Richard Curtis claims that Friends stole Mr. Bean’s notorious turkey-on-the-head gag.
Within the 1998 episode The One With All The Thanksgivings, Joey (Matt LeBlanc) sticks the poultry on his head with a purpose to scare Chandler (Matthew Perry), however he can’t take away it.
The same scene appeared in Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean in 1992.
“I’m completely dazzled by the Associates factor. I solely noticed it the opposite day. I actually can’t consider what occurred there. Weird,” Curtis stated on Happy Birthday Mr Bean, a documentary which lately aired, on ITV.
Curtis co-wrote the unique TV present, which aired for 15 episodes on ITV between 1990 and 1995, and starred co-creator Rowan Atkinson because the hapless buffoon.
“However ultimately, you possibly can’t steal jokes,” Atkinson joked concerning the similarity between the scenes. “Jokes are there to be stolen – or to encourage.”
You possibly can view each scenes beneath and decide for your self.
In the meantime, the forthcoming Friends reunion is set to air in March 2021 after it was postponed final November attributable to the coronavirus pandemic
The particular, set to air on HBO Max, is an unscripted particular reuniting the unique solid members.
Returning solid members embrace Matthew Perry as Chandler, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel, Courtney Cox as Monica, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe, David Schwimmer as Ross and Matt LeBlanc as Joey.
The Hollywood Reporter had beforehand stated that the actors are set to “earn greater than double their former per-episode charge for the reunion and be paid between $2.5 million and $3 million for the particular.”
Marta Kauffman, co-creator of Friends, previously said of the special: “All of us need it to occur; we simply have to attend till it’s protected. It is a present that’s not scripted, however that is the best way the present works – we’re going to want a reside viewers.”
She continued: “Even when we socially distance that reside viewers, it actually is a big a part of what Associates is… We can’t do it with out them. Everyone seems to be all in and we’re simply ready for that point when it feels related to herald a reside viewers.”