‘Friends’ Deleted Scene Featuring Jennifer Aniston Is Filled With Top Notch Jokes and Punch Lines

Friends is a classic piece of American TV that is perhaps one of the most popular shows ever. Not only was it a cultural touchstone in the U.S., but Friends has become a phenomenon across the globe, even in countries like China.

The show had a respectable 10 season run across 10 years, but it still lives on as many of its jokes still get quoted to this day. On top of that, Friends is extremely popular on streaming services like HBO Max, and this continued popularity has allowed the cast to stay popular, too. But, like many shows and movies, there have also been many bloopers and deleted scenes in the show’s history, and here’s a look at a few of them. 

What is ‘Friends’ about?

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Like many episodic sitcoms, there wasn’t really a plot to the show, though the showrunners were able to tie everything together by the time that the show ended in 2004. Most episodes of Friends were just a splice in the lives of the friends that the show’s title is based on. 

The show had an ensemble cast that featured six characters. Jennifer Aniston played Rachel, Courtney Cox played Monica, Lisa Kudrow played Phoebe, Matt LeBlanc played Joey, Matthew Perry played Chandler, and David Schwimmer played Ross. The fun part of Friends was watching these six characters interact with each other and with others, and that often led to some great laughs. 

The relationships of ‘Friends’

Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller and Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay |
Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller and Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay | Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images

While these six friends were friends, sometimes they were more than that. After all, they were young adults in their 20s and 30s who were living together in New York City. Aniston’s Rachel can be considered the main character of the show, since the show starts with her and many of the intimate relationships in the show involve her, too. 

For example, Rachel has a complicated relationship with Ross, and for a brief moment, she even gets involved with Joey. That said, Friends has a happy ending, as Rachel and Ross eventually overcome their issues with one another.

The show ultimately ended when they finally got together for good. But before that, their relationship, while rocky, was at the very least fun to watch. And, one of the funnier scenes didn’t even air since it was a deleted scene. 

The “Emma is crawling” deleted scene

Like Bustle said, there’s a deleted scene in one of the later seasons of the show where Rachel and Ross’ daughter, Emma, starts crawling. Rachel is obviously very excited by this, so she gets all of her friends to come and watch Emma crawl. This was in the morning, so everyone was doing their morning routine.

Rachel spooks Joey, who cuts himself while he’s shaving. Chandler was also shaving when Emma started crawling, but when Joey asks him if he was shaving, he just replies, “No, rabies.” 

When most of the friends get there though, Emma isn’t crawling, and Chandler makes a funny quip about how fast she’s crawling. 

The friends then get into a more comfortable position as they wait to see Emma crawl. However, while lounging on the counter, Joey accidentally flashes Rachel, and this was a quick but funny gag.

Chandler and Monica then make a fart joke, but Emma still isn’t crawling. The friends then try to encourage Emma to crawl, but to no avail. 

Rachel thinks that everyone being there is making Emma nervous, and so she tells everyone to stay still. When Phoebe finally gets there, she sees all of her friends motionless, so she does the logical thing and grabs a bowl and holds it still. Finally, she says the punchline of the scene, “Who’s painting us?”