The cult song “Smelly Cat” by the beloved Phoebe character played by Lisa Kudrow on Friends got a new version with Lady Gaga in the Friends reunion episode, which aired on HBO Max last week.
As the 57-year-old actress sings the first lyrics of her song “Smelly Cat”, while sitting on the old orange couch at Central Perk, it’s Lady Gaga who pushes open the door to the café. “It’s so weird, I was walking down the street and I had my guitar”, she says with a smile on her face, to the applause of the audience.
The two women sang together, both guitars in hand, and were later joined by a small gospel group, and that was only one part of the evening’s surprises.
This Friends reunion oscillates between several formats, including a talk show hosted by James Corden where the TV counterparts of Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Joey, and Ross delivered anecdotes from the set and made surprising confessions.
There were also flashbacks of the most important moments of the series, a blooper reel, images of the cast replaying cult scenes, such as the game that led Rachel and Monica to give their flat to Joey and Chandler, but also the intervention of many surprise guests.
Indeed, during this long-awaited reunion episode, many guests joined the famous cast composed of Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc.
Cara Delevingne was seen wearing Rachel’s candy pink bridesmaid dress, Cindy Crawford in Ross’ famous leather trousers, and Justin Bieber in a Ross potato suit.
The episode is available to stream on HBO Max in the US and Sky in the UK.