'Friends' Reunion Sneak Peek: Find Out How and Why the Cast Formed Such Strong Bonds | NBC New York

'Friends' Reunion Sneak Peek: Find Out How and Why the Cast Formed Such Strong Bonds

Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc and David Scwhimmer reveal the secret to their chemistry.

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    "Friends" forever!

    Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer came together to honor their "Friends" director James Burrows making "Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows" probably the only televised "Friends" reunion we'll ever get...even though it didn't feature the complete set. Matthew Perry was in play rehearsals in London, but his presence was certainly felt. Check out a sneak peek preview of the big reunion below.

    "We wish he was here. Matty, we miss you," LeBlanc says in the above clip.

    So, what is it about Burrows that got them all finally (mostly) together?

    "We would do anything for Jim Burrows because he really gave us the opportunity of a lifetime and probably the best 10 years of our acting careers that we will forever remember," Aniston says. "And had some of the greatest creativity – We experienced friendship, family, heartbreak, babies, everything together. We also sort of had a wonderful experience with the world loving us as well, they connected with us."

    Burrows directed the "Friends" pilot and helped the six stars connect for the first time. Those famous poker games? They took place in Burrows' dressing room, Kudrow reveals.

    "He really encouraged us to get along, get to know one another," LeBlanc says. "And be kind to one another, support one another, watch one another and help one another."

    The "Friends" cast is just one of many famous TV reunions happening on Sunday, Feb. 21. The casts of "Taxi," "Will & Grace," "Cheers," "The Big Bang Theory," "Mike & Molly," "Two and a Half Men" and more are all coming together to pay tribute to Burrows.

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    Burrows recently directed his 1,000th episode of TV, an episode of NBC's upcoming comedy "Crowded" starring Carrie Preston and Patrick Warburton.

    "Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows" airs Sunday, Feb. 21 at 9 p.m. on NBC.

    (E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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