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David Schwimmer Shared an Unforgettable Ross & Chandler Throwback for Matthew Perry
Ross and Chandler go all the way back to college.
David Schwimmer is holding tight to memories, and just shared one any Friends fan will immediately recognize.
After the passing of co-star Matthew Perry last month at the age of 54, the actor posted a picture of the two of them in character as Ross and Chandler, respectively, during a Thanksgiving flashback to their days as college roommates in the 80s in Season 5, Episode 8's "The One with All the Thanksgivings". The Flock of Seagulls haircut is worth a thousand words.
David Schwimmer's tribute to Matthew Perry
Schwimmer wrote touchingly of his late friend, and ended his post with a version of Chandler's quasi-catchphrase: "Matty, Thank you for ten incredible years of laughter and creativity. I will never forget your impeccable comic timing and delivery. You could take a straight line of dialogue and bend it to your will, resulting in something so entirely original and unexpectedly funny it still astonishes."
He continued, "And you had heart. Which you were generous with, and shared with us, so we could create a family out of six strangers. This photo is from one of my favorite moments with you. Now it makes me smile and grieve at the same time. I imagine you up there, somewhere, in the same white suit, hands in your pockets, looking around—'Could there BE any more clouds?'"
Sarcasm was just one arrow in Perry's comedy quiver. He could dance, he could freak out, he could talk without moving his mouth. Perhaps most impressive, he could do an entire scene from inside a giant box in another Thanksgiving episode. Perry was a quick and versatile performer, and this round-up of some of his best and funniest moments will make you laugh...but also cry.
Since he tragically died at the age of 54 at the end of October, Perry's former cast mates have been paying tribute to him online, including Courteney Cox, who played Perry's on-screen wife and Schwimmer's on-screen sister.
"I am so grateful for every moment I had with you Matty and I miss you every day. When you work with someone as closely as I did with Matthew, there are thousands of moments I wish I could share," she posted, adding, "he was funny and he was kind."
Bradley Whitford, Perry's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip co-star, echoed Cox's sentiment, writing in his own post, "His battle was heroic. They don’t have award shows for that. They should...I want his parents to know that Matt was kind. Not just to his costar. To everyone."