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Matthew Perry does Friends trivia – The Graham Norton Show: Series 18 Episode 14 Preview – BBC One


Over the years Matthew, I like you, you were in some interview, you were talking about how… …you knew that friends would be a big hit, like quite early on there. Was there, in a specific episode, did you know? I did know that friends was gonna be a hit. I didn’t know that it was gonna be the giant hit that it was, I tell you this.
(Laughter) I know it has been successful. There was one episode where there was a blackout in New York City and I was stuck in an ATM vestibule with Jill Goodacre that was…that we… Was she was in it?
-Yes, she was. You’d know that if you watched it.
There I was stuck in an ATM vestibule with her.
So, she was in it. (Laughter)
Being in FRIENDS? Yeah.
Oh, right. Okay. The TV show FRIENDS. (Laughter) Yes. And that show, that episode, really made me think that we were doing something special. Because I suppose, you were kind of away, that you could see the others in the apply? I could see the others in the apartment and the audience was really laughing and it just felt like the right thing. And there was a spooky thing that, when you got the script before you auditioned, I mean you… …It wasn’t like you kinda thought, I could be that guy. Yeah, well I was unavailable because I had done this terrible TV show about baggage handlers in the year 2197. So, I was off the market. So, all my friends were auditioning for the show called FRIENDS and there was this character named Chandler who was very similar to me. So, I would help them with their auditions and I finally said let me just do this for you. Just imitate what I’m doing and go in and some of them got very far and almost got the job. And then somebody finally saw the baggage handler’s show and decided that it wasn’t gonna get picked up. Then they allowed me to be on FRIENDS.
Wow. Well, in our office, I think, it has more than its fair share of FRIENDS geeks. Okay, you know the famous quiz episode when the girls lose the apartment.
Yes, I remember that episode. Okay so, what the guys wanted you to do, is to see is if you could remember the answers to the Chandler questions in the quiz. If you can’t Gemma Arterton is right on it. Do you remember this episode?
No?
(Laughter) Miriam, no hope. So…(To audience)Only don’t shout out until Matthew can get it. But, feel free to shout out if you (Mathew) could not get it. Okay, sure the pressure is on. Okay, okay…here we go. According to Chandler, what phenomenon scares the bejesus out of him? Oh, that’s Michael Flatley “Lord of the Dance”. You are correct. Yes, well done. Okay.
(Applause) What is the name of Chandler’s father’s all-male burlesque? Actually know that too- that’s “Viva, Las Gay-gas”. (Laughter & applause) You’ll definitely know this one.
You’ll definitely know this one. Every week the TV Guide comes to Chandler and Joey’s apartment… What name appears on the address label? Mrs. Chamandler Bong. Yes, very good. (Laughter and applause) The last one, the last one… is what, because this is the famous thing that no one… …although Chandler was the only one with a kind of a proper job, right, throughout the series. It was never kind of talked about what he actually did, right? That’s right. It was in computers. Something in computers. So, shall we see if anyone in the audience knows this before do you? Do you know it?
I’m…I’m not sure. So… Does anyone know, what is Chandler’s job? (Laughter) Oh, there’s a hand. A hand back up there… see. Wait, wait, there’s got to be a microphone coming to you, one second. What do you think job was? Transponster goods Rachel.
– No. I guess… ,no there’s a lady in the back, lady the back. We’re having to get a very strange angle… We we’ve never spoken to anyone the back row before. Yes? Statistical data reconfiguration. Oh, you’re so close. You’re so close. That’s what it actually is. Statistical analysis and data reconfiguration. She”s so close. Well done that lady, very well. (Applause)

100 Comments

syncm

Mar 3, 2018, 5:46 pm Reply

Xanax in the house..

melina vassilopoulou

Apr 4, 2018, 7:24 pm Reply

HE'S STILL SO CHANDLER AND I LOVE IT

Mary Lee

Apr 4, 2018, 4:35 am Reply

How drunk is Chandelier???

