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The Suggestive Joke On Friends That Matt LeBlanc Improvised

"Friends" delighted viewers during its original run. From 1994-2004, eager fans tuned in weekly to watch Ross, Rachel, Joey, Monica, Chandler, and Phoebe navigate the ups and downs of twenty-something life. Thanks to syndication and streaming — and of course, the HBO Max "Friends: The Reunion" special — the "Friends" buzz lives on. Very few shows remain so popular and culturally relevant a quarter century after their first episode aired. "Friends," however, has proved its staying power, thanks to its lovable characters, heartfelt stories, and endless laughs. 

Like any traditional sitcom, "Friends" was scripted. The show had a talented team of writers working for seasons on end to provide all those poignant moments and quotable lines. However, it is the actors who brought the dialogue to life, and the talented cast of "Friends" certainly used their comedic chops to put their own spin on a few scenes. In fact, some of the most memorable lines on "Friends" were actually improvised, including one very cheeky comment made by Joey. 

Joey made a clever joke at Chandler's expense

"Friends" certainly was no stranger to sexual innuendo and adult humor. Joey, the ladies' man of the group, was often the voice behind some of the most suggestive jokes on the show, as his character had a habit of bragging about his sexual exploits.

In Season 6, Episode 9, "The One Where Ross Got High," Matt Leblanc improvised an especially bawdy joke that you would not want to make around your grandmother. In the episode, Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) is explaining the trifle dessert she made to Ross (David Schwimmer) and Joey. Not known for her culinary skills, Rachel's trifle contains the dessert ingredients you'd expect in such a dish, but also beef, peas, and onions.  

Ross realizes the pages of the cookbook Rachel used stuck together, yielding the bizarre recipe. Joey quickly turns and says "Chandler!" implying he was responsible for the sticky mess. (Ahem.) According to the show's commentary, the line wasn't scripted. LeBlanc just saw a good opportunity.

As "Friends" aired on network television, the cast and crew could only get so explicit, and this one raunchy gag definitely pushed the envelope. However, we do appreciate a well-placed innuendo, and we have Matt Leblanc to thank for this very funny line.