Chandler Was Supposed To Go To A Male Strip Club On “Friends”

Was "Friends" going to confirm what we all suspected about Chandler Bing?

Matthew Perry stopped by Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, where Andy Cohen grilled the Friends star in a round of “Plead the Fifth.”

First, Perry was hit with a round of “Marry, Shag, Kill” about costars Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox. (Kind of disappointed Andy didn’t work Matt LeBlanc or David Schwimmer into the mix). Then he had to disclose whether any Friends stars ever hooked up with each other.

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Finally, Cohen asked which episode made him think the show had jumped the shark.

Turns out it was an episode that never got made: The script called for Chandler to visit a male strip club “because he really liked the sandwiches.” Perry says he called producers and said “Let’s not do this one.” They relented.


It’s funny, considering how often Chandler was mistaken for gay—and how his dad was a female impersonator (brilliantly played by Kathleen Turner). There was even an episode where a co-worker tried to set him up with the gay guy in the office.

Hmmm, maybe they could have gone to the strip club together.

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