Reuben Charles

Apr 4, 2018, 6:58 am Reply

Actually it's Miss Chanandler Bong

Alkea K

Apr 4, 2018, 8:18 pm Reply

Idk why but Matthew irritates me I love the character Chandler but Matthews annoying

Jordan Wheeler

Apr 4, 2018, 3:11 am Reply

Matthew still seems fun but his voice is so different

trexation

Apr 4, 2018, 9:24 am Reply

To whom it may concern: Matthew Perry is suffering from stroke-like symptoms since he drank his brain into oblivion.

musicaddictor_anniepapaz

Apr 4, 2018, 2:12 pm Reply

These people are fools! He is OBVIOUSLY a transpondster!

Jonnacell Taguibao

Apr 4, 2018, 11:57 pm Reply

I love Chandler Bing!

Valley Girl

Apr 4, 2018, 4:40 am Reply

Mrs. Chandler Bong is my secret identity and job title is a TRANSPONSTER! Thank you very much!

Seyd hussey

Apr 4, 2018, 11:45 am Reply

miss chandler

Konner Dent

Apr 4, 2018, 7:55 pm Reply

Is that Professor Sprout? Wow this opens up a whole new world of FanFic.

Bethany Moyes

Apr 4, 2018, 12:25 pm Reply

His voice has changed so much ?? I used to be inlove with him ?

milixtube

Apr 4, 2018, 8:07 pm Reply

Chandler and Mrs.pompona?

Aris Filos-Ratsikas

Apr 4, 2018, 5:05 pm Reply

A university professor is a proper job.

adsf

Apr 4, 2018, 6:01 pm Reply

matthew is on some drugs, son

Ji Hoon Lee

May 5, 2018, 10:37 am Reply

Matthew Perry should be more understanding Professor Sprout doesn't know the show Friends. There's no television inside Hogwarts.

Anastasia and Bridget

May 5, 2018, 1:59 am Reply

His voice has changed so much

Maria Pin

May 5, 2018, 6:44 am Reply

He is so drunk!!

aryeh m

May 5, 2018, 8:35 pm Reply

okay but i wanna see the baggage handler show

sarah

May 5, 2018, 9:20 am Reply

he didnt get the transpondster joke 🙁

vima78

May 5, 2018, 4:18 pm Reply

Chandler Bing the original Data Scientist

Kevin W

May 5, 2018, 11:43 pm Reply

That woman who answers the last question at about the 4:00 mark, holy cow… that's got to be one of the most naturally beautiful "real" women that I've ever seen. She kind of looks like Debra Messing but even way cuter.

jim jimjim

May 5, 2018, 7:57 am Reply

Friends is STILL the best comedy of all time. So glad it's on Netflix now.

Mason Heidger

May 5, 2018, 1:05 am Reply

Actually it's MISS Chanandler Bong

Bharat Chauhan

Jun 6, 2018, 6:14 pm Reply

team chanandler bong

Hypocrisy4

Jun 6, 2018, 6:11 am Reply

The way he speaks seems like he has some sort of retardation or something

The Reverend

Jun 6, 2018, 7:35 pm Reply

I watch friends ever night

Erika Morelos

Jun 6, 2018, 5:14 am Reply

He forgot to ask "chandler was how old when he first touched a girls breast?"

Shinji Food

Jun 6, 2018, 5:10 am Reply

Why does chandler talk so slow? It's like he just had a stroke.

spacebaged

Jun 6, 2018, 8:09 pm Reply

She totally had that answer right.

M Fuentes

Jun 6, 2018, 12:02 am Reply

The girl who gives the (almost) right answer is beautiful

Zree Ram

Jun 6, 2018, 11:03 am Reply

Blackout is my favourite episode.. ?

