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Throwback Thursday: Remember when the Emmys snubbed 'Friends' and Bryan Cranston was in the comedy category?

This Sunday night, DVRs will be more important than ever, when viewers everywhere are forced to choose between the 75-minute penultimate episode of Breaking Bad and watching Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul potentially take home trophies at the 65th Emmy Awards. So to honor both events, we’re using this Throwback Thursday to remember the 2002 Emmys, when things looked a lot different in terms of nominees. Well, a little different.

Do you all remember when Friends was the biggest Emmy snub of all-time, a.k.a. back when only Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow took home trophies for the series and the series itself only won once? Well, it just so happens that those were also the days when Cranston’s name was on the Emmy ballot, but not because he was the danger. Rather, Cranston was nominated for his comedic work on Malcolm in the Middle. Doesn’t he look young and handsome?

Relive the unappreciated greatness of both Friends and Cranston in the clip below:
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Throwback Thursday: Mae Whitman plays a Girl Scout on 'Friends'

Before Mae Whitman won us over as Amber, the troubled teen-turned-awesome adult, on Parenthood, and even before she lit up the screen as Arrested Development‘s Ann, she was something of a child star. Don’t believe us? Watch the trailer for One Fine Day, and you’ll quickly realize George Clooney was not the cutest person in the film (seriously).

So, in honor of the upcoming return of Parenthood — and therefore, Ryber! — we’re dedicating this Throwback Thursday to Mae Whitman’s 1996 appearance on season 3 of Friends. Remember that Girl Scout Ross accidentally knocked down a flight of stairs, breaking her leg? Well, it turns out we have the adorable Whitman to thank for watching Ross attempt to out-sell the other Girl Scouts in the annual cookie drive. The poor kid just wanted to go to space camp! They call him “cookie duuude”!
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Jennifer Aniston also wishes 'Friends' was still on ... so wait, why did it end again?!? -- VIDEO

When Matthew Perry guest-hosted Piers Morgan Tonight last month, he and guest Lisa Kudrow waxed nostalgic about Friends, the sitcom that made them TV megastars and went off the air in May 2004.

“I find myself sort of reminiscing about how much fun the show was,” Perry said at one point. “If I had a time machine, I would like to go back to 2004 and not have stopped, you know?”

Oh, we know! And, surprisingly, so does Jennifer Aniston — the most famous and consistently employed member of the Friends sextet. When asked by Access Hollywood about Perry and Kudrow’s second thoughts, Aniston said she, too, is sorry the sitcom came to an end.

“We’re all sorry,” she admitted on the We’re the Millers red carpet, while also acknowledging, “I think it ended at the right time, and it ended when people still wanted more.” But would she go back in a time machine? “I would too, probably.”

See the interview below:
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Lisa Kudrow: 50 things she taught us for her 50th birthday

It’s strange but true: Lisa Kudrow, forever immortalized as 20-something (and, later, 30-something) Phoebe Buffay on Friends, enters her sixth decade on Earth today.

And while it’d be easy to mark this golden jubilee by, say, somberly contemplating the ravages of time and our own mortality, we’d rather be a bit more celebratory.

So here’s to you, Lisa Kudrow — and, more specifically, everything we’ve learned from you and Phoebe over the years. (Michelle Weinberger and Valerie Cherish deserve some special recognition as well.) How have your lessons enriched our lives? Let us count the ways:

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Matthew Perry and Lisa Kudrow wish they were still making 'Friends'

Friends: they’re just like us!

Okay, so the unwashed masses usually don’t spend their Friday nights guest-hosting Piers Morgan Tonight. But they do spend their time wishing that modern history’s greatest sitcom — yeah, Seinfeld partisans, I said it — had never gone off the air.

Matthew Perry filled in for Morgan late last week, giving him a golden opportunity to reunite with guest and ex-costar Lisa Kudrow. Though Kudrow’s long since moved on to another series — Web Therapy, which began its third season on Showtime last week — the conversation naturally turned to their shared history, and, more specifically, their nostalgia for the Friends era.

“I find myself sort of reminiscing about how much fun the show was,” Perry said at one point. “If I had a time machine, I would like to go back to 2004 and not have stopped, you know?”

Evidently, Kudrow feels the same way. “Oh, I would keep going,” she said in response — adding, “There would have come a time anyway when someone would have said we’ve had enough, but why not have fun until they do?”

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College seniors recreate 'Friends' opening credits sequence

‘Tis the season for graduations and end-of-college last hurrahs, but we bet you haven’t seen a senior send-off quite as ambitious and Friends-tastic as the video a group of Elon University seniors posted this week.

Posted two days after their graduation, the video is a shot-by-shot recreation of the iconic opening credits sequence in Friends — fountain, lamp, orange couch, Phoebe’s striped socks, umbrellas, and all. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

'Friends' reunion alert! Matthew Perry has some advice for Jennifer Aniston -- VIDEO

Jennifer Aniston appears on today’s episode of Ellen, but not just as a guest — she’s co-hosting the show. Naturally, this gig carries more pressure than a simple guest appearance… which is why Aniston thought it’d be a good idea to stop by her old Friend Matthew Perry’s house and ask him for advice, since he recently co-hosted alongside DeGeneres himself. (Jen: “You’ve got to give me something to go on!” Matthew: “Don’t say Go On.”)

Unfortunately, the rap session doesn’t go completely as planned. It turns out Aniston and Perry haven’t really stayed in touch since Friends went off the air in 2004… and things get even more awkward when Rachel Jen realizes that Chandler Matthew is sleeping with another one of their former co-stars. (Cue “The One Where Everybody Finds Out.”) Thank you, Ellen DeGeneres — by making this video possible, you’ve done us a great national service.

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'Arrow' opening credits re-imagined 'Friends'-style -- VIDEO

God bless the internet.

Some Friends-loving fan of Oliver Queen and Co. has taken it upon themselves to have a little fun with the opening credits from Arrow by re-cutting them and setting them to The Rembrandts’s “I’ll Be There For You.”

The result? Credits for a show I definitely think would have a place on the CW’s Wednesday night hunk block.

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The Greatest TV Couple of All Time? EW Staff Pick: Ross and Rachel

As Kurt and Blaine battle it out with the Doctor and Rose in EW’s Greatest TV Couple of All Time championship, we’re unveiling our favorite couples, who didn’t advanced as far as we would have liked. Here’s the case for Ross and Rachel of Friends.

When a soaking-wet-wedding-dress-clad Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) waltzed through Central Perk’s doors, she walked right back into Ross’ (David Schwimmer) heart. It was at this moment that one of TV’s best “will they or won’t they” couples was born. And despite only making it to the Elite 8 in our tournament, Ross and Rachel definitely deserve a place in the pantheon of greatest TV couples. READ FULL STORY

Love is on the air: Who is the greatest TV couple of all time? The Elite 8

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Ross and Rachel. Buffy and Spike. Ricky and Lucy. These are just a few of the iconic pairings left competing for the chance to be EW’s “Greatest TV Couple of All Time.” Check out our full bracket here and vote in the polls below to determine who will move on to the next round. Now, the Elite 8 remaining couples battle it out below!

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