In the thirteen years since the Friends crew moved to the suburbs, there have been Central Perk pop-ups, misguided late night reunions, Netflix binges, miniatures, sex lists, and off-brand Lego sets. But as far as we know there has never been a Friends MUSICAL, which is nuts considering how easy it is to incorporate the characters' names into songs. At last, all that's about to change—a Friends musical "parody" is expected to debut in the fall. Could we be any more excited? And how many times can you make that extremely good joke in one internet news cycle?
Friends! The Musical is the brainchild of Bob and Tobly McSmith, who have a few other pop-culture musical parodies under their belts already. And judging by their spectacular—albeit legally dubious—production of Katdashians: The Musical last year, this upcoming show is bound to be something...special. McSmith told Entertainment Weekly the audience can expect a musical pumped full of Friends fan favorites, including Smelly Cat, Janice, and Fat Monica. McSmith hopes the cast will come out at some point, though considering the aforementioned heinous Friends "reunion" on Jimmy Kimmel a few years back, maybe it's best they stay wherever they are.
Anyway, here's the song title list:
“The Only Coffee Shop in New York City”
“45 Grove Street - How Can We Afford This Place?”
“How you Doing, Ladies?”
“Hey Ugly Naked Guy Who Lives Across the Street!”
“We were on a Break!”
“I’m Gonna Hump U”
“Oh. My. God. It’s Janice!”
“Will They or Wont They”
“The Ballad of Fat Monica”
“Could I BE Anymore…..in Love with Monica”
“The One Where We Make a Million Dollars An Episode”
“We’ll Always Be There For You”