Annalisa Zucchi

Jun 6, 2018, 11:51 pm Reply

When he asked about the job I was expecting a "Please"

Spectre

Jun 6, 2018, 3:06 am Reply

statistical analysis and data re-configuration

puttputt524

Jun 6, 2018, 2:42 pm Reply

I have asperger syndrome, a statistics degree and permanent sarcasm.

best vines compilation

Jun 6, 2018, 10:13 am Reply

these are the same questions from the episode where they bet their apartments

best vines compilation

Jun 6, 2018, 10:14 am Reply

"transponster"-rachel

Megan Maclean élève

Jun 6, 2018, 4:16 am Reply

For the guys in the audiance who awnsered, to quote Monica Geller: "THAT'S NOT EVEN A WORD!!!"

PRAHALATHAN GIRIDHARIPRASAD

Jun 6, 2018, 4:27 pm Reply

He has a disease known as aging.. Thats why his voice changed…

Adrian Anatalio

Jun 6, 2018, 3:09 am Reply

It’s actually Ms. Chanandler Bong

Quinn Spekschoor

Jul 7, 2018, 9:58 am Reply

Matts voice changed

Dos Tap

Jul 7, 2018, 5:55 pm Reply

3:47 Woosh @ Graham Norton

MsVamPireChic

Aug 8, 2018, 6:56 pm Reply

His voice sounds weird.

Nishchal chand rajwar

Aug 8, 2018, 6:56 pm Reply

Holly shit ..he remembered

Dr Mergawi

Aug 8, 2018, 1:33 am Reply

And they say Matthew perry doesnt remember half of the show

CH03

Aug 8, 2018, 5:47 am Reply

So mad that the “transpondster”’joke went right over every single person’s head.

sophie

Aug 8, 2018, 2:39 pm Reply

Chandler is my favourite cast member 🙁

Saj Nick

Aug 8, 2018, 1:36 pm Reply

Man… just listening to his voice makes me wanna cry. How did it change soo much?

Louis P

Aug 8, 2018, 5:47 pm Reply

Chandler Bing and Professor Sprout. Interesting.

Clef the Misfit

Aug 8, 2018, 6:35 pm Reply

Who's the woman on the right?

Leafy Sea Dragon

Sep 9, 2018, 1:15 am Reply

“BING” smacks ass

John Ughayon

Sep 9, 2018, 1:56 am Reply

We love Matthew okay?

Ugly Turtle

Sep 9, 2018, 2:06 pm Reply

Checkin out the chan chan man!

All For One

Sep 9, 2018, 1:47 pm Reply

Chandler still got it

The Tim

Oct 10, 2018, 11:33 am Reply

You know, on second thought, gum… would be perfection?

Learning place

Oct 10, 2018, 12:09 am Reply

What happened to Matthew Perry? Is he not well?

Erik Brosky

Nov 11, 2018, 2:37 pm Reply

Could Gemma's legs BE any smoother?

tejas gurjar

Nov 11, 2018, 7:36 pm Reply

You are a funny guy

soonsims

Dec 12, 2018, 9:29 pm Reply

It would have been perfect if somebody responded to the guy from the audience as 'that's not even a word'. What a missed opportunity.

Ken Gonzales

Dec 12, 2018, 1:22 am Reply

Nobody reacted to Transponster ?

Tydeus

Dec 12, 2018, 3:58 pm Reply

Is he well? what happened? He sounds like he might've had a stroke (sorry I'm not an obsessive fan so I dont know anything about him)

TheLocutus70

Jan 1, 2019, 9:52 pm Reply

Chandler Bing and Barney Stinson. What are their jobs?

Leaving the channel !

Feb 2, 2019, 10:31 pm Reply

He's sounds old and he kinda a slow in talking with love with love l.o.v.e

angie

Feb 2, 2019, 2:43 am Reply

he’s still charming and funny

Justin Delgado

Feb 2, 2019, 11:36 pm Reply

Why does he sound so much different

Blueberry

Feb 2, 2019, 7:20 pm Reply

Aw miriam is so lovely and funny

Hajal Ali

Feb 2, 2019, 1:39 pm Reply

It’s great that his still has memories. Nailed that quiz

It’s_Us_again

Feb 2, 2019, 7:12 pm Reply

He sounds so diff

Prudence Lun

Feb 2, 2019, 7:34 pm Reply

“What’s Chandler Bing’s job?”

