security was tight around the set of Friends.