“I Said, ‘Why, Thank You … What?'”: Friends Star Lisa Kudrow Reveals Jerry Seinfeld Blatantly Took Credit For Her Show’s Success…And Like a True Phoebe, She Let Him

Seinfeld and Friends, one of the most famous primetime comedy lineup sitcoms from the 90s still has its significance in every fan’s heart. During the broadcast of the shows, Friends was one of the biggest shows that received love from audiences from around the world. Friends actress Lisa Kudrow, who played Phoebe Buffay recalled meeting Jerry Seinfeld during a party. During a recent interview, Lisa Kudrow revealed Jerry Seinfeld took credit for the success of the Friends show which has been re-watched over 100 billion times worldwide.

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Lisa Kudrow recalls the incident of meeting Jerry Seinfeld

Lisa Kudrow
Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe in Friends

Jerry Seinfeld starrer sitcom Seinfeld is labeled as the predecessor of Lisa Kudrow’s Friends series in the world of pop culture. While talking to Daily Beast, Lisa Kudrow reflected on her meeting with the Seinfeld actor Jerry Seinfeld. Lisa Kudrow revealed how Jerry Seinfeld took the credit for the success of the Friends show. However, Phoebe being Phoebe acknowledged the Seinfeld actor and let him take the credit. 

“I remember going to some party and Jerry Seinfeld was there, and I said, “Hi,” and he said, “You’re welcome.” I said, “Why, thank you… what?” And he said, “You’re on after us in the summer, and you’re welcome.” And I said, “That’s exactly right. Thank you.”

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Friends VS Seinfeld: The Evergreen Debate

Friends and Seinfeld
Friends and Seinfeld

In the world of pop culture, Seinfeld which aired from 1989 to 1998, and Friends which aired from 1994 to 2004, lasting ten seasons have been debated as to which is the best show. Both the shows have different fan bases, however, they are quite different in their sensibilities. 

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jerry Seinfeld in Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld in Seinfeld

Both the shows were a part of NBC’s Must-See TV block on a Thursday night and had a story of a group of friends living in New York City. Friends and Seinfeld belong from the same universe as they are linked by Mad About You. However, Seinfeld had a more cynical worldview, represented in-jokes as compared to the more heartfelt friendly appeals of Friends. 

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NBC’s Seinfeld is streaming on Netflix and Friends is streaming on HBO Max.

Source: Daily Beast

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Vivek Kumar
Vivek Kumar

Vivek Kumar is a social media manager and a content writer for AnimatedTimes. Being Photographer, he also helps in the production of interviews for animatedtimes. He is Marvel maniac and has works for leading newspaper company in India and various government organisations

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