36 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Friends You Definitely Don’t Know
Matthew Perry was attached to a different pilot when he landed Friends
Matthew Perry was a hot commodity in the TV pilot world in the mid-’90s. In the same year he landed Friends, he also shot a pilot for a show called LAX 2194 about baggage handlers at LAX who sorted luggage for traveling aliens. The showrunners took a chance on him anyways with the expectation that his other show wouldn’t be picked up to series. Honestly, I think they were pretty safe with that one. Baggage handlers in the future? Really?! Luckily, the other series was not picked up and Perry went on to have a fruitful TV career on Friends.