Ishit Arhatia

Mar 3, 2019, 1:46 pm Reply

Does the old woman played a teacher in Harry Potter

Brooke Red

Mar 3, 2019, 7:33 pm Reply

He's drunk or high…just sayin. I've seen later interviews with him, so for sure he's intoxicated!

ecstatic fanboy

Apr 4, 2019, 5:38 am Reply

that's not even a word

jenrish dollendo

Apr 4, 2019, 9:31 am Reply

OH MY GOD I LOVE HIM

이선장

Apr 4, 2019, 3:59 pm Reply

who else wants to lick her shiny legs?

Rohit Mukherjee

May 5, 2019, 3:26 am Reply

This guy can never get rid of his sarcastic instinct.??

tyler gnosis

May 5, 2019, 1:45 am Reply

The show sucked

Sadie Thibeault

May 5, 2019, 1:06 am Reply

miss chanadler bong ??

Inclined scorpio

May 5, 2019, 6:27 pm Reply

For every WORD , I was searching for sarcasm | Top class character

Herxmoy

May 5, 2019, 4:07 am Reply

Mathew Perry is to Chandler Bing
As
Robert Downey Jr. is to Tony Stark

THEY CANNOT BE REPLACED

Happy Michie Worriah

May 5, 2019, 6:08 am Reply

Like uncle

ann t

Jun 6, 2019, 8:59 pm Reply

God he sounds so boring….

LOCO/ BRAIN BAAZI

Jun 6, 2019, 6:48 am Reply

3:44 that's not even a word

Brian

Jun 6, 2019, 5:27 am Reply

Is that madam pomfrey? From harry potter?

Ryan Mahoney

Jun 6, 2019, 8:56 pm Reply

Geezez. He’s hardly recognizable as a young chandler anymore. He looks and sounds like he’s lived a hundred lives since 1995.

Arkaprotim Roychoudhury

Jun 6, 2019, 5:45 am Reply

Gum would be perfection

Isabella Castillo

Jun 6, 2019, 7:01 am Reply

And J always thought chandler was just an accountant.

ANANYA PANDEY

Jun 6, 2019, 7:58 pm Reply

HE IS AS HILLARIOUS AS CHANDLER IN REAL LIFE HE IS MY LOVE HE IS DAMN FUNNY❤❤❤❤❤?????

Rohit Das

Jul 7, 2019, 8:19 pm Reply

Oh my god. He is so sad that people are so dumb around him. You can se him dumbing himself down to the people around him. That is difficult and and disrespectful, and he knows that and also feels bad about it. But, he can do nothing about it.

Lovlyn Varadarajan

Jul 7, 2019, 11:50 am Reply

Anyone else saw the actress next to Perry and went..Thats Professor Sprout!

Bjørn Otto Vasbotten

Jul 7, 2019, 10:15 pm Reply

Netflix: This is new
Netflix: This is what is popular
Me: I am gonna watch Friends again

Holden Mcgroine

Jul 7, 2019, 2:02 am Reply

lol barney stinson does P.L.E.A.S

a chan

Jul 7, 2019, 10:30 pm Reply

What’s the matter with his voice?

Y A

Jul 7, 2019, 4:59 pm Reply

MISS

Jessicas Channel

Jul 7, 2019, 12:48 pm Reply

Y am I so obsessed with watching Matthew Perry.

Chancla Man

Jul 7, 2019, 6:43 am Reply

Dude no one got the guys joke, it made me sad

Julien Dunand

Aug 8, 2019, 4:26 pm Reply

What's wrong with his voice.

Play B

Aug 8, 2019, 6:17 pm Reply

meanwhile Barney…Oh Please!

Nia-Kai Campbell

Aug 8, 2019, 2:43 pm Reply

Could this BE any funnier

Hi You

Aug 8, 2019, 10:37 pm Reply

His voice is the same

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