Lisa Kudrow Recalls Jerry Seinfeld Took Credit for ‘Friends’

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Stealing the limelight? Lisa Kudrow opened up about working into Jerry Seinfeld at a celebration within the ‘90s — and being greatly surprised when the Seinfeld star took partial credit score for Associates’ large success.

“I bear in mind going to some social gathering and Jerry Seinfeld was there, and I mentioned, ‘Hello,’ and he mentioned, ‘You’re welcome,’” Kudrow, 59, advised The Every day Beast in an article that was revealed on Wednesday, August 10. “I mentioned, ‘Why, thanks … what?’”

In accordance with the California native, Seinfeld, now 68, then advised her, “You’re on after us in the summertime, and also you’re welcome.”


‘Associates.’
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Whereas Associates — which premiered in 1994 and ran till 2004 — initially adopted Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser’s sitcom Mad About You, Kudrow defined that the NBC comedy didn’t “explode” till the next summer season when it was positioned after reruns of Seinfeld.

“To not take something away from the writing on Associates, or the solid, or how good Associates actually was,” Kudrow, who performed Phoebe Buffay throughout all 10 seasons of the sequence, mentioned. “However the first season our scores had been simply wonderful.”

Associates might have gotten a lift within the ’90s from the guy NBC sitcoms that got here earlier than it, however it continues to reside on at present. In January, the Romy and Michele’s Excessive Faculty Reunion star revealed that her son, Julian, 24, was stunned by how good the present was after lastly watching it himself.

“He known as me up and mentioned, ‘So I simply watched the primary two episodes. It’s actually good, Mother,’” she recounted of the dialog throughout an look on Late Night time With Seth Meyers, which happened when the USC graduate was sick with COVID-19. “I mentioned, ‘Thanks.’ He mentioned, ‘Can I ask you some questions on that?’ I’m like, ‘Sure!’ I virtually began crying. I didn’t suppose that anybody in my household appreciated that present.”

Kudrow, who referred to the second as “probably the most thrilling factor,” went on to disclose that Julian, whom she shares with husband Michael Stern, continued to look at the complete sequence, shocking her when he revealed why he discovered the present so humorous.

“He mentioned, ‘It’s really actually humorous. I imply, the blokes are actually humorous,” Kudrow advised host Meyers, 48. After the Reverse Intercourse star was clearly offended, nonetheless, Julian admitted that her character, Phoebe, “was actually humorous” too.

“By no means in my life have I wished to inform my very own child, like, ‘F— you!’ I imply, I believed it, I didn’t say it,” she joked, including, “It’s not required that you simply’re a fan. You don’t have to love what I do. However don’t … be so demeaning!”

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