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The Bones Star You Likely Didn't Realize Appeared On Friends

With impeccable physical comedy, iconic cast, and no shortage of drama, "Friends" has become synonymous with sitcom television. The show certainly made a name for itself over the course of its ten-year run. Even though plenty of shows have tried, nothing has come close to replicating the fantastic writing, straightforward premise, and chemistry between actors that made the series so popular. Although the titular friends were always at the heart of the narrative, the series also featured plenty of big-name cameos.

The same is true for the show's milestone one-hundredth episode. Fittingly titled "The One Hundredth," the plot follows Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) as she prepares to give birth to triplets. Meanwhile, Monica (Courteney Cox) and Chandler (Matthew Perry) are still hiding their budding relationship from the group, and Joey (Matt LeBlanc) is debilitated by a bout of kidney stones. The ensuing half-hour is hilarious and emotional, ending on a bittersweet note that allows Kudrow to showcase the breadth of her acting prowess. The installment is so action-packed that you may not have even noticed a cameo appearance from one of the lead actors on "Bones."

T.J. Thyne guest stars as Phoebe's doctor

Actor T.J. Thyne appears in the episode as Dr. Oberman, a physician that Ross (David Schwimmer) recruits as an alternative after Phoebe's first doctor expresses an unusual fascination with Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli (Henry Winkler) from the sitcom "Happy Days." However, this new option doesn't satisfy Phoebe, who points out that Oberman doesn't look old enough to have a doctorate. It's a fair assessment, with Thyne exhibiting a youthful exuberance that's more suited for a teenager than a medical professional. Although his appearance is brief, Dr. Oberman's presence provides an opportunity for Phoebe to dole out a few of her signature one-liners. She even makes a "Doogie Howser, M.D." joke before sending him on his way.

Although the primary focus of "Bones" is the dynamic between forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz), the other characters on the show are just as enjoyable. Thyne co-stars on the crime drama as an entomologist named Dr. Jack Hodgins, a high-spirited scientist with a wry sense of humor and a penchant for conspiracy theories. Hodgins' romance with colleague Angela Montenegro (Michaela Conlin) was a recurring plotline throughout the series, giving fans another love story to focus on while Booth and Brennan worked through the challenges in their own relationship.