For a show that ended more than 15 years ago, Friends is still pretty popular.
HBO Max subscribers were treated on Thursday to the highly anticipated Friends: The Reunion special (aka “The One Where They Get Back Together”). The two-hour event brought the show’s main cast back together for some games, celebrity moments, behind-the-scenes reminiscences, and table reads.
You’ll need an HBO Max subscription to check out the whole special of course, but on Saturday HBO released a trio of clips that offer a taste of the full thing. This first clip sees Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, and David Schwimmer re-enacting a scene from “The One Where Everybody Finds Out,” and the iconic moment where Kudrow’s Phoebe catches Monica (Courteney Cox) and Chandler (Matthew Perry) being intimate.
The clip cuts back and forth between the special’s table read and moments from the original episode, giving viewers a great sense of how the performances translate more than a decade later.
It’s much the same thing with this second clip, which revisits the Season 2 moment when Ross (Schwimmer) and Rachel (Aniston) shared their first kiss.
Just like the Phoebe clip above, the special cuts back and forth between the table read and the original episode clip. You probably know this is a significant moment in Friends history; even for people who didn’t watch the show, “Ross and Rachel” was a widely known TV couple. This is where it all started for them.
The final clip from the special highlights a trivia game that bit the men of Friends against the women of Friends. (Though really, the competition piece here is just an excuse to create some tension as all the cast members shout out answers and happily reminisce.)
You’ll need to watch the full special if you want to catch more of these, along with celeb moments featuring Lady Gaga, BTS, and Justin Bieber. But once again, this clip amounts to a good taste of what to